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Job Title: Consumer & Sensory Specialist
Company Name: Nestle
Location: Columbus, OH
Position Type: Full Time
Post Date: 07/02/2020
Expire Date: 07/18/2020
Job Categories: Information Technology, Executive Management, Research & Development
Job Description
Consumer & Sensory Specialist

“There’s more to life at Nestlé”

We are more than the brands you love. We are the world’s leading nutrition, health and wellness company. Nestlé is committed to enhancing people’s lives, everywhere, every day.

Nestlé Development Center Marysville is one of the longest-standing R&D centers in Nestlé’s worldwide network. Here, we provide technical development expertise for beverage products. Whether it is in terms of convenience, health or pleasure, we are committed to creating trustworthy products and processes that improve the quality of consumers’ lives. Work here, and you’ll get variety.

“We make a difference with our passion for coffees”


Position Summary:
Responsible for collaborating on project teams to lead consumer & sensory product research in support of Nestle brands and R&D programs to drive consumer-centricity and guide decision-making. The specialist contributes expertise and knowledge to ensure success in product innovation and renovation in a dynamic, international environment.

Primary Responsibilities:
Drive consumer and sensory product insights
• Deliver consumer & sensory product insights to Innovation and Renovation projects as a partner to project managers and members of cross-functional project teams
• Manage sensory and consumer studies with clear, time-bound plans from start to finish including design, statistical analysis, interpretation, documentation, and presentation to stakeholders
• Ensure continuous improvement for team support and development through communication and coaching of technicians, panel leaders and interns
• Seek continuously to improve Consumer and Sensory Research methods and promote agility according to business needs
Responsibility within the Product Category Business
• Build consumer and sensory product knowledge and competitive intelligence with clear links to consumer trends and business figures to influence strategy
• Provide technical assistance & expertise to markets/businesses in Sensory Evaluation and consumer research
Collaboration across business & product category
• Work as part of a global innovation team across US, Switzerland and Singapore to create a cohesive Consumer and Sensory Insight function
• Communicate proactively with product category leads and business units to understand needs and business context
• Network with NRC, other PTCs/R&Ds for knowledge sharing and best practices
• Keep up with new developments in the fields of consumer and sensory research

Qualifications & Requirements

Job Qualifications (Minimum Education, Experience, and Knowledge)
• Degree in Food Science, Psychology or equivalent preferred with emphasis in Sensory Science; Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree preferred
• Five or more years of experience in Consumer and Sensory Research with application of a wide range of techniques
• In-depth knowledge of statistics; ability to analyse DoE studies
• Experience in the beverage category a plus
• Ability to work independently and handle multiple projects simultaneously
• Good interpersonal/teamwork skills and a sense of business/technical interrelationships
• Excellent planning, organization and project management abilities
• Dynamic, proactive and flexible with an entrepreneurial spirit
• Focus on Consumer-Centricity and Product Perception
• Flexible (availability to travel)
• Solid written and oral communication skills (including presentations)
• Very good computer skills (MS-Office applications, statistical software and sensory data collection software)
• Fluent in English (written and spoken)


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Company Name: Nestle
Website:https://nestleusa.taleo.net/careersection/2/jobdetail.ftl?job=20002708&lang=en&src=jb-13200
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