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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 www.givaudan.com.

Sr. Application Scientist - Savory

Your Future Position?

With a heritage that stretches back over 250 years, Givaudan has a long history of innovating tastes. Creativity is at the heart of our operations, and the power to surprise is brought about by having a renowned collection of expert, passionate flavorists, scientists and sensory teams under one roof.


At the forefront of innovation, with 10% of annual turnover invested in research, we have an unwavering focus to explore and uncover new and exciting ingredients and technologies. Our company has a culture where you can express your creative food science skills and continue to be fascinated by global food trends while being a part of a group of highly passionate individuals at the heart of Givaudan’s success.


We are currently looking for a dynamic Application Scientist/Sr. Application Scientist to be a part of our Cincinnati-based global applications team. The very scientists who turn our innovative technologies into tangible products you can experience. The primary focus of this position is to apply your food science expertise to initiate and lead research projects in savory applications including, but not limited to, seasonings, broths, meats, and meat analogues. The incumbent will also develop solutions for food processes and manufacturing and help maintain food safety standards.


  • Showcase your Technical Expertise: Drive savory application development for a wide range of global applications to evaluate flavour and ingredient solutions.  Lead and support research projects and portfolio evaluations to develop products and concepts that deliver optimal solutions, including Flavours, delivery systems, technologies, processes, ingredients and tools that provide local, regional, and global consumer appeal in products and concepts.
  • Establish and maintain effective relationships: Gain trust and respect with external partners and leverage these relationships to further collaborative opportunities, especially in translating S&T ideas and projects into relevant opportunities for our business units.
  • Manage Organizational Effectiveness: Maintain a safe, clean and organized lab environment in accordance with EH&S policies and hold others accountable for following these guidelines. Manage and lead large application and development projects. Organize and lead project teams, managing stakeholders and project personnel to meet milestones.

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:

  • A PhD in food science or related field, or a master’s degree (or equivalent) in food science or related field with 3+ years of experience developing savory applications, including, but not limited to, food processing and preservation technologies, meats, processed meats, and meat analogue applications.
  • A track record of achievements as evidenced by relevant publications or commercializing relevant technologies, products, or ingredients
  • Be up-to-date about the newest methods and techniques for savory applications and thermal processing technologies
  • The ability to go deep technically in your area of specialty
  • The ability to think broadly to solve highly technical problems with broad input
  • Strong communication and project management skills
  • An understanding of the flavour business or comparable experience within the savory ingredient space
    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

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Givaudan embraces diversity and is committed to building an inclusive environment where everyone impacts our world.

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