Givaudan – Why Work For Us?

ABOUT GIVAUDAN

Enjoy the essence of life, with flavours and fragrances that delight

Givaudan captures the essence of the moment, bringing you memorable flavours and fragrances, to be enjoyed throughout the day. We are proud to be the industry leader, with 25% of the global market share in our industry.


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We maintain this position through challenging ourselves daily, inspiring our partnerships across the globe, and serving our customers with heart and soul. Together with our customers in the food, beverage, consumer goods and fragrance industries, we create products that delight consumers the world over. With a passion to understand consumer preferences and a relentless drive to innovate, we are at the forefront of creating scents and tastes that touch consumers’ emotions.

Touching people’s lives ten times a day

Every single day we touch billions of lives, with taste and scent experiences that bring the senses to life. From prestige perfumes to laundry care, from your favourite drink to your daily meal, Givaudan is there, inviting you to engage your senses, every day, enjoying moments of delight.

A global partner, always by your side

Today our operations cover the globe, with over 9,000 employees, working at over 80 sites. With an emphasis on bringing knowledge to our customers, we are always by your side, bringing insights and expertise to create scents and tastes that delight consumers’ ever-shifting desires.


Givaudan fast facts

Our customers serve end consumer markets with flavours for beverages, savoury, snacks, sweet goods and dairy. In fragrances, our customers are in personal, home and laundry care brands, as well as prestige perfumes.

Our divisions

In 2014, 52% of our Group sales were in Flavours and 48% in Fragrances.

 

Category split of our divisions

Passion and performance through time

With a heritage that stretches back over 250 years, Givaudan has a long history of innovating scents and tastes. Creativity is at the heart of our operations, and the power to surprise is brought about by having the world’s greatest collection of expert, passionate perfumers and flavourists under one roof. We also invest significant amounts on research and development, enabling us to explore and uncover new and exciting ingredients and technologies to add to our vast palettes and portfolios.

As a company that uses many natural ingredients, we operate a sustainable business model that creates value for the many stakeholders we work with, partnering in our efforts to help make a real difference.

Discover our world, one that looks to enliven the planet with innovative flavours and fragrances, bringing joy in the moment as you engage your senses, savouring a flavour or re-living a memory in a beautiful scent.

Givaudan across the world

Givaudan operates in all regions of the world. We have over 80 locations worldwide, with more than 30 production sites, working in close partnership with our customers, locally, regionally and globally.

Mature markets

Representing 54% of our annual sales, mature markets such as North America, Western Europe and Japan are expected to experience slower growth than developing markets yet still offer potential for growth in areas such as the increased demand for health and wellness products.

Developing markets

Asia Pacific, Latin America and Eastern Europe, already account for 46% of our annual sales and this is expected to continue increasing year on year. Market growth is expected to be much higher due to urbanisation, changes in lifestyle and the increase in consumers’ disposable income. We have a dedicated presence with creation and production facilities in all key regions to fully capture this potential.

Givaudans presence in the world

GIVAUDAN'S CULTURE

Let us impact your world

We want to make a positive contribution to the world. To create, and share, amazing scent and taste sensations that touch millions of lives. This desire is at the core of who we are: it is our essence, our company personality, what we call our ‘DNA’. Our personality pervades our business, informing how we think, act and behave. Our DNA translates into a desire to be Inspiring, Challenging, acting with Heart and Soul.

We live by our DNA values, which guide us in all we do.

We are Inspiring…

At Givaudan, we foster a positive environment of openness and curiosity – where we craft and share innovative ideas that delight, surprise and touch everyone’s emotions.

We are Challenging…

At Givaudan, we perform with a mindset of best and see challenges as opportunities to grow. We anticipate what’s next, question conventions and welcome debate.

We act with Heart and Soul...

At Givaudan, we love to create flavours and fragrances that bring memorable experiences to consumers around the world. We establish true partnerships, because we are dedicated, passionate and always give our all. We take responsibility for our actions and act with empathy and humility.

WHY GIVAUDAN

At Givaudan, you contribute to delightful taste and scent experiences that touch people’s lives. We capture ideas, memories and dreams and transform them into moments of joy for consumers everywhere.


