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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

CI Specialist

Continuous Improvement Specialist - Your future position?


The Continuous Improvement Executive is responsible for leading Continuous Improvement initiatives within a site in order to embed best practices, reinforce a continuous improvement mindset and streamline non-value added activities. In this exciting role you will:


Strategy design and execution

  • Contribute to the design of the local Continuous Improvement strategy and execute deployment plans for the assigned site based on global CI Road Map strategy and also to meet local Operations objectives.

Continuous Improvement Management

  • Identify and quantify improvements opportunities proactively together with site Operations teams, and use best tools/methods from the CI toolbox to develop solutions.
  • Leverage internal and external Lean network to capture and eventually deploy best practices within the organization.


Project Management

  • Lead & execute approved CI projects, monitoring resource plans, project team accountabilities, change requests, deadlines, milestones, etc. and providing periodic updates to project stakeholders.
  • Proactively identify and quantify improvement opportunities; develop action plans accordingly.
  • Coach project teams on applying Lean and Six Sigma concepts and tools during solution design and project execution phases.
  • Change management and Capability building.
  • Support project managers in developing change management roadmaps and related communication strategies.
  • Challenge existing processes/practices and coach project teams in applying effective problem solving to develop solutions and initiate change.
  • Educate Operations teams on Lean principles to close capability gaps and promote a culture of continuous improvement.


Performance Management

  • Support the implementation of Operational Improvement Plan (OIP) for the site and cascade its KPIs.



Are you someone who wants to grow and shape your own world? Who needs a new challenge and bring excellent contribution to company? Then come and join us - and impact your world.


Your professional profile includes:

  • University degree in Engineering or related discipline.
  • At least Green Belt Trained/Certified and/or Project management certification.
  • At least 3 years in continuous improvement in manufacturing environment
  • At least 1 year of people management experience preferred.
  • Training experience with operators, shift leaders and departmental managers.
  • Good knowledge of product processing and industrialization processes.
  • Good command in stakeholder management and communications.
  • Good command in process mapping and design.
  • Good knowledge of value chain diagnostics tools.
  • Good knowledge of EHS rules and guidelines.
  • General knowledge of financial concepts (e.g. OPEX, CAPEX) and tools (e.g. SAP).
  • Proficient in basic software tools with ability to learn/master new applications.



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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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