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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:

Consumer & Sensory Insights Manager EE

Consumer & Sensory Insights Manager Eastern Europe - Taste & Wellbeing - Your future position?

A Consumer & Sensory Insights Manager with the global leader in the creation of Taste & Wellbeing and an essential member of our Taste & Wellbeing Regional Marketing team focusing on the exciting Eastern Europe region while being based in our Vienna office - Your future position?

As our Consumer & Sensory Insights (CSI) Manager for Eastern Europe, you will lead strategic innovation and customer projects with state-of-the-art CSI programs to support the Eastern Europe T&W growth strategy. This is a new and hands-on role for the region, working closely with our sub-regional teams and local Marketing Managers. 


You will work for a company that touches billions of consumers more than a hundred times a day. Our passion for our customers and their brands brings a new dimension to our Business to Business industry. You will work for the market leader at the forefront of innovation in an industry of emotions. We have a culture that works to inspire, challenge and capture the heart and soul of consumers and customers. Our customers in Eastern Europe have local, regional, and international profiles, bringing diversity and curiosity to your daily job. 


In this exciting role:  

  • You will build CSI regional and local strategy strongly linked to the business strategy, identifying growth opportunities and gaps from a consumer needs & sensory market dynamics perspective across all food experience categories
  • You will identify innovation needs in the EE region from consumer preferences and sensory market dynamics perspective and ensure that the latest insights, CSI methodologies, and smart tools are utilized in the region & local markets where relevant
  • You will lead CSI support for customer briefs by conducting local consumer testing and/or working directly with the CSI Europe Sensory Insights team for projects requiring sensory descriptive/discrimination work 
  • You will present CSI capabilities & know-how to local customers and train local teams to ensure a good understanding of CSI capabilities and keep the team updated on new CSI enablers & insights
  • You will connect to different stakeholders to share regional CSI perspectives and cooperate on the projects and you will build a network with the local CSI community, universities, and market research agencies


Are you someone who wants to shape your world? Who excels in 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 join us - and impact your world.
Your professional profile includes:

  • A University degree in Food Science, Consumer Sciences, Sensory Science, Market Research, or a relevant discipline
  • 5+ years of relevant experience with the right mix of experience in B2B and B2C insights, with a solid understanding of Sensory and Consumer research techniques and an emphasis on how to translate these insights into commercial propositions
  • Excellent Project management experience
  • Experience in Fizz and XLstat is a plus
  • A good n understanding of consumer and sensory insights tools and industry trends
  • Excellent oral and written proficiency in the English language and at least one Eastern European language (Russian, Polish, Turkish) 
  • Willingness to travel 

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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