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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. With a passion to understand consumers’ preferences and a relentless drive to innovate, Givaudan is at the forefront of creating flavours and fragrances that ‘engage your senses’. The Company achieved sales of CHF 5.5 billion in 2018. Headquartered in Switzerland with local presence in over 145 locations, the company has almost 13,600 employees worldwide. Givaudan invites you to discover more at

Raw Material R&F Operational Buyer

Raw Material Operational Buyer at Givaudan – Your future position?


In this role you will focus on assigned vendors/categories, accountable and responsible for the entire Requisition & Fulfillment (R&F) processing as well as managing raw material (RM) availability and plant or region-specific issue resolution to ensure security of supply and taking direction from the Supply Manager Team Lead and others in the team on specific tasks.


Core Responsibilities

Day to day operations in the R&F RM area:


 PO Management:

  • Release Purchase Orders to 3rd party suppliers according to sourcing and fulfillment instructions defined by the global Category Managers and within quality and time constraints
  • Track and follow up closely  Purchase Orders deliveries  to ensure the security of supply
  • Manages import licenses and end-user certificates for concerned raw materials
  • Run consignment stock consumption reports and associated settlements. Coordinate physical stock reconciliation with suppliers


Issue Resolution:

  • Manage Raw Material availability issue resolution in coordination with plant Raw Material planners
  • Coordinate delivery and quality non-conformities in relation with respective plant stakeholders
  • Support investigation of root cause analysis on invoice non-conformities
  • Support the timely follow-up on planning, quality, and accounts payable escalations ensuring appropriate commercial relations with the supply base.


Supplier Management:

  • Manage suppliers and their On-Time In FULL (OTIF) performance.
  • Resolve major suppliers’ issues and complaints.
  • Implement improvement action plans discussed/agreed with Vendor Performance Analyst and Category
  • Managers
  • Establish a continuous improvement mindset
  • Provide support for Junior colleagues
  • Build constructive and effective relationships with cross-functional teams
  • Communicate effectively with internal and external partners by phone or via email
  • Adherence to service levels
  • Adherence to policies and procedures



Are you someone who wants to grow and shape your own world? Who thrives being in a culture where you can express yourself in a creative team environment? Who wants to collaborate and learn together with teams who are as passionate as you are? Then come and join us – and impact your world.


Your professional profile includes


Education / Primary Qualification:

  • Diploma: University degree preferably in Business Administration, Foreign Trade, Logistics
  • Languages: Fluent in English
  • Professional experience: 1 to 3 years of relevant experience in a comparable role


Technical skills:

  • Software skills: Expert knowledge of Sourcing and e-auction tools; expert knowledge of MS Office

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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