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  • Posted on: 20 July, 2016 Deadline: Not Specified
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    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. Givaudan invites you to discover more at

    Food Technologist Savoury


    We are looking to for a Food Technologist or Flavor Scientist for Savoury Applications in Ngeria - 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 opportuity 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:


    • Providing technical support to customers (directly) or through project briefs, including the recommendation of flavours and technical information on application issues.
    • Prepare, organize, and/or execute state-of-the-art flavoured food products for customer presentations
    • Recommend optimal flavours for customer projects according to all relevant requirements (taste profile, legislation, technical suitability, costs, etc) and maintain the flavour collections
    • Develop new application recipes as well as new concepts for customers, based on new developments in the market, trends, new raw materials
    • Work strictly according to the company requirements for optimal safety, hygiene and protection of the environment
    • Act as independent project leader for all allocated projects
    • Report results in concise way in support of WinRate and sales.
    • Arrange and conduct tasting sessions, process and interpret the results to customers and internally
    • Take responsibility for technical customer communication to achieve a positive outcome of projects.
    • Leverage on new technologies for submissions to customers and also identify new opportunities.
    • Provide support and exchange information on flavour performance, food recipes with other Givaudan sites
    • Maintain the product portfolio and support the local librarian sensory evaluations
    • Able to travel in the Sub-Saharan African region.


    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
    • Well-developed olfactory and sensory skills
    • Excellent communication and presentation skills
    • Fluent in English (spoken and written)
    • 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
    • Ability to work in complex matrix organisation
    • Hands-on work style with a Winning personality
    • Ability to gather the know-how from other units
    • Passion for food technology, culinary trends and innovation

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    Key Account Manager


    As member of the Nigeria Office Team you will be responsible for growing our local business and presence in Nigeria in a multicultural and diverse environment with the leadership of the Country Manager and the support of the Sales Assistant.

    Manage, motivate and develop subordinates, managers and staff within the division: You will be responsible for formulating objectives that can be monitored throughout the year.

    Business Optimisation and profitable growth: You will be responsible for supplying all relevant market information to the Research Division to be included in the database. You will identify the major opportunities available that can give profitable growth. You will develop strategies to exploit these opportunities. You will evaluate the small customer base, grow and develop new business potential. You will supply comprehensive briefs in support of ongoing business and of new potential business. You will formulate sales profit and expense budgets for the department. You will ensure that accurate forecasts are provided to the Logistics Department.

    Management of agreements/office: You will be responsible for the maintenance of the current export business portfolio with particular emphasis on strengthening the Givaudan relationship with all its customers. You will manage all agency and distribution agreements in the various territories. You will control freight costs and ensure that company recevies the best freighting costs.


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

    Your professional profile includes:

    • Relevant tertiary qualification
    • Good communication skills
    • Good computer literacy and accuracy
    • Must be customer orientated
    • Proficiency in Excel
    • Sound knowledge of financial and commercial terms and functions
    • Knowledge of the Food Flavour industry and generally Industrial Food market characteristics vs those of the Food Manufacturing & Consumer Goods Industry would be advantageous
    • Comprehensive understanding of both industrial and consumer marketing
    • Knowledge and interest in Africa and its various cultures
    • 3 years experience in the export market
    • Senior management experience

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    Sales Assistant


    As a member of the Nigeria Office Team you will be responsible for secretarial and sales co ordination.

    Sales Co ordination: You will be responsible for preparing monthly sales reports. You will update project information on CRM. You will phone clients on a weekly basis. You will confirm orders with Logistics Department. You will liaise on ensuring minimum stock levels are maintained. You will assist in planning and cordinating customer visits. You will process customer complaints forms and co ordinate. You will type price quotes and send to customers via email or fax. You will monitor customer and product price increases. Ensure that Finance are given a list of all products on which increases are required, their current price and quantities and any new wins where price increases are due. You will prepare innovation and customer presentations. You will action debit/credit notes when required.

    Management of Sample Department: You will return finished products or samples to sales. You will request flavour samples from units for customer briefs. You will dispatch all samples together with required documentation. You will make copies of all sample sheets issued and file in customers file.

    Secretarial: You will arrange accommodation, car and foreign exchange when required. You will from time to time relieve on switchboard. You will assist in inducton of new employees. You will complete attendance registers on a weekly basis. You will confirm orders with suppliers. You will ensure implementation of the safety system and ongoing adherence to all legislation relevant to Health and Safety. You will participate in flavour training and tasting sessions. You will ensure the smooth running of the department during Managers absence.


    Are you someone who wants to gow and shape your own world? Who thrives in a culture where you can express yourself in a creative team environment? Who wants to collaborate together with teams who are as passionate as you are? Then come join us - and impact your world.

    Your professional profile includes:

    • Grade 12 or equivalent
    • Minimum 2-5 years experience in sales and/or customer relations
    • Good communication skills
    • A thorough understanding of the company's business and divisional objectives and customers priority
    • Good computer skills and accuracy
    • SAP knowledge
    • Ability to work under pressure

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