Category: Cross-Category | Location: Dubai
We currently have an exciting opportunity to join a leading fragrance supplier who is looking for an evaluator / fragrance developer to join their Middle-East division to work with their regional and international perfumers to develop fragrances for fine fragrance, personal & beauty and home care.
This is a great moment to join a flourishing and growing company, with long-term career prospects. This company respects their employees, provides good support and development and can offer the chance to progress internally and internationally.
The successful applicant will be able to work with skilled and knowledgeable professionals, and grow their abilities and career in the fragrance industry.
We believe that this position provides a fantastic chance for an evaluator / FDM who is looking to advance their career.
Our client possesses a long-term history in fragrance creation, with multiple creative centers servicing clients all around the world. They are one of the leading companies in the F&F sector, and have a number of highly-successful, industry renowned perfumers as well strong evaluation, R&D and commercial departments.
They are an internationally successful company who operate in the fragrance industry worldwide. It is their passion to create extraordinary and innovative fragrances that capture and captivate. As a truly global company, they have multiple global creative centres and commercial offices, they have been successful across EMEA, North, Central & South America and across Asia Pacific.
Having experienced strong growth in the Middle East recent years, they are now looking to add a new Fragrance Evaluator to their Dubai team.
This job is responsible for winning business through the development of new fragrances, olfactive evaluation, managing pro-active and reactive development of fragrances to answer client’s briefs and changing market conditions, to support Sales effort (presentations & brand servicing), and to build company capability.
Fragrance development evaluation and collection build up;
Become a partner of perfumer, and work with them through their creations and reworks;
Able to effectively communicate client comments about submitted fragrances, and where needed provide redirection and constructive critiques to the perfumers in a respectful and professional way;
Work with sales colleagues throughout the whole process in order to ensure customers needs and expectations are being met, and that they are kept on top of progress;
Participates regularly to experts panels across categories;
Selection and submission of fragrances;
Defend existing business as required through reworks and redevelopment as a result of regulatory changes, costing matters or product performance;
Constantly develops in-depth market product knowledge in all categories;
Detects olfactive trends and needs for category (marketing insight & reports) and turns them into concrete fragrance solutions;
Project management – ensure multiple projects are managed in an organized, timely and effective manner;
Presentations to clients;
Communication, networking internally and externally;
Account Managers & Sales
An in-depth knowledge of the fragrances
Capable of being in front of customers as required;
Ideally some understanding of technical aspects of perfumery and able to work with R&D on new products and innovations;
Capable of communicating with key stakeholders and decision makers within the company and clients;
Confident, outgoing and positive person who promotes team success;
Able to quickly learn regional & international fragrance trends in order to regularly update perfumers and provide inspiration;
Capable of working in a multi-national, multi-cultural team;
Independent person who takes responsibility of projects and can react appropriately to unexpected and challenging situations;
Professional approach mixed with creative flair;
Able to understand the identities and objectives of clients in order to drive development of creations;
Motivated by chance to grow your own skill set and knowledge
Skills / Characteristics / Traits:
Listener who hears & consider others
Driven & creative
Energetic & passionate
Desire to win & succeed
Positive & enthusiastic
Professional & respectful of others
Curious & open minded
Minimum 5 years experience as an evaluator / FDM;
Clear olfactive abilities and smelling skills;
Demonstrable track record of wins within fragrance (any category will be considered);
Ability to translate briefs into fragrance language for perfumers;
Able to clearly communicate and discuss projects and ind
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