Location: Dubendorf (Switzerland) – Givaudan International Flavours / Contract: unlimited


Key Deliverables


• Provide industry–leading sensory expertise to support Givaudan’s business growth through customer projects and marketing initiatives targeting the Sweet Goods Business Unit.

• Manage a team consisting of a Project Manager, a Panel Leader and a Technician to ensure best sensory expertise is delivered on projects.

• Collaborate with Sensory Head and Sweet Goods Marketing Director to develop and implement the Sensory EAME strategy according to business needs. Implement action plans accordingly.

• Collaborate with cross-functional stakeholders to provide guidance on product development for short and mid-term projects to increase Givaudan’s Sweet Goods win rate

• Ensure relevant and actionable sensory information is delivered to the Regional Marketing Product Manager, Regional Marketing Category Manager, Flavour Creation, Application and Sales teams.

• Lead the promotion and presentation of sensory capabilities and project insights to internal and external customers

• Create a competitive edge for Givaudan by identifing new areas of innovation, rolling-out new methodologies coming from Sensory R&D and implement differentiating sensory approaches into day to day projects

• Collaborate effectively with regional Givaudan Consumer Understanding Group to deliver the best support on strategic projects.

• Facilitate communication between the sensory regional functions worldwide to ensure transfer of best practices and the alignment of global customer service

Primary Qualifications, Functional Skills & Competencies


• Advanced University degree in FS, Chemistry, Biology, Psychology or related area

• Minimum of 10 years of experience in Foods, Beverages, Personal Care, Automotive, Flavour or Fragrance Industries.

• Proven skills in people management or managing project teams in conducting complex experiments.

• Good communication skill. Can negotiate skilfully in tough situations with internal & external contacts

• Can participate in the development of breakthrough strategies to implement relevant action plans.

• Demonstrate leadership within cross-functional teams by showing problem-solving mindset.

• Ability for project management, designing complex studies with minimal instruction.

• Has broad knowledge in the latest sensory methodologies

 Further information

Posted 23/09/2013

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