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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 2019, the Company employed over 14,900 people worldwide and achieved sales of CHF 6.2 billion and a free cash flow of 12.7% of sales. Let’s imagine together on www.givaudan.com.

Reliability Engineer

About the Company:

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 improve, Givaudan creates flavours and fragrances that ‘engage your senses’. The Company 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.


Reliability Engineer in Naarden – Your new challenge?

As a Reliability Engineer you will work for all four production streams. You will focus on improving availability and reliability of equipment, at competing costs with minimal impact on production. You make sure both production management have great insight in the technical status and advise on the best maintenance strategy, taking preventive maintenance, corrective maintenance and capital investments into account.

You will report to the Maintenance and Reliability Manager and be part of the Maintenance team. However, you will work closely with production.


In this challenging role you will work on:

  • Analyzing: with your excellent SAP and skills you collect and analyze reliability performance data to prioritize maintenance and investments
  • Execution: based on your great technical understanding of the production process, your analysis and your connection with the shop floor, you advise and co-create maintenance and investment plans. You provide immaculate technical status measured by KPIs as, OEE, MTBF, Downtime, Costs, and qualitative preventive maintenance
  • Stakeholder management: work with all partners as manufacturing operators and leadership, local and regional engineering, EHS and Quality. Develop partnerships with EAME Operations and EAME/Global M&E network
  • Safety: you play your part in securing a safe working environment, both on personnel safety and taking food safety standards into account
  • Continuous improvement: Lean concepts such as 5S, Root Cause Analysis, Pareto analysis hold no secret for you, you are comfortable to apply these principles in a pragmatic manner and inspire others to do so as well


Are you maintenance literate? Do you have outstanding analyzing skills? Do you love to dive into data but also like to validate your findings with the shop floor? Then join us - and impact your world!


Your professional profile includes:

  • Bachelor's degree or higher in a technical field (Mechanical Engineering, Chemistry, Science) 
  • Experience in a manufacturing process environment, preferably within Food or Chemical Industry
  • Maintenance literate
  • Proficient in English and Dutch, both oral and in writing
  • Comprehensive working knowledge of SAP-PM and Excel

Our offer

The offer we have in store for you is a rewarding compensation package. And, more important, you will grow both personally and professionally, within a challenging and inspiring environment. Ambition beyond this role is required, future assignments out of the Netherlands are part of career planning.

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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