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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.

Savoury Segment Manager

As the UK Savoury Application Manager you will lead and manage the activities of the application and product development team in UK savoury. You will manage implementation of the UK Growth Strategy within the team and drive organisational effectiveness to deliver business objectives.

In this exciting role you will:

  • Manage the activities and performance of the UK savoury application/product development team based in Milton Keynes.
  • Act as a key point of contact for internal and external customers to enable better execution of projects that drive our growth aspirations
  • Lead customer visits and product presentations with customer when required
  • Serve as technical expert/advisor to other internal functions and customers for multiple applica-tions and creations within the savoury segment
  • Provide direction and input from the local applications and/or development standpoint in key business meetings such as segment meetings.
  • Consistently participate as a local champion for new technologies
  • Effectively manage the lab/pilot plant needs of the UK savoury team to deliver customer pro-jects
  • Proactively take responsibility for building a diverse and inclusive environment that leverages differences in style, thinking and approach
  • Act as the main point of contact for management of development briefs in the UK savoury seg-ment
  • Support, coach and develop people within the team 


If you are someone full of energy and passion, determined, and a positive thinker who love challenges, then this may be your next role.

Your professional profile includes:

  • Minimum Bachelors Degree in Food Science, Chemistry, or related area
  • 8+ years experience in a food/flavour application environment or related area 
  • Ability to manage departmental workload through sound judgement
  • Good Project management skills
  • Ability to effectively manage and supervise direct reports and indirect technical teams of all levels and routinely provide guidance for their knowledge and technical skill development
  • Apply strong commercial acumen and sound decision making to development briefs by understanding and executing the UK growth strategy


Your next career step?
Givaudan is not only the global leader in the creation of flavours and fragrances, but also a place where you can impact your world and contribute to solutions that touch and delight people all over the world every day. We encourage our employees to work on varied challenges and opportunities that foster growth and promote career development. For the latest opportunities, visit Job Opportunities on Engage to grow and shape your path.

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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