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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 5.5 billion in 2018. Headquartered in Switzerland with local presence in over 145 locations, the company has almost 13,600 employees worldwide. Givaudan invites you to discover more at www.givaudan.com.

Senior Flavourist - Beverages

Sr Flavourist for our EAME Beverages Innovation Center in The Netherlands - your future position?


As Sr Flavourist in Givaudan, you will be working for a company that touches billions of consumers more than a hundred times a day. Our passion for our customers - the big food & beverage companies - and their brands brings a new dimension to our Business to Business industry. You will be working for the market leader that is 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 have national and international profiles, which brings diversity and curiosity to our day to day job. 

You will be part of a team of very experienced Beverage Flavourists and in a position to develop and share your knowledge and expertise together with your colleagues inside and outside your own team. We are looking for a dynamic professional who can be a good addition to our innovative and team-work culture.


In this exciting job you will:

  • Create the Beverage flavours of the future
    Based on both customer requests and market insights, you will create new flavours making use of the newest flavour technologies, the latest ingredient innovations, market and consumer insights and a unique pallet of raw materials. You will also come with ideas and innovations to ensure our customers can continue to make the difference for their consumers around the globe.
  • Lead project teams
    Working in project teams is part of our culture in Givaudan. You will be trained to be a project leader for big projects that require multiple function cooperation.
  • Collaborate with our Science+Technology team
    You will work together with S+T in identifying the tools S+T develops to allow us to win more projects in EAME. Within your innovation mandate you will work in strong collaboration with the Marketing and Application team to apply these new tools in your new flavour creations for existing and innovative beverage applications.
  • Serve as internal technical expert
    You will serve as innovation expert towards your flavourist colleagues, and as atechnical expert and advisor to our Marketing and Sales departments as well as for our customers. You will also participate in Givaudan global and regional initiatives.


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? And do you love innovation? Then come join us - and impact your world!

Your professional profile includes:

  • At least Bachelor degree in Food Science, Chemistry or Biology
  • At least 5-7 years of experience as a Flavourist after completion of your Flavourist training program
  • Flavour creation experience in beverages in more than one country/region
  • Fluency in English (verbal and written) is required; another European language is a plus.
  • Solid knowledge of raw materials and flavour ingredients, flavour formulation, solvent and carrier systems, delivery systems, analytical methodologies and regulatory requirements
  • Ability to try innovative tools in flavour creation, building a strong trials plan and communicate the outcome to the Flavour Creation & Application community
  • Ability to build missing capabilities within flavour portfolio
  • Ability to identify and communicate missing tools to the Science+Technology team
  • Expert tasting skills and the ability to create and adjust flavour formulations that meet the taste requirements of customers and consumers
  • Ability to build relationships with customers and present the Giavudan capabilities, working with our customers in partnership to together work on the best solution
  • Being able to work effectively in a matrix organisation
  • Drive for results and taking ownership
  • Being able to direct and motivate project teams
  • Strong communication & interpersonal skills

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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