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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.

Flavourist

Join us and celebrate the beauty of human experience. Create for happier, healthier lives, with love for nature. Together, with passion and creativity, 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. Every day, your talent, your innovative spirit, and your determination 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.  

Flavourist – Taste & Wellbeing - Your future position?

 

Come join us in this exciting role as a Flavourist, primarily focusing on Tobacco with additional scope in supporting Sweet Goods projects.

 

You will work for a company that touches billions of consumers more than a hundred times a day. Our passion for our customers - the big food and beverage companies - and their brands bring a new dimension to our Business to Business industry. You will work for the market leader that is at the forefront of innovation in an industry of emotions. Our customers have national and international profiles, which brings diversity and curiosity to our daily job. You will be part of a team of very experienced Flavourists and in a position to develop your expertise together with your colleagues inside
and outside your team.


You will report to the Taste & Wellbeing Regional Technical Manager for the Middle East and will be based in our Dubai office. You will be part of a team of very experienced Flavourists and in a position to further develop your knowledge and expertise with your colleagues within and outside your team.

The role offers excellent opportunities for both personal and professional development. It could well be your perfect opportunity if, like us, you always aim to exceed customer needs, deliver value and are skilled at fostering strong relationships.

 

In this exciting role, you will be responsible for:  

 

Release your creativity to create the Flavours of the future 

  • Based on customer requests and market insights, you will create new flavours using the latest flavour technologies, the latest ingredient innovations, market and consumer & sensory insights, and a unique pallet of raw materials. 
  • Come with unique ideas and innovations to ensure our customers can continue to make a difference for the consumers in the region. 

 

Innovate and collaborate with our teams 

  • Collaborate closely with the Science & Technology (S&T) teams to identify the tools S&T develops that will allow Givaudan to continue to position leading and winning projects for the Middle East.
  • Within your innovation mandate, you will work in strong collaboration with the regional Marketing, Application, Commerical, Consumer research & Sensory Insights, and Innovation teams to apply new tools and inputs for new and innovative flavour creations for Tobacco and Sweet Goods applications.

 

Craft excellent relationships with our customers

  • Maintain effective relationships with a broad range of internal & external partners and stakeholders to gain their trust and respect.
  • Execute daily brief-related tasks and fully manage assigned projects and provide flavours that meet all the defined customer needs, manufacturing practices, sample scale-up, production requirements, and regulatory compliance.
  • Lead customer visits for flavour creation and product presentations when required.

 

Be a technical expert and leader

  • Resolve flavour production issues and customer complaints and completely own created flavours.

 

You?

Are you someone who wants to shape your world? Who excels in being in a culture where you can express yourself in a creative team environment? Who wants to collaborate and learn together with teams who are as passionate as you are? Then come join us - and impact your world!

 

Your professional profile includes:

  • At least a Bachelor’s Degree in Food Science, Food Technology, Chemistry or Biology
  • 3+ years of relevant experience and track record as a Flavourist, after successfully completing a formal Flavourist training programme, with a Flavour house or with reputed organisations in the Food, Beverage or Tobacco ingredients space.  
  • Has flavour creation experience in preferably both Tobacco and Sweet Goods segments.
  • Strong knowledge of raw materials, flavour ingredients, formulation, modifications, adjustments, solvent and carrier systems, delivery systems, analytical methodologies and regulatory requirements.
  • An expert palate and tasting skills.
  • Exposure or knowledge of African or Middle East markets will be advantageous. 
  • Excellent proficiency in English.  
  • Strong project management and presentation skills.
  • Comfortable in working and collaborating with diverse teams and cultures. 

 

Our benefits:

  • Attractive package with benefits.
  • Excellent opportunities for progressive learning and development.
  • A creative team environment that will inspire you.
     


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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