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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

Digital Transformation Program Manager (m/f/d)

Join us and celebrate the beauty of human experience. Create for happier, healthier lives, with love for nature. Together, with kindness, humility, and a spirit of adventure, we deliver food innovations, craft inspired fragrances and develop beauty and wellbeing solutions. There’s much to learn from our 79 production sites worldwide, known for their best-in-class processes and procedures. There’s many to learn from, with high-performing leaders and caring colleagues to explore ideas and ambitions with. Every day, your energy, your personality, 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.

As Digital Transformation Program Manager you will develop the strategic vision of Taste and Wellbeing (T&W) future manufacturing processes and equipment. You will ensure the vision is embedded in the Operation's business plans and facilitate flawless execution.

You will be based in Kemptthal and report directly to the Head of Operations Taste and Wellbeing.


You will:

Own the Digital Strategy

  • Collaborate with outside innovation partners such as suppliers, universities, and startups
  • Develop the digital and innovation strategy for Operations T&W from now to 2035, aligned with the overall Operations strategy
  • Articulate our vision of the factory of the future (ideal state)
  • Support other strategic master programs within T&W Operations in their digital ambition

Manage the Digital Innovation Portfolio

  • Develop the innovation management framework (Innovation projects funnel)
  • Manage the innovation project portfolio
  • Lead the governance around innovation projects in T&W Operations
  • Bring existing good practices from T&W sites (grass roots ideas) to global governance
  • Manage the budget for proof of concepts realization
  • Ensure and coordinate that innovation solutions are ready for global deployment
  • Align the innovation effort with the partners from other divisions, IT, and procurement
  • Represent T&W Operations in digital-related projects and governance bodies
  • Ensure digital transformation deployment on time and within budget


Promote Digital Innovation 

  • Build internal digital network (POCs, pilots, sandboxes, people), leverage innovation coming from across entire business
  • Facilitate automation and digitization task forces
  • Develop automation and robotics road maps for all T&W sites, together with the Manufacturing Excellence team and the Center of Excellence for Engineering


You have:

  • Preferred Master's Degree in Process Engineering, Chemical Engineering, or food science
  • Proficient in English, additional languages are an advantage
  • 10 plus years of experience in an Innovation or Development role in process industry
  • Strong track record in Project and change management
  • Experience working with diverse cultures and multidiscipline specialists
  • Enthusiast about making an impact in matrix organizations and passion to think beyond the obvious
  • Good knowledge of food or chemical production
  • High affinity for digital innovation
  • Proficient in innovation management methodologies such as Design Thinking, Lean Startup, SCRUM, Hackathons


Our benefits in Kemptthal:

  • Excellent opportunities for progressive learning and development
  • 40 hour working week, Flexible working model and remote working (hybrid)
  • Additional paid days off
  • Favorable pension fund contributions
  • Subsidized meals in the Staff restaurant / You benefit from a discounted catering offer (incl. lunch)
  • Sport and leisure club (amenities/showers on site)
  • Discounts at the company shop
  • Subsidized: REKA vouchers and SBB half fare travelcard
  • Worldwide private accident coverage and free choice of hospital
  • Worldwide private accident insurance
  • Additional family/education allowance


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.
Givaudan is committed to equal opportunities. Therefore, we welcome applications regardless of cultural and social background, gender, age, religion or sexual identity. 
We also have a safe working environment, progressive working conditions and are certified as an equal pay employer.

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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