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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.

Creation Head Sub Saharan Africa

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 16,000 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 - Your future position?

We are looking for a Flavourist for our Creation & Application Laboratory at our Tulisa Park office. The primary focus of the position is to participate in flavour development projects, to ensure successful creation process in cooperation with customers, according to business objectives and EH&S policies.

This position is based in Johannesburg, South Africa and you will report to the Technical Head SEA.

In this exciting role you will:

Flavour Preparation & Evaluation:

  • Prepare flavour samples as requested for creation and applications needs, technology performance assessment, physical testing.
  • Formulate new flavour creations or modify existing flavours to meet project requirements, internal testing needs, or new technology development for selected flavour types.
  • Participate in the evaluation of materials developed internally or from external sources and assess potential for flavour creation.
  • Complete 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.

Knowledge Sharing & Expertise:

  • When requested serve as technical expert to resolve flavour production issues and customer complaints and complete ownership of created flavours.
  • Coach, train, motivate, and mentor flavour assistants.
  • Participate and learn about all areas of the company (analytical chemistry, sensory, consumer understanding, regulatory, flavour delivery, manufacturing, etc.).
  • Contribute as technical expert and advisor to internal and external partners for ingredient and flavour performance for selected flavour types.
  • Contribute to discussions of research plans, sensory results/insights, making experimental observations and making connections to related, but separate technologies.
  • Make suggestions for future research or sensory activities.
  • Contribute to the planning of technical or sensory projects.

 

Environmental Health & Safety:

You will maintain a safe, clean and organized lab environment following EH&S policies and hold others accountable for following these guidelines.

 

About You:

  • Polytechnic or Bachelor's Degree in Food Science, Chemistry, Biology
  • Minimum 10 years of experience as a Flavourist after completion of the Givaudan Flavourist Trainee programme or accepted industry equivalent.
  • Experience working with sweet goods, diary, beverages
  • Expert level tasting skills with a basic level ability to understand how to adjust a flavour formulation in the direction needed for flavour modifications
  • Knowledge of raw materials and flavour ingredients for the ability to formulate selected flavour types to deliver flavour performance, problem solving processes, research and development needs, etc.
  • Relevant understanding of common flavour creation solvent and carrier systems to formulate selected flavour types
  • Basic ability to interface with internal and external partners and customers and discuss the flavour creation needs for selected flavour types Basic knowledge of local and regional regulatory requirements for flavours
  • Prepare and present basic flavour creation related technical presentations. Basic knowledge of application equipment, ingredients, and manufacturing procedures Basic knowledge of formulating suitable delivery systems for different application bases Basic knowledge of analytical methodologies (G.C. HPLC, Mass Spec.)
  • Basic knowledge of flavour manufacturing equipment and processes
  • Basic knowledge of flavour performance and be able to formulate using this 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.

#LI-Onsite


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.

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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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