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Givaudan is a global leading company in taste and wellbeing, fragrance and beauty. With its heritage stretching back over 250 years, the Company has a long history of innovating scents and tastes. From a favourite drink to your daily meal, from prestige perfumes to cosmetics and laundry care, its creations inspire emotions and delight millions of consumers the world over. The company is committed to driving purpose-led, long-term growth while leading the way to improve happiness and health for people and nature. In the fiscal year 2020, the Company employed over 15,800 people worldwide and achieved sales of CHF 6.3 billion and a free cash flow of 12.8% of sales. Let’s imagine together on www.givaudan.com.

Flavourist - Sweet & Beverages

Flavorist - Your future position?


As a Flavorist with Givaudan, the global leader in fragrance and flavour industry, you will manage flavour development projects, to ensure successful creation process in cooperation with customers, according to our goals and EH&S policies


You will:


  • Create new flavour creations or modify existing flavours to meet customer requirements, internal testing needs, or new technology development for multiple flavour types
  • Prepare flavour samples as requested for customer briefs, applications needs, technology performance assessment, QC standards, physical testing
  • Help evaluate materials developed internally or from external sources and assess potential for flavour creation
  • Accomplish daily tasks and manage assigned projects and provide flavours which meet all defined project needs, considering when relevant good manufacturing practices, sample scale-up, production requirements, regulatory compliance
  • Be a technical expert and advisor to all partners and customers for ingredient and flavour performance for multiple flavour types
  • Contribute to discussions of research plans, sensory results/insights, making experimental observations and making connections to related, but separate technologies
  • Coach, train, motivate, and mentor flavour assistants



Are you someone who wants to grow and shape your own world? Who need a new challenge and bring excellent contribution to company? Then come and join us - and impact your world.


Your professional profile includes:


  • Polytechnic or Bachelor's Degree in Food Science, Chemistry, Biology
  • 5 years of experience as a Sweet Flavourist across categories (dairy, bakery, beverages, confectionery) or after completion of Givaudan Flavourist Trainee Programme or accepted industry equivalent
  • Expert level tasting skills with an intermediate level ability to understand how to adjust a flavour formulation in the direction needed for flavour modifications
  • Intermediate level knowledge of raw materials and flavour ingredients with an expert level ability to formulate flavour types to provide flavour performance for customer briefs, troubleshooting process, research and development needs
  • Experience dealing with customers in discussing the flavour creation needs, providing direction to help solve flavour performance issues in their applications and presenting on complex flavour creation related technical presentations
  • Intermediate level knowledge of local and regional regulatory requirements for flavours
  • Intermediate level knowledge of analytical methodologies
  • Expert level knowledge of flavour manufacturing equipment and processes
  • Intermediate level knowledge of flavour performance and experienced using data to improve flavour performance


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.
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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