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Senior Flavorist / Flavorist

Posted: May 04, 2016
Location: Neuchâtel, Switzerland

Description:

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Senior Flavorist / Flavorist

You are a self-motivated individual with technical creativity, innovative spirit and strong learning skills. You are a team player who encourages collaboration and enjoys working in a multidisciplinary team. You are achievement-oriented and strive for exceptional results. You have outstanding oral and written communication skills.

RISE TO THE CHALLENGE

You will join the PMI Operations - Product Development function of Philip Morris Products SA based in Neuchâtel, Switzerland.

PMI’s success as a company depends on a talented and diverse workplace: we are the first multinational company in Switzerland to be certified as an equal pay employer for men and women. If you are a qualified candidate, we urge you to apply.

The objective of PMI’s R&D team is to develop and assess products with the potential to reduce the risks of smoking-related diseases. This project is at the core of our business: our aim is that one day all smokers who otherwise wouldn’t quit will switch to what we call reduced-risk products, or RRPs*. Get to know more about us on www.PMIScience.com.

Our team of engineers in R&D work closely with our scientists to translate our latest developments into consumer-driven solutions via effective, efficient and compliant product design and implementing industrial processes to commercialize globally.

As a Flavorist, you will play an integral role in the creation, development and implementation of new cigarette flavor systems (from concept to commercialization) that enable near and mid-term product launches and growth of the flavor platform.

You will be active in product and process improvements, and assist production by resolving manufacturing nonconformity of formulations and flavor systems.

Specific responsibilities:

  • Develop new and modify existing cigarette flavor systems for use in various markets around the world.
  • Understand implications of the flavor design on the entire product and manufacturing system, to deliver innovation with a total system mindset
  • Collaborate with internal and external partners to evaluate new raw materials and technologies for flavor creation purposes
  • Ensure cigarette flavors and/or new flavor application systems are transferable from the laboratory to the flavor and cigarette production facilities.
  • Participate in and coordinate sensory evaluation panels, and utilize the data from the panel evaluations to improve/modify cigarette flavor systems.
  • Ensure development of product specifications for the cigarette flavor systems, and sensory quality within those specifications.
  • Collect, review, analyze data and make appropriate modifications to the cigarette flavor systems as required. Provide recommendations to internal customers and cross-functional product development teams.
  • Work with Procurement and Material Qualification teams to ensure the quality of the ingredients and finished flavors.
  • Conduct the flavor creation and development activities in total alignment with the appropriate Regulations, procedures and quality standards.

Requirements:

  • You have a Bachelor or Master degree in Flavor Science, Food Chemistry, Food Technology or related scientific field
  • You have substantial experience in creative flavor design or development in tobacco, food, beverages or related fields, including expert ability to create and adjust flavor formulations
  • You have masterly level knowledge of raw materials, flavor ingredients, solvents and carrier systems
  • You possess a comprehensive knowledge of flavor regulatory status and worldwide acceptability.
  • You demonstrate ability to work on product development projects using Design Control Methodologies and project management skills
  • You are comfortable handling multiple assignments simultaneously and work autonomously
  • You are willing to taste and profile the flavor systems in the finished product
  • The position involves working in collaboration with product developers and scientists of different disciplines within cross-functional teams. Therefore, customer orientation, strong communication skills and ability to work in a trans-disciplinary team environment are required. Fluency in English is required.

FIND A NEW PATH

Our company offers you a new and fresh scientific perspective. Here, you will never stop exploring and discovering. We take on-the-job learning to another level, giving you every opportunity to develop your career and reach your fullest potential. This position will advance your experience with innovative technologies in a highly dynamic and collaborative environment. Backed by a competitive salary and compensation package, you will work in a professional setting with clients and team members from all over the world.

JOIN A GLOBAL MARKET LEADER

Philip Morris International Inc. (PMI) is the leading international tobacco company, with seven of the world’s top 15 brands, including the number one cigarette brand worldwide. PMI’s products are sold in more than 180 Markets. In 2015 the company held an estimated 15.6% share of the total international cigarette market outside of the U.S., or 28.6% excluding the People’s Republic of China and the U.S. PMI is an Equal Opportunity Employer. For more information, see www.pmi.com

If you wish to contribute to the future of our business and to the new scientific journey of the industry, please apply online.

