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Senior Procurement Manager

Posted: April 29, 2021
Location: Saddle Brook, NJ


Symrise AG develops, produces and sells flavors, fragrances and cosmetic and aroma ingredients to about 6,000 customers in 160 countries. It is one of the largest companies in the global flavor and fragrance market. Symrise manufactures about 30,000 products from around 10,000 raw materials.

Position Overview:

Responsible for mission-critical material categories and the development of North America procurement strategies to optimize total cost of ownership (TCO), rationalize the supply base and enhance value proposition to the internal partners while mitigating supply risks. Participation in global RFQ. Participation in global initiatives. Solid execution. Commitment to excellence. Robust skill sets.


  • Establishes and executes procurement strategies for North America regional categories. Lead supplier negotiations to ensure optimal TCO (purchase cost, quality, delivery, payment terms and innovation). Participates in global RFQ’s for global materials. Solid execution of procurement strategies.
  • Effectively manages supply risks in today’s VUCA environment.
  • Promotes high level customer satisfaction in supporting internal partners. Based on in-depth understanding of market and supply base dynamics, regularly communicates with internal partners about market dynamics, recommends solutions, as well as supplier innovations.
  • Participates in the forecast process by providing solid forward-looking price projections.
  • Participates in global initiatives including: risk management, sustainable sourcing, as well as digital transformation.

Knowledge and Experience Requirements

  • In-depth knowledge and experiences in the raw material markets as related to flavors and fragrances production or consumer products.
  • Robust skills in negotiations, communication and critical thinking.
  • Proven ability to work creatively and to make sound and timely decisions based on quantitative and qualitative information in complex situations.
  • Excellence in building and developing relationships with internal partners and external suppliers.
  • Bachelor’s degree in business, strategic procurement, supply chain, finance, chemistry or applicable field of study.
  • 8+ years in procurement with in-depth experience and understanding of market and supply base dynamics.
  • 6+ years in project management, execution of cross-functional projects.
  • Microsoft Excel, Word required, mid-level or higher.
  • SAP proficiency preferred.
  • MBA preferred.

At Symrise, we offer our employees excellent working conditions, creative independence, training programs and an attractive compensation package. If interested, please apply through this link.

Company: Symrise AG

Fragrance Specialist

Posted: March 29, 2021
Location: Trumbull, Connecticut, USA


As the skin care fragrance team, our mission is to elevate consumers’ experiences by delivering delightful fragrances to our consumers. We are also responsible for managing the portfolio as well as regulatory compliance across all markets. The creation of this role will enable the team to keep delivering against innovation briefs and regulatory compliance with speed and excellence.

Who You Are & What You’ll Do:

The focus of this role is to lead the fragrance work for skin care innovation projects and keeping the portfolio up to date. The core responsibilities of the role are:

  • Independently manage all fragrance workstreams for certain brands globally.
  • Lead the digital agenda.
  • Manage regulatory projects across all markets.
  • Build relationships with all key interfaces to enable collaboration.
  • Lead and manage the fragrance development process, internally and externally, assessing fragrances and making fragrance recommendations across all project types (innovation, regulatory).
  • Communicate the fragrance agenda in non-experts terms. While doing all this, keeping consumers and speed at the heart of everything we do!
  • You’re a born leader: This job requires the candidate to be an empowered leader in order to operate with independence and agility. Leadership will enable the process to go smoothly, unlock the typical roadblocks efficiently and enable a positive experience for all involved.
  • You’re a storyteller: Fragrance is where art meets science. Storytelling is a powerful tool when working with fragrances.
  • You’re a paradox navigator: Fragrance is not an exact science. Navigating paradox in a way that lets Unilever win in the marketplace is a very valuable skill for this role.
  • You’re a culture and change champion: The role and the context in which we operate is a very dynamic one.

