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Junior Market Intelligence Analyst - Scent - Temporary

Date: Nov 13, 2021

Location: Hilversum, NL, 1221 JT

Company: IFF Family of Companies

Job Summary


The junior market intelligence analyst facilitates and support all market data project related activities within market and business intelligence for Product Design within Scent BU. 


Working in close collaboration with Commercial team and IT, this job is responsible for the coordination with regional and global teams of market research initiatives, including data preparation, data collection planning and coordination, as well as communication plan, administration and market analyzing activities being able to provide insight on market opportunities for IFF regionally and globally from different source. Other duties may include crunching data, as well as search and support on business case for new opportunities and coordinating a wide range of research projects and effective industry trends.

Main Responsibilities


  • Responsible for preparing the data, gathering and analyzing market data (competitors, customers, by category, brands and country), coordinating annual fragrance market potential exercise and consolidating global market potential for Fragrances. Liaise with IT and the commercial team for the data collection and validation phase.
  • Prepare and make sure of data alignment between market potential database and Fragrances Sales report data, involving cleaning data and remove duplicate.
  • Gather and extract market information and retail data to support the Forecast Fragrance Market (retail data, industry report, competition website, etc..) 
  • Support Fragrances strategy refresh exercise, summit meeting process with relevant analysis. Support on reports and presentation for Board and EC. Market dynamic and IFF results presentation. Cross category theme report
  • Support and liaise with IT and super user on the development of tools/application to gather and view Fragrances market/industry data. Train and disseminate usage within Fragrances team once the new tools/applications is delivered by IT.
  • Support on market potential dashboard validation and user access
  • Be the liaison between the regions to consolidate the information and to be able to check for inconsistencies
  • Ensure that reports and analysis are delivering high-quality and relevant data so that business can grow intelligently from project design through to delivery
  • Support overall fragrances market analysis, search/support on business case for new opportunities 
  • Conduct industry analysis (technological, social, political, and economic) to understand market drivers and anticipate trends




  • Degree in Economics, Finance or Business / marketing management  
  • Genuine passion for developing and analyzing large complex data set and converting them into information/insight that drive business decisions 
  • Demonstrated ability for coordination and project management and multi-task. Apply initiative and creativity on challenging projects
  • Distinct problem-solving and analytical skills combined with strong business acumen. consulting experience is a plus
  • Previous experience of working in a global organization is preferred
  • Industry related experience is a plus


Core Skills


  • Excellent project management and coordination skills; able to prioritize and handle multiple requests at the same time 
  • Ability to understand quantitative market data (market size, market share, market forecast) and translate them into business insights
  • Advanced in Excel (pivot tables, macros), PowerPoint and ability to work with large data set
  • Mathematical skills, Data-base modeling techniques and methods
  • Attention to detail
  • Action oriented & proactive
  • Able to work individually or within a team
  • Good understanding of business environment
  • Able to work under pressure 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication with proficiency in English


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