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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.

Application Manager (Beverage Ingredient)

 

About the Company:

 

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 www.givaudan.com.

 

About the Role

 

As the UK & Ireland Beverage Application Manager, you will manage the activities of the application team in Milton Keynes. You will work closely with sales, marketing and flavour creation teams to manage the implementation of the UK Growth Strategy and drive organisational effectiveness to deliver our business objectives.

 

You Will:

 

  • Manage the activities and performance of the UK Beverage application team
  • You will be the main point of contact for our selected customers and develop relationships that allow better execution of projects to drive our growth aspirations
  • Lead customer visits and product presentations
  • Be a technical expert for multiple applications within the beverage segment both internally and with customers
  • Provide direction and input in key business meetings such as segment meetings
  • Manage the lab/pilot plant equipment needs of the UK Beverage team to support/improve our ability to perform technical projects
  • Take responsibility to build a diverse and inclusive environment that leverages differences in styles, thinking and approaches
  • Act as the main point of contact for management of development briefs in the UK Beverage segment
  • Support and develop people to functional competencies within beverages or related departments and identify all resource and capability needs within the department 
  • Manage the ongoing yearly recruitment process, development programme and daily work of industrial placement students

 

You Have:

 

  • Minimum Bachelor’s Degree in Food Science, Chemistry
  • 10+ years of professional experience in a food/flavour application environment or related beverage manufacturing 
  • 2+ years of experience in team/people management
  • Experience managing departmental workload through and good Project management skills.
  • Experience leading direct reports and indirect technical teams of all levels and provide guidance for their knowledge and technical skill development.
  • Apply strong commercial acumen and sound decision making to development briefs by understanding and accomplishing the UK growth strategy
  • Understanding the beverage production process, how the beverage industry works

 



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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