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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 www.givaudan.com.

Senior Research Manager

Join us and celebrate the beauty of human experience. Create for happier, healthier lives, with love for nature. Together, with passion and creativity, we deliver food innovations, craft inspired fragrances and develop beauty and wellbeing solutions. There’s much to learn and many to learn from, with more than 16,800 employees around the world to explore ideas and ambitions with. Every day, your talent, your innovative spirit, and your determination will shape our future, making a positive difference on billions of people. Every essence of you enriches our world. We are Givaudan. Human by nature.  
 

Your role will include:

  • Being responsible for the development and industrialization of new ingredients and safe, robust and sustainable processes for manufacturing.
  • Leading local development team of scientists.
  • Managing and supporting cross-functional and cross-regional project teams. 
  • Driving project executions and activities in line with global strategy. 
  • Being responsible for managing, hiring, and for developing a group of Scientific Employees.
  • Monitoring the progress of programs & projects.
  • Developing, driving, and executing the technical strategy for the specific category assigned.
  • Closely monitoring and evaluating technological advances in all relevant disciplines, identifying external partners and working with functional heads to incorporate new external technologies as appropriate in the innovation portfolio.
  • Working to ensure effective communication and collaboration across disciplines.
  • Establishing the key regional and global contacts for the project manager for development and implementation.  
  • Recognizing the value that different perspectives and cultures bring to an organization.
  • Building strong (internal and external) customer relationships and delivering customer-centric solutions.
  • Planning and prioritizing work to meet commitments aligned with organizational goals.
  • Consistently achieving results, even under challenging circumstances.
  • Building strong-identity teams that apply their diverse skills and perspectives to achieve common goals.
  • Making good and timely decisions that keep the organization moving forward.

 

Your professional profile includes:

  • Master's degree or preferably Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry with at least 5 years of relevant experience.
  • Leading scientists to develop creative and innovative solutions to complex Science & Technology challenges and staffing.
  • Understanding chemical, technical, regulatory, health, safety, environmental, and quality aspects of new ingredient development and production.
  • People manager and team player providing focus and direction with the ability to resolve conflicts constructively.
  • Ability to understand a wide variety of scientific disciplines and the benefit they will provide to the flavor industry.
  • Extensive knowledge of the flavor and food business, particularly how scientific and technical areas impact the business. 
  • Ability and experience in working effectively in a multi-cultural matrix environment and building networks across functions and geography.
  • Open and effective communicator, diplomatic and influencing to drive accomplishment.
  • Strong project management skills with creative problem-solving capability.
  • Structured and focused in approach with the ability to simplify complex scope and limitations.
  • Ability to demonstrate the financial impact of research work on business results.

 

Our Benefits:

  • Annual bonus
  • Fixed travel allowance
  • Health insurance contribution
  • Number of total holidays in full-time positions 38
  • Long-term career opportunity
  • Close and friendly environment in a multinational company
     

 

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.
Every essence of you enriches our 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.
 



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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