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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.

Application Manager SG and Beverages

Application Manager Sweet Goods and Beverages  - Your future position?


As an Application Manager you will manage flavour application process for Beverages and Sweet Goods segments and provide complex technical expertise to drive operational excellence and develop strong co-operation with multiple customers, according to business goals and EH&S policies. You will be located in Vienna and you will lead a diverse team of Application Technologists. You will directly report to the Technical Director CEE.


About the role:


Flavour Application:


  • Execute daily brief-related tasks and fully manage the flavour selection, evaluation and application de-velopment as well as leading customer visits and product development and product presentations at the customer when required
  • Lead evaluations of flavours in Beverage and Sweet Goods applications for briefs, research projects and portfolio evaluations
  • Select optimal flavours for projects according to specified requirements (i.e. customer, regulatory, legis-lation, costs) and proactively take responsibility to suggest updates using flavours with high performance in common applications
  • Identify appropriate flavour delivery systems and technologies for customer projects in Beverages and Sweet Goods applications


Knowledge sharing & expertise:


  • Serve as technical expert and advisor to marketing, sales, flavour creation, and customers for flavour applications
  • Establish and maintain effective relationships with multiple customers; able to gain their trust and re-spect
  • Consistently participate as a local champion for new technologies
  • Manage the team of Application technologists and technicians, distribute the workload, ensure timely follow up on projects. Coach, train, and motivate the team.
  • Recommend appropriate lab/pilot plant equipment needed for capital project investments


Data Management:


  • Actively maintain the flavour performance data for the flavour portfolio through evaluation in finished product and capture of profiles


You have:



  • University degree in Food Science, Chemistry, Biology 
  • 6+ years of experience in a beverage applications lab, production, or related area
  • Proven experience in juice based compounding 
  • Fluency in English langauge 
  • Project management skills with success record and considered to be an excellent choice to lead large development projects including the largest customer briefs and technical development projects in selected applications areas
  • Ability to lead projects for customers and considered to be a leader in customer relationship skills in a specific applications area
  • Expert technical problem solving skills in multiple applications areas
  • Ability to prepare and present basic technical presentations
  • Ability to supervise and manage technicians and technologists and instruct scientists
  • Understanding of Analytical/Sensory methodology as relevant to flavour selection


Our benefits:


  • Great compensation
  • Company-sponsored retirement plan
  • Life and accident insurance
  • Meal allowance



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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