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Fragrance Manager - Consumer Technical Insight - R&D (6-9 yrs)

Mumbai Job Code: 846235

Designation: Fragrance Manager - Consumer Technical Insight

Location: Mumbai

Purpose of the role:

The role is responsible for Perfume Development & Evaluations, Perfume Creations and Capability Building of the team on perfumery.

Qualification & Experience

- Cosmetology: B.Sc., / B.Tech / M.Tech +

- Post graduate Diploma in Cosmetics & Perfumery/ Specialised course in Perfumery [Conducted by Perfume Houses or Institutes specialising in Perfumery ]


- Working knowledge / familiarity of FMCG market w.r.t perfumery

- Post graduate Management: MBA or Diploma from reputed Management Institute


- 6 - 9 years [CTI Manager - Fragrance]

- Global market experience in fragrance development (preferable)

Key Deliverables of the Role:

CTI function is a critical link between a consumer & product experience. The function plays a role in designing product features basis consumer need gaps and market scenarios. Fragrance plays a key role in product designs and its market success. Perfumes deliver memorable product experiences and become brand signatures. Fragrance plays a key role in product success. This role is responsible for anchoring the perfumery agenda to drive the product designs and market success.

The key responsibilities includes :

[1] Perfume Development & Evaluations

- Responsible for strategic development of fragrances for all brands and innovative development projects for Hair Care, Skin Care, Male Grooming for India & International Markets

- Responsible for understanding and decoding olfactive expectations of the consumers.

- Creating (fragrance technical) briefs, directing the relevant Fragrance House(s) to develop winning fragrances, evaluating fragrances/ modifications in the base.

- Provide assistance to Dev team in Understanding and Evaluating new technologies in fragrance & its benefits to product.

- Responsible for arranging the fragrance consumer tests for the region.

[2] Perfume Creations

- Explore In house cost effective perfume, flanker creations - natural & synthetic origin.

- Working knowledge of perfume manufacture/ scale ups [ of added value]

[3] Capability in Perfumery

- Team building, Mentoring

- Competition benchmarking and regular market scans for olfactive trends. Exploring & Developing new testing methodologies/protocols,

- Setting up a olfaction panels

- Robust expert evaluation of data with prediction for consumer likeability

- Liaison with Marketing/Brand Development/ Mfg/ Supply Chain teams - for executions

- Knowledge management

- Fragrance trends benchmarking [India & Global]

- Consumer interactions for fragrance evaluations

Skills & Competencies :

- Fragrance evaluation/ olfaction skills

- Creative & Analytical wrt perfumery formulations

- Domain knowledge

- Fragrance chemistry

- Application to personal care or related adjacencies

- Ability to lead projects in area of consumer & fragrance

- Aware/ appreciate global trends in fragrances

- Knowledge of principles in chemistry/ life sciences/ psychology

- Co-ordination & planning

- Sensitive to business environment around

- Growth & entrepreneurial mind-set, Risk taking

Women-friendly workplace:

Maternity and Paternity Benefits

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