holder will be the recognized sensory expert in the business, provide
expert advice to the R&D team and key stakeholders where specific
tests are needed, help with interpretation of results & advice on
most appropriate way to use test outcomes data to monitor & set
targets for performance. They will drive implementation of best
practice to maximize validity of results and insights from tests.
holder will lead the delivery of the sensory science program and
sensory projects for SS & KLIX. They will oversee & lead the
program to ensure all milestones are achieved & delivered on time
and meet quality, delivery & financial targets.
holder will lead the Sensory Science team building capability &
developing talent. This will include the recruitment & development
of the sensory team & building the governance processes globally.
They have the responsibility to manage & advise the sensory
technologists and sensory technicians in methodology, performance &
holder will build & maintain relationships with other Mars /
Wrigley sites to ensure knowledge transfer in appropriate areas. They
will collaboratively develop & evolve methodology to ensure sensory
panel testing program is leading and innovative. He / she will liaise
with external partners (Universities, CCFRA, and Leatherhead etc.) to
bring best practice & innovative methods & insights to Mars
Drinks. Leverage sensory science knowledge & networks to build a
strong internal sensory science know how.
& advise the wider R&D community, providing support &
recommendations for factory testing for NPD, product improvements,
continuity of supply, COGS & VGP projects.
· Work with
the wider Drinks teams to review competitor products & maintain
level of understanding within the team.
· Lead the
development of technical expertise within the R&D department by
initiating own activities to plug knowledge gaps & by recommending
Global Sensory & Consumer Science Director and peer group through
coaching junior members of the team, driving engagement and promoting
an innovative and learning culture within the team.
project management leadership on KLIX & Single Serve projects
liaising with wider teams, recommending methods, reporting &
write & continuously improve internal processes & standard
methods for sensory.
continuously improve own technical expertise, keeping abreast of new
sensory methods and statistical methods
· To support
the overall organization by providing technical expertise as relevant,
strongly supporting a drinks culture within Mars Drinks
· To lead
research projects relating to Multidimensional Sensory Science,
Competitor evaluations, Range Reviews and Proficiency Testing
· Review and
implementation, where appropriate, of new sensory methodology.
knowledge of sensory discrimination and descriptive profiling methods
and statistical analysis
of relevant sensory software packages e.g Compusense, Senpac, IQ
attention to details with strong analytical and problem solving skills
orientated, yet with strong planning and organizational skills
· A great
team worker with excellent communication and facilitation skills
personal sensory skills, especially around tasting
and inquisitive, with enthusiasm and passion for their work
qualified in Food Science or Food Technology, must include Sensory
module, plus 2-3 years of experience
Postgraduate in Sensory Science with 1 years practical sensory
· Worked in
field of Sensory Science preferably for 2-3 years
to work in the US
· Driving Licence