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Naturex is an international leader in plant extraction and the development of natural ingredients and solutions for the food, health and beauty sectors. Naturex operates its business through three business units, food and beverage, health and nutrition and personal care. The company operates 16 production locations around the world and employs around 1,700 people. Naturex became part of Givaudan in 2018. 

Givaudan is a global leading company in taste and wellbeing, and fragrance and beauty. With its heritage stretching back over 250 years, the Company has a long history of innovating scents and tastes. 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

Training Specialist

On this role you will plan, develop, implement and conduct various standard and specialized training programs to ensure employee understanding of current, modified or future operational methods and standard practices. Ensure training programs satisfy strategic training goals and objectives in order to maximize utilization of work force and equipment and meet all regulatory compliance issues.



  • Schedule training, working with all departments to coordinate organized programs. Tracks and ensures participation.
  • Train employees on SOPs, including cross-training, new procedures, and all other training needs (hands-on).
  • Design and develops all related training materials to incorporate safety, SOPs, and ISO for course presentations.
  • Oversee or conducts general and specialized training workshops as needed and ensures proper implementation.
  • Consult with site leadership to identify training requirements.  Oversees training programs, manuals and methods of implementation to meet identified requirements using internal or external resources.
  • Conduct training sessions where qualified or enlists specialists for courses of special or advanced material.
  • Maintain required training documentation and records.  Prepares management updates and reports as requested.  Maintains high level of technical competence through keeping abreast of updates in regulations and technology.
  • Support employees through virtual trainings in SAP and other learning management systems.
  • Develop and administer the new hire training program, in conjunction with site leadership, Safety, Quality, and Human Resources. Tracks and documents employee progress, and drives the program to completion.
  • Provide constructive feedback and guidance to employees. Shares employee progress and recommendations for next steps with leadership.
  • Lead train-the-trainer initiatives at the site.
  • Act as a resource to support site leadership with the development of presentations and trainings that are department specific.
  • Independently and proactively assesses current processes and operations for gaps and recommends improvements.



  • Strong communication and presentation skills, with a comfort level presenting and training employees at all levels of the organization.
  • Experienced with Microsoft Office Suite, including Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Knowledge of management techniques, system analysis and processes is preferred.
  • Knowledge of systems/programs similar to Naturex’s Quality, EHS, and Food Safety programs. 
  • Familiar with SAP (or similar programs), ERP systems, and learning management systems, such as Alchemy.



  • BA degree or demonstrated equivalent experience.
  • Bilingual English/Spanish.
  • 3+  years of experience in training, teaching, or process development.
  • Background in a manufacturing or engineering-type environment.
  • Lean Six Sigma/Green Belt certification a plus.
  • PDCA certification a plus.
  • Able to lift up to 55 pounds unassisted




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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