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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 the global leader in the creation of flavours and fragrances. In close collaboration with food, beverage, consumer product and fragrance partners, Givaudan develops tastes and scents that delight consumers the world over. The Company achieved sales of CHF 6.2 billion in 2019. Headquartered in Switzerland with local presence in over 181 locations, the company has almost 14,969 employees worldwide. Givaudan invites you to discover more at www.givaudan.com.

Senior Color Scientist

As part of our ambitious growth strategy, we are looking to strengthen our Science & Technology Explore Food Ingredients team with a Senior Color Scientist.

With a background and expertise in natural colors and coloring foods you will be an important member of the color team. Your main responsibility will be to define and lead research programs to develop improved and new products and solutions for the natural color category. 


Primary Responsibilities

  • Design and manage research projects according to the company's goals and corporate strategy leading to innovation within the color category. Lead on projects, cross-regionally and globally
  • Ensure understanding of programs with strategy and functional area targets for the category. Responsibility for managing a pipeline of projects, prioritization, resource allocation, -in-full delivery and efficient reporting
  • Work independently to research and identify areas of opportunity for the category especially coloring Foods
  • Review competitors, IP and regulatory landscape as part of the exercise to identify gaps, needs and constraints.
  • Monitor technological advances in all relevant disciplines, identify external partners and works with functional heads to incorporate new external technologies in the innovation portfolio
  • Deliver expertise and excellent knowledge of color ingredients and additives, extraction, formulations and processing techniques to the business.
  • Maintain awareness of new methodologies and technologies to strengthen the performance and differentiate with coloring extracts (literature, patent reviews, conferences, trade-shows).
  • Demonstrate ability to bring science to factory and market, improving with raw materials, processes and delivery systems, successfully aligning teams to seamless execution.
  • Develop, grow and maintain a working relationships with global Science & Technology group and external partners.


Professional Skills

  • Customer focus drives results, build teams,
  • Creative and able to inspire creativity
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English and French.



  • Minimum 7 years of experience in a science and technology management role in the natural color industry
  • Technical background of extraction processes for natural plant extracts including colors
  • General knowledge of food manufacturing processes.


Educational Requirements

Master degree with experience or PhD degree in food science and related field.





Reporting Relationship(s)

  • Report to Category Technical Leader



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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