Sensory Scientist

2018-07-16
Conagra Brands (http://www.conagrabrands.com/careers)
Other

/yr

  full-time   employee


Omaha
Nebraska
United States

Conagra Brands has the most energized, highest-impact culture in Food. Our people persistently challenge and disrupt marketplace/business conventions and we are respected for our great brands, great Food, great margins and consistent results. Conagra Brands, be part of building something BIG.
Job Summary
Collaborates with business teams and specifically Research, Quality & Innovation, to provide consumer and sensory guidance to meet established business goals. Responsible for all elements of test execution, including design and administration of appropriate research methods, interpretation and reporting of data, and general consultation on strategic business issues.
Position Responsibilities
Develops and implements sensory and consumer research methodologies in support of product development.
Coordinates test execution including recommendation/selection of research vendors for specific studies and preparation of all necessary materials for each research study (screener, questionnaire, test plan and serving rotations, product preparation protocols, etc.).
Collaborates with the statistics department to analyze data following study completion. Ensures timely and complete data analysis.
Develops logical and actionable conclusions and recommendations through thorough understanding of the data.
Clearly reports study findings and recommendations through written and verbal communications.
Leads group initiatives to expand functional capabilities.
Stays abreast of new methodologies and techniques within Sensory industry.
Maintains internal Sensory Insights test database.
Position Qualifications
BS in relevant fields, such as Food Science, Sensory Science, Experimental Psychology, Sociology required; MS preferred.
Minimum of 2 years experience in sensory evaluation or consumer research, preferably with a consumer packaged goods company.
Sound interpersonal skills with ability to communicate details (both written and verbal) for fact-based decision making.
Knowledge of Design of Experiments (DOE), key driver analysis, advanced statistics, qualitative and quantitative research methodologies.
Proven problem solving/influencing skills and the ability to function in a team-based environment.
Excellent organizational skills and the ability to multi-task.
Ability/desire to develop skills in research/statistical analysis software applications (e.g., SAS, SPSS, R etc.); actual experience using research/statistical analysis software preferred.
Skilled in MicroSoft Office Software
Willingness to taste a wide variety of Food products for evaluation purposes
Conagra Brands is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to sex, race, color, religion, ethnic or national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, pregnancy, leave status, disability, veteran status, genetic information and/or any other characteristic or status protected by national, federal, state or local law.

 

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