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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 6.2 billion in 2019. Headquartered in Switzerland with local presence in over 181 locations, the company has almost 14,969 employees worldwide. Givaudan invites you to discover more at www.givaudan.com.

Spot Buy Manager

Spot Buy Manager - Your future position?

As a Spot Buy Manager, you will be responsible for overseeing the Sourcing activities for both Raw Materials and Indirect Materials in the APAC region. You will be managing a team of buyers and manage the stakeholder expectations from the delivery center.  


You Will:


Team Management

  • Manage a team of 10+ Buyers covering APAC
  • Hire and develop team members including talent management and performance management of the team


Operational Excellence

  • Promote best practices on sourcing activities among the team in order to allow support to category managers on sourcing execution
  • Define sourcing strategy 
  • Ensure timely execution of sourcing activities for tail spend raw materials and emergency search for global raw materials
  • Ensure timely execution of sourcing activities for items/services between assigned thresholds

Stakeholder management

  • Builds constructive and effective relationships with Category management and requesting communities
  • Promote Source to Contract Value services

You ?


  • University degree preferably in business administration or economics
  • Fluent in English
  • Min 5 years of relevant experience in a procurement-related field
  • People management experience required

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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