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Givaudan is a global leader in Fragrance & Beauty and Taste & Wellbeing. We celebrate the beauty of human experience by creating for happier, healthier lives with love for nature. Together with our customers we deliver food experiences, craft inspired fragrances and develop beauty and wellbeing solutions that make people look and feel good. In 2021, Givaudan employed over 16,800 people worldwide and achieved CHF 6.7 billion in sales with a free cash flow of 12.6%. With a heritage that stretches back over 250 years, we are committed to driving long-term, purpose-led growth by improving people’s health and happiness and increasing our positive impact on nature. This is Givaudan. Human by nature. Discover more at:

Flavourist (Sweet Goods / Beverages)

Flavourist (Sweet Goods / Beverages), Australia- Your future position?
As a Flavourist (Sweet Goods / Beverages) you will manage flavour development projects, in order to ensure effective and successful creation process in cooperation with customers, according to business objectives and EH&S policies. In this exciting role you will report to the Creations Manager, and your key responsibilities include:


Flavour Preparation & Evaluation

  • Prepare flavour samples as requested for customer briefs, applications needs, technology performance assessment, QC standards, physical testing, etc.
  • Formulate new flavour creations or modify existing flavours to meet customer requirements, internal testing needs, or new technology development for multiple flavour types
  • Participate in the evaluation of materials developed internally or from external sources and assess potential for flavour creation
  • Execute daily tasks and fully manage assigned projects and provide flavours which meet all defined project needs, considering when relevant good manufacturing practices, sample scale-up, production requirements, regulatory compliance, etc.


Knowledge Sharing & Expertise

  • When requested serve as technical expert to resolve flavour production issues and customer complaints and complete ownership of created flavours
  • Coach, train, motivate, and mentor flavour assistants
  • Participate and learn about all areas of the company (analytical chemistry, sensory, consumer understanding, regulatory, flavour delivery, manufacturing, etc.)
  • Serve as technical expert and advisor to internal and external partners and customers for ingredient and flavour performance for multiple flavour types
  • Contribute to discussions of research plans, sensory results/insights, making experimental observations and helping to make connections to related, but separate technologies
  • Make suggestions for future research or sensory activities
  • Contribute to the planning of technical or sensory projects


Environmental Health & Safety
• Maintain a safe, clean and organized lab environment in accordance with EH&S policies and hold others accountable for following these guidelines


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

Your professional profile includes:
Academic Background

  • Polytechnic or Bachelor ’s Degree in Food Science, Chemistry, Biology
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in Sweet Goods and/ or Beverages AFTER completion of Givaudan Flavourist 3 years Trainee Programme or accepted industry equivalent


Technical Skills

  • Expert level tasting skills with an intermediate level ability to understand how to adjust a flavour formulation in the direction needed for flavour modifications
  • Intermediate level knowledge of raw materials and flavour ingredients with an expert level ability to for-mulate selected flavour types to deliver flavour performance for customer briefs, problem solving processes, research and development needs,etc.
  • Intermediate level understanding of common Givaudan flavour creation solvent and carrier systems
  • Intermediate level ability to interface with customers and effectively discuss the flavour creation needs for selected flavour types and provide direction to help solve flavour performance issues in their applications
  • Intermediate level knowledge of local and regional regulatory requirements for flavours
  • Ability to prepare and present complex flavour creation related technical presentations
  • Intermediate level knowledge of application equipment, ingredients, and manufacturing procedures
  • Intermediate level knowledge of formulating suitable delivery systems for various application bases
  • Intermediate level knowledge of analytical methodologies (G.C. HPLC, Mass Spec.)
  • Expert level knowledge of flavour manufacturing equipment and processes
  • Intermediate level knowledge of flavour performance and be able to formulate using this data to improve flavour performance
  • Ability to supervise flavour assistants


Our Benefits

  • Attractive salary package with benefits
  • Excellent opportunities for progressive learning and development
  • Access to Health & Wellbeing activities and programs
  • A creative team environment that will inspire you

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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