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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.

Creative Fragrance Manager

Creative Fragrance Manager at Givaudan – Your future position?

As a Creative Fragrance Manager (CFM) in our NJ Consumer Products division, you will be fundamental in guiding perfumers in the fragrance development process. In your role as an olfactory development specialist, understanding the existing fragrance portfolio will be essential, in addition to analysing current olfactory styles, forecasting future trends and assessing consumer preferences.  In this role, you will be taking a position on many global projects as well as strategic initiatives. You will actively collaborate with Perfumers and global creative centers, as well as interpret marketing knowledge and technical expertise, in order to assist customers in developing successful olfactory strategies.  You will be responsible for selecting winning fragrance themes and allocating internal and external resources according to the win-rate initiative. 


Are your olfactory senses finely attuned? Can you understand the many layers of a fragrance and creatively interpret your findings to hone the development process? Do you live for the challenge of capturing the next new scent that will inspire a generation? If so, this could well be the perfect opportunity for you to lead the creation of some of the world’s most prestigious perfumes.


As a CFM you will:


  • Develop new fragrances: contribute to the fragrance development process, working alongside account managers, perfumers, fragrance marketing, research and laboratory experts to identify winning fragrance directions.  In addition, motivate, evaluate and critique Perfumers submissions to meet the creativity and time constraints of frequent new product launches.


  • Manage multiple creative briefs: pro-actively manage multiple complex briefs and develop or select fragrances according to customer guidelines.


  • Research and analyse market trends: participate in olfactive analysis of new products to identify interesting notes for creative fragrance development, candidates for benchmark testing, and innovative product forms.  In addition, anticipate market tastes and work closely with Marketing on proactive concept generation and new fragrance/product ideas.


  • Create olfactory guidelines: define fragrances to be tested and translate Consumer Market Research results into olfactory guidelines for perfumers, whilst working with laboratories to test product stability.


  • Customer Knowledge/Relationship:  Ability to effectively interact with customers/consultants on olfactive expertise, brief requirements, technical matters and other issues. 



Are you someone with a strong analytical mind and a nose for success? Would you like 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:

  • Minimum 7+ years’ evaluation experience in industry.  Bachelor’s degree required; an advanced degree preferred
  • Strong olfactive acuity and good knowledge of fragrance families and market types.
  • Excellent verbal, written and presentation skills are a must
  • Knowledge of technical problem solving, regulatory issues, client requirements and expectations and marketing ability
  • A creative thinker able to interpret client requirements and align these with creative processes
  • Ability to manage multiple and complex evaluation projects, and respect deadlines among different teams

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

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Givaudan embraces diversity and is committed to building an inclusive environment where everyone impacts our world.

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