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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 5.1 billion in 2017. Headquartered in Switzerland with local presence in over 100 locations, the company has more than 11,100 employees worldwide. Givaudan invites you to discover more at

Ingredients Manufacturing Project Manager

Join us and celebrate the beauty of human experience. Create for happier, healthier lives, with love for nature. Together, with kindness, humility, and a spirit of adventure, we deliver food innovations, craft inspired fragrances and develop beauty and wellbeing solutions. There’s much to learn from our 79 production sites worldwide, known for their best-in-class processes and procedures. There’s many to learn from, with high-performing leaders and caring colleagues to explore ideas and ambitions with. Every day, your energy, your personality, and your determination will shape our future, making a positive difference on billions of people. Every essence of you enriches our world. We are Givaudan. Human by nature.


Ingredients Manufacturing Project Manager
Your next role ?


As an Ingredients Manufacturing Project Manager, you will directly report to the Head of Fragrances Ingredients Production and you will join our team in Vernier. You will improve manufacturing processes and proce-dures for fragrance ingredients, and ensure implementation of technical projects in collaboration with the produc-tion units, to increase competition of our ingredients portfolio. You will be in charge of the management and practical execution of improvements projects, innovation scouting and roll out, external collaborations manage-ment and hand over to production or external partner.
Sounds interesting? It could well be your perfect opportunity if, like us, you always aim to exceed customer needs, provide value and are experienced at promoting relationships.

In this exciting role you will :

  • Manage/coordinate improvement studies at laboratory scale ;
  • Transfer novel processes from pilot plant to industrial units ;
  • Improve and/or optimize current manufacturing processes ;
  • Support production chemist in production transfer intra or inter site ;
  • Support EHS risk assessments ;
  • Document and record knowledge through redaction of S&OPs and technical reports ;
  • Apply whenever possible the principles of green and energy efficient chemistry ;
  • Bring chemical engineering science to optimize and design best in class processes ;
  • Scout and develop new ways of working through innovation scouting, fast prototyping and implementation ;
  • Support Engineering by consolidating the requests of production in technical project, ensure the project outcome complies to definition ;
  • Use production data collection (processes, manufacturing procedures, records, production costs) as source of continuous improvement projects ;
  • Development of process flow diagrams and PID diagrams ;
  • Apply continuous improvement skills and tools ;
  • Support the management of change.


You ?
Are you someone who wants to grow your world? Who excels being in a culture where you can express yourself in a creative team environment? Who wants to collaborate and learn together with teams who are as passionate as you are? Then join us – and improve your world.


Your Profile :

  • Ph.D in Chemistry or Master in Chemistry or Chemical engineering ;
  • First experience in a chemical manufacturing environment. First experience as a people manager is an asset ;
  • Fluent in French and English ;
  • Good knowledge in experimental chemistry and process engineering ;
  • Good knowledge in continuous improvement (DMAIC, SixSigma) ;
  • Strong management skills ;
  • Good knowledge of chemical product specifications and safety regulations ;
  • Good knowledge of EHS rules and guidelines ;
  • Basic knowledge of financial concepts (e.g. OPEX, CAPEX) and tools (e.g. SAP) ;
  • Willing to grow and evolve to a Production Manager Position or any other opportunity in the manufacturing environment.

Our Benefits (for Vernier, Switzerland) :
Healthcare support
Paid Time Off and family leave
Retirement plan
Sport and leisure clubs
Company shop

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.
Every essence of you enriches our world.
Givaudan is committed to equal opportunities. Therefore, we welcome applications regardless of cultural and social background, gender, age, religion or sexual identity. 
We also have a safe working environment, progressive working conditions and are certified as an equal pay employer.

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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