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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.

HR Manager

About Us:

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 passion to innovate, Givaudan creates flavours and fragrances that ‘engage your senses’. We achieved sales of CHF 5.5 billion in 2018. Headquartered in Switzerland with local presence in over 145 locations, we have almost 13,600 employees worldwide. Givaudan invites you to discover more at www.givaudan.com.


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HR Manager at Givaudan - Your future position?

Following our purpose ‘creating for happier and healthier lives with love for nature’ we envisage Givaudan to be a place where all our employees love to be and grow. As HR Manager you will ensure we continue to develop our people and our unique capabilities in a creative and sensorial industry. Our culture is ambitious, informal, down to earth and dynamic. 


You will partner with teams in Sales, Marketing, Flavour Creation & Application, Research & Development, Regulatory, Purchasing and Shared Services. On top you will be a HR Business Partner for a Business Director who leads teams in different countries.


This position combines strategic elements like organizational design and change management and more tactical work like coaching and supporting business partners in all elements of the employee life cycle.


You will work in the Benelux and Nordic HR team and with centralized HR solutions teams. You will report to the HR Director Benelux and Nordic and be based in Naarden.


Your responsibilities will include:

  • Proactive Business Partnering: you will translate company and functional strategies to develop people solutions to provide regional and country HR plans. You will lead change management, leadership development and sustainable employability programs, Moreover, you will build proactive external talent pipelines.
  • Coaching and Collaboration: working with people managers to ensure all activities covering the employee life-cycle are implemented covering talent acquisition, talent management, compensation reviews, succession planning and training needs analysis. You will also guide and coordinate a successful execution of annual HR processes.
  • Improvement and project management: you will help implement new HR policies and HR systems. Additionally you lead and implement local and regional HR projects.


With high emotional intelligence do you engage with people at all levels? Are you results-driven and solutions-oriented, with a clear sense of urgency, deadlines and priority setting? Are you someone with a strong customer focus who wants to collaborate with others who are as passionate as you are? Then join us – and impact your world and ours. 


Your professional profile should include:

  • HR Education at least at BA level
  • At least 5+ years’ experience as HR manager on operational/tactical level
  • Experience working within an international culture in a multinational business
  • Fluent in Dutch and English language
  • In-depth knowledge of Dutch employment legislation

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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