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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.

Operations Leadership Program


Operations Leadership Program - Your future opportunity?

About us:


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’. We achieved sales of CHF 5.5 billion in 2018. Headquartered in Switzerland with local presence in over 145 locations, we have almost 13,600 employees worldwide. Givaudan invites you to discover more at www.givaudan.com.


About the Role:


In Operations Leadership Program you will participate in a two-years long program that combines structured learning and development with on-the-job training and project management opportunities. This program is ideal for professionals with an interest in applying core technical and problem solving skills into a leadership role in a people-intensive manufacturing/production environment. You will experience a multinational working environment, and you will learn and grow with the help of passionate professionals.


You Will:


Functional Rotation: Associates will be assigned up to seven different rotations to provide them with a strong understanding of all areas essential to the Operations function. During each rotation, you will be assigned a “Departmental Sponsor/Learning Leader” to oversee the associate’s time, work and training in that area. The departments are: Production, Quality Lab, Warehouse/Distribution, Production Planning & Scheduling, Plant Maintenance, Quality Management & Process Technology and Engineering


Functional Exposures: Is focused on developing basic cross functional exposure to other key areas within the business, outside of the manufacturing/production area. The diverse training areas for exposure are: EH&S, Operational Accounting, HR, FC&A, S+T, Commercial, Customer Care, PID & Regulatory, Regional Supply Chain and Samples


Leadership Development: Involves the transition of the associate into a leadership role within Givaudan. You will begin developing advanced people-leadership skills and will supervise and coordinate all efforts related to the tactical daily operation of the department. You will be given projects to either manage or participate on throughout the program.


You Have:


  • College/University degree, preferably in a field of Chemical Engineering, Industrial Engineering or Mechanical Engineering
  • Fluency in English and in Hungarian
  • At least 3 years of working experience
  • Experience in an industrial/manufacturing setting preferred
  • Supervisory or leadership experience
  • Results oriented
  • Adaptable to a constantly changing work environment
  • Superior interpersonal and communication skills


Our Benefits:


  • Great compensation package including bonus and cafeteria
  • Continuous learning
  • Career development opportunities
  • Access to exclusive perfumes


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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