Senior Sensory & Consumer Insights Specialist - R&D

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Location
Cleveland, OH, United States
Posted
Feb 09, 2017
Closes
Mar 25, 2017
Ref
17000956
Contract Type
Full Time

JOB SUMMARY

Responsible for managing sensory panel activities and consumer science within the Solon R&D group for Nestle Professional.


PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Management and training of sensory panels

  • Recruit and develop a Sensory Descriptive Panel for one of our key business in North America
  • Manage all aspects of the Sensory Descriptive Panel including but not limited to glossary development, basic and product specific training, test execution, panel assessment and performance feedback.

Support Innovation & Renovation by Managing Sensory and Consumer topics within projects

  • As part of project team, drive the creation and implementation of detailed Sensory and Consumer plans.
  • Plan and execute tasting sessions with the support of technicians according to plans.
  • Analyze and interpret sensory data using appropriate statistical tools.
  • Report test results and provide actionable recommendations and present information, as applied to the R&D and business.
  • Consult with all internal (R&D) and external (PD, Marketing, etc.) clients to provide guidance on utilization of proper sensory and consumer methodology based on final project objective. 
  • Analyze consumer test such as Preference Mapping.

Additional Responsibilities

  • Conduct sensory training to all Nestle functions as needed especially new personnel in R&D, PD and Marketing. Training may also be extended to Nestle manufacturing facilities by request.
  • Manage panel time accounting program and reconcile monthly department expense reports.
  • Support NQMS initiatives

JOB QUALIFICATIONS:

  • MS Degree in Food Science with strong background in Sensory and Consumer Sciences
  • 5 years' experience in Sensory and Consumer fields
  • Software knowledge:  SIMS / Sensory software. Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Outlook. R, XLStat is a plus
  • Strong statistical analysis and reporting capabilities
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Able to work well in a team environment
  • Flexible work hours, as required by the business
  • Experience in Product Development activities


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