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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 Category Manager Commodities

As RM Senior Category Manager, you will develop and implement strategies (and related tactical plans) to source the large spend and/or complex/business-critical RM categories and secure supply for those categories in line with a business plan. 


Sourcing Strategy

•    Drive the development and implementation of RM category strategies
•    Analyze the market and implement risk management strategies for the portfolio
•    Lead sourcing strategy development within cross-functional team for key categories
•    Drive sourcing strategy implementation by leading major RFQs and key negotiations

Portfolio Management

•    Negotiate contracts globally
•    Select, manage and audit suppliers
•    Identify opportunities for portfolio optimization and actively involve creation and manufacturing in the development of optimization plans
•    Own key supplier relationship and lead GBS escalated supplier conflict resolutions
•    Communicate to suppliers any forthcoming changes in demand/specifications
•    Ensure adequate contract cover for materials and supplier compliance to contracts
•    Ensure vendor performance at target levels

Stakeholder Relationship

•    Communicate to key internal stakeholders/Segment BP any market conditions changes which may affect the Business
•    Actively support the responsible sourcing projects implementation & provide information to Procurement Sustainability Manager when needed


Cost Optimization

•    Provide sufficient information for business planning process
•    Develop cost reduction projects
•    Provide price forecast and market trends for key commodities


•    University degree preferred or equivalent experience
•    >7 years’ experience in Procurement and/or functional experience
•    Knowledge of F&F/FMCG/Chemical industry

•    Knowledge of Flavours industry is a plus

•    Specific technical and market knowledge in the respective category
•    International exposure in a previous role
•    Fluent in English, other languages a +
•    Excellent negotiation skills
•    Cultural awareness and adaptable to fast-changing business requirements
•    Passion for success with a high energy level

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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