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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.

Senior Flavourist (Savoury)

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. 

Senior Flavourist (Savoury) - Taste & Wellbeing - Your future position?

 

As a Senior Flavourist (Savoury) at Givaudan, you will work for a company that touches billions of consumers more than a hundred times a day. You will work for the market leader that is at the forefront of innovation in an industry of emotions. We have a culture that works to inspire and capture the heart and souls of consumers and customers. You will be part of a team of very experienced Flavourists and in a position to develop your expertise together with your colleagues inside and outside your team.


In this role, you will apply your existing knowledge of savoury and protein flavour creation to drive long-term innovation. You will lead and coordinate flavour development projects and contribute to strategic and tactical planning, in order to effectively drive functional business value growth, according to organisational objectives and EH&S policies.

 

Reporting to the Head of Global Flavour Creation, Application and Sensory, you will be part of our Science and Technology Team and will be based in Zurich, Switzerland.


Sounds interesting?
It could well be your perfect opportunity if, like us, you always aim to exceed customer needs, deliver value and foster customer relationships.


In this exciting job you will:

  • Provide technical leadership and execute Savory and Proteins innovation projects according to prioritization.
  • Develop technical plans to evaluate the performance of targeted aroma modules, processed modules and high-impact ingredients.
  • Coordinate the evaluation of new materials to assess the potential for flavour creation.
  • Formulate new flavour creations or modify existing flavours to meet project requirements.
  • Serve as technical expert and advisor to stakeholders and partners for ingredient and flavour performance.
  • Manage assigned projects according to Givaudan project management guidelines.
  • Establish and maintain effective relationships with our partners
     

You?

Are you someone who wants to grow and shape your world? Who thrives being in a culture where you can express yourself in a creative team environment? Who wants to collaborate and learn together with teams who are as passionate as you are? Then come and join us - and impact your world!


Your professional profile includes:

  • Minimum 10 years of previous experience as a Flavourist
  • MSc or PhD in Food Science, Chemistry, Biochemistry
  • Demonstrates holistic savoury flavour creation mastery 
  • Demonstrates expert-level tasting skills with an expert-level ability to understand how to adjust a flavour formulation in the direction needed for flavour modifications
  • Expert-level knowledge of raw materials and flavour ingredients and ability to formulate many flavour types to deliver expected flavour performance.
  • Knowledge of Maillard chemistry, creation of process flavours, experimental design and analytical methodologies is 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.
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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