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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

Senior Application Technologist



Participate in flavour application and provide technical expertise to drive operational excellence and improve client delivery systems, according to business goals and EH&S policies.



Core Responsibilities

Flavour Application

  •  Execute daily brief-related tasks including flavour selection, product evaluation, and application development
  •  Lead evaluations of flavours in food applications for briefs, research projects and portfolio evaluations
  •  Select optimal flavours for projects according to specified requirements (i.e. customer, regulatory, legislation, cost) and sug-gest improvements for the most common applications
  •  Identify appropriate flavour delivery systems and technologies for customer projects in specific applications


Knowledge sharing & expertise

  •  Serve as technical expert and advisor to marketing, sales, flavour creation, and customers for specific applications
  •  Coach, train, and motivate technicians and technologists


 Data maintenance

  •  Actively maintain the flavour performance data for the flavour portfolio through evaluation in finished product and capture of profiles


Environmental Health & Safety

  •  Maintain a safe, clean and organized lab environment in accordance with EH&S policies and hold others accountable for fol-lowing these guidelines


Academic Background

  •  Polytechnic or B.S. in Food Science, Chemistry, Biology or
  •  Master’s Degree in Food Science, Chemistry, Biology or
  •  Ph.D. in Food Science, Food Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Biology


Professional Experience

  •  Polytechnic or B.S.: minimum 4 -6 years of experience in a food applications lab, production, or related area (preferred)
  •  Master’s Degree: minimum 2 -3 years of experience in a food applications lab, production, or related area (preferred)
  •  Ph.D.: minimum 0-1 years of experience in a food applications lab, production, or related area (preferred)


 Technical Skills

  •  Understanding of selected food applications, ingredients, and processes with practical experience in customers’ food manu-facturing environment
  •  Basic understanding of many of the flavour reactions/interactions in common food products
  •  Project management skills and the ability to successfully lead selected customer projects
  •  Ability to effectively participate on customer projects including customer visits
  •      Basic technical problem solving skills in a specific applications area
  •  Ability to translate market trends into innovative products for selected customers
  •  Ability to instruct technicians and technologists


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