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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.

Packaging Engineer Europe & SAMEA

As regional packaging engineer you will be in charge of managing all technical aspects of the packaging portfolio across Europe & SAMEA. You will drive the optimization of primary and secondary packaging materials in coordination with the Global Packaging team. You will be in charge of or actively support the standardization of packaging and processes, validation of materials and equipment, cost saving activities, development of suppliers with IM&S, integration of sustainability focus in the projects and representation of the region in the global team. Moreover you will have a significant impact on our business by ensuring all packaging comply with legal requirements in the regions where they are traded.


You will be based in one of our major European production sites reporting to the regional Head Manufacturing Excellence and Process Technology.
Sound interesting? It could well be your perfect opportunity if you, like us, are experienced at building relationships and always aiming to anticipate and exceed customer needs.

You Will:

Partner Management and Networking

  • Be the primary contact for the region/division on packaging activities and act as lead expert
  • Coordinate packaging validation activities and collect packaging qualification documents with project teams
  • Drive packaging trials when required as per the validation plan and provide inputs for man-ufacturing/packaging cost and Capex plans
  • Network with Packaging Engineering team, Process Engineering, Procurement, Safety, Quality and Supply chain teams
  • Support regional teams for the evaluation and selection of packaging vendors and periodi-cally conduct vendor reviews
  • Lead packaging projects for the region/division and implement packaging processes, best practice and guidelines as agreed with the Global Packaging Team

Safety and Quality Management

  • Address and report regulatory exposures (Dangerous Goods, Food Contact Materials) and ensure all packaging material meet safety and quality standards in consideration of legal and country requirements
  • Provide support to Operation and Quality teams on issues related to packaging materials, packaging equipment to determine best-fit resolutions and dedicated customer issue management for packaging
  • Solve Packaging and labelling issues
  • Ensure data quality of packaging material in the system as well as the accuracy of docu-ments stored in the global packaging repository

Continuous improvement

  • Inspire and support the business in developing innovative packaging solutions for new product categories (e.g. integrated solutions)
  • Support the implementation of alternative packaging options and new materials in line with our strategy on Plastic Circularity to meet our 2030 targets on single us plastics
  • Set a customer first approach to Packaging development
  • Identify regional packaging optimization projects

Are you someone who wants to impact your world for the better? Who believes in the potential of business as a force for good in the world? Who wants to be a key part of the team who are driving this positive movement in Givaudan? Who excels being in a culture where you can express yourself in a creative team environment? Who wants to collaborate and learn together with teams who that are as passionate as you are? Then join us.

You Have:

  • Master in packaging technology or relevant experience in packaging engineering and pro-cesses
  • More than 5 years of operational / R&D experience in a packaging position
  • Experience in Packaging in a B2B industry with experience in food ingredients or related in-dustry
  • International exposure
  • Expertise in Safety & Food Safety regulation
  • Exposure to Dangerous Goods transportation norms
  • Experienced working and communicating in a matrix organization
  • Proficiency in English; additional language skills are an advantage



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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