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Quality Control Lead - St. Louis, MO


  • Prioritize / separate samples and other team activities, ensuring all analyst daily work is performed through the Global Quality Control LEAN Workflow model to complete all testing and final Quality disposition decisions on Quality Control Samples. 
  • Provide necessary Team coordination to ensure defined Quality Control processes are functioning as designed and appropriate sample prioritization is maintained across the team.   
  • Ability to Flex in & out of cycles (including for PTO coverage), to ensure Team responsiveness against SLA for handling routine samples to assist with other assigned Quality Control responsibilities and Quality Assurance support requests.             
  • Work with team to resolve Quality Control process bottlenecks as needed and escalate as appropriate. 
  • Analyze raw material, in-process, and finished product samples via GC and GCMS according to established SOP's.
  • Prioritize / separate  samples and organize their testing per established SOP's.
  • Provide and maintain system and procedure updates, improvements.
  • Provide Quality Control Support to Nonconformance and non-routine Quality Control samples.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry, Food Science, Biology, or related science.
  • 3-5 years’ experience. Previous Quality Control experience in an analytical lab or sensory lab; skills to include wet chemistry, specific Gravity, Refractive index, titrations. Prior GC, GCMS, or Flavors and/or Fragrance sensory experience are preferable.
  • Demonstrated expertise is a specialized competency such as GC interpretation, Sensory evaluation, or other key non-routine analysis.
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong analytical skills with demonstrated problem solving ability.
  • SAP knowledge preferred.

We value: 

  • Diversity, Inclusiveness, Belonging
  • Continuous Improvement Mindset, Leadership, Courage to be Innovative
  • Teamwork, Positive Attitude, Motivation, Adaptability, Collaboration
  • Safety & Quality Conscious, Integrity


We offer:

  • The ability to be a part of a highly creative and imaginative team in an incredibly competitive and inspiring industry
  • A fast-paced environment surrounded by some of the biggest talents and brands in the beauty and fragrance industries
  • Learn how to understand consumers and how to meet their needs effectively


Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential function.

Firmenich is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veteran


At Firmenich, we create an environment in which employees are valued, motivated and encouraged to reach their full potential. We foster entrepreneurial spirit and imaginative teamwork with freedom to act within our strategic plans. We recruit and develop the best talents, rewarding them accordingly.


We offer competitive pay, career growth opportunities, and an outstanding benefits program that features:


* Generous Paid Time Off!

* Quarterly Bonus Potential!

* Retirement Plans!

* 401(k) with Company Match!

* Low Cost Medical, Dental & Rx & Vision Coverage!

* Tuition Assistance for Employees and Children!

* Flexible Spending Accounts!

* Tobacco-Free Campus!

* And Many More Employee-Friendly Programs!



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