Senior Fragrance Evaluator

Belle Aire Creations is looking for a Senior Fragrance Evaluator to join our Mundelein, IL office.

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Based in the Belle Aire Creations Creative Center located in Mundelein, IL. You will be offered excellent opportunities for both your personal and professional growth. You will work to support winning fragrance and flavors for exciting consumer product brands while exploring your own fragrance developments with the creative team.

As a ‘Senior Fragrance Evaluator’ at Belle Aire Creations, you will work for a company that touches thousands of consumers brands and products. Our passion for our customers and their brands brings a new dimension to our Business to Business industry as well. You will join a dynamic environment that is at the forefront of innovation in an industry shaped of emotions and consumer preferences. We have a culture that works to inspire and capture the heart and soul of consumers and customers.

Our senses step into gear from the moment we wake up in the morning until we turn in for the night. The consumer grooming and cleaning regimen intersects with personal care, home care, fabric care, oral care, and beauty products, with fragrance at the core of every experience. Through Fragrance and Flavor, Belle Aire Creations is responsible for carrying you through the olfactive journey of your day.

Belle Aire Creations’ team reaches national-wide with strategic partnerships extending globally. Years of experience have resulted in a natural knowledge of consumer preferences depending on the segment and geographical location. Our Creative teams work together to create the success that Belle Aire Creations’ thrives on and brings together a variety of skills – creation and evaluation, consumer market research, marketing, sampling, sales, and customer relationships. 

Due to increasing business activity and to further build upon our continued success, Belle Aire Creations is seeking an additional role and are recruiting for a ‘Senior Fragrance Evaluator’ to add to the existing team. 

Our Evaluators are olfactive development specialists whose primary goal is to guide perfumers in the fragrance development process. To do so, Evaluators have a strategic view and analyse current olfactive trends, forecast future trends, and assess consumer preferences. You will guide the fragrance development process alongside Account Executives, Perfumers, Marketing, Research, and Application experts.

In this exciting role, you will participate in the following:

Fragrance Development:

  • Develop the olfactory strategy for customers, markets, categories, and guide the Perfumery team.
  • Manage multiple complex briefs from customers and develop or select fragrances according to the given brief guidelines.
  • Establish fragrances to be tested and coordinate with the Belle Aire Creations’ Marketing team.
  • Translate Consumer Market Insight research into olfactory guidelines for Perfumers.
  • Contribute to the olfactory analysis of new products to identify interesting notes for creative development.
  • Develop new fragrances with Perfumers.
  • Work with the Application lab for testing product stability.

 Positioning and Marketing:

  • Anticipate market tastes; work with marketing colleagues on concept generation.
  • Write olfactory summaries based on region/market and for the purpose of customers for knowledge-building and sharing.
  • Conduct customer presentations/interactions.
  • Write fragrance descriptions linked to marketing trends.

Project Management:

  • Manage the project pipeline of customer briefs and other internal projects.
  • Ensure efficient execution of projects with a focus on improving the win rate, customer engagement, and speed of response.

Customer Engagement:

  • Contribute to win briefs by selecting suitable fragrances to meet customer needs.
  • Actively participate in meeting customers and the preparation for customer visits.
  • Proactively provide the Sales/Key Accounts team with inputs for their account development plans.

Your professional profile includes:

  • A Bachelor or University Degree in a relevant discipline.
  • 5 years relevant experience in Fragrances Evaluation in any segment and experience having developed winning fragrances for important local or regional or international customers.
  • Excellent oral and written proficiency in the English language.
  • Evaluation/Application skills: Knowledge of important consumer products categories, product design principles, advanced product and technical knowledge (innovations, manufacturing, stability), ability to dissect a fragrance, offer creative ideas within the project’s scope.
  • Consumer understanding: Have experience with market insights, protocols, practices, and a broad understanding of consumers.
  • Project Management skills: Manage the time of self and the team to contribute to the successful execution of projects.
  • IT skills – Proficiency in using common PC applications
  • Excellent presentations skills

Our benefits:

  • Attractive package with benefits.
  • Excellent opportunities for progressive learning and development.
  • A creative team environment that will inspire you.

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