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Head of Procurement Innovation

Givaudan Schweiz AG

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Head of Procurement Innovation

Head of Procurement Innovation

As Head of Procurement Innovation, you will be instrumental in driving the Procurement Innovation pillar in line with the 2020 Procurement Strategy. You will have the opportunity to develop and implement a strong internal integrated business partner model for Procurement Innovation and set the new collaboration with the Science & Technology department.

Member of the Procurement Leadership team, you will build the “mindset of innovation” within the procurement team and lead a team to ensure target achievements according to strategic commitments and to meet our ambition to be the innovation leader in the Fragrance and Flavors Industry.


Sounds interesting? It could well be your perfect opportunity if, like us, you always aim to exceed customer needs, like to apply your expertise and creativity to generate value and are skilled in the evaluation and implementation of new project & processes. In this exciting role you will:


  • Innovation Procurement strategy.Develop a modus operandi with the Science and Technology and Procurement to set the new collaboration. Develop a change management program to embed an innovation mindset in all level of the procurement organisation. Lead the procurement innovation team and ensure consistency of actions.   
  • Project Management.Consolidate and prioritize projects with the input of S&T and procurement teams.  Negotiate strategic agreements with suppliers and service providers. Coordinate projects activities and report progress.
  • Stakeholder management.Represent the Procurement Innovation function with key business stakeholders to ensure effective collaboration and alignment. Communicate and Follow-up with business leaders and functions on all project activities and progress.



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:

  • Master degree in organic chemistry or bio-synthesis
  • Minimum 15 years experience on Procurement/Commercial and/or R&D organisations
  • 5 - 7 years proven leadership experience in an international environment
  • Experienced in Food/Flavour business
  • Excellent communicator and stakeholder management skills
  • Ability to develop actionable recommendations and implementation plans
  • Strong project management skills
  • Fluent in English, another language a definite advantage

Your future employer?

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 www.givaudan.com.