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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

Sales Manager

Sales Manager

Sales Manager - Your future Position?

As a Sales Manager with the global leader in this business and a key member of our Taste & Wellbeing South Asia Commercial team. This role will be based out of our Head office in Mumbai and would focus on markets within Western India(Mumbai, Maharastra etc).


 Your future position?

We are currently looking to expand our Taste & Wellbeing Sales team in South Asia and have opened up a ‘Sales Manager’ role to provide more intimate support for our expanding customer base in India and increase market share for our key Taste & Wellbeing solution offerings across categories – Beverages, Savoury, Sweet goods, Snacks, Dairy and Nutraceuticals.

We are looking for a dynamic and experienced sales professional who can be an excellent addition to our creative and teamwork culture and preferably has a good knowledge of and network in the Indian Flavour, Food & Beverage sector.

You will be based in our Mumbai office in India and report to the Regional Sales Manager. In this individual contributor role you will develop business plans targeting strategic customers and distributors in Western India, provide them with game-changing Taste & Wellbeing solutions and thereby help achieve Givaudan’s purpose and commercial objectives in India.

You will work for a company that touches billions of consumers more than a hundred times a day. With its heritage stretching back over 250 years, Givaudan has a long history of innovating scents and tastes. Our passion is to collaborate with customers and partners to develop game-changing innovations in the food & beverage, fragrance and beauty industries. We have a culture that works to inspire, challenge and capture the heart and soul of consumers and customers.


Sounds interesting? It could well be your perfect opportunity if you have a true passion for the world of flavours and taste solutions, love staying ahead of the curve, always aim to exceed customer needs, deliver value, and are skilled at fostering strong relationships.


In this exciting role, you will

  • Grow Givaudan business with designated accounts & distributors by managing topline and bottom line
  • Formulate a sales plan for your region(West), with month-wise phasing and align the same with overall business strategy in terms of the products, market segments and customers.
  • Be responsible for sales & business development, collection, inventory planning, building a project pipeline with a set of direct accounts and distributors.
  • Manage and Build Channel sales - Work closely with Channel Partners & provide solutions to them based on market needs. Participate and provide inputs in setting up the annual targets of channel partners. Carry out quarterly and annual sales review meetings with them, Identify the gaps if any and jointly work to achieve the targets.
  • Report on sales and profit evolution at least once a month during the closure of the month.
  • Develop an excellent understanding of customer potential through analysis of brand strategies, positioning, strengths and weaknesses, and competition
  • Cultivate and manage customer relationships within the portfolio of accounts and distributors
  • Monitor customer and competitor activity and maintain customer information
  • Create a broad base of new business opportunities/projects and customers.
  • Collaborate with other departments to help projects successfully cross the finish line
  • Lead negotiation on pricing agreements, manage credit, customer contracts, pricing, rebates, etc. for key accounts & distributors
  • Develop & Deliver internal and customer presentations


Are you someone who wants to shape your world? Who excels in 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:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry, Food Technology, Chemical Engineering or a relevant discipline.
  • Having a Management degree would be an added advantage
  • 6 + years of relevant experience in B2B or B2C Sales in Business Development or Key Account Management role(s),preferably with companies in the Flavours, Fragrances, Food, Beverage, Ingredients, Chemicals or Packaging sectors.
  • Good knowledge of F&B customers, competition, and an existing network in India will be ideal.
  • Oral and written proficiency in English.
  • Fluency in the local language would be an added advantage
  • Excellent business and commercial knowledge.
  • Good presentation and project management skills.
  • Ability to travel frequently within the designated market (50% of your time).
  • Computer knowledge – MS Office and other relevant platforms


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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