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Senior Scent Design Manager

International Flavors and Fragrances

Senior Scent Design Manager

New York, NY
Paid
  • Responsibilities

    RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Responsible for driving / executing the fragrance development strategy to support the overall success of the (category/customer/ brand) strategy
    • Maintain and leverage market intelligence for projects; new opportunities globally and regionally
    • Effectively leads a project and / or a team managing creation for incoming briefs while delivering on commercial category strategy to drive profitability
    • Clear articulation of project progress and communications across all departments
    • Manage local / regional resources for the project (perfumers, testing, locations, samples, marketing, logistics, etc.) and collaborate/ interface globally with perfumery and scent design team
    • Has good understanding of the big picture and uses this knowledge to define and establish competitive solutions / strategies to win business
    • Participate in development of the CI (Consumer Insights) strategy (including where, how and the methodology for testing) to ensure it is linked to overall category strategy and leveraging insights in creating winning themes
    • Partner with CI and CS (Consumer Science) utilize/ leverage tools for fragrance creation, consumer validation and deep consumer understanding
    • Develop, utilize and promote the fragrance bank
    • Partner with marketing to gain insight on customers brands, market knowledge and creating brand olfactive strategies
    • Define and conclude olfactive trends in the marketplace while providing an olfactive vision
    • Understand consumer habits & attitudes and apply them on fragrance performance and liking
    • Creates and facilitates fragrance training internally and to clients externally
    • Partner with ST&I (Scent Technology & Innovation) teams to drive new or improved fragrance / product performance and driving innovation within the fragrance category strategy

    Required Skills

    REQUIRED SKILLS

    • Bachelor degree, preferably in Chemistry or Science related Major
    • Strong olfactive capabilities (candidates will be required to complete internal smelling test)
    • At least 5 years of industry experience in a global environment or responsibilities
    • Excellent communication skills (written/verbal) with all levels within the organization
    • Strong project management skills, disciplined and process oriented with the ability to lead a small team
    • Creative mind; able to come up with new ideas and concepts which are practical to implement
    • Solid understanding of functional and technical capabilities, including knowledge of the consumers and different markets
    • Can motivate, develop and manage/mentor others
    • Focused on execution and strategic thinking
    • Embraces diversity

    Required Experience

    YEARS OF EXPERIENCE

    • 10 -15 years’ experience
  • Qualifications

    REQUIRED SKILLS

    • Bachelor degree, preferably in Chemistry or Science related Major
    • Strong olfactive capabilities (candidates will be required to complete internal smelling test)
    • At least 5 years of industry experience in a global environment or responsibilities
    • Excellent communication skills (written/verbal) with all levels within the organization
    • Strong project management skills, disciplined and process oriented with the ability to lead a small team
    • Creative mind; able to come up with new ideas and concepts which are practical to implement
    • Solid understanding of functional and technical capabilities, including knowledge of the consumers and different markets
    • Can motivate, develop and manage/mentor others
    • Focused on execution and strategic thinking
    • Embraces diversity