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Givaudan is a global leading company in taste and wellbeing, fragrance and beauty. With its heritage stretching back over 250 years, the Company has a long history of innovating scents and tastes. From a favourite drink to your daily meal, from prestige perfumes to cosmetics and laundry care, its creations inspire emotions and delight millions of consumers the world over. 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.

Key Account Manager UK

As a Sales Professional, this is a fantastic opportunity to be a strategic partner with our UK and Ireland customers within our active cosmetic ingredients business to deliver on our global ambitions of the business unit; design to perform, partner to win and power to seduce. Working within the UK Active Beauty team your rich local market and technical knowledge across the cosmetic industry will be integral to your success in this role. 


Sounds interesting? If you are highly self-motivated and can work autonomously within a Global organisation, this could well be your perfect opportunity.


In this role you will:

  • Develop growth - your knowledge in chemistry and/or biology, in cosmetic and beauty ingredients and commercial understanding is required to achieve and exceed growth with purpose, for our local customers.
  • Build winning relationships - Customers are at the heart of what we do and your empathetic and fascinating delivery will build and foster strong collaborations with key internal experts and our customers. With active representation at seminars and exhibitions.
  • Lead and engage – the account strategy and your internal partners through your passion for the sensorial products, understanding of operations, trends, the environment and dynamics of this fast moving market. 


Are you looking for your next sales challenge to partner and create winning creative solutions for our clients?
If you feel your profile is aligned with our requirements below, then we would love to hear from you:


Your professional profile includes:

  • Demonstrated industry relevant experience with successful key account management – minimum of 3 years experience
  • Working with substantiated biotech active ingredients and botanicals is preferred
  • Solid core commercial skills demonstrating ability to effectively negotiate, persuade and lead functional  teams and manage multiple complex projects
  • Ability to establish a deep understanding of our customers and their strategy to translate into clear account and category plans 
  • Energy and drive and the ability to positively influence others
  • Excellent communicator and interpersonal skills
  • Strong presentation skills translating technical aspects through emotive storytelling 
  • Ideally, a university degree in fields related to business, chemistry and cosmetics will be an advantage
  • Regular travel within the UK to clients and European travel within Active Beauty
  • Fluent in English, plus French is desirable


Our benefits:

  • Great compensation package including bonus 
  • Car allowance/scheme
  • Company Pension Fund
  • Private Healthcare Scheme
  • Life Insurance Plan
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Free on-site parking


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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