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Naturex is an international leader in plant extraction and the development of natural ingredients and solutions for the food, health and beauty sectors. Naturex operates its business through three business units, food and beverage, health and nutrition and personal care. The company operates 16 production locations around the world and employs around 1,700 people. Naturex became part of Givaudan in 2018. 

Givaudan is a global leading company in taste and wellbeing, and fragrance and beauty. With its heritage stretching back over 250 years, the Company has a long history of innovating scents and tastes. 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

Naturals Green Process Design Engineer


The role of the Naturals Green Process Design Engineer is to lead projects of Green Process Design in Develop within the S&T Naturals organization and be the technical expert in Green extraction (pilot and industrial scales).

The role aims:


  • Ensure that new products are developed within the required guidelines (safety, sustainability, environmental friendliness, and profitability) and efficient industrialization;
  • Develop green pre-treatment by simple biotechnology
  • Improve, when needed, existing processes of existing products.


We are looking for customer sensitivity, working in collaboration and cooperation with your team and external partners.


Main responsibilities and duties:

Operational :
•    Design and execute experiments to develop new processes and new ingredients;
•    Manage the pilot and industrial scales-up in collaboration with Givaudan S&T organization (Naturex, Active Beauty and Taste & Wellbeing);
•    And assist technicians/operators of Givaudan partners in the development of new ingredients;
•    Is in charge of Givaudan Mobile laboratory through its logistics, production, quality, safety, and environmental footprint;
•    Participate in the technology scouting to evaluate new and inspiring process technologies;
•    Evaluate environment footprint of processes to reduce energy consumptions;
•    Contribute to the smooth running and development of the laboratory.

Quality / Safety :
•    Follow Health & Safety instructions and procedures in the process laboratories and pilot plant in Avignon,

Safety and environment :
•    Apply the appropriate rules in ATEX environment;
•    Recycle wastes according to the local regulations and systems in place in Avignon;
•    Follow the internal safety and environmental standards with the right PPE, the right way of storing and labeling hazardous and non-hazardous solvents;


Education & Knowledge: 
•    Master / Engineer diploma
•    Education in chemical process or botanic and perfumery
•    Competenciand track records in the extraction of Naturals for Perfumery
•    Knowledge of botanic and plant chemistry
•    Fluent in English and French
•    2/3 years minimum in Naturals with focus on extraction methods (research/production)


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.
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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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