Today it was announced the Cosmetic Ingredients Division of Symrise has strengthened its sales force to deliver tailored services to its European customers.Andreas R. Hofmann was assigned the position of Regional Sales Director Cosmetic Ingredients. Marie-Laure Roumiguière assumed the position as Head of Global Account Management EAME. Both build on long-standing experience from positions within the industry.
The market for cosmetic applications, skin and personal care, UV protection, oral care and the fragrance industry has increased in complexity. So have the customer structures in this segment. Symrise is therefore reinforcing its strategic sales positions in EAME with two experts to service its customers with a targeted approach. Andreas R. Hofmann was assigned to the newly created position as Regional Sales Director Cosmetic Ingredients. In his responsibility, he will manage strategy, turnover, growth and success with Cosmetic Ingredients customers in Germany, Austria, Swiss, Eastern Europe, Scandinavia and Benelux. He will be reporting to Dr. Daniel Ibarra, Vice President EAME Cosmetic Ingredients Division.
After having obtained his diploma in Business Chemistry with focus in organic chemistry and innovation research, Andreas R. Hofmann started his professional career with Beiersdorf AG in Hamburg. During his 7 1⁄2 years with the company, he held various positions in Basic Development as Technology Manager, in Raw Materials Management/Purchasing being responsible for the categories actives, extracts, UV filters and toll manufacturing, as well as Supply Chain Customer Manager in the Key Account Management for Tesco and Walmart. Andreas R. Hofmann has joined Symrise after working at the German biochemical company Pharma Waldhof GmbH acting in the pharmaceutical industry with location in Düsseldorf. As Director Supply Chain Management, he was responsible for leading and coordinating the purchasing and planning department as well as logistics and warehousing for the last 3 1/2 years.
“We highly appreciate that Andreas Hofmann joined Symrise,” says Dr. Daniel Ibarra, Vice President EAME Cosmetic Ingredients Division. “Thanks to his combined studies of Chemistry and Business Administration and additionally through his roles in different strategic areas, Andreas brings profound knowledge in operational processes and tasks along the supply chain, from both a big company as well as medium-sized enterprises. Complemented by his experience of collaborating within the Cosmetic Ingredients business we are convinced that Andreas will give valuable impulses to our business and its further development.”
Marie-Laure Roumiguière assumed the also newly created position as Head of Global Account Management EAME for the Symrise Cosmetic Ingredients Division. She is based in Paris and also reports to Dr. Daniel Ibarra, Vice President EAME Cosmetic Ingredients Division.
Marie-Laure Roumiguière holds a degree in chemistry and formulations and has a strong background in the cosmetic market within the B-to-B ingredients business. She pursued different roles as Business Development Manager for Pharma & Personal Care at Cargill where she led the category and some key projects with major players in the industry. Prior to joining Cargill, she worked with IMCD as Commercial Manager of the Pharmaceutical & Personal Care business unit for 10 years.
In her role as Head of Global Account Management EAME, Marie-Laure Roumiguière will be in charge for the overall Global Account Strategy in EAME as well as global roll out of EAME based Global Account decisions and actions. “We welcome Marie-Laure Roumiguière to our team and we look very much forward to her strategic contributions within our Cosmetic Ingredients EAME Strategic Team,” explains Dr. Daniel Ibarra, Vice President EAME Cosmetic Ingredients Division. “Her tasks will also include the design of innovative and tailored ways of approaching our current and potential Multinational Accounts.
About Symrise. Symrise is a global supplier of fragrances, flavorings, cosmetic base materials and substances, as well as functional ingredients. Its clients include manufacturers of perfumes, cosmetics, food and beverages, the pharmaceutical industry and producers of nutritional supplements and pet food. Its sales of more than € 2.1 billion in the 2014 fiscal year place Symrise among the top three companies in the global flavors and fragrances market. Headquartered in Holzminden, Germany, the Group is represented in over 40 countries in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Asia, the United States and Latin America. Symrise works with its clients to develop new ideas and market-ready concepts for products that form an indispensable part of everyday life. Economic success and corporate responsibility are inextricably linked as part of this process. Symrise thus takes sustainability into account in every part of its corporate strategy. The company was awarded the German Sustainability Award in 2012. In 2013, Symrise was certified as a “Green Company” by DQS.