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Givaudan is a global leading company in taste and wellbeing, fragrance and beauty. With its heritage stretching back over 250 years, the Company has a long history of innovating scents and tastes. From a favourite drink to your daily meal, from prestige perfumes to cosmetics and laundry care, its creations inspire emotions and delight millions of consumers the world over. The company is committed to driving purpose-led, long-term growth while leading the way to improve happiness and health for people and nature. In the fiscal year 2020, the Company employed over 15,800 people worldwide and achieved sales of CHF 6.3 billion and a free cash flow of 12.8% of sales. Let’s imagine together on www.givaudan.com.

Consumer Market Insights Executive

CMI Executive for the SAMEA Market - Consumer Products


A CMI Executive for our SSA Consumer Products Team at Givaudan and to be based in our South Africa office - Your future position?


Our senses step into gear from the moment we wake up in the morning until we turn in for the night. The consumer grooming and cleaning regimen intersects with personal care, home care, fabric care, oral care, and active beauty products, with fragrance at the core of every experience. Givaudan Consumer Products (CPs) are, more often than not, responsible for carrying you through the olfactive journey of your day. Givaudan's CP teams are present in every region of the world. Years of experience have resulted in a natural knowledge of consumer preferences depending on the segment and geographical location. Our CP teams work together to create the success that Givaudan enjoys and brings together a variety of skills - creation and evaluation, consumer market research, marketing, sampling, sales, customer relations, and QC, and we have a selection of important competencies present in each region. 


We are expanding our Consumer Products Team for the SAMEA region and recruiting for a ‘CMI Executive’, to be based in our South Africa office, to focus on consumer products segment. 


As a 'CMI Executive' in Givaudan, you will work for a company that touches billions of consumers more than a hundred times a day. Our passion for our customers and their brands brings a new dimension to our Business to Business industry. You will work for the market leader that is at the forefront of innovation in an industry of emotions. We have a culture that works to inspire and challenge the heart and soul of consumers and customers. Our customers in the SSA region have national, regional, and international profiles, which brings diversity and curiosity to our daily job.


Sounds interesting? It could well be your perfect opportunity for both personal and professional development if, like us, you always aim to exceed customer needs, deliver value and are skilled at fostering strong relationships.

In this exciting role, you will be responsible for:


Market research:


  • Perform market research according to the regional or cross-regional projects developed by management.
  • Project Management of basic and advanced market research projects regarding:
  • Set-Up* Management of Data Analysis* Performing advanced data analysis
  • Collaborate in research project design.
  • Work with management in planning new research projects and developing ways to gather data most appropriate for the relevant project.
  • Collect secondary data regarding customer habits, purchasing history, previous, current and expected future needs.
  • Collect market data regarding competition activity, recent market developments, and trends in the industry.
  • Analyze gathered data through advanced statistical analysis and qualitative analysis tools.
  • Prepare results summary in the form of reports or presentations.
  • Translate complex findings into visually compelling presentations based on storytelling techniques
  • Ensure CMI data is stored centrally and accessible for future reference.


Design research Projects:

  • Collaborate with management in planning new research projects and develop ways to gather and analyse data most appropriate for the relevant project.


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 / Masters Degree (Statistics, Market Research, Marketing) 
  • At least 2+ years in market research (industry/customer side and/or market research agency): Relevant coursework and/or experience working in quantitative or qualitative research, consumer insights, consumer research, or in analysis/strategy
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal command of English
  • Aptitude for statistics, understanding of descriptive and inferential statistics (proficient in Excel, SPSS, XL Stat)

Functional Skills:

Market Research Skills

  • Has some market research experience in the domain of consumer goods. (ideal)
  • In-depth understanding of the principles of qualitative and quantitative market research

Project Management

  • Developing expertise in planning, leading and communicating all  functional steps in CMI projects

Statistics and Analysis

  • Use inferential statistics to interpret and explain/convey data (PowerPoint slide creation for proposals, analytic plans, client deliverables, etc.)
  • Using statistical software to analyze data

Market Knowledge

  • Building knowledge of market dynamics and trends for specific country, segment, category, or geographic area.
  • Basic understanding of fragrances (olfactory families, main benchmarks)



  • Medical Aid
  • Pension Fund
  • PSP Bonus


Preference will be given to EE candidates.

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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