Head of Human Resources (Former Employee) – Johannesburg, Gauteng – 21 March 2018
Handling many different projects and task as the same time which is nice but stressful. Lots of meetings and recruitment last couple of years. Always new projects. Planning your day and work was your responsibility. Having clear set target and goals most of the time to be achieved which was very nice.
Marketing Assistant (Current Employee) – Johannesburg, GP – 26 August 2014
I enjoy and love what i do, getting the exposure in the flavour industry has not only advanced my career but it has really change my personal life style, now i eat as i should and it really feels great to be so knowledgable about what you eat.
My typical day at work involves in-depth research, on the trends and diversed flavour preferences that are prefered by South Africans.
Creating presentations that helps sell our flavours.
Hardest part is having to taste on a regular basis, that is not good for my figure :)
Personal Assistant/Sales Co-Ordinator (Former Employee) – Tulisa Park, Gauteng – 18 January 2017
Very busy from the time you enter and put your PC on. I have learned to cope with difficult customers as well as many other aspects of company. Management was strict but fair. My co-workers were my friends as well. Still keep in contact as we were a very close team. The hardest part of the job was to make sure your customers order was delivered on time, as due to unforeseen circumstances some orders would be delayed. The most enjoyable part of my job was the customer satisfaction.
Follow up on work in the system. Check if any perfume briefs have been completed and are ready for submission to the client. Arrange focus groups to find a winning fragrance on a client brief. Prepare the presentation and results and present various submissions and focus group feedback to the client.
The fascinating world of fragrance. My only regret was not getting into the industry shortly after leaving but my 6 year old had been diagnosed with Type1 diabetes and I simply couldn't handle both.
The manager was not very lenient and that did create some issues especially when she expected me to work over weekends.
The most difficult part of the job was learning to speak in front of a boardroom full of professionals. But I eventually managed to master it.
The most enjoyable part of the job was to win a fragrance brief and add that to our portfolio of winning fragrances.
I also created systems and structures which are still being used by the division today.
Raw Material Planner (Current Employee) – GP – 2 June 2013
I am a planner at Givaudan and I enjoy what I do there, very challenging but great.
I was given a great opportunity to go overseas for SAP training in Zurich which was the highlight of my career so far, I would like to move up a position and I am looking for a company that will give me that opportunity.