Director of Support & Strategic Projects

  • Industry: Global Flavours Producer
  • Location: Germany
  • Scope: Global

To lead the Support & Strategic Projects Team and to be responsible for the effective set-up and delivery of the Support & Strategic Projects activities and projects. The main responsibilities will include:

  • Leading and managing the Support & Strategic Projects team (x4 direct & 26 indirect team members)
  • Work safety
  • Protection of environment & energy
  • To set-up and deliver Support & Strategic Projects activities and projects by means of:
    • Customer requests
    • Proactive projects
    • Own initiative & creativity

Key Responsibilities

  • To lead, manage and deliver the agreed Strategic Projects (e.g. Global Customer Projects) to the expectations of our external and internal Customers within agreed budget, timings and scope:
  • To shape, plan, budget, oversee and document all aspects of the agreed projects.
  • To interface with strategic Customers and the relevant internal functions (R&D, Operations, Quality, Finance, HR, Sales & Marketing) to shape and drive the agreed projects.
  • To involve all relevant external and internal stakeholders to make sure that the scope anddirection of the agreed projects are on schedule.
  • To manage agreed project teams, coordinating internal resources and third parties/vendors for the flawless execution of agreed projects.
  • To lead, manage and continuously improve our Back-Office at TEG R&D, in close collaboration
    with QA/QC, Production, Buying, Portfolio, EHS and R&D Teams:
  • To ensure that Raw Material issues (availability, quality, cost, formula change, etc.) are managed effectively.
  • To strengthen information management on raw materials and formula.
  • To drive for optimum availability, quality, complexity and cost structures of Raw Materials.
  • To deliver cost reduction through harmonization of Raw Materials and simplification of formula.
  • To optimize the Sampling Lab, including spray drying and agglomeration.
  • To ensure that Safety and Quality matters (including audits) are dealt with effectively in the R&D Department, with support of the R&D Coordinator for Safety & Company Audits.
  • To continuously improve organization, processes and tools (e.g. SAP) in the area of responsibility
  • To coach, train and develop “Support & Strategic Projects” staff as appropriate.
  • To ensure that agreed business projects are delivered to the expectations of our Customers
    within agreed timings and scope.
  • To define and regularly review the TEG “Support & Strategic Projects” Strategy and its resulting action plan, determining the optimal organization of resources, in line with strategic growth objectives
  • To shape, prioritize and deliver the “Support & Strategic Projects” activities and projects according to strategic growth objectives, in close collaboration with relevant functions (R&D, Sales & Marketing, Buying, Production, Finance, HR and Quality).
  • To support our Customers with relevant consulting, visits, trainings and workshops as agreed with Sales & Marketing.
  • To lead his/her team in terms of overall work plan, resource planning, skills and competencies
  • To ensure the compliance of his/her team, facilities and projects to all Safety, Health, Environment and Quality policies, and to the company’s Code of Conduct, in line with the company’s commitment to Sustainability Development Goals.
  • To build a culture which allows everyone in TEG R&D to thrive and develop to his/her full
    potential in line with business needs.
  • To work effectively in a multi-cultural environment, ensuring a smooth interaction with other functions in TEG, Affiliates, Corporate R&D, Global Business Units and Categories, as well aswith external partners (Universities, Institutes, Companies).
  • To keep track of the present scientific and technological developments in F&F industry and relevant related industries, by communicating with Experts inside and outside of the company, by attending job related conferences/fairs, and by communicating with suppliers and customers.


Charlie Packwood [+44 113 323 0994]

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