Business and Category Development Manager

05.12.2019 | Position with re­spon­si­bil­i­ties | 100%

Business and Category Development Manager

Business and Category Development Manager

Business and Category Development Manager


The Business and Category Development Manager manage M&A teaser requests, keeps an overview of the acquisition market and understand the analytics of company attractiveness interest. In this exciting role, reporting to the Global Marketing Director for the Flavours division, you will :


Business Development & Marketing Insight 

  • Bring recommendation on new market opportunities and ensure solid data and market insights to help the Global Product Managers develop their business
  • Do a market analysis and scouting on specific category topics
  • Run desk studies work to support the Global Product Managers and Global Category Managers
  • Establish external agency support to provide a relevant report for the categories a coordinate the Market Research Vendors

Business Analysis 

  • Respond and filter M&A teasers
  • Run competitive landscape studies and keep the M&A database up to date
  • Draw financial analysis conclusions
  • Facilitate the business development process in case of active engagement and proactively work with Category Managers to suggest potential targets to support their strategies

Competitive Analysis 

  • Do constant competitive observation and special focus studies for the Givaudan senior management
  • Establish portfolio and product strategy conclusions on the target
  • Identify insights either threats or opportunities and compile specific reports for special projects

The job can be based in France (Avignon or Argenteuil) or in Zurich.


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 learn together with teams who are as passionate as you are? Then come join us – and impact your world.


Your professional profile includes:

  • Postgraduate diploma - Bachelor or Master
  • Several years of successful track record in developing new business or commercializing products in Flavours or related segments
  • Understanding of Flavour business, market dynamics and product requirements with an emphasis on natural products and food ingredients
  • Technical background in Flavour and Food processing with the ability to develop deep product knowledge
  • Fluent in spoken and written English, multilingual 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 5.5 billion in 2018. Headquartered in Switzerland with local presence in over 145 locations, the company has almost 13,600 employees worldwide. Givaudan invites you to discover more at

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