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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.

SAMEA Regional Product Manager (Sweet Goods, Dairy



SAMEA Regional Product Manager (Sweet Goods, Dairy & Nutrition)


A Regional Product Manager for the Sweet Goods, Dairy & Nutrition categories with the global leader in the creation of Taste & Wellbeing and Fragrances & Beauty, and an essential member of our Taste & Wellbeing Regional Innovation team focusing on the exciting SAMEA (South Asia, Middle East, and Africa) market while being based in our Mumbai office. 


Your future position?

To support our exciting new ways of working for our SAMEA (South Asia, Middle East, and Africa) region, we are now hiring for a ‘Regional Product Manager for Sweet Goods, Dairy & Nutrition’ role for our Regional Innovation organization for Taste & Wellbeing (T&W), and based in Mumbai.
You will be fundamental in driving the development and commercialization of new technologies and technical initiatives in line with the segment strategy. You will become the Sweet Goods, Dairy & Nutrition product portfolio expert, ensuring that it is competitive and relevant for our customers. The role offers excellent opportunities to interact and collaborate with a wide range of partners in our commercial organization, Science and Technology (S&T), Taste & Wellbeing Creation and Application, Purchasing, Sales, and Marketing. You will report to the Head of Regional Innovation for SAMEA and be an essential member of the Regional Innovation team.
You will work for a company that touches billions of consumers more than a hundred times a day. Our passion for our customers and their brands bring a new dimension to our Business to Business industry. You will work for the market leader at the forefront of innovation in an industry of emotions. We have a culture that works to inspire, challenge and capture the heart and soul of consumers and customers. Our customers in SAMEA have local, regional, and international profiles, bringing diversity and curiosity to your daily job.
In this exciting role, you will:
Manage the Sweet Goods, Dairy & Nutrition product and technology portfolio:-

  • Manage the regional product portfolio to ensure it is relevant, competitive, profitable and aligned with the business strategy.
  • Become the regional subject matter expert for assigned products and technologies.
  • Actively manage the existing product portfolio, identify non-performing products and recommend deletion where appropriate.
  • Help deliver the sales and gross margin targets, working closely with the pricing and relevant teams to define price levels.


Define the innovation needs and manage the innovation pipeline:-

  • Manage the complete innovation pipeline for the Sweet Goods, Dairy & Nutrition segments, leading complex innovation projects with several stakeholders in the SAMEA region.
  • Identify business development opportunities and define innovation needs and gaps for the region.
  • Gather and provide business justification and local market requirements (e.g., sales/profit projections, regulatory requirements, product performance expectations) for the identified innovation projects in collaboration with the Science & Technology (S&T), Taste & Wellbeing Creation & Application team, and the Marketing Managers.
  • Interacts with S+T, Operations, and Supply Chain to identify and resolve product cost and supply issues.
  • Provide inputs into the global product strategy led by the Global Product Managers.

Drive the commercialization of innovation - 

  • Build commercialization plans and develop customer-relevant value propositions for the product portfolio.
  • Engage with local stakeholders (Marketing, Taste & Wellbeing Creation & Application team, and Sales) to drive product launches in the region and identify customer opportunities (e.g., jointly develop the promotional plan, arrange salesforce training with local marketing, coordinate the development of samples and demos)
  • Support the technical team to prepare for the launch of new products and technologies via the development of proper training materials and direct support.
  • Ensure that new ingredients and regional versions of flavours are provided to all relevant markets with all the required information related to the new products (regulatory requirement, pricing, etc.).
  • Supports with the presentation of new products and technologies to key customer targets.


Are you someone who wants to grow and shape your own world? Who thrives being 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: 

  • A University degree in a technical discipline ideally followed by substantial Marketing exposure
  • A minimum of 7 years of experience in managing product platforms for Sweet Goods, Dairy & Nutrition in the food or flavour industry.
  • Technical or B2B Marketing experience gained in an international environment.
  • Have a solid understanding of marketing principles and strategies, including the commercialization of new products.
  • Strong project management skills. 
  • Comfortable in working and collaborating with diverse teams and cultures. 
  • A passion for innovation and experience in innovation management
  • Good interpersonal and presentation skills. 
  • Excellent oral and written proficiency in the English language. Knowledge of additional languages like Arabic, Hindi and French will be advantageous. 
  • Willingness to travel within the SAMEA (South Asia, Middle East, and Africa) region ~ 25% of the time.


Our Benefits:

  • Attractive salary package with benefits.
  • Excellent opportunities for progressive learning and development.
  • 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.
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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