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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.

Operations Leadership Trainee Program

About the Role


As part of the Operations Leadership Program, you will perform many activities in all Operations Departments. You will work directly with the Head of Operations in Dortmund by delivering projects and executing activities previously assigned. With this experience, you will gain experience to be able to perform managerial responsibilities in the future. 


You Will:


  • Work with and through management to plan and direct the work of the organization
  • Develop Measurements, Dashboards, and Reports to increase the transparency of the underlying processes
  • Comply with and pass training program milestones such as Business Case presentations, Classroom training tests, etc. 
  • Build a large network within Givaudan and thus promote best practice sharing
  • Get very familiar with the Lean Toolbox plus displaying a strong Continuous Improvement mindset
  • Solve actual business problems of increasing complexity and scope
  • Organize workshops, writing minutes, following up on open actions

You Have:

  • Bachelor's Degree or Master's Degree within Food science, Industrial Engineering, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering or Mechanical Engineering 
  • Business Fluent in German and English, other languages considered a plus 
  • Demonstrated supervisory and/or leadership experience
  • About 1 year of experience in an industrial/ manufacturing setting preferred
  • Relevant internship experience is preferred

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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