What You’ll Need To Succeed

Five or more years of industry experience, at least one year in skin care is preferred. Bachelor's degree in chemistry, biology or chemical engineering. Fragrance working knowledge required. In order to succeed in this role, it’s key to have a passion for high performance, agility and consumer love. The candidate should be able to prioritize complex workloads, have the ability to work across multiple time zones and self-motivate. Leadership and good communication are critical to be able to deliver on this role, considering the nature of the work and interfaces with stakeholders. It’s also very important that the candidate be a team player, who enjoys collaboration within the fragrance team and with key interfaces, who can inspire the interfaces to go the extra mile when things get challenging and someone who will dedicate time, passion and energy to ensure we win as a team.

Senior Fragrance Specialist in 40 Merritt Blvd, Trumbull, CT 06611, United States of America | Research/Development at Unilever
Company: Unilever

P&G: Perfumer & Ph.D. Perfumer

Posted: March 21, 2021
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio, United States


Perfume creation is an essential element of the product development process at Procter & Gamble! Developing a successful perfume for a product requires a combination of strong scientific and artistic / creative skills, understanding of our brand equities and consumer needs and mechanistic understanding of our P&G technologies. Working with the Cincinnati Fragrance team, you will be part of a passionate team of perfumers and technical experts in leading projects across the region and the globe. The successful candidate will already have completed a perfumery training program and likely will have been working as a perfumer in the industry. in this role this individual will:

  • Solve technical challenges that are typically encountered in the development of a perfume for a P&G product.
  • Generate and interpret data that will help to develop fragrances, solve problems and make discoveries and connections against project needs.
  • Apply fragrance development methods to meet project / business needs, leveraging fundamental formulation models and mechanistic understanding.
  • Develop cross-functional networking skills for applying knowledge methods, perfume formulations, technology) across categories.

What we offer:

  • Responsibilities as of Day 1 – you will feel the ownership of your project from the beginning, and you will be given specific projects and responsibilities.
  • Continuous mentorship – you will work with passionate people and receive both formal training as well as day-to-day mentoring from your manager.
  • Work and be part of a dynamic and encouraging environment - working over a diverse array of interesting problems.
  • Promote agility and work/life balance for employees, we value every individual and support initiatives.
  • Experience true support for work/life effectiveness and your long-term well-being.
  • Get a competitive salary and benefits' package.

Apply online here for Ph.D. Perfumer and here for Perfumer

Company: P&G

Innovative Fragrances, Inc.: Perfumer

Posted: March 05, 2021
Location: Canton, GA, USA


Innovative Fragrances, Inc. (IFI Inc.) is seeking a perfumer to create and duplicate fragrances for candles, air fresheners, soaps & detergents, bath, body, personal care and I&I products.

A qualified individual should:

  • Analyze and duplicate fragrances using GC & GC/MS
  • Carry out fragrance extraction from finished products such as candles, lotions, bath & body products
  • Be familiar with the chemical composition of various essential oils used in perfumery
  • Have knowledge of aroma chemicals of natural and synthetic origin
  • Maintain and troubleshoot analytical instruments

    Competitive salary with all the company benefits (vacation, health insurance, 401k retirement plan, etc.)

Required Skills/Education

  • 3-5 years of Perfumery experience in analyzing, duplication, and creation of fragrances
  • Possess excellent communication and organizational skills, with in depth knowledge of major chromatography procedures
  • Self-motivated, interact well with others, and be able to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Must be familiar with standard computer and data entry programs

    Innovative Fragrances, Inc.:

    Innovative Fragrances, Inc. is a fragrance manufacturing company that has distinguished itself as a leader in fragrance duplication. We serve small specialty companies to large manufacturers and have earned a solid reputation as a fragrance supplier for personal care, candles, soaps & detergents, fabric softeners, air fresheners, household, industrial and institutional products. Operating from our 30,000 square feet Georgia facility, we have over 50+ years of combined expertise in the fragrance industry.

    Email for more information

    Company: Innovative Fragrances, Inc.

Buyer/Trader & International Agents

Posted: February 17, 2021
Location: UK HQ or remote working possible


Are you a buyer/trader in Essential Oils/ Aromatic Chemicals/ Flavours & Ingredients?