A valid Swiss work permit or Swiss or EU-25/EFTA citizenship is required for this position.

* Reduced Risk Products (“RRPs”) is the term we use to refer to products with the potential to reduce individual risk and population harm in comparison to smoking combustible cigarettes. PMI’s RRPs are in various stages of development, and we are conducting extensive and rigorous scientific studies to determine whether we can support claims for such products of reduced exposure to harmful and potentially harmful constituents in smoke, and ultimately claims of reduced disease risk, when compared to smoking combustible cigarettes. Before making any such claims, we will rigorously evaluate the full set of data from the relevant scientific studies to determine whether they substantiate reduced exposure or risk. Any such claims may also be subject to government review and approval, as is the case in the USA today.

PMI affiliates do not accept referrals from employment agencies in respect of the vacancies posted on this site. Should an employment agency take any action in respect of such a vacancy, their actions will have been taken without the request or agreement of any PMI affiliate. No PMI affiliate shall be liable for any fees in such circumstances.

Company: Philip Morris Products SA

Senior Engineer/ Engineer Flavor Development and Specifications

Posted: May 04, 2016
Location: Neuchatel, Switzerland

Description:

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Senior Engineer/ Engineer Flavor Development and Specifications

You are a self-motivated individual with technical creativity, excellent problem solving skills, and a well-developed sense of scientific pragmatism. You have strong learning skills, you have successfully managed several projects simultaneously, and you are comfortable in interacting efficiently with vendors and within a matrix organization. You are achievement-oriented and strive for exceptional results.

RISE TO THE CHALLENGE

You will join the Flavor Development group within the Product Development Function of Philip Morris Products SA located in Neuchatel.

PMI’s success as a company depends on a talented and diverse workplace: we are the first multinational company in Switzerland to be certified as an equal pay employer for men and women. If you are a qualified candidate, we urge you to apply. The objective of PMI’s R&D team is to develop and assess products with the potential to reduce the risks of smoking-related diseases. This project is at the core of our business: our aim is that one day all smokers who otherwise wouldn’t quit will switch to what we call reduced-risk products, or RRPs*. Get to know more about us on www.PMIScience.com.

Our team of engineers in R&D work closely with our scientists to translate our latest developments into consumer-driven solutions via effective, efficient and compliant product design and implementing industrial processes to commercialize globally.

As an Engineer you will play an integral role in the management of cigarette flavors by using your specific expertise in chemistry as well as your experience in manufacturing and processing to support PMI factories and affiliates during the full life cycle of products’ flavors. This position involves business-related in-depth technical work coupled with project management, and contributing to interdisciplinary and cross-functional teams.

Specific responsibilities:

  • Produce and review documentation that describes a cigarette flavour system or process, and explain to internal and external parties for manufacturing, legal or compliance purposes
  • Develop product specifications for cigarette flavors, ensuring subjective quality within those specifications, and coordinating verification and validation once systems are transferred the production
  • Collect, review, analyze and summarize data in order to recommend and make appropriate modifications to the cigarette flavors or processing as required
  • Participate and coordinate project’s sensory panels, interpret and utilize the results to make your recommendations and modifications to the cigarette flavor systems or their processing
  • Act as main reference point and interface for vendors, Procurement, Material Qualification, and Flavor Processing Center to ensure the quality and specifications of the ingredients and finished flavors are up to date and accurate, and to promptly and effectively troubleshoot technical issues
  • Ensure cigarettes flavor systems comply to the appropriate regulations, Product Regulatory and Compliance guidelines and quality standards
  • Collaborate across plant sites or Operations functions to generate innovative solutions and ideas for technical issues. Develop and apply process enhancements and technical alternatives. Identify, support and lead optimization projects using project management tools
  • Provide timely and accurate support to manufacturing affiliates ensuring an appropriate usage of the casing and flavor systems
  • Pro-actively contribute to and facilitate informed decision making by management, manufacturing affiliates and other Operations functions
  • Maintain and develop state-of-the-art depth and breadth of knowledge of cigarette flavour system and processing, and guiding more junior specialists

