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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 leader in Fragrance & Beauty and Taste & Wellbeing. We celebrate the beauty of human experience by creating for happier, healthier lives with love for nature. Together with our customers we deliver food experiences, craft inspired fragrances and develop beauty and wellbeing solutions that make people look and feel good. In 2021, Givaudan employed over 16,800 people worldwide and achieved CHF 6.7 billion in sales with a free cash flow of 12.6%. With a heritage that stretches back over 250 years, we are committed to driving long-term, purpose-led growth by improving people’s health and happiness and increasing our positive impact on nature. This is Givaudan. Human by nature. Discover more at:

New Product Development Technologist

We are looking for a New Product Development (NPD) Technologist based in Avignon, as a permanent contract: 



Reporting directly to the natural ingredients technical manager based in Avignon, the New Product Development Technologist will support all the ranges of natural ingredients from a technological point of view and will therefore be leading:


  • Developing  creative & market-relevant solutions
  • Troubleshooting scientific and technical issues related to existing and new products    
  • Liaising between technical and regulatory services
  • Staying abreast of the current scientific and technological state of the art to ensure that the company stays at the forefront of the competition.
  • Rolling-out knowledge in the different sales regional organization


The main areas of focus will be the development of botanical extracts made from plants and fruit and vegetables for different end-use such as taste, nutrition, antioxidants, etc; however, all-natural solutions may be included in the scope on a case-by-case basis.

As an NPD scientist, you will need to work well with a cross-functional team, providing excellent service in terms of formula development, product presentations, and process support.
The NPD scientist works closely with Account Managers, marketing/strategic teams, and fellow NPD technologists to develop an understanding of the market and customer needs to develop market suitable solutions.


The position is based in Avignon.
You will travel to France and other countries, if necessary for training and business support.

Your profile:

  • Required to have a Master’s degree in Ingredient Design, Botanical Extraction 
  • 7+ years of professional experience
  • A first technical experience in developing botanical extracts for the Nutraceutical market is ideal.
  • Good to have experience in a BtoB company
  • Must have fluent English 
  • Practical, pragmatic, results-oriented
  • Independent, committed, open, and adaptable, with a developed verbal and written communication skills

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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