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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 5.5 billion in 2018. Headquartered in Switzerland with local presence in over 145 locations, the company has almost 13,600 employees worldwide. Givaudan invites you to discover more at

Senior Flavourist - Savoury

Senior Savoury Flavourist- your future position?

As Flavourist at Givaudan, you will be working for a company that touches billions of consumers more than a hundred times a day. Our passion for our customers - the big food & beverage companies - and their brands brings a new dimension to our Business to Business industry. You will be working for the market leader that is at the forefront of innovation in an industry of emotions. We have a culture that works to inspire, challenge and capture the heart and soul of consumers and customers. Our customers have national and international profiles, which brings diversity and curiosity to our day to day job. You will be part of a team of very experienced Flavourists and in a position to develop your knowledge and expertise together with your colleagues inside and outside your own team.

We are looking for a dynamic and creative professional who can be a good addition to our innovative and team work culture. In this position you will work for the Middle-East and Africa region by managing the following tasks and responsibilities listed below:


  • Release your creativity and prepare flavour samples as requested for customer briefs, applications needs, technology performance assessment, QC standards, physical testing, etc. Formulate new flavour creations or modify existing flavours to meet customer requirements, internal testing needs, or new technology development at an expert level for selected flavour types. Coordinate the evaluation of materials developed internally or from external sources and assess potential for flavour creation
  • Craft relationship with the biggest customers and maintain effective relationships with a broad number of complex partners to gain their trust and respect. Execute daily brief-related tasks and fully manage assigned projects and provide flavours which meet all defined customer needs and manufacturing practices, sample scale-up, production requirements, regulatory compliance, etc. as well as leading customer visits for flavor creation and product presentations at the customer when required
  • Serve as a technical expert and leader to resolve flavour production issues, customer complaints and complete ownership of created flavours. Coach, train, mentor and manage flavour assistants and flavourists.



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

Your professional profile includes


  • 7-10 years experience as a Flavourist after completion of your Flavourist training program
  • Flavour creation experience in savoury category preferably focusing on the Middle-East and Africa region
  • Fluency in English (verbal and written) is required, any additional language is a plus.
  • Solid knowledge of raw materials and flavour ingredients, flavour formulation, modifications and adjustments, solvent and carrier systems, delivery systems, analytical methodologies and regulatory requirements
  • Ability to try innovative tools in flavour creation, building a strong trials plan and communicate the outcome to the Flavour Creation & Application community
  • Expert tasting skills and the ability to create and adjust flavour formulations that meet the taste requirements of customers
  • Ability to build internal relationships with colleagues and present the Givaudan capabilities, working with your colleagues in partnership to work together on the best solution
  • Being able to direct and motivate project teams
  • Strong communication & interpersonal skills

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