Requirements:

  • You have a bachelor's degree in Chemistry, food science or related scientific field (or equivalent)
  • You have a substantial experience in tobacco industry, and strong relevant experience in flavor operations management in tobacco, food, beverages or related industries
  • You have an excellent understanding of industrial manufacturing, preferably in an international environment
  • You possess good knowledge of flavoring materials and ingredients, their interactions, basic usages and application systems
  • You demonstrate ability to work on product development projects using Design Control methodologies
  • You have a successful track record and experience of working in interdisciplinary and multicultural team environment
  • You have excellent problem solving skills and solid communication skills (Fluency in English is required)

FIND A NEW PATH

Our company offers you a new and fresh scientific perspective. Here, you will never stop exploring and discovering. We take on-the-job learning to another level, giving you every opportunity to develop your career and reach your fullest potential. This position will advance your experience with innovative technologies in a highly dynamic and collaborative environment. Backed by a competitive salary and compensation package, you will work in a professional setting with clients and team members from all over the world.

JOIN A GLOBAL MARKET LEADER

Philip Morris International Inc. (PMI) is the leading international tobacco company, with seven of the world’s top 15 brands, including the number one cigarette brand worldwide. PMI’s products are sold in more than 180 Markets. In 2015 the company held an estimated 15.6% share of the total international cigarette market outside of the U.S., or 28.6% excluding the People’s Republic of China and the U.S. PMI is an Equal Opportunity Employer. For more information, see www.pmi.com

If you wish to contribute to the future of our business and to the new scientific journey of the industry, please apply online.

A valid Swiss work permit or Swiss or EU-25/EFTA citizenship is required for this position.

* Reduced Risk Products (“RRPs”) is the term we use to refer to products with the potential to reduce individual risk and population harm in comparison to smoking combustible cigarettes. PMI’s RRPs are in various stages of development, and we are conducting extensive and rigorous scientific studies to determine whether we can support claims for such products of reduced exposure to harmful and potentially harmful constituents in smoke, and ultimately claims of reduced disease risk, when compared to smoking combustible cigarettes. Before making any such claims, we will rigorously evaluate the full set of data from the relevant scientific studies to determine whether they substantiate reduced exposure or risk. Any such claims may also be subject to government review and approval, as is the case in the USA today.

PMI affiliates do not accept referrals from employment agencies in respect of the vacancies posted on this site. Should an employment agency take any action in respect of such a vacancy, their actions will have been taken without the request or agreement of any PMI affiliate. No PMI affiliate shall be liable for any fees in such circumstances.

Company: Philip Morris International Inc. (PMI)

Manager of Regulatory Affairs

Posted: April 13, 2016
Location: NJ, USA

Description:

ABOUT US

Since its inception in 2007, Ascent Aromatics, Inc. has been focused on quality, service and competitive pricing in the fragrance industry. The Company has a unique people-focused culture where our emphasis is on our relationships.

GENERAL PURPOSE

This role advises on the safe use and Regulatory Compliance of the company’s fragrances. This includes the execution of regulatory compliance reviews, preparation of various documents supporting the regulatory compliance, frequent direct interaction with major customers and direct interaction with regulatory authorities where applicable. The incumbent will be responsible for reading, comprehending and applying subject matter expertise to fragrance compliance within our clients product lines.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES AND SKILLS

