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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:

Process Pilot Engineer


We are looking for a Process/Pilot (NPD) Engineer based in Avignon, as a permanent contract.


Reporting directly to the natural ingredients technical manager based in Avignon, the Process/pilot Engineer will support all the ranges of natural ingredients from a technological point of view and will support:


  • The industrialisation of new product developments;
  • Troubleshooting technical issues related to existing and new products;   
  • The evaluation of operational processes and documentation of the different types of work to be measured;
  • The identification of operational steps and documentation of any variability in processes;


As a new addition to our team, you will work on the optimization of the full new product introduction process of botanical extracts made from plants, fruit, and vegetables.

You will work with a cross-functional team, providing excellent service in terms of project management, relieving bottlenecks, and providing process support.
The Process/pilot engineer works closely with R&D technologists, Process technologists, and our factories to maximize the success of new product introductions.

The job is based in Avignon.

This position required to travel to France and other countries, to assist with industrial trials.


Your profile:

  • Required to have a Master’s degree in Engineering or Product Industrialisation 
  • 7+ years of professional experience
  • Ability to apply engineering principles in practical application with strong analytical skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills and excellent computer skills.
  • Strong communication skills to effectively communicate through all levels of the organization
  • Must have fluent English 
  • Hands-on approach
  • PC-based computing experience (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

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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