Firmenich SA is a private Swiss company in the perfume and flavor business. It is the largest privately owned company in the field and ranks number two worldwide. Firmenich has created perfumes for over 100 years and produced a number of well-known flavors.Firmenich employs 6,200 people in 64 countries. Major competitors include Givaudan, International – more...Flavors and Fragrances and Symrise. It bought Noville in 2006 and in 2007 acquired Danisco's flavor division. – less
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Key concepts learned / Main take-aways as Sourcing Manager
Written by Sourcing Manager (Current Employee) from Geneva, Shanghai, Singapore on July 26, 2014
Use DMAIC approach (Define Measure Analyse Implement Control) when relevant for continuous improvement projects
Rely on CAR concept (Context, Actions, Results + timeline) to face challenges, tight situations 'crisis' as well as to adopt appropriate and effective communication with stakeholders
Meeting preparation is key to drive productive and - more...