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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.

Senior Savoury Flavourist

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.


As Senior Savoury Flavourist you will lead flavour and integrated solutions development projects and contribute to tactical planning. You will also guide functional benefits growth according to organisational goals and Environment, Health and Safety policies. You will be based in the Innovation Center in Kemptthal and reporting directly to the Innovation Director Savoury.

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.


You will:


  • 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. Accomplish daily tasks and manage assigned projects and provide flavours which meet all defined project needs. Lead customer visits for flavour creation and product presentations at the customer. 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.
  • Improve efficiency
    Be a technical expert and advisor to all 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 creative 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 departments (analytical chemistry, sensory, consumer understanding, regulatory, flavor delivery, manufacturing) Maintain a safe, clean and organized lab environment following 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 shape the future of the Taste & Wellbeing business? Who wants to drive and achieve results? Who excels being in a multinational culture where you can express yourself in a creative team environment? Who wants to collaborate and work in a team as passionate as you are? Then join us.


You have:

  • Polytechnic or Bachelor's Degree in Food Science, Biology and any experience in a food applications lab, production or related areas
  • 7or more years experience as a Flavourist after completion of Givaudan Flavourist Training programme or accepted industry equivalent
  • Business Fluent in English; any additional language is an advantage
  • 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 an expert level ability to create many flavour types


Our Benefits:

  • Variable pension fund contribution
  • Sport and leisure club
  • Company shop
  • Staff restaurant
  • Public transportation support


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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