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At Symrise we create inspiring scent and taste experiences for products that are a staple part of every life, such as perfumes, personal care products, detergents and household cleaners, beverages, snacks, sweets, pet food and baby food. With over 9,000 employees in 90 different countries, we have established ourselves as one of the world’s leading companies in our industry. Our scents, flavors, cosmetic ingredients and functional ingredients can be found in more than 30,000 products in around 160 countries.

In the field of micro protection, Symrise has been one of the most innovative players in the cosmetics industry for the last fifteen years. The Micro Protection Business Unit comprises our antimicrobial ingredients, providing cutting-edge solutions to our global customers' formulation needs. With a wide range of modern micro protection products, the micro protection business is growing in terms of business and complexity.

By managing a portfolio of new and expanding projects in Micro Protection, the Global Project Manager, Cosmetic Ingredients (m/f/d) will enable a team of Product Managers to focus on product strategy and core deliverables and to add value in product efficacy, safety, and IP. In this highly visible cross-functional role, you will define scope and objectives of projects in collaboration with divisional leadership, key stakeholders from the Business Unit, R&D, Production, Procurement, and other relevant partners.

  • Define the resources needed to reach objectives and manage resources in an effective and efficient manner
  • Develop and manage a detailed project schedule and work plan
  • Prepare budget based on scope of work and resource requirements and track project costs to meet budget
  • Provide project updates on a consistent basis to various stakeholders about strategy, adjustments, and progress
  • Manage contracts with vendors and suppliers by assigning tasks and communicating expected deliverables
  • Measure project performance to identify areas for improvement

Within the Business Unit, you will act as a facilitator to coordinate joint projects between different Product Managers and to guide the team through to a well-defined sequence of activities that map out the project progress from start to completion.

  • Organise planning workshop and regular meetings to assure the success of the project /
  • Communication coordination between the members of the teams to keep the focus on ongoing projects

  • Master's Degree in Chemical Science or another relevant technical / engineering or natural sciences discipline
  • At least 3 years of relevant / related work experience in Project Management and Project Delivery
  • Strong project management skills with proven track record of delivering complex (technical) projects within large, complex organizations
  • Experience in coordinating between cross-functional teams around projects in a matrixed business environment
  • Strong facilitation and stakeholder management skills and comfortable working side-by-side with senior leadership
  • Strong IT skills: MS Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel)
  • Proactive and flexible approach; ability to work effectively with multiple priorities in parallel
  • Proven problem solving / critical reasoning capabilities
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills in an international, multicultural environment
  • Fluency in English (written and spoken); German communication skills are a plus

Wir bieten
  • Open and respectful corporate culture with flat hierarchies and the possibility to work on innovative projects in a team-oriented and international work environment
  • Flexible work arrangements, associated daycare facilities for children and further offers to support work-life-balance
  • Individual training and international career opportunities
  • Attractive compensation package and profit sharing, 30 vacation days per year, holiday pay and Christmas bonus for tariff employees
  • Company pension scheme, life time working time accounts, canteen as well as other social and complementary benefits