Category Manager – Yeast Extract and Process Flavors – DSM – Delft

  • Delft


Job title  – Category Manager – Yeast Extract / Process Flavors (68380)

Location  – Delft, Netherlands

Job model  – Hybrid

dsm-firmenich’s Taste, Texture & Health (TTH) Division Ingredient Solutions is a leading global supplier of food enzymes, cultures, taste and health ingredients and other specialties for many of the leading global and local dairy, baking, beverages and savory food brands.

We are currently looking for a Category Manager Yeast Extract and Process Flavors (YE/PF). 

As a Category Manager YE / PF, you develop and drive the global product strategy for the category to ensure the realization of the global Yeast Extract and Process Flavors strategic objectives set by the business. You steer both P&L on behalf of the owner by managing and coordinating short-term activities across segments and functions to ensure end-to-end alignment and asset optimization. This position provides overall direction and structure to the category. Its focus is strategic planning, tactical as well as operational steering through the management team of the category.

At dsm-firmenich, being a force for good is not optional. Diversity, Equity & Inclusion is a shared responsibility woven into our daily work, benefiting to our People, Customers & Communities and driving business value. Equal access to opportunities is a given, belonging is a shared feeling, authenticity is celebrated.

Key Responsibilities

  • Category manager represents “the business” as delegated owner towards all functions within a set mandate by the business P&L owner;
  • Develops and drives the global product strategy for the category in alignment with the segments strategy;
  • Steers the YE&PF P&L on behalf of the owner by managing and coordinating short-term activities across segments and functions to ensure end-to-end alignment and asset optimization;
  • Provides leadership and management to functions within the category team and the indirect reports to the category (e.g. manufacturing, supply chain management, R&D, product management, regulatory and strategic sourcing);
  • Monitors the execution and progress of the product strategy plan and propose corrective actions when necessary in order to achieve objectives, including monitoring of achievements against strategic intent;
  • Reviews performance against strategic plans and policies. Provide direction to the category by interpretation of results and proposes changes in plans to be decided upon by business MT;
  • Ensures the category is cost and quality competitive within the industry.
  • We bring  

  • Sustainability Commitment:  Be part of an organization where sustainability isn’t just a headline but is embedded in our strategy and processes, enabling you to make a meaningful impact on the world;
  • Empowered Flexibility:  Enjoy a flexible work environment that empowers you to take ownership of your work, driving accountability and fostering a healthy work-life balance;
  • Inspiring Innovation:  Join a company with a rich history of groundbreaking scientific innovation and a future brimming with opportunities to collaboratively create with our customers;
  • Nurturing Growth:  Cultivate your potential in an environment that encourages and supports curiosity, fostering an open mindset for continuous personal and professional development;
  • Well-Being Priority:  Experience a culture that places safety and well-being at its core, caring for both your physical and mental health;
  • Inclusive Community:  Join barrier-free communities within our organization where every employee is equally valued and respected, regardless of their background, beliefs, or identity. Embrace the strength of diversity.
  • Reward:  Based on your experience we will offer you a base salary of € 87,893 to € 125,562 per year (including holiday allowance and 13th month) and extra benefits, such as 25 holiday days, a bonus, the option to buy more holiday days with a 6% my choice budget and much more.
  • You Bring   

  • Academic degree;
  • Minimum 3+ years of experience within category, operation or business management;
  • Ability to drive a strategy in a complex matrix environment, managing and influencing;
  • Ability to work in a multicultural, multidisciplinary environment;
  • Fluent in English.
  • The application process  

    Interested in this position? Please apply on-line by uploading your resume in English via our career portal. For further information, please contact Martin Zwart, Senior Talent Acquisition Business Partner (). 

    Equal Opportunities Commitment  

    dsm-firmenich is fully dedicated to inclusion because when people feel engaged and empowered, their creativity and innovation drives unprecedented progress. We aim to build a workplace where opportunity really is equal, so everyone can thrive. We do not discriminate, there’s a place for everyone at dsm-firmenich.

    dsm-firmenich is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. dsm-firmenich people are as diverse as our customers. For us that includes a commitment to ensuring equal employment opportunities for all job applicants and employees. Employment decisions are based upon job-related reasons regardless of an applicant’s race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, marital status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by law.

    We are committed to providing reasonable support for disabled applicants in our recruiting process. Should you need assistance, and are comfortable to share this, please let us know.

    As innovators in nutrition, health, and beauty, dsm-firmenich reinvents, manufactures, and combines vital nutrients, flavors, and fragrances for the world’s growing population to thrive. With our comprehensive range of solutions, with natural and renewable ingredients and renowned science and technology capabilities, we work to create what is essential for life, desirable for consumers, and more sustainable for the planet. dsm-firmenich is a Swiss-Dutch company, listed on the Euronext Amsterdam, with operations in almost 60 countries and revenues of more than €12 billion. With a diverse, worldwide team of nearly 30,000 employees, we bring progress to life™ every day, everywhere, for billions of people.

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