  • Keeps abreast of changes in regulations, including attending regulatory conferences and seminars.
  • Provides product information to customers with respect to domestic and foreign regulatory requirements in the area of global regulations and related laws.
  • Facilitates both national and international product registrations, regulatory submissions and reports.
  • Works with teams to help develop necessary paperwork and documents for new product development.
  • Reviews and makes necessary revisions to existing product specifications, safety data sheets, and other standard regulatory documents, as needed before submission to. These changes are results of frequent regulatory issues or specific product information.
  • Working knowledge of local, state, & federal laws that impact our industry.
  • Ability to prepare local, state, & federal documents as required.
  • Independently prepares documentation for new products.
  • Continually seeks improved methods and procedures to better serve customers and facilitates their implementation.
  • Attends regular meetings to handle important customer questions directly with Sales Account Managers.
  • Ensures advanced knowledge and understanding of all relevant regulatory trends. Must possess attention to detail, sense of urgency and analytical capabilities.
  • Must have affinity for continuous learning, comprehension and application of scientific data and demonstrate sense of urgency and deliver worry free service to our customers.
  • Must be familiar with the RIFM & IFRA.
  • Must be open to new ideas, able to challenge the status quo and promote change.
  • Must have ability to act decisively and ahead of issues, and anticipate for the long term.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • 5+ years’ experience in the fragrance industry, primarily in regulatory affairs, regulatory compliance and product development.
  • BS in Chemistry is a plus.

Company: Ascent Aromatics, Inc.
Contact Person: James Unrath
Email: junrath@ascentaromaticsinc.com

Purchasing Manager

Posted: March 28, 2016
Location: Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA

Description:

Kalsec® Inc. is the leading global producer of natural spice and herb flavor extracts, hop extracts, natural colors and antioxidants for the food and beverage industries. We are offering outstanding career opportunities for those looking to fully develop their talents in a family-owned company with more than 50 years of continuous growth in the food ingredients business.

Founded in Kalamazoo, Michigan, Kalsec® has delivered a brand built on honesty, integrity, dependability and trust. As a global citizen, we strive to respect and nurture the environment and the communities from which we derive our livelihoods. Steady global expansion of our business also includes offices in the United Kingdom, China, and Mexico.

Kalsec®, is currently seeking a highly talented Purchasing Manager to join the Procurement team. The successful candidate will be responsible for sourcing a wide range of commodities from raw materials to highly technical products that are currently used by Kalsec such as paprika, several innovative antioxidant products, tocopherols, and other products as deemed appropriate. Specific job functions include: (1) Monitoring worldwide market conditions and evaluating potential long term strategic inventory or purchase positions to manage cost and profitability, (2) Ensuring that suppliers are compliant with Kalsec quality and procurement standards, (3) Conducting supply chain analyses of major product lines that provide better implementation of initiatives that result in measurable optimization of the sourcing strategy, (4) Design the supply chain for highly technical products that are new to Kalsec in terms of source prospecting, supplier and product qualification, sourcing, and supply chain design (packaging, transportation, warehousing, etc), (5) Actively participate in activities related to the implementation of our new ERP by helping our procurement group to utilize best in class practices and systems.

The position will oversee the sourcing strategy of several product lines with high levels of financial risks and high dollar values. Thus, qualified candidates will be knowledgeable and skilled individuals that are highly motivated and able to apply their talents to improve profitability of the enterprise. Ideal candidates will be able to develop a deep understanding of Kalsec products and markets. Excellent communication skills and the ability to work cross functionally are expected. A track record of achievements in the sourcing area especially in the food industry is highly desirable.

Requirements

  • A Graduate Degree in any of the following disciplines (in order of preference): Supply Chain Management, Business Administration, Agricultural Economics, Economics
  • One (1) year of relevant experience.

Desired:

  • Experience as a buyer, preferably in the food industry.
  • Extensive and demonstrated understanding of inventory control practices.
  • An understanding of technical product specifications in the area of food products and/or spices.
  • An understanding of supply chain analysis. Detail oriented individual is a plus.
  • Previous experience with ERP systems and sourcing practices and systems.
  • Enthusiasm for engaging with diverse environment and cultures, relationship building and international travel.
  • Multi-lingual is a plus.

