Creative Fragrance Manager eager to re-enter the workforce. Talented with a proven record of wins in candle fragrance development as a concentration, but also involved across many categories. Organized with excellent project manager skills to communicate effectively and excel under tight timelines. Strong interpersonal skills and a positive outlook.
Creative Fragrance Manager, 10/2003 to 07/2006 Givaudan, Inc. – Teaneck, NJ
Developed winning fragrances for candles and participated in fragrance development across all categories.
Managed the development and selection of fragrances to win client briefs.
Interpreted the briefs and set the general fragrance direction for Perfumers.
Organized evaluation sessions, evaluate and critique perfume submissions; provide feedback to sales and Perfumers.
Partnered successfully with sales, marketing and technology on specific needs of briefs.
Able to manage projects in a fast paced environment with tight deadlines.
Fragrance Development Coordinator , 01/2002 to 02/2003 Bath & Body Works – New York, NY
Managed fragrance development for Aromatherapy Hair Care Line.
Coordinated and evaluated the fragrance character and strength for all ancillary submissions for Aromatherapy Line.
Evaluated first production submissions for fragrance approval.
Communicated fragrance redirection to fragrance houses.
Coordinated the transfer of bases and fragrance oils to vendors.
Provided constant effective communication with product development, Research and Development and Packaging personnel to discuss issues relating to fragrance, product stability and timing of products.
R & D Coordinator, 10/1999 to 12/2001 Bath & Body Works
Coordinated safety testing of new products with testing clinics.
Oversaw the development of products from lab standard to final production.
Evaluated first production submissions from vendors.
Generated product approval forms, product redirects and base and oil transfers.
Assisted analytical fragrance laboratory by coordinating and receiving all first production working standards of oils.
Provided daily interaction and on-site visits with vendors to discuss issues concerning color direction, fragrance, stability and timing of projects.
Stability Lab Technician, 08/1998 to 09/1999 Gryphon Development
Prepared toiletries/cosmetics for stability testing.
Performed a variety of physical testing functions including viscosity, pH, specific gravity, colorimetry, weight loss, and evaluation of freeze/thaw stability samples.
Daily Interaction with product development, packaging and research and development departments to ensure efficient project completion.
Laboratory Technician, 06/1997 to 07/1998 Contract Filling, Inc. – Cedar Grove, NJ
Performed a variety of laboratory testing and analytical functions, including formulation, color matching, and water analysis using a Karl Fisher Auto Titrator.
Assisted Quality Control Manager with a variety of activities including Standard Operating Procedure Development, employee training of Good Manufacturing Practices and overseeing the Quality Control of the manufacturing operation.
Master of Arts: Cosmetic Science, Fairleigh Dickinson University -
Bachelor of Science: Human Ecology (Concentration: Dietetics), Montclair State University -