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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.

Product Development Manager (m/f/d) - Dairy / Plan

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 16,800 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.

As Product Development Manager Dairy & Plant Based Dairy (m/f/d) you will manage the European Innovation Product Development team and activities for Dairy and Plant Based Dairy in Europe. This includes providing complex technical expertise  which considers Givaudan's broad Taste & Wellbeing product portfolio. You will develop relationships with multiple customers, supporting the positioning of Food Experiences, whilst engaging with suppliers and internal stakeholders, whilst executing innovation projects according to our goals and EHS policies.


You will be based in Kemptthal reporting to the Product Development Director Europe.


You will:


Drive Dairy and Plant Based Dairy Innovation in Europe

  • Contribute to the definition of European growth strategy by working with the regions to understand Dairy and Plant Based Dairy customer technical needs and opportunities
  • Develop and commercialize Givaudan innovation for Dairy and Plant Based Dairy products in close collaboration with the European markets and the global Science & Technology team
  • Identify and manage a portfolio of external collaborations with Suppliers, Start-Ups, Customers to drive innovation in Dairy and Plant Base Dairy

 

Support Dairy and Plant Based Dairy European Customers

  • Establish relationships with multiple Dairy & Plant Based Dairy customers
  • Represent Givaudan’s Dairy and Plant Based Dairy technical expertise with customers
  • Lead customer visits, co-development with customers and product presentations at customers
  • Lead the execution of selected Dairy and Plant Based Dairy customer briefs by managing the Givaudan products selection, evaluation and application development

 

Develop and Share Knowledge and Expertise in Dairy and Plant Based Dairy

  • Be a technical expert and advisor to marketing, sales, creation, and customers for Dairy and Plant Based Dairy products
  • Manage, coach, develop, and motivate a team of 3 technicians and technologists 
  • Develop overall expertise within European Dairy technical community through coordination and delivering training programs
  • Recommend appropriate lab/pilot plant equipment needed for capital project investments

 

Environmental Health & Safety

  • Maintain a safe, clean and organized lab environment following EH&S and Food Safety policies and hold others accountable for following these guidelines

 

You have:

  • B.S. in Food Science, Chemistry, Biology or Master's Degree in Food Science, Chemistry, Biology or PhD in Food Science, Food Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Biology 
  • With B.S. 10 or more years of experience in Dairy and/or Plant Based Dairy Product Development, application lab, production, or related area
  • With Master's Degree minimum 7- 9 years of experience in Dairy and/or Plant Based Dairy Product Development, application lab, production, or related area
  • With PhD a 4 or more years of experience in Dairy and/or Plant Based Dairy Product Development, application lab, production, or related area
  • Business Fluent in English; additional language skills are an advantage
  • Project management skills with demonstrated success record and considered to be an excellent choice to lead large development projects including the largest customer briefs and technical development projects in selected applications areas
  • Expert in solving technical issues in multiple Dairy and Plant Based Dairy
  • Experience  and strong ability to communicate clearly with customers and other stakeholders to articulate clear messages and actively engage the audience
  • Used to manage technicians and technologists and instruct scientists
  • Understanding of Analytical/Sensory methodology 


Your benefits in Kemptthal:

  • Excellent opportunities for progressive learning and development
  • 40 hour working week
  • 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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