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Scent Design Manager

Date: Jan 15, 2022

Location: Holmdel, New Jersey, US, 07733

Company: IFF Family of Companies

Requisition  ID : 287781 

Job Description

 

Are you looking for a role that will help you to Do More Good and fulfill a bigger purpose?  Would you like to positively impact millions of lives around the world?  Do you have a passion for scents and innovation?  As a Scent Design Manager at IFF you can help to influence the market trends to create delightful scent experiences.  This New Jersey based position is one that offers a collaborative work environment, with a chance to create work for both new and established consumer brands. The position will be located in our Fabric & Home Care Innovation Center in Holmdel, in the legendary Bell Works building.
 
As a Scent Design Manager, you will be responsible for developing creative strategies and leading regional projects as well as having some global project exposure.  In this role, you will further develop business knowledge, potentially leveraging consumer feedback, and grow technical expertise, increasing IFF’s ability to win in the marketplace.  You will utilize internal processes/programs/tools to support the overall Fabric & Home Care business strategy.  In addition, there is an opportunity for mentoring others.
 
About You:
 
If you are a curious, critical thinker with problem-solving skills that question everything to help reinvent the SCENT industry, this role is for you.   If you are a candidate with analytical ability to investigate data, and analyze it to uncover insights, this role is for you.  If you can design experiments and apply scientific method principles to innovation programs, this role is for you. 

 

You will spend your time...
 

  • Partnering with Perfumers to design/ create fragrance solutions against Fabric and Home Care brief and initiative objectives
  • Developing, driving, & executing olfactive strategies to support the success of the Fabric and Home Care regional/category business
  • Utilizing existing experience in product/ fragrance development
  • Learning, leveraging, and applying innovative technologies in Fabric and Home care
  • Managing fragrance selection and identifying new winning themes for incoming briefs
  • Knowing how to effectively screen down fragrance themes against project objectives
  • Ensuring timeline and budget requirements are met
  • Articulating clearly project process from beginning to end, including having the story telling skills to present to customers (internal/ external)
  • Strong project management skills, communicating with various functions (perfumers, consumer insights, marketing, scent technology, commercial, management, etc.)
  • Leveraging potential cross category fragrance themes for Fabric and Home Care projects
  • Leveraging IFF’s Scent Portfolio for optimal efficiency in project work
  • Willing to discuss and co-design consumer testing methods, questionnaires, etc. and applying the output insights from studies into creative development
  • Understanding the market trends and shifts, and be able to partner with marketing on regular basis to share olfactive and brand knowledge
  • Creating and facilitating olfactive/ fragrance trainings
  • Ensuring personal development is a priority, aligning to IFF’s category and business objectives
     

Job Requirements

 

Required Experience
 

  • Bachelor’s degree / Masters degree, preferably in Science or Business
  • Excellent olfactive capabilities (candidates will be required to complete internal smelling test)
  • 3+ years of industry experience (fragrance house or consumer goods company)
  • Fabric Care and / or Home Care experience is a must
  • Project Management experience, ideally with some fragrance/ product development 

 
Required Skills
 

  • Proficient in English
  • Excellent communication skills (written / verbal) with all levels of the organization
  • Creative mindset
  • Team player
  • Effective composure
  • Embraces diversity
  • Motivates others & is open to coaching/ mentoring others
  • Strong interpersonal savviness
  • Strategic thinker and problem solver

We are a global leader in taste, scent and nutrition, offering our customers a broader range of natural solutions and accelerating our growth strategy. At IFF, we believe that your uniqueness unleashes our potential. We value the diverse mosaic of the ethnicity, national origin, race, age, sex or veteran status. We strive for an inclusive workplace that allows each of our colleagues to bring their authentic self to work regardless of their religion, gender identity & expression, sexual orientation, or disability.

Visit IFF.com/careers/workplace-diversity-and-inclusion to learn more.


Nearest Major Market: New Jersey