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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.

Site Engineering Manager

Lead the Engineering and Maintenance function in a site with the complex industrial process with the objective to achieve maximum plant availability in response to operational activity needs for the local unit.


Strategy design

  • Provide input to the local Operations business plan and related goals with regards to e.g. engineering projects, production capacity, important maintenance activities, changes in equipment, spare parts inventory, etc.
  • Establish Site Engineering annual targets based on functional strategy and leads and monitors their achievement.


Function management

  • Lead several Maintenance & Engineering teams, and contractors, working on different assignments within the engineering and maintenance field.
  • Work with Engineering functions to ensure analysis and implementation  of global strategies, plans or best practices.
  • Establish site master plans to capture all Capex, engineering and maintenance plans and lead their execution to address internal customer requirements in the short, mid and long term.
  • Provide input to global or regional Capex projects to anticipate the impact on local activities and resources.
  • Identify and propose local Capex projects (when approved).
  • Manage all routine engineering and maintenance activities, track progress against the plan(s) and implement corrective actions in case of deviation.
  • Apply best practices and continuous improvement programs to increase processes and use of resources.
  • Provide outstanding engineering and maintenance service to clients through maintenance work, local projects and coordinate capital investments on site.
  • Maintain compliance of all assets with applicable legal or company standards, and harmonization of standards within the departments.
  • Implement Group Engineering projects, guidelines and directives and organize regular training to ensure adherence to these and other guidelines/directives 
  • Maintain contact with local authorities.
  • Propose budgets and levels of service for engineering and maintenance activities and build these within the approved limit(s).


People management

  • Oversee the development of annual human resources processes for the local Engineering & Maintenance teams and validate related results.
  • Work with local Operations and regional/global E&M management teams and HR Business Partner(s) in developing a local talent pipeline for the function.
  • Guide the development and promotion of talents within and outside the function.



  • University degree in Engineering or related discipline.
  • Plant Engineering or Maintenance certification.
  • Overall work experience of 7+ years in manufacturing or plant operations, including exposure to factory engineering and maintenance strategy and operational maintenance of production equipment.
  • 2+ years of progressive experience in people management.
  • Spanish Language at an advanced level 
  • Experience working in matrix organizations incl CoEs.
  • Proficiency in complex industrialization and engineering projects including building, process installation and utilities, from the design stage to hand-over.
  • Good knowledge of TPM, KPI, Six Sigma, Lean Manufacturing, and project controlling tools.

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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