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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.

Food Technologist

Food Technologist for Givaudan Taste & Wellbeing Japan – Your future position?


As a Food Technologist for Sweet Goods, you will manage and execute new product development to grow the business in Taste & Wellbeing, including flavours, functional and nutritional ingredients, taste raw material, and integrated solutions. You will work with Sales, Marketing, Flavour Creation, and New Business Development members to execute strategies and deliver our goals. . You will be based in Osaki, Tokyo, and will report to the Sweet Creation and Application Manager of Givaudan Japan.


As a Food Technologist you will focus on:


  • Take a lead in application briefs from both internal and external customers where th primary need is sweet goods application support
  • Develop new integrated solution (IS) products 
  • Create application recipes of Functional and Nutritional Ingredients (FNI) and Taste raw materi-als, as well as flavours that we sell
  • Evaluate, select, and support optimization of flavours / integrated solutions
  • Lead projects and coordinate internal stakeholders to optimize proposals
  • Be a local technical expert and local project lead for Sweet Goods applications across multiple ends, uses both internally and with customers
  • Present complex product-related technical presentations including translating market trends into innovative application demos for key customers
  • Provide technical input in key business meetings
  • Demonstrate expert technical problem-solving skills and understanding of how to adjust functional and nutritional ingredient formulations to create the best solutions for our customers
  • Maintain a safe, clean and organized laboratory environment following EH&S policies and hold others accountable for following these guidelines


Sound intriguing?

It could well be your perfect opportunity if you have a true passion for food and beverages, love staying ahead of the curve and relish being a true expert in your field. As well as the ability to translate the needs of our local (and international) FMCG customers into execution.
Are you a strategic, creative thinker and at the same time analytical, methodical and disciplined with a deep passion for customers and consumers and food and beverages? Are you passionate about food, flavours, and other taste ingredients?


Your professional profile includes:


  • Bachelor or Master’s degree in Food Technology, Food Science or equivalent
  • At least 5 years of relevant working experience in the food industry, preferably as product developer sweet goods / bakery new product development experience, or food service menu creation 
  • new product development or application development experience with functional ingredients / commodity raw materials is also acceptable
  • In-depth knowledge manufacturing process and problem solving of sweet goods mass-production
  • internal coordination work / project management
  • communication skills including presentation and customer interface communication
  • business English preferred


Our Benefits

  • Attractive package with benefits
  • Excellent opportunities for progressive learning and development
  • Collaborate with an experienced cross functional team to get results
  • 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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