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Five reasons to join Givaudan and impact your world:

Our unique DNA

Inspiring. Challenging. With Heart and Soul. We’ve worked hard to identify our ‘DNA’, the expression of who we are at our core. It’s these values that make us different to the rest of the industry, and why we stand out. More than a set of words, these are what we live by every day.

Contribute to moments of delight

In whatever discipline you work in, at Givaudan you contribute to creating flavours and fragrances that touch and delight people every day around the world – from their fragrant morning shower until their tasty evening meal.

Express your individuality

You are part of a global company – with a culture and size that allows you to express yourself and to stand out in a creative team environment.

Collaborate and learn with passionate teams

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.

Grow and shape your world

You work on diverse challenges, projects and customers – where you can turn your skills into concrete actions, giving you the opportunity to grow both personally and professionally.

CAREERS AT GIVAUDAN

Join Givaudan and impact your world

When you work at Givaudan, you contribute to the creation of exciting flavour and fragrance experiences that touch millions of people’s lives around the world every day.

Whether it’s building a memorable taste sensation or crafting a mesmerising scent, revisiting old
favourites or imagining the new – at Givaudan, this is what we do. And you can be a part of it.


Impact your world


At Givaudan, we have a wide range of opportunities for talented people:

Creators
Do you love the challenge of the new and the power of scents and tastes? Join us in perfumery, flavour and fragrance creation, application, or science & technology and surprise consumers with your pioneering ideas and novel concepts.

Producers
Would you be interested in using your bird’s eye view to bring smart sustainable solutions to our business? Join us in supply chain, engineering, or customer services to apply your lateral thinking to our complex operations.

Facilitators
Are you a natural facilitator and solution-orientated person who loves getting things done? Then join us in finance, HR, IT or regulatory affairs to ensure the smooth running of our business,
day-to-day.

Connectors
Do you have a talent for bringing projects, plans and people together? Then join us in sales and account management, marketing, or consumer insights to help translate consumers’ desires into marketable solutions.

What will Givaudan do for your career?
Your impact, your benefit.

At Givaudan, you will work on diverse challenges, projects and customers. You will be able to turn
your ideas into concrete actions, giving you the opportunity to grow both personally and professionally.

Because your passion and ideas help us strengthen our business, we will always encourage you to develop and grow your skills. This means your career path will be wide and varied and you will
have plenty of opportunities to shape your own future.

Are you ready to impact your world?
Join us at Givaudan.
Visit and apply today at givaudan.com/careers

STUDENTS AND GRADUATES

Wake up and do something you love 

We recognise the immense value of students and recent graduates: although you may not hold much business experience, you make up for it with an abundance of new ideas, innovative approaches and fresh perspectives.

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Graduates and trainees

Your starting point for a career where you can really impact your world.

Jump start your career: If flavours and fragrances already seems like an appetising industry, you may have the drive and dreams to join us on a Graduate Trainee programme. With a limited number of 30 places available every year, it’s also a chance to prove you’re among the cream of the crop.

Internships

Can’t wait to join our industry? Experience our world whilst you’re studying.

An experience to savour: We’re keen to support people whose passion is matched by determination. If you’re bold enough to knock at our door, we may be bright enough to take you on. Try us as an intern, and experience the world of flavours and fragrances for yourself. It may just be to your taste.

Perfumery School

Do you aspire to become a perfumer? There is no better place to start your career than the renowned Givaudan Perfumery School.

Distilling the fine art of fragrance: The Perfumery School is at the heart of fragrance culture in Givaudan, nurturing tomorrow’s master perfumers.

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    There is an opportunity to provide better training for production operators all the way up to management. Sometimes it takes the company a while to fulfill inititives .


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Additional Info

Website www.givaudan.com
Headquarters Vernier, Switzerland
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1768
Type Company - Public (GIVN)
Industry Manufacturing
Revenue $2 to $5 billion (USD) per year

Givaudan is the global leader in the creation of fragrances and flavours. In close collaboration with food, beverage, consumer goods and fragrance partners, Givaudan develops tastes and scents that delight consumers the world over. With a passion to understand consumers’ preferences and a relentless drive to innovate, Givaudan is at the forefront of creating flavours and fragrances that ‘engage your senses’. The company achieved sales of CHF 4.4 billion in 2014. Headquartered in Switzerland with local presence in 88 locations, the company has 9,704 employees ... More

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