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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 5.1 billion in 2017. Headquartered in Switzerland with local presence in over 100 locations, the company has more than 11,100 employees worldwide. Givaudan invites you to discover more at www.givaudan.com.

Portfolio Manager

Join us and celebrate the beauty of human experience. Create for happier, healthier lives, with love for nature. Together, with passion and creativity, we deliver food innovations, craft inspired fragrances and develop beauty and wellbeing solutions. There’s much to learn and many to learn from, with more than 16,800 employees around the world to explore ideas and ambitions with. Every day, your talent, your innovative spirit, and your determination will shape our future, making a positive difference on billions of people. Every essence of you enriches our world. We are Givaudan. Human by nature.  

Portfolio Manager - Taste & Wellbeing

Building a robust portfolio of flavors, seasonings & ingredients for various segments thereby enhancing Givaudan’s win rate and response time in the market. To ensure professional customer brief management by connecting with the stakeholders involved in various projects. You will be based in Mumbai and report to the Senior Flavourist II. 

 

Sounds interesting? It could be your perfect opportunity to build and grow a focus category bringing the entrepreneur within you to action.

 

In this position you will:

  • Building and maintaining a local collection of various flavours for agile submission to the market.
  • Screening regional/global flavour portfolio to ensure that it is relevant, complete, competitive, profitable and aligned with the local business strategy
  • Build collections by selecting the best flavours from other regions leveraging technical, legal and quality information as well as commercial insights to ensure that they are relevant, complete, competitive, profitable and aligned with the local business strategy
  • Assure data quality and relevance of the flavours in the portfolio through regular portfolio analysis and by initiating the necessary improvement measures for the understanding of missing flavour profiles.
  • Carry out application trials of the various new flavours to be added to the relevant segment portfolio
  • Ensure proper brief management by connecting with various stakeholders during periodical project review meetings
  • Initiate the dialogue and collaborate with Regional Product Managers and Flavourists to ensure the effective commercialization of new technology and innovation
  • Keep track to assure compliance with Collection flavours and raise compliance issues as and when necessary
  • Be an active member in sharing the local collections with the cross-regional teams
  • Local trainer & power user for any newly launched global flavour selection tools
  • Support and empower the FC&A and commercial teams in selecting flavours from collections
  • Drive communication about content and updates on collections on a regular basis to technical and commercial teams. 
  • Support the marketing team in developing external promotions for key customers.
  • Train, develop and manage the performance of local Flavour Portfolio specialists.
  • Maintain a safe, clean and organized lab environment in accordance with EH&S policies and hold others accountable for following these guidelines

 

You?

Are you someone who wants to grow and shape your own world? Are you a self-starter who thrives 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:

  • With a min of 8 - 10 years of experience in Flavour Application and Evaluation or related areas.
  • Bachelor / Masters degree in Food Science, Food Technology.

  • Good written, verbal communications and presentation skills
  • Written and verbal command of English
  • Proficiency in common computer Applications
  • Ability to operate various lab equipment
  • Experience in running pilot and plant trials will be an added advantage
  • Demonstrates solid sensory skills
  • Team management with high interpersonal skills and a collaborative attitude
  • Ability to work in a virtual matrix organisation
  • Advanced project management skills with the ability to lead complex local & regional portfolio projects
  • In-depth understanding of most food applications, ingredients, and processes with practical experience in customers’ food manufacturing environment
  • Excellent understanding of Sensory, Consumer Understanding and Brands and skills to convert this knowledge into collection building
  • Good data processing skills
  • Expert in translating customer and market needs into relevant collections
  • Ability to supervise, train and guide Flavour Portfolio specialists
     

Our Benefits

  • Attractive package with benefits
  • Excellent opportunities for progressive learning and development
  • Collaborate with an experienced cross-functional team to get results
  • A creative team environment that will inspire you

 

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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.
Every essence of you enriches our 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.



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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