Category Technical Leader
Cincinnati, OH 
Posted 25 days ago
Job Description

Join us and celebrate the beauty of human experience. Create for happier, healthier lives, with love for nature. Together, with passion and creativity, we deliver food innovations, craft inspired fragrances and develop beauty and wellbeing solutions. There's much to learn and many to learn from, with more than 16,000 employees around the world to explore ideas and ambitions with. Every day, your talent, your innovative spirit, and your determination will shape our future, making a positive difference on billions of people. Every essence of you enriches our world. We are Givaudan. Human by nature.

Citrus & Beer are main categories in the Hydration & Refreshment platform. You will translate our needs into an in-novation strategy that results in projects built into a creative roadmap for their category. Manage their technical category team to meet milestones. As category sponsor, guide all innovation projects in their category towards commercialization.

Your Title: Category Technical Leader - Citrus & Beer
Your Location: Cincinnati, Ohio (preferred)
You will Report to: Head of Explore Taste

Main Responsibilities:
Project Execution:

  • Translate needs into a technical strategy, resulting in projects built into an product roadmap for the Citrus & Beer categories.

  • Guide all innovation projects in your category towards commercialization.

  • Manage technical category team to meet milestones.

  • Help plan technical projects and ensure agreement on business strategy and functional area targets.

  • Review improvement roadmaps with regions to gain regional approval (IC).

Data Collection and Analysis:

  • Monitor and evaluate technological advances in relevant disciplines.

  • Review competitors, IP, and regulatory landscape to identify gaps, needs, and constraints.

  • Introduce crucial explore packages into the IDDC process and ensure appropriate documentation is in place.

Technical Strategy Development:

  • Shape the technical strategy for the Citrus & Beer categories.

  • Provide input to S&T Functional Heads and the Flavors Patent Committee.

  • Ensure landscapes and balanced technology roadmaps for the defined technical category.

Innovation and Technology Integration:

  • Identify external partners and incorporate new external technologies into the innovation portfolio.

  • Coordinate validation with regional champions of new technologies at the appropriate stage.

Prioritization and Management:

  • Ensure appropriate use of available resources.

  • Monitor progress of projects within the IDDC for the technical category development portfolio.

  • Ensure collaboration with diverse teams inside and outside S&T.

Important Contact and Resource Allocation:

  • Serve as the main contact person for us regarding any technical aspects related to the Citrus & Beer categories.

  • Ensure resource allocation across projects, coordinating with functional heads.

Are you someone who wants to shape their own world? Who excels being in a culture where you can express your-self in a creative team environment? Who wants to collaborate and work in a team as passionate as you are? Then join us - and improve your world.

Your Professional Profile Includes:

  • University degree in Food Science, Chemistry, or Biology.

  • University degree + 10 years of job training, MS + 7 years of training, or PhD + 5 years of job training.

  • Experience leading scientists to develop solutions to a variety of S&T challenges.

  • Knowledge of the flavor and food business, how scientific and technical areas influence the business.

  • Ability to understand several scientific disciplines and determine their benefits to the flavor and food industry.

  • Experience working in a multicultural matrix environment and building networks across departments and geog-raphy.

  • Structured and focused approach with the ability to simplify complex issues.


  • Great compensation package.

  • Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision coverage.

  • Generous 401k matching program.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to promoting an inclusive and diverse workplace.

At Givaudan, you contribute to delightful taste and scent experiences that touch people's lives.
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.
Every essence of you enriches our world.
Diversity drives innovation and creates closer connections with our employees, customers and partners.
Givaudan embraces diversity and is committed to building an inclusive environment where everyone impacts our world.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
7+ years
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