Head of AI for Science & Research and Creation


Datum: 1 week geleden
Stad: Delft, Zuid-Holland
Contract type: Voltijd
Location – Switzerland, Netherlands

Job model – Hybrid

In this role your are responsible for leading a team of Data Scientists, Technicians and Engineers in the area of Formulation Performance Modeling across a portfolio of Innovation projects, as well as ensuring the team is deploying the latest, state-of-the-art technologies and skills in order to develop differentiated BG specific applications in the area of food, perfumery and beauty.

The main factors for a successful application are

  • Strong background in AI/ML driven algorithm & model development
  • Strategic acumen in building a business model in the AI/ML space that is geared to the businesses to be supported and leading the team into that direction
  • Genuine interest and curiosity on the business application side and R&D

At dsm-firmenich people are at the heart of the company. We are committed to equal employment opportunities and value diversity in the workplace.

Your Key Responsibilities

  • Lead a cross functional team of Data Scientists, Engineers, Technicians, Agency workers and First Line Managers in the area of Application specific Formulation Performance Modeling, Algorithm Development & Training.
  • Building a strategic direction for AI/ML capabilities and how to deploy them to deliver tangible value to the business
  • Responsible for the successful delivery of Innovation Projects against technical, business and project management KPIs; ensure business priorities and requirements are clear, meaningful, and aligned through consultation with Business and Project partners.
  • Plan and support the development of mid- and long-term project innovation programs.
  • Define and secure IP in alignment with IP Strategy.
  • Foster and develop business relevant capabilities with a focus on value creation and impact, in close collaboration with partnering S&R teams and D&T
  • Map the Competitive Landscape in the area of Application specific Algorithm Development and influence the S&R strategy accordingly.
  • Contribute to the creation of the S&R Data Science Strategy and take responsibility for the implementation of the strategy within the area of e-creation & recipe builders.
  • Attract and retain top talent and ensuring their professional development; be a role model for Safety and Care and integrity.

We bring

  • A rich history and a promising future of bold scientific innovation and passionate creation with our customers
  • Cutting edge science, systems and infrastructural capabilities in the area of Biotech, Bioinformatics, Ingredients identification and classification with a deep knowledge base from which formulation performance modeling can be derived from
  • A flexible work environment that empowers people to take accountability for their work and own the outcome;
  • A firm belief that working together with our customers is the key to achieving great things;
  • An eagerness to be one team and learn from each other to bring progress to life and create a better future;

You bring

  • MANDATORY: PhD or MSc in Data Science or related field with specific focus on AI / ML driven model development
  • MANDATORY: 10+ years in the Life Science industry.
  • Extensive track record of People development and team leadership, preferably with global teams.
  • Track record of strategic thinking, business development and experience in managing cross-function teams.
  • Experience leading complex projects blending scientific and business acumen.
  • Experience with OPEX and CAPEX management and responsibility.

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 recruiter [email protected]

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.

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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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