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Givaudan is a global leading company in taste and wellbeing, fragrance and beauty. With its heritage stretching back over 250 years, the Company has a long history of innovating scents and tastes. From a favourite drink to your daily meal, from prestige perfumes to cosmetics and laundry care, its creations inspire emotions and delight millions of consumers the world over. 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 2019, the Company employed over 14,900 people worldwide and achieved sales of CHF 6.2 billion and a free cash flow of 12.7% of sales. Let’s imagine together on www.givaudan.com.

Maintenance Supervisor - Flavors Manufacturing

Your future position?

Using a global network of manufacturing facilities that serve our customers with agility, and state-of-the-art equipment, we maintain the highest standards of safety, sustainability, and quality. We have over 181 locations worldwide, with over 73 production sites. Our 15,000 employees partner closely with our customers locally, regionally, and globally.


Reporting to the Engineering and Maintenance Manager, you will implement activities to support manufacturing strategies and participate in the definition, development, submission and implementation of capital improvements for building utility or manufacturing processes and equipment for our Carol Stream manufacturing facility. 


  • Strategy design and execution: Provide input to the local Maintenance plan and goals with regards to production capacity, schedule of critical maintenance activities, changes in equipment, spare parts inventory, and the like. Apply preventive maintenance plans and maintenance support to improve availability and reliability of plant equipment and prevent business disruption. Provide support to engineering projects concerning operative procedures and equipment installation trials.
  • Partner Collaboration: Coordinate work of suppliers, monitor their performance, and escalate issues to the E&M management and Procurement for resolution. Provide input to the definition of maintenance budgets based on maintenance requirements i.e. resources, materials, duration and the like within the assigned area of activity. Conduct audits/inspections to ensure compliance of installations, equipment as well as users with EHS and QM policies.
  • Lead, Mentor, Train: Lead a team of maintenance specialists which executes maintenance activities, typically for a specific process area or technology. Oversee the execution of annual human resources processes for the local Maintenance team and validate related results. Guide the development and promotion of talents within and outside the function.


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 work in a team as passionate as you? Then join us - and impact your world.


Your professional profile includes:

•     Bachelor’s Degree or Vocational diploma in Engineering or related discipline (pre-university level).

•     Plant Engineering or Maintenance certification preferred. Continuous Improvement Methodology (Lean/Six Sigma)

•     5+ years in manufacturing or plant operations, 2+years of experience in people management (preferred)

•     Experience in industrialization and engineering projects with focus on testing activities.

•     Knowledge and application of project management techniques with basics of financial concepts (e.g. OPEX, CAPEX).

•     Experience with process mapping and design.

•     Good knowledge of EHS rules and guidelines.


Comprehensive Benefits including high matching 401k

Givaudan is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer M/F/V/D

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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