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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.

Fragrances Evaluator - Fabric Care - MENA

Fragrances Evaluator - Consumer Products: Fabric Care (Detergent & Softener) - Middle East & North Africa


A Creative Fragrances Evaluator for our Middle East and North Africa Consumer Products Evaluation team at Givaudan and fully focussing on the Fabri Care category, and based in our Dubai office - Your future position?


Our senses step into gear from the moment we wake up in the morning until we turn in for the night. The consumer grooming and cleaning regimen intersects with Personal Care, Home & Air care, Fabric Care, Oral Care, and Active Beauty products, with fragrance at the core of every experience. Givaudan Consumer Products (CPs) are, more often than not, responsible for carrying you through the olfactive journey of your day.


Givaudan’s CP teams are present in every region of the world. Years of experience have resulted in an innate knowledge of consumer preferences depending on the segment and geographical location. Our CP teams work together to create the success that Givaudan thrives on and brings together a variety of skills - creation and evaluation, consumer market research, marketing, sampling, sales, customer relations, and QC, and we have a selection of key competencies present in each region. Our Creative Fragrance Evaluator’s are olfactive development specialists whose primary goal is to guide perfumers in the fragrance development process. To do so, Evaluators analyse current olfactive trends, forecast future trends, and assess consumer preferences.


Due to an internal move, we are currently looking to recruit a ‘Creative Fragrances Evaluator’ for our Fragrances Consumer Products Evaluation team for the Middle East and North Africa region, and to focus on our Fabric Care category; we might be flexible to consider you for a 'Senior Creative Fragrances Evaluator' role as well for this requirement, depending on your experience and skill-sets. You'll be based in our Dubai office and will operate across the Middle East and North Africa markets. The position will report into the Senior Creative Fragrances Team Manager based in Dubai.


As a ‘Creative Fragrances Evaluator’ in Givaudan, you will be working for a company that touches billions of consumers more than a hundred times a day. Our passion for our customers and their brands brings a new dimension to our Business to Business industry. You will be working for the market leader that is at the forefront of innovation in an industry of emotions. We have a culture that works to inspire, challenge and capture the heart and soul of consumers and customers. Our customers in the Middle East and North Africa region have local, regional, and international profiles, which brings diversity and curiosity to our daily job.

You'll help develop, create and validate fragrances, with a clear understanding of the customer needs, preferences and requirements, to drive business value and ensure successful completion of external projects, according to Fragrance Evaluation goals. You will guide the fragrance development process alongside Account Manag-ers, Perfumers, Marketing, Research, and Laboratory experts.


Sounds interesting? It could well be your perfect opportunity if you have a true passion for the world of fra-grances and consumer products, loves staying ahead of the curve, always aims to exceed customer needs, de-liver value, and are experienced at fostering strong relationships.


In this exciting role, you will manage:


• Brief’s relating to a category/country/region or customer under Creative Fragrance Manager/Creative Fragrance Team Director’s supervision.
• Contribute to winning briefs by selecting suitable fragrances to meet customer needs.
• Manage the collection and ensure that it aligns with the business needs.
• Working with sales colleagues throughout the project process to ensure that customer requirements are satisfied.
• Collaborate with relevant marketing colleagues for trends information and internal and Client presentations.
• Able to collaborate directly with perfumers to develop fragrance themes.
• Participate in proactive development projects.
• Write fragrance descriptions linked to marketing trends.




Are you someone who wants to grow and shape your world? Who thrives being in a culture where you can ex-press 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:


Primary qualifications:

• University Degree or equivalent - Bachelor's or Master's.
• Minimum of 4 years functional/technical experience in the industry after your trainee experience. Prior experience in the Middle East/Africa region will be advantageous.



• Proficiency in using common PC applications, good MS PowerPoint, and MS Excel skills.
• Competent olfactory ability and knowledge.
• Ability to communicate clearly and concisely.
• Effectively interaction with teams.
• Need to be a team player and comfortable with cultural diversity.



• Oral and written proficiency in the English language.
• Proficiency in any additional languages like Arabic and French will be advantageous.

Technical skills:


Evaluation/Application skills-
• Demonstrates knowledge of evaluation/application and research methodologies, principles, protocols, and documentation.


Industry/Market knowledge -
• Demonstrates knowledge and passion for the fragrance world.
• Demonstrates a basic understanding of the industry and sales landscape for the country, the segment, category, or specific geographic area, including competitors and regulatory guidelines.
• Essential to have pre-existing knowledge and experience in the Fabric Care category. Cross category ex-perience in any additional Consumer Products categories will be advantageous.
• Demonstrates knowledge of fragrance products, general market dynamics, and trends.
• Local market knowledge.


Customer Knowledge/Relationship –
• Building knowledge of customers’ products and processes.


Consumer understanding -
• Demonstrates basic knowledge of industry testing protocol and procedures.
• Demonstrates olfactory consumer understanding in a given fragrance category.


Project Management -
• Demonstrates a good understanding of the brief process and functional interfaces.
• Effectively leads all required functional steps in the brief handling processes.
• Collaborate with Client's as needed with a focus on customer intimacy and mutual respect.


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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