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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.

Capex Senior Project Manager EAME (flexible locati

About the Role

As Senior Project Manager, you will lead and direct large CAPEX Engineering projects, often requiring considerable resources and high levels of functional integration. 

You will be reporting to the Head of Engineering EAME, but will also report to the Steering Committee for the duration of the assigned project(s)

You need to be mobile (80-100% regional business travel).


In this exciting opportunity, your main responsibilities will be the following:


People management:

  • You will assemble and manage the project team (internal, external resources), monitoring project team performance and completing performance reviews. You will coach, mentor and motivate project team

Function management:

  • Drive day-to-day execution of assigned strategic project (or phase) and manage project resources for a successful project delivery
  • Prepare the project planning and financial forecasts for all phases and give regular status updates to the project steering committee and stakeholders
  • Collaborate with customer organization to ensure needs are met
  • Manage Project (and esp. scope changes) according to the globally CapEx/PM processes
  • Ensure adherence to Quality & EHS standards (project management and technical)
  • Drive selection of engineering suppliers and vendors, assisting negotiation and dispute management as needed
  • Resolve conflicts among project team members or other partners
  • Provide consultation and participate to workshops, peer-reviews and Post Implementation Reviews in other Projects
  • Participate to the development of global CapEx/PM best practices & standards when requested


You Have:

Diploma: BSc/MSc in Engineering or equivalent experience, Project Management certification (PMI, PRINCE2) an advantage
Languages: Fluent in English; Hungarian is a plus

  • Experience leading large green/brown field projects (10+ years) preferably in food/chemical industry
  • Experience in complex/matrix organizations, working with diverse cultures and multi-discipline specialists
  • Experience in contracts management and supplier selection processes
  • Technical skills : Design and construction of food/chemical plants; Solid knowledge of CapEx and related financial aspects


Are you someone who wants to grow and shape your own world? Are you customer-focused and results-driven? Want to collaborate and build teams who are as passionate as you are? Can you engage those around you? Then join us – and impact your world !


Our Benefits

Comprehensive healthcare plans
Paid time off and family leave
Retirement plans


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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