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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 6.2 billion in 2019. Headquartered in Switzerland with local presence in over 181 locations, the company has almost 14,969 employees worldwide. Givaudan invites you to discover more at www.givaudan.com.

Senior Flavourist II, Savoury

Senior Savoury Flavourist - Your Future Position?


Consumer appetite for exciting and diverse taste experiences in food and beverages is phenomenal. That’s why we focus on, invest in, and care so much about innovation programs that are inspired by technology, haute cuisine, consumer understanding and, of course, nature itself.

Sound interesting? It could well be your perfect opportunity if you, like us, always aim to exceed customer needs, provide value and are experienced at building relationships.


Your future responsibilities:


Challenge yourself and others

Form new flavor creations or modify existing flavors to meet project requirements, internal testing needs, or new technology development at an expert level for selected flavor types. Establish relationships with a broad number of internal partners; able to gain their trust and respect. Be a technical expert to resolve flavor production issues and customer complaints and complete ownership of created flavors. Mentor flavor assistants and other flavorists.


Drive Efficiencies

Serve as technical expert and advisor to internal and external partners and customers for ingredient and flavor performance at an expert level for selected flavor types. Build complex programs and provide technical leadership within their area or group, determine project success criteria in collaboration with team members to create innovative flavours.


Manage through Operational Excellence

Coordinate the evaluation of materials developed internally or from external sources and assess potential for flavor creation. Coordinate the participation of other technical functions to learn about all areas of the company (analytical chemistry, sensory, consumer understanding, regulatory, flavor delivery, manufacturing) Maintain a safe, clean and organized lab environment in accordance with EH&S policies. Manage assigned projects and provide flavors which meet all defined project needs, leading customer visits for flavor creation and product presentations at the customer.



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? 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:

  • Polythetic or Bachelor's Degree in Food Science, Biology and any experience in a food applications lab, prododuction or related areas
  • 7 or more years experience as a Flavourist after completion of Givaudan Flavourist Training programme or accepted industry equivalent
  • Flavour Creation experience in more than one country/region and across multiple flavour segments
  • Expert level knowledge of analytical methodologies (G.C. HPLC, Mass Spec.)
  • Expert level knowledge of raw materials and flavour ingredients with a expert level ability to create many flavour types to deliver flavour performance problem solving processes, research and development needs

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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