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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 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.

Application Scientist - Innovation

Our flavor creation and application team is the foundation and creative force of our Taste and Wellbeing division. They develop creative new food product concepts, evaluate new flavor profiles and delivery technologies, and most importantly, assist our Account Managers in winning new business using the combination of art and science, intimately bound with human psychologies and cultures.


Reporting to the innovation applications group lead, this Cincinnati, Ohio-based position, your primary focus will be to work on projects related to innovation and apply knowledge during the flavor selection, evaluation and application development. Be the technical expert, and advisor, to marketing, sales, flavor creation, and customers for specific category applications. The Innovation team has dedicated technical resources, taken out of the daily customer briefs, which can now focus on building commercial innovation by using existing technologies to develop holistic customer solutions that can go straight to market.


  • Showcase your Technical Expertise: Lead evaluations of flavors in applications for briefs, research projects and portfolio evaluations. Select flavors for projects according to specified requirements (i.e. customer, regulatory, legislation, costs) and suggest improvements for the most common applications. Identify appropriate flavor delivery systems and technologies for customer projects in specific applications.


  • Partner and Influence: Gain trust and respect of project partners and team members. Maintain the flavor performance data for the flavor portfolio through evaluation in finished product and capture of profiles. Collaborate on project ideas and project plans as assigned.


  • Manage Organizational Effectiveness: Maintain a safe, clean and organized lab environment observing EH&S policies and hold others accountable for following these guidelines. Manage projects.



  • B.S. in Food Science, Chemistry, Biology and 4+ years experience in a food applications lab, production, or related area;
  • Understanding of food applications, ingredients, and processes with experience in customers' food manufacturing environment.
  • Understanding of flavor reactions/interactions in common food products and the ability to recommend flavor modifications based on performance.
  • Experience with specific technical applications and basic skills in multiple applications areas.


Comprehensive medical plans including high matching 401k
Givaudan is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

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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