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Creative Director - North America Fine Fragrance & Beauty Care business

Date: Mar 18, 2023

Location: New York, NY, US, 10019

Company: IFF Family of Companies

Requisition  ID : 484396 

Job Description


IFF is a true innovation partner to our customers. Our Company is a purpose-driven enterprise, uniquely positioned at the intersection of creativity, science, and innovation to shape the future of our industry and improve our world.


At IFF, the heart of our company is fueled by a sense of discovery, constantly asking “what if?”. That passion for exploration drives us to co-create unique solutions & products ranging from scents and tastes in fine fragrances and beauty, detergents, and household goods, as well as beloved foods, beverages, and health solutions. 


In your role as a Creative Director you are responsible to manage the Creative resources in New York (Scent) to drive profitable growth with our Global and Regional Customers.  You are responsible for Perfumers, Evaluators and Labs for North America Fine Fragrance & Beauty Care business. Your priority is Product superiority: You and your team are responsible to drive the creative strategy and innovation agenda, to deliver winning fragrance solutions for active briefs while managing available resources and budgets effectively aligned with the global strategies.


Job Description


Value to Market 

  • Effective team management to respond to Value to Market projects with the aim to achieve profitable growth. 
  • Partner and support Commercial leadership to ensure effective commercial strategy execution. 


Innovation Management 

  • Leverage IFF innovations across categories (technologies, value propositions, tools) to create a competitive advantage vis a vis competition 


Talent Management 

  • Ensure growth of key talents. You will manage and lead the most critical resources in the Scent Organization. 



  • Ensure effective financial management 
  • Ensure right governance for Project inflow and outflow
  • Results measured also by a combination of factors which include, C2S, agility, internal customer satisfaction and feed back, data accuracy (project pipeline, project status, win rate evolution), in flow quality and clarity. 


Operations Management 

  • Ensure effective and efficient work processes & support services implemented in the creative center. 


Value Creation 

  • Ensure profitable growth through value creation projects addressing supply chain issue and COGS variations. 



Job Requirements


  • Business acumen 
  • Perfumery Knowledge 
  • Talent management (People and communication skills/ Interpersonal Savvy, People development) 
  • Leading organization through transformation. 
  • Operations Management 
  • Strategic & Operational Agility 
  • People management experience. 
  • PMO management. Understanding of cross-functional processes and connections
  • Manage complex situation, anticipation and adjustment to future trends 

Required Experience: 


  • Degree or preferably Masters in Business / Science / Chemistry / Perfumery 
  • Commercial role or business development experience 
  • SDM role or strong involvement in creative processes. Olfactive knowledge 


Compensation ($194,640  - 218,970) is based on a variety of factors including but not limited to work experience, skills, certifications, and location.


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.

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