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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.

Global Head of Regulatory - Taste & Wellbeing

As the Global Head of Regulatory in the Taste & Wellbeing division, you will lead the regulatory function to ensure relevant strategy is implemented throughout the organization according to global, regional and local regulations and within corporate guidelines. You will maintain an effective organization partnering with Commercial, Technical, Procurement and Operations teams. You will report to the Head of Customer Excellence and you will be based in Kemptthal, Switzerland.


This role will call upon your skills in:

Leadership: You will lead the Global regulatory Teams. You will manage talents and succession planning. You will ensure that the organizational design (including people skills and competencies) are aligned with our business needs. You will functionally lead the regional Regulatory teams in APAC, Europe, LATAM, NOAM, SAMEA. You will ensure full alignment with all key functions and parties being a connector in the Regulatory space.

Direction and Strategy: In alignment with the Taste & Wellbeing strategy you will create and implement the Regulatory strategy to ensure compliance and commercial & operational success. You will develop:

  • Technical information service and business partnering strategies to internal and external customers
  • Innovation and category support strategies spanning regulatory information and scientific / toxicological services
  • Technical ingredient management strategies in collaboration with Procurement and the global Categories
  • Regulatory advocacy strategies at global, regional and local level
  • Regulatory process and system Improvement Strategies


Process & Systems: You will manage our regulatory and end-to-end technical data management activities to create superior customer service.You will develop and oversee implementation of process and systems to support essential regulatory and food safety compliance also through coordination with regional/local functions. You will internalize legislation changes by adapting and improving impacted processes, technical data requirements and systems. You will manage technical data integration of ingredient and products of acquired companies.





Your profile includes:

  • Proven track record in leading diverse teams
  • Minimum 15 years of relevant industry and functional experience
  • Strategy development experience
  • Ability to understand and translate complex scientific, product safety or regulatory topics
  • International leadership and cross-functional experience preferred
  • High emotional intelligence with the ability to communicate effectively at all levels (including authorities, research institutions)



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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