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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.

Quality Control Supervisor

Quality Control Supervisor


As a Quality Control Supervisor, you will directly report to our Quality Control Manager and you will manage a team of Quality Control Analyst in Vernier. 
You will plan, organize and lead the execution of Quality Control programs by overseeing the analytical QC laboratories, ensuring work is conducted in a safe and efficient manner that assures the integrity of QC results and meets the agreed QC service level. 


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 opportunity you will be in charge of the following responsibilities:


Strategy Design and Execution

  • Participate in the design of tactical and operational plans for the site function and execute Quality Control tasks in your assigned area(s) of activity  in order to meet quality control objectives.

Function Management

  • Supervise QC Analysts in executing chemical, physical testing or sensory evaluation  of raw materials, intermediates and products as identified by the current Givaudan specification for the item. 
  • Monitor both team and individual performance and workload.
  • Escalate issues to top management and communicate rejections and in-formation updates to key contacts in Quality, Operations, Purchasing and Customer Care as needed.
  • Responsible for the maintenance of test equipment, identifying future resource needs and dedicated test space for the Raw Materials, Finished Goods and GC labs.
  • Lead the identification and implementation of improvement opportunities in QC, set proactive measure to prevent issues.
  • Execute the program(s) within approved budget.

People Management

  • Coach QC Analysts in achieving safe, correct and efficient completion of assigned work and drive the development and promotion of local QC talents within Operations. 
  • Contribute to the execution of annual HRs processes within the local QC organisation.
  • Work with local Operations management and HR Business Partners to develop a talent pipeline for the local QC organisation. 



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 success profile includes:

  • Bachelor degree in Chemistry, Biology, Environmental Science or related discipline
  • Overall work experience of 5+ years in a similar position in people management
  • Fluent French and business conversational level English language skills
  • Previous background in Sensory Evaluation and Analytical QC required
  • Proficient in systems, procedures and techniques for laboratory operations (e.g. weighing balance, Densitometer, Refractometer, Moisture balances, Karl Fischer Titrator, Sieve testing equipment, GC)
  • Proficient in production methods and quality control systems and procedures in manufacturing facilities
  • Broad based knowledge of product technologies and applications
  • Broad based knowledge of ingredients and products safety principles, global standards as well as regulations
  • Knowledge of ingredients and products labelling regulations
  • Knowledge of sensory principles and understanding of the data analysis of sensory results


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: please make sure you enclose your CV, Cover Letter, Diplomas, and Work Certificates. Due to its activities, Givaudan is subject to the regulations of the OFAC (Office Fédéral 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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