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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 5.5 billion in 2018. Headquartered in Switzerland with local presence in over 145 locations, the company has almost 13,600 employees worldwide. Givaudan invites you to discover more at www.givaudan.com.

Logistics Supervisor

Logistics Supervisor - Your future position?


As a Logistics Supervisor you will report to the Vernier site’s Logistics Manager and you will lead the inbound and outbound logistics operations for the department. Concerned activities are Raw Materials deliveries, orders preparation and shipment and the supervision of our automated warehouse. As a leader, you will manage a team of 25 to 30 people and will be in charge of all safety, quality and continuous improvement initiatives on your perimeter.


In this exciting opportunity, your main responsibilities will be the following:


Logistics function management: You will be in charge of leading warehouse and distribution center teams to ensure achievement of safety, quality, service and productivity objectives. You will identify and implement all required initiatives align with our KPIs (service level for internal and external customers, backlog, reprints, customers and suppliers quality claims…). You will have to report and analyze all EHS events on your perimeter and will make sure appropriate corrective actions are implemented. You will monitor logistics assets performance and will coordinate with maintenance teams to plan and execute required maintenance activities.

People management: You will lead a team of 25 to 30 employees.  You will ensure full compliance with Givaudan EHS principles, quality and legal requirements and be a safety leader in your daily work. Finally, you foster a teamwork atmosphere and will guide the development of identified talents. You will contribute to the design of the local Operations strategy by providing input regarding Logistics plans and improvement projects. You will be in charge of identifying and implementing improvement actions (continuous improvement, 5S, GMP, audits ...).


You ?


Are you someone who wants to grow and shape your own world? Who thrives 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 come and join the team - and impact your world.


Your professional profile includes:


  • A University Degree in Engineering or related discipline (Master preferred in Supply Chain Management) ;
  • 4 or more years of experience in logistics in a manufacturing environment
  • 2 or more years of progressive experience in people management
  • Lean Certification an asset (Green Belt – Black Belt a plus) ;
  • Good knowledge of transportation supplier landscape;
  • Good knowledge of material flow systems and technologies;
  • Proficiency in shipping and receiving regulations and protocol;
  • Proficient in Excel and PowerPoint with an ability to master BI applications (e.g.: SAP) ;
  • Good command in stakeholder management and communication ;


Our Benefits (for Vernier, Switzerland)


  • Healthcare support
  • Paid Time Off and family leave
  • Retirement plan
  • Sport and leisure clubs
  • Company shop
  • Staff restaurant
  • Free car park


You are interested in this exciting challenge? We are looking forward to receiving your application, including CV, diplomas and work certificate!

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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