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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

Concept Development Chef

Your Future Position?

Givaudan is dedicated to expanding the world’s expression through flavors, exploring the globe for  ingredients, innovating to bring our customers unique propositions, and giving millions of consumers moments of delight, every single day, from morning until night. We provide authenticity and the unexpected, opening up a world of flavors for our customers to explore.


This position provides culinary expertise and leadership skills to leverage the capabilities of Givaudan for the purpose of meeting sales objectives and customer needs while identifying appropriate customer projects, developing new business and driving innovation by creating an interface with Flavor Creation & Application (FC&A), Sales, and Marketing.

Put simply, the person that holds this position will accurately relay customer expectations to FC&A for successful project completion with prototype development that meets the customer’s criteria.


Utilize the very best of you: Be recognized externally and internally as an authority and valued culinary resource. Establish and develop Chef-to-Chef relationships with customers for better understanding of project objectives that bring the creative ideas of others to market. Continually increase level of expertise in area of specialization to augment Givaudan culinary leadership position. Exhibit a high level of professionalism and positively contribute to the image of Givaudan Foods amongst our customers.


Collaborate and Influence: Partner with a variety of external and internal business collaborators to identify innovative concepts and ideas to grow business strategies. Serve as the culinary reference for product development and marketing teams with recipe development and concepts to ensure quality products. Demonstrate ability to communicate well and interact with technical groups to assure successful completion of projects.


Impact and Drive Strategy: Demonstrate strong knowledge of food trends as they emerge. Understand customer’s commercialization process and be able to suggest process improvements or changes where appropriate. Maintain an understanding of new and innovative ingredients. Work closely with Sales and Marketing teams to develop product demonstrations and ideation sessions. Make significant contributions to Givaudan strategies and business objectives by generating and applying culinary knowledge.



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 come join us - and impact your world.


Your professional profile includes:

  • Degree from accredited culinary school.
  • ACF/RCA Certification preferred. BS in Food Science or related field.
  • MS in Food Science or related field preferred.
  • Minimum 6 - 10 years of work experience with the food and beverage industry
  • Excellent project management skills with proven ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously while establishing effective customer relationships.
  • Demonstrated passion for global food and food trends.
  • High level of creativity and passion for food.
  • Experience in scaling from benchtop to commercialization.
  • Demonstrated success working on project teams.
  • Experience influencing and/or managing people directly or indirectly.
  • Willingness to travel independently 50% of time or more as a responsible representative of Givaudan.


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

Nearest Major Market: Cincinnati

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