Please apply online here

Company: Kalsec

Seeking Perfumer Collaboration

Posted: March 25, 2016
Location: global

Description:

A reputed, experienced perfumer from India wants to learn to produce perfumes that are similar to other reputed, top selling perfumes from around the world. He is seeking collaboration or training from fellow perfumers. Please get in touch with Mr. Kishore at kbperfumeries@gmail.com & Rakesh at ganesh111@verizon.net Thank you
Contact Person: Mr. Kishore
Email: kbperfumeries@gmail.com

Fragrance Evaluator

Posted: March 17, 2016
Location: Farmingdale, NY

Description:

Orlandi specializes in sampling technologies to help market fragrances and cosmetics. We also develop, design and manufacture scented retail and promotional products. With over a century of tried and tested experience, we are proud today to be a privately held company. This allows us to react quickly, while providing an interesting and dynamic work environment that encourages growth, creativity and ingenuity.

Roles and Responsibilities: The successful candidate will be an integral member of the Fragrance Development Department and will work closely with various internal groups including lab personnel, Production and Sales. Responsibilities include the evaluation of fine fragrance lab samples, stability samples, production oils, fragrance bulk and production pieces. The position requires detailed documentation and communication internally and also with customers pertaining to the fragrance evaluation, inventory, targets, and other categories. The candidate needs to keep current on latest industry trends about new products and technologies.

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Candidate needs to be very detail oriented, have very good communication and organizational skills, and be comfortable to work in a fast paced environment
  • Computer literate with MS Word, Excel, and Powerpoint.

Education

  • The candidate will need at a minimum a H.S. degree, but an Associate or Bachelor degree or higher is preferred.

Experience

  • Minimum 2 years

Skills

  • In order to qualify for the position, the candidate will have to pass an odor evaluation test.

We provide all of our employees with a fun, friendly, team-oriented work environment. We offer competitive compensation and benefits.

Send your resume in Word format with your salary requirements to the email address below.

Company: Orlandi, Inc.
Contact Person: Camilla Gilfillan
Email: cgilfillan@orlandi-usa.com

Sales Manager

Posted: November 03, 2015
Location: el Prat de Llobregat, SPAIN

Description:

Leader in the sector of distribution of essencial oils and aromatic products, located in el Prat de Llobregat, company wishes to incorporate a SALES MANAGER.

Together with the General Management his/her mission is to DEFINE, PLAN and MANAGE the company's sales policy to achieve the ANNUAL SALES TARGETS and planned margins, maintain/increase the number of the company's customers, open up new markets, analysing market niches and guaranteeing at all times quality sales and service. Participating in the definition of the company’s commercial policy of his/her assigned international area, in collaboration with the General Management, while close monitoring the correct implementation of such policy.

  • Participating in the definition of the company’s sales policy, together with the Managing Director, and monitoring its implementation.
  • Drawing up his/her department’s ANNUAL SALES PLAN.
  • Responsible for designing and monitoring the company’s commercial strategy.
  • Achievement of assigned qualitative and quantitative goals.
  • Overseeing of effective implementation of the defined sales policy by his/her team.
  • Planning of activities of his/her sales team, establishing individual sales targets and overseeing their achievement on the basis of commercial standards and systematic, measurable and viable planning.
  • Overseeing sales administration.
  • Participating in commercial negotiations with large accounts and engaging in ongoing oversight of and direct action relating to the company’s main customers.
  • Analysing and understanding the market and existing or potential competitors, defining actions that help increase market share and the company’s position.
  • Coordination of his/her activities with different departments.
  • Management, control, oversight and motivating of his/her team.
  • Identification of department indicators, measurement and establishment of corrective measures with regard to visits, incidents, returns, low-profit customers, etc.).

Academic Training:

  • Higher education in economic or business science/international trade
  • Master’s degree from a business school and/or sales management

Specific Knowledge:

  • Communication.
  • Market Analysis and research.
  • Knowledge of the chemical, perfumes and fragrances' sector.

Background:5 years in a similar position

Computer skills:SAP and advanced office suite user

Languages:English, French and Spanish

Required skills:

  • Breadth of knowledge.
  • Efectiveness and efficiency.
  • Customer orientation
  • Flexibility
  • Company: Lluch Esseence
    Contact Person: Carmen Collantes
    Email: rrhh@lluche.com