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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 5.1 billion in 2017. Headquartered in Switzerland with local presence in over 100 locations, the company has more than 11,100 employees worldwide. Givaudan invites you to discover more at www.givaudan.com.

Trainee Flavourist

Join us and celebrate the beauty of human experience. Create for happier, healthier lives, with love for nature. Together, with creativity and imagination, we deliver food innovations, craft inspired fragrances and develop beauty and wellbeing solutions. There’s much to learn and many to learn from, with more than 16,800 employees around the world to explore ideas and ambitions with. 
In China, our mission started more than 30 years ago. We built our success with high-quality products, high ethical standards, and humility. Now, from one our 14 innovative locations across the country, every day, your passion, your expertise, and your commitment to excellence will shape our future, making a positive difference on billions of people. Every essence of you enriches our world. We are Givaudan. Human by nature.  

TRAINEE FLAVOURIST (FLAVOURIST SCHOOL) – Shanghai, China
 
Is Trainee Flavourist your future position?
Does the taste of your favourite dish bring a smile on your face as memories flood back? Imagine being able to create flavours evoking emotions, awaking memories and stimulating feelings. That is exactly the job of our Flavourists!

 

The mission of the Flavour School is to train young Flavourists to carry on the heritage of flavour development as a craft and to combine creative expression with technical skills.

 

Do you have a passion for taste and do you always look for something new and different? Then join Givaudan as a Trainee Flavourist!

 

As a Trainee Flavourist, a 3 year internal development program will await you in Givaudan Taste & Wellbeing China. This program will start in 2023 and will consist of different modules like flavour ingredient training, regulatory training, food and beverages training and further development of your personal skills. A Givaudan mentor will coach and support you during the development program. After completion of this program, you will be appointed as a Flavourist in Givaudan’s creation site. 

 

In this position you will:

  • Participate in the 3 year Flavourist Training Programme; to learn what ingredients to use for creation of all kind of flavours, like strawberry flavour, chicken flavour or mushroom flavour and how you can adapt them to different taste preferences in other countries; you will also learn how to create the best flavours for different applications like soft drinks, yoghurts or dry soups and what ingredients you can use in which countries based on the food legislation.
  • Assist Flavourists on customer projects; as the best learning is on the job, Trainees will work, guided by an experienced Flavourist, on creating new flavours for our customer projects.
  • Take part in the evaluation of new flavours and food products; to stay up-to-date with the latest developments in food and evaluate newly created flavours, you will participate in tasting sessions with your colleagues and with customers.
  • Enter and retrieve data using our database software.
  • Maintain a clean laboratory environment following Environmental, Health and Safety guidelines.
  • Prepare and make presentations to summarize insights and suggest improvements in all departments.

 

As Trainee Flavourist in Givaudan you will work for a company that touches billions of consumers more than a hundred times a day and for a market leader that is at the forefront of innovation in an industry of emotions. We have a culture that works to inspire, challenge and capture the heart and soul of consumers and customers.

 

Your professional profile includes:

  • At least Bachelor’s Degree in Food Science, Organic or Analytical Chemistry or Biology
  • Affinity and passion for food and cooking
  • Demonstrates excellent tasting skills and you should be able to consistently describe the flavour profile of a product 
  • Shows the skills which are necessary to interface effectively with customers
  • Chinese as native language as well as fluent in English

 

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.
Every essence of you enriches our 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.



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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