Food Technologist Job Vacancy at Givaudan

Givaudan is the global leader in the creation of flavours and fragrances. In close collaboration with food, beverage, consumer product 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 2015. Headquartered in Switzerland with local presence in over 80 locations, the company has more than 9,500 employees worldwide.

Job Title: Food Technologist – Savoury/Beverages Nigeria
Job Description
We are looking to for a Food Technologist or Flavor Scientist for Savoury and Beverages Applications in Nigeria – Lagos. The primary focus of this position is to execute daily brief-related tasks and apply knowledge during the flavour selection, evaluation and application development. Serve as technical expert and advisor to marketing, sales, flavour creation, and customers for specific savoury applications. Sounds interesting? It could well be your perfect opportunity if, like us you always aim to exceed customer needs, deliver value and are skilled at fostering strong relationships. In this exciting role you will

Technical Support
You will provide technical support to customers (directly) or through project briefs, including the recommendation of flavours and technical information on application issues.

Projects
You will prepare, organize, and/or execute state-of-the-art flavoured food products for customer presentations. You will recommend optimal flavours for customer projects according to all relevant requirements (taste profile, legislation, technical suitability, costs, etc.) and maintain the flavour collections. You will develop new application recipes as well as new concepts for customers, based on new developments in the market, trends, new raw materials.Act as independent project leader for all allocated projects. You will arrange and conduct tasting sessions, process and interpret the results to customers and internally. You will take responsibility for technical customer communication to achieve a positive outcome of projects. You will leverage on new technologies for submissions to customers and also identify new opportunities. You will provide support and exchange information on flavour performance, food recipes with other Givaudan sites. You will maintain the product portfolio and support the local librarian sensory evaluations.

Health and Safety
You will work strictly according to the company requirements for optimal safety, hygiene and protection of the environment.

Reporting
You will report results in concise way in support of WinRate and sales.

Travel
You will be expected to travel in Sub Saharan Africa region.

You?Are you someone who wants to grow and shape your own world? Who thrives being in a culture where you can express yourself in a creative team environment? Who wants to collaborate and work in a team as passionate as you are? Then come join us – and impact your world.

Your professional profile includes

  • Diploma/Degree in food science / technology
  • 3 – 5 years Senior Product Development Experience in the Savoury segment
  • Practical experience in food product development, manufacturing and flavour applications
  • Computer Skill MS Office based programs with emphasis on Excel, Power Point and Word
  • Team-focussed work style, whilst being able to work independently
  • Ability to balance both analytical and intuitive thinking
  • Hands-on work style
  • Ability to gather the know-how from other units
  • Passion for food technology, culinary trends and innovation
  • Well-developed olfactory and sensory skills
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Fluent in English (spoken and written)

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should Click Here to Apply

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