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Givaudan is a global leading company in taste and wellbeing, fragrance and beauty. With its heritage stretching back over 250 years, the Company has a long history of innovating scents and tastes. From a favourite drink to your daily meal, from prestige perfumes to cosmetics and laundry care, its creations inspire emotions and delight millions of consumers the world over. The company is committed to driving purpose-led, long-term growth while leading the way to improve happiness and health for people and nature. In the fiscal year 2020, the Company employed over 15,800 people worldwide and achieved sales of CHF 6.3 billion and a free cash flow of 12.8% of sales. Let’s imagine together on www.givaudan.com.

Senior Scientist/Toxicologist (Flex Location)

Senior Scientist/Toxicologist - Your future position?


Job location: Europe or America

Preferred locations: Argenteuil (FR), Ashford (UK), Vernier (Switzerland), East Hanover (US)


As a Senior Scientist/Toxicologist, you will play an important role in the Regulatory Affairs and Product Safety (RAPS) team with a focus on EAME region. You will support Europe, South Africa, and Middle East regions, providing e-scientific expertise to customers and the regulatory function to ensure our products follow the regulatory requirements and our safety guidelines. You will also be responsible for generating and evaluating robust scientific data to ensure our new products are timely and efficiently registered with the relevant authorities.


Sounds interesting? It could well be your perfect opportunity if, like us, you always aim to exceed customer needs, deliver value and are skilled at fostering strong relationships. 


In this exciting role, reporting to the Global Head of Product Safety, you will:
•    Advise our management on emerging issues related to regulatory policy and issues affecting potential regulatory compliance or product safety (Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability, REACH)
•    Lead interactions linked to product safety and regulatory affairs between Global RAPS and other internal functions
•    Develop regulatory policies that ensure consistent and compliant business practices
•    Provide scientific and regulatory support to Global RAPS
•    Provide leadership for our regulatory and scientific advocacy programs to support initiatives
•    Represent Givaudan on Industry safety committees
•    Develop processes for safety review of new fragrance substances developed by research and development before and during sensory evaluation
•    Identify and incorporate new toxicology technologies into the safety review process
•    Interpret scientific and technical data affecting our Global Regulatory Toxicology group
•    Organize and monitor safety studies of fragrance or cosmetic ingredients with worldwide CROs 
•    Perform safety assessment of fragrance ingredients
•    Manage efforts in obtaining relevant toxicology or regulatory data needed to support the registrations application (REACH, TSCA) and being the liaison between assigned R&D project teams and Product Safety
•    Ensure all of our products comply with customer safety guidelines, government regulations and trade association safety requirements
•    Provide oversight and approval for use of new materials in fragrance development by Science & Technology (S&T) 
•    Identify and assess the impact of scientific information to support global R&D initiatives



Are you someone who wants to grow and shape your own world? Then come join us – and impact your world.


Your professional profile includes:
•    Advanced University / MS Degree / Ph. D in scientific field (toxicology, biochemistry, chemistry or related areas)
•    7+ years of experience in product safety, regulatory affairs or relevant scientific area in fragrance or in chemical industry
•    Proven track record of advanced technical contributions in the industry
•    Advanced knowledge of a specific regulatory or toxicology discipline and ability to manage that discipline within a broader regulatory environment
•    Advanced knowledge of programmed systems and database management
•    Advanced knowledge of fragrance regulations, chemistry, biology or toxicology
•    Expert knowledge of safety assessment and ingredient registration processes, including EU legislation, REACH, CLP and cosmetic regulation
•    Proficiency in English


Multiple location: Argenteuil (France), Vernier (Switzerland), Ashford (UK), East Hanover (US)

At Givaudan, you contribute to delightful taste and scent experiences that touch people’s lives.
You work within an inspiring teamwork culture – where you can thrive, collaborate and learn from other talented and passionate people across disciplines, regions and divisions.
Join us and Impact Your World

Diversity drives innovation and creates closer connections with our employees, customers and partners.
Givaudan embraces diversity and is committed to building an inclusive environment where everyone impacts our world.

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