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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

Quality Lab Supervisor

On this role you will:

  • Lead the local Quality Lab Team and Manage Talent in the designated lab(s)
  • Manage Lab efficiency improvement 
  • Support local Quality and Food Safety programs aligned with global policies
  • Support local Vendor and Customer Quality Programs aligned with global policies
  • Assure the implementation and adherence of safety rules in the Labs

 

Main Responsibilities:

 

  • Lead the local Quality Lab Team and Manage Talent Ensure responsibilities are aligned with staffing

Set and monitor targets, provide direction where needed
Do regular performance reviews, mentoring and coaching with direct reports 
Do regular succession planning and talent assessment

 

  • Manage Shop floor quality and Lab efficiency improvement

Optimize processes and technologies in the Lab
Assure adherence with Givaudan global, regional and local procedures
Manage/support quality non-conformances, including root cause, trend analysis and  action follow-up

 

  • Support local Quality and Food Safety programs aligned with global policies

Support / perform Internal audits
Provide training on quality, safety and Lab procedures to all Quality Lab staff
Maintain Quality Lab documentation and related training

 

  • Implement local Vendor and Customer Quality Programs aligned with global policies

Support globally agreed quality requirements from customers
Provide support on handling customer complaints, including root cause, trend analysis and action follow-up
Support and assure adherence of the vendor quality program in the Quality Lab
Perform Vendor audits 

 

 

Education/Background/Technical skills:

  • University degree in Chemistry, Biology, Analytical Chemistry, Microbiology, Food Sciences
  • Related experience of minimum 5 years of which at least 1-3 years in leadership role
  • Good technical understanding, excellent computer, organizational, presentation skills, oral and written communication skills are required.
  • Strong project management 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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