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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:

Maintenance & Methods Manager

In this newly created role, as the Maintenance and Methods Manager you will contribute to an organisational and cultural change in our Vernier site. You will manage a team of specialist of warehouse, spare parts and vendor's processes to ensure the highest customer satisfaction in the organisation. You will initiate improvements in processes, data quality, use of EAM system, maintenance strategies, reporting to monitor SLA performance. You will work closely with Engineering and Maintenance teams to identify where improvement is needed and will coach the other departments to use the available best practices and tooling. You will be located in Vernier and reporting to the Site Engineering and Maintenance Manager.


You will:


  • Manage and motivate a team of maintenance and methods specialists
  • Establish policies and processes for maintenance
  • Ensure that the corporate processes and best practices for maintenance are implemented in a consistency manner to global requirements
  • Support Engineering and Maintenance to ensure consistent Long-term Asset Plan process and define content for the assets not managed by them
  • Lead continuous improvement to support delivering the adequate level of performance
  • Support Engineering and Maintenance with reporting, quality data to meet SLA targets, especially for reliability analysis and action log
  • Manage quality and data, including data management process for spares
  • Be in charge of warehouse management
  • Ensure Engineering and Maintenance get the adequate dashboard and data to manage performance
  • Ensure the adequate sourcing and level of outsourced contracts, manage contracts to ensure optimum added value from suppliers, become a real partner with purchasing department
  • Develop training plan consistent with technical needs (multi-kills, process knowledge, legal requirements)
  • Initiate improvement project to ensure efficient maintenance processes to achieve excellent customer satisfaction




  • University or College degree
  • 8+ years' experience in a manufacturing environment, plant management, maintenance, production or relevant field
  • 5+ years' proven track record of leading, motivating teams
  • Fluent French and conversational level English language skills
  • Ability to drive changes in the organization and motivate people to adapt to the new
  • Experience in project management and initiating improvements
  • Create a positive and partnering atmosphere with the business to ensure customer satisfaction


Our Benefits:


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


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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