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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 5.1 billion in 2017. Headquartered in Switzerland with local presence in over 100 locations, the company has more than 11,100 employees worldwide. Givaudan invites you to discover more at www.givaudan.com.

Technical Manager Group Lead - Dairy Category

Join us and celebrate the beauty of human experience. Create for happier, healthier lives, with love for nature. Together, with our customers, we deliver food innovations, craft inspired fragrances and develop beauty and wellbeing solutions. There’s much to learn and many to learn from, with more than 16,800 employees around the world to explore ideas and ambitions with. 
In the USA, we develop, market and produce a wide array of solutions from our 25 most innovative sites, based across the country. Stretch your skills, create and get inspiration from passionate colleagues. Every day, your energy, your thirst for knowledge, and your creativity will shape our future, making a positive difference on billions of people. Every essence of you enriches our world. We are Givaudan. Human by nature.

Job Purpose

Contribute to formulation and implementation of Creation & Application technical strategy and animate knowledge sharing among all func-tions to drive organisation’s effectiveness, according to business goals and within budget.

 

Core Responsibilities

Budget and Strategy 
•    Provide direction from the local applications and/or creation standpoint for the development of Science & Technology strategies 
•    Manage the lab/pilot plant equipment needs within the capital budget to improve the ability to execute technical projects within the Segment Group, Creation Group and/or Country Technical team
•    Coordinate with all functional areas the overall needs of the department and manage the approach and tools need-ed to improve the technical execution of the Segment Group, Creation Group and/or Country Technical team 

 

Job Purpose

Contribute to formulation and implementation of Creation & Application technical strategy and animate knowledge sharing among all func-tions to drive organisation’s effectiveness, according to business goals and within budget.

 

Core Responsibilities

Budget and Strategy 
•    Provide direction from the local applications and/or creation standpoint for the development of Science & Technology strategies 
•    Manage the lab/pilot plant equipment needs within the capital budget to improve the ability to execute technical projects within the Segment Group, Creation Group and/or Country Technical team
•    Coordinate with all functional areas the overall needs of the department and manage the approach and tools need-ed to improve the technical execution of the Segment Group, Creation Group and/or Country Technical team 

 

Technical Expertise 
•    Act as main technical contact at selected key accounts to develop relationships at the customer to better execute at all levels of project requirements as well as leading customer visits and product presentations at the customer when required 
•    Serve as technical expert and advisor to marketing, sales, flavour creation, application, sensory and customers for multiple applications and creations 
•    Consistently participate as a local champion for new Technologies 


People Management 
•    Manage the performance of a an Application Team ( more than 4-6 members) on a Dairy Segment Group.
•    Proactively take responsibility to build a diverse and inclusive environment and leverages differences in styles, thinking and approaches


Academic Background
•    Polytechnic or Bachelor's Degree in Food Science, Chemistry, or related area or
•    M.S. in Food Science , Chemistry, or related area 
•    Ph.D. in Food Science, Chemistry, or related area


Professional experience
•    Polytechnic or Bachelor's Degree: minimum 10+ years of experience in a food applications lab, flavorist lab, pro-duction or related area preferred 
•    M.S.: minimum 7+ years of experience in a food applications lab, flavorist lab, production, or related area pre-ferred 
•    Ph.D.: minimum 4+ years of experience in a food applications lab, flavourist lab, production, or related area pre-ferred

 

Technical Skills
•    Project management skills with excellent, proven success record to develop a broad set of relationships for all func-tional areas inside of Givaudan and at several key accounts 
•    Complete ability to effectively interface with customers and provide technical solutions for all issues and to engage the correct technical team at Givaudan 
•    Ability to supervise and manage all levels of the technical team and routinely provide guidance for their knowledge and technical skill development 
•    Ability to prepare and present a broad variety of innovative technical presentations within Givaudan and to cus-tomers 
•    Ability to communicate with all functional groups to effectively align resources and successfully execute technical objectives

 

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.
Every essence of you enriches our 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.



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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