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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

Regulatory Team Lead

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. 


Regulatory Team Lead -  Innovation and Certifications – Your future position?
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 bring a new dimension to our Business to Business industry. 
As a Team Leader and Regulatory Manager technical expert you will work within our Taste & Wellbeing Regulatory Department in a team unit operating in European markets. You will be responsible for leading and managing regulatory projects and information with and for internal and external customers and providing your regulatory expertise to bring new products to the market through strong customer focus, clear accountability, regulatory advice and advocacy to ensure product safety and compliance.
Sounds interesting?
It could well be your perfect opportunity if, like us, you always aim to exceed customer needs, deliver value and are skilled at fostering strong relationships. In this exciting role, reporting to the Head of Europe Regulatory, you will: 

  • Provide internal and external customers with consistent and compliant product safety and legislative expertise
  • Monitor and Interpret flavouring and food regulatory and legislative developments, identify early issues that impact the business, and advise the business on eventual risks to ensure compliance and reduced liability
  • Be the key point of contact of commercial and research and product development  teams for delivering legislation updates and regulatory consultancy for innovation projects, new launches, marketing promotions based on business processes and internal regulatory systems and procedures and industry and regulatory requirements in an expeditious timeframe 
  • Ensure certifications for Halal, Kosher, Organic and any other future schemes are in place for Europe
  • Collaborate and ensure alignment with global regulatory teams, with other regional regulatory teams (e.g. advocacy group, system/data experts) and other stakeholders such as communication teams and integrations projects leads
  • Utilise functionalities of internal SAP-based regulatory systems and databases to support key compliance and safety initiatives  
  • Ensure integrity of regulatory database as well as protection of regional intellectual property
  • Develop and implement internal policies, processes and procedures and training for team members/new hires/partners
  • Establish relationships with assigned customer contacts including participation/leading to customer visits/meetings
  • Manage a team of regulatory experts

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? Then come join us – and impact your world.
Your professional profile includes:

  • University Degree (minimum Master) in a scientific field such as Chemistry or Food, Biological or Physical sciences
  • 6-10 years of regulatory experience in Flavours or Food or related industry 
  • Knowledge of the food industry regulatory issues and trends, understanding of its customer regulatory requirements and market dynamics for food ingredients and flavourings
  • Strong communication (both written and oral ) and Networking skills
  • Problem-solving and Decision quality skills
  • Customer focus and Drive for results
  • Proactive Mindset
  • Project Management skills and priority setting
  • Business Fluency in English is a must and additional language is a plus

Multiple location: Naarden (Netherlands), Zürich (Switzerland)


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.
Givaudan is committed to equal opportunities. Therefore, we welcome applications regardless of cultural and social background, gender, age, religion or sexual identity. 
We also have a safe working environment, progressive working conditions and are certified as an equal pay employer.

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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