We are seeking motivated sales agents to service our existing customers and grow the business.

(Agents) We also have openings for freelance? Sales Agents experienced in our sector

About John Kellys Ltd (JKL)

JKL has been a global supplier of Essential Oils and Aromatic Chemicals to the Flavour and Fragrance industry for over 80 years. As a well-established family business, our philosophy has remained consistent throughout our history–to deliver quality products at competitive prices–with an emphasis on customer service and reliability.

About the Role

(UK role): You will work closely with the purchasing manager to support the buying function of the business. You will utilize your knowledge to assess suppliers and products to get the best possible range of product prices. You will work with the suppliers to assess the range of products that they offer, then offer them to JKL customers.

(Agents):You will already be an established Agent with connections in your sector(s) (i.e. Essential Oils, Aromatic Oils, Flavours & Ingredients, Pharma, Spices, Cosmetics, Chemicals, Dyes), introducing new business opportunities to JKL, in return JKL will pay generous commission for the introductions.

The Ideal Candidate (UK & International Agents)

The ideal candidate for this role will already have good knowledge of the Essential Oils / Aromatic Chemicals market, who is either looking to progress their career in a buying function, or already has a year or two buying experience. You will be highly organised and will be able to multitask and prioritise your workload. You will be a strong communicator and will be able to build relationships with internal stakeholders and external suppliers. You will be self-motivated and be able to run projects and make them your own.

Minimum Requirements

A strong knowledge and background of the following categories are required for this role:

    Essential Oils
    Aromatic Chemicals
    Flavours & Ingredients

You will have knowledge of the industry, products, suppliers, and supply chain. You will need to have strong IT skills, including Microsoft Office and Excel - some Microsoft Dynamics GP experience would be ideal too.


Competitive entry-level salary with uncapped commission/ bonus potential.

Application Process

The successful candidate will move through a two-stage interview process, the first of which will be an online meeting. This process could take a little longer to complete given the current circumstances but there is a commitment from us to progress this as soon as possible.

How to Apply

If this sounds like you, please apply by sending your CV to the listed email address.

Company: John Kellys Ltd (JKL)

Fabric & Home Care: Fragrance Product Design

Posted: February 10, 2021
Location: Cincinnati, OH, USA


The role of fragrance product design is an integration role focused on understanding consumer needs coming from marketing and collaborating with perfumers, perfume houses and technologists to develop breakthrough freshness experiences for our brands.

The ideal candidate will take on the following responsibilities:

  • Partner with Fabric & Home Care R&D teams to unlock opportunities to leverage perfume in the brand through integration of perfume trends, guiding the design of new perfumes, technical support on perfume and technology integration and broad perfume support.
  • Provide expert fragrance evaluation support to guide P&G and Perfume House perfumers on the design of new superior perfumes for the brands.
  • Partner with R&D teams to integrate perfumes and perfume delivery technologies to deliver Irresistibly Superior experiences for our brands.
  • Design fragrance screening methods and consumer research techniques to enable the design of delightful perfumes.
  • Provide technical support to launch new perfumes onto the market, including providing technical readiness of the perfume and interaction with Product Supply, Regulatory, and Manufacturing to ensure perfume meets associated launch timing.


We are looking for someone with a Bachelor of Science or Master of Science degree in Engineering or Science fields, preferably Chemistry, Sensory Sciences.

Olfactive Acuity: Potential candidate must pass an odor acuity test and overall have an excellent sense of smell.

What we offer:

Responsibilities as of Day 1: you will feel the ownership of your project from the beginning, and you will be given specific projects and responsibilities.

Continuous mentorship: you will work with passionate people and receive both formal training as well as day-to-day mentoring from your manager.

Work and be part of a dynamic and encouraging environment - working over a diverse array of interesting problems.

Promote agility and work/life balance for employees, we value every individual and support initiatives.

Experience true support for work/life effectiveness and your long-term well-being.

Get a competitive salary and benefits' package.

Apply Online:
Company: P&G