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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

Technology Manager MEA

Technology Manager MEA – Your future position ?


As a Technology Manager MEA (Middle East and Africa) for our Fragrance division you will be part of our Global Science and Technology (S&T) platform, the leading research and development platform of the industry. Based in Dubai, you will build the regional expertise of available technologies for fragrance development and deploy these technologies by promoting them internally (fragrance development) and externally (customers). You will support commercial activities and key projects in providing customer technology packages and demonstrations and you will animate the regional S&T interface with fragrance development by demonstrating technologies (including new molecules).


Sounds interesting ? 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 :


  • Facilitate the implementation of fragrance technologies in the region: provide knowledge of the available fragrance technologies, support perfumers and evaluators in developing fragrances that demonstrate their value, assist fragrance development in the context of client briefs and proactive activities when appropriate.


  • Collect and report technical competitive intelligence: you will seek and report all competitive activities related to established, emerging or under development technologies related to fragrances, regularly exchange with peers of the global Science and Technology (S&T) network.


  • Provide customer presentations and demonstrations of available technologies: demonstrate added benefit to the fragrances of these technologies, tailor demonstrations to client and consumer needs, manage the library of available technology demonstrations and presentations.


  • Leverage intimacy with customers to better address their needs: you will provide feedback to the S&T Centers of Excellence on customer needs to help defining future Research programs and continuous improvement activities.


You ?


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 learn together with teams who are as passionate as you are ? Then come join us – and impact your world.


Your professional profile includes :


  • An university degree in a relevant scientific discipline.
  • A significant experience in fragrance or a related FMCG industry of 5 to 10 years.
  • A project management experience, in a multinational environment.
  • Strong business acumen and a genuine customer focus.
  • Strong communication and networking skills, the ability to work through a matrix of indirect and disassociated global reporting lines.
  • Excellent English skills (written and oral).     
  • Action orientation, problem solving, the drive for results with a sense of urgency.
  • Adhesion to high ethical values and beliefs.


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