Jobs

Each of our businesses – Colors, Flavors and Fragrances – is a leader in its industry. With our expanded capabilities and increasing global reach, our future is bright, and our potential is unlimited. It’s an exciting time to be part of our company, and we hope you will consider joining our team.

With a global reach, Sensient relies heavily on the brain power and passion of more than 4,000 employees. Each business unit is supported by a strong foundation of key contributors, including finance, human resources, and information technology professionals. Our customer service, manufacturing and administrative specialists are the fuel to the day-to-day progress of the company. Sensient values every single individual that works for our company, and we’re always looking for a strong addition to our team.

Sensient employees can expect:

  • Entrepreneurial minds, a lack of bureaucracy, freedom to operate and make decisions
  • Environment that rewards creativity, innovation and execution
  • Ability to influence organization and make decisions at all levels
  • Structure that promotes top performers quickly, within and across functions, and compensates well
  • System that holds people accountable and rewards them based on performance
  • Lean structure that allows for involvement in multiple disciplines (high performance factor)
  • Culture that encourages new ideas, best practices and continuous improvement
  • Benefits of a global organization with opportunities in diverse value-added groups and segments
  • Company focus on growing and developing talent internally with a high level of internal advancement
  • Nimble, fast-paced environment that is constantly improving and offering challenges
  • Company in its early growth phase that is dedicated to developing robust strategies to continue its success in stable industries and maintaining a profitable, strong balance sheet
  • View a printable version of our Employment Value Proposition here.

Execution/Results Driven

Sets high goals and delivers results that consistently increase individual and organizational performance.

  • Approaches challenging tasks with a "can-do" attitude.
  • Demonstrates personal drive to consistently deliver increasing levels of performance.
  • Ability to prioritize.
  • Persists in the face of obstacles, challenges or setbacks.
  • Ability to focus self and team on solutions.
  • Demonstrates a strong sense of urgency about solving problems and getting work done.
  • Holds oneself accountable. Holds individuals or teams accountable.

Entrepreneurial

Thinks beyond today, identifies and implements value-added and innovative actions and strategies.

  • Identifies and drives process improvements that result in reduced staff levels and bureaucracy while improving efficiencies and quality metrics in quantifiable ways.
  • Looks for and champions opportunities for improvement.
  • Demonstrates a willingness to take calculated risks to achieve business goals.
  • Removes internal obstacles and bureaucracy to achieve the organization’s goals.
  • Uses the profit center model to drive growth and differentiation in the market.
  • Leaders: Ability to energize a team to follow his or her vision for the business.
  • Leaders: Ability to formulate and communicate a “Sensient strategy” to various levels in an organization.

Develops self and others

Focuses on self-development and on developing others.

  • Delegates responsibility and work to others to help them develop their capabilities.
  • Expresses confidence in others' ability to be successful.
  • Demonstrates effective coaching skills. Provides honest, specific and objective feedback to employees.
  • Challenges oneself to learn and develop.
  • Creates development experiences and assignments for others.
  • Ability to fail quickly and learn from mistakes.
  • Leaders: Manages succession plan for key positions by hiring promotable staff with transferable skills.
  • Leaders: Develops staff through training and experiential opportunities to increase his/her readiness to be promoted.

Customer Focus (Internal and External)

Understands internal and external customer requirements. Anticipates and exceeds the needs of customers. Develops value added customer solutions.

  • Integrates and communicates Sensient’s quality policy and commitment to proactively prevent issues.
  • Follows through on customer commitments.
  • Integrates customer needs and expectations into the development and delivery of new services or products.
  • Improves or eliminates internal problems that are affecting the customer experience.
  • Proactively identifies shares knowledge across business units.
  • Establishes and uses feedback systems to meet customer requirements and expectations.
  • Continuously seeks to improve the quality of services, products and processes.
  • Always conducts himself or herself positively and professionally with customers. Does not argue with customers or dismiss their concerns. Apologizes when appropriate.

Collaboration

Shows a high degree of Team Commitment.

  • Promotes collaboration and works cooperatively with others to achieve shared goals.
  • Takes action to further the interests of the team - or the organization - above their own.
  • Makes positive contributions to develop the climate required for excellent team performance.
  • Listens and responds to other team members' ideas. Encourages others to make decisions. Supports organizational decisions.
  • Treats others in an accepting, respectful manner regardless of culture or background.

Business Acumen

Demonstrates a comprehensive understanding of markets, competitors and business model or key principles in one’s functional area. Adept at financial and other management principles and practices.

  • Makes business decisions that are financially sound and consistent with the Company’s operating philosophy.
  • Subject matter expert in respective discipline or function.
  • Uses understanding of markets to improve competitiveness, generate profit, and achieve growth.
  • Helps others to understand supplier and customer markets, business risks, opportunities and competitors.

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