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Givaudan captures the essence of the moment, bringing you memorable flavours and fragrances to be enjoyed throughout the day. We maintain our leadership position – approximately 25% of our industry’s global market share – by 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. From your favourite drink to your daily meal, from prestige perfumes to laundry care, Givaudan is there, inviting you to engage your senses, every day, enjoying moments of delight.
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 a renowned collection of expert, passionate flavourists and perfumers under one roof.
At the forefront of innovation, with 10% of annual turnover invested in research, we explore and uncover new and exciting ingredients and technologies to add to our vast palettes and portfolios.
We are committed to be the innovation partner of choice in offering customers superior and sustainable solutions. 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.
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.
Representing 55% 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.
Asia Pacific, Latin America and Eastern Europe, already account for 45% 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.
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.
Five reasons to join Givaudan and impact your world:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
At Givaudan, we have a wide range of opportunities for talented people:
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.
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.
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,
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Positive environment to work in. Managers encourage opportunities to get involved in multiple initiatives with various people and departments. Vast career growth opportunities throughout the company, including global locations. Really a great place to make contributions and drive value in business operations. Recommend to anyone in the job market.
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I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Givaudan.
I applied online with a cold application. Heard back 10 days after applying with a phone call from HR. The entire process took 2 months. I interviewed at Givaudan's Mount Olive facility in NJ.
Interview (4 rounds)
I first had a phone screen with HR on my cultural and qualification fit. Basic questions on my goals, my degree and some skill based questions. Next round was with the hiring manager which was over the phone and lasted 45 mins. The entire interview was situation questions with one or two questions about assessing your knowledge in manufacturing. They want you to show leadership ability, manufacturing experience, and most of all an ability to work in a team environment.
From there I was invited to Mount Olive for their third & final round of interviews. The third round consisted of 3 interviews with teams of 2 people. All of these employees are in some way related to your job and are senior managers with atleast 20+ years of experience at the company. They were all very friendly, kind and professional. They were interested in learning about all of the details about the projects I did to understand how I approach a problem and solve it, my skillset and personality. Also my use of lean six sigma tools in manufacturing environment.
The final part of the process is the case Study. At this stage I was one of two final candidates vying for the position. I had to make a presentation on how I would approach solving a problem with one of their machines from a high level perspective, implementation and the expected result. I got to interact a lot with the senior managers during this presentation.
Overall, it was a positive albeit long interview process.
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