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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.

Commercial Management Trainee

Commercial Management Trainee (Vienna) –Taste and Wellbeing – your future position?


Givaudan's Commercial Management Trainee Program is a 2-year full-time rotational program designed to expose you to a variety of enriching, diverse and cross functional learning experiences. The program offers multiple assignments in the commercial area such as Key Account Management, Marketing, Pricing & Analytics, Project Management, Flavours Creation & Application and Operations. This journey will provide you the building blocks necessary to launch you onto an engaging and challenging position in our Taste and Wellbeing division as a Key Account Manager in Vienna, Austria. In this position you will report to the Regional Commercial Director and will work for a global market leader company that is at the forefront of innovation in an industry of emotions. 


Program structure

  • 2 years, 6 rotational assignments across multiple departments 
  • Cross rotational program for in-depth flavours industry business acumen
  • Buddy, Mentor and Rotation Lead supported learning journey
  • Challenging responsibilities in each rotation and ongoing formal training program
  • Program starts in January 2022


You will: 

  • Build industrial aptitude and develop financial and business acumen while learning to engage, negotiate and build long lasting relationships with Givaudan’s industry leading customers
  • Use digital technology to improve efficiency and ease of business partnering
  • Work with experienced leaders and senior account managers who will provide coaching and mentorship opportunities during the whole program
  • Work to solve real-world challenges in the unique taste and wellbeing division at Givaudan
  • Be part of an engaging culture that is impacting million's life on a daily basis with love for nature


We value sharing, working as one team and making a positive contribution to the world. As Commercial Management Trainee, we will welcome your ideas and input as these are essential for Givaudan to remain the global market leader in the Flavours and Fragrances industry.


Are you someone who excels 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 join us and impact your world.


Your professional profile includes:

  • Degree in Food Science, Economics, Marketing or Business Administration with a proven affinity for the food industry
  • 2+ years of relevant work experience in a commercial role
  • Fluency in English, knowledge of German is an advantage 
  • Inner desire to build a leadership career in a multinational company
  • Self-starter attitude and a strong desire to achieve results


Our benefits: 

  • Attractive package with benefits
  • Excellent opportunities for progressive learning and development
  • A creative team environment that will inspire you


We are looking forward to seeing your application and your cover letter in English. 


Multiple location: Budapest (Hungary), Bratislava (Slovakia), Prague (Czechia), Ljubljana (Slovenia), Zurich (Switzerland), Milan (Italy)

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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