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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.

Project Manager - Chemical Engineering

Project Manager - chemical engineering, fluid dynamics and mechanics processes

Your future position?   


As a Project Manager, you will lead the implementation of multi discipline projects on site from justification and technical design through to successful implementation and commissioning of projects on site. You will be responsible for all design aspects related to chemical engineering, fluid dynamics and mechanics processes with the support from other team members in the department.


You will be based in Vernier, you will report to our Project Team Manager.


In this exciting role your main responsibilities will be the following:


Manage requests for the study and implementation of projects at the Vernier site and the group in the following areas:

  • Ingredients production
  • Compounding production
  • Logistics
  • Utilities production & distribution
  • Waste water treatment
  • Laboratory facilities
  • Building technology


Project management

  • Manage capital projects and studies.
  • Develop project scopes, cost estimations, credit applications and specifications
  • Monitor compliance with design and construction parameters, respecting all norms and regulations and EHS
  • Monitor project execution parameters, including timing, detailed cost estimate, list of deliverables and implement corrective actions whenever necessary
  • Co-lead tender process with suppliers and contractors
  • Implement and apply appropriate project KPIs
  • Support project teams in the project execution
  • Conduct hazard studies, risk assessments and process optimizations
  • Control contractors on site for the projects managed
  • Report project status and budgetary control for approved projects
  • Produce all required design documents
  • Executes the project plans within approved budget
  • Profile B: Is responsible for all design aspects related to electricity, instrumentation and automation processes with the support from other team members in the department.


Your successful profile includes:

  • Engineer diploma (ETS) or EPF in chemical engineering, fluid dynamics and mechanics or at least a Bachelor's degree (ETS) or higher (EPF) in Engineering or related discipline
  • IPMA or PMI Certification would be appreciated
  • 5 to 10 years of experience in factory engineering/maintenance, including management of multi- country/multiple process engineering projects involving resources from diverse disciplines.
  • Experience in working with diverse cultures and multidiscipline specialists (internal and external).
  • Experience in working in complex/matrix organizations
  • Knowledge of chemical production and mixing facilities
  • Knowledge of utilities production and distribution facilities
  • Used to work with installations related to logistics
  • Experienced in building technical installations (HVAC, fire extinguishing and detection, standard and emergency lighting, etc.)
  • ATEX regulations
  • Good command in project management, using TPM, KPI, Six Sigma, Lean Manufacturing and project controlling tools.
  • Good knowledge of financial concepts (e.g. OPEX, CAPEX) and tools (e.g. SAP).
  • French : fluent – official language in productions
  • English : fluent 
  • German : good command a plus


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


Are you interested in this exciting challenge? We look forward to receiving your application, CV, diplomas and certificates of employment! Due to its activities, Givaudan is subject to the regulations of the OFAC (Office Federal de l'Aviation Civile). Please note that later in the recruitment process you will be asked to bring a criminal record.

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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