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Scientist IV, TCR





United States


GA - Atlanta




Full Time








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Position Overview:

This position will be responsible for the leading and project management of initiatives within TCR Sensory Quality Programs, worldwide.  Specifically, the Scientist IV will lead and coordinate key requirement document reviews/edits, build education programs to enhance system capability in sensory quality, hands-on execution of sensory training for R&D and the Technical Community and provide additional support for any additional TCR Quality Sensory related Programs, as required.



  • Must be a proficient project manager capable of building results driven timeline and independently executing with excellence for multiple priorities and projects, simultaneously.
  • Must be an effective influence manager capable of leading collaborative projects in the creation of sensory governance documentation and tools sustainable for the System.
  • Must have excellent communication skills including ability to write concise, informative reports and verbally present sensory information to technical and non-technical audiences including manufacturing personnel, tailoring communication appropriately.  Ability to listen and identify project objective and influence research plan. 
  • Must be a critical thinker, discontent with the status quo, and able to independently problem-solve to bring win-win solutions to the table.
  • Demonstrates solid working knowledge and execution of sensory   methods, both discriminative and descriptive methods.  Must be able to identify the most appropriate method that will meet business objectives,  create research proposal, assist in the implementation of sensory tests, if required, interpret data output and report findings and next steps.
  • Demonstrates solid working knowledge in technical risk assessment used to identify, evaluate and mitigate project risks with a working knowledge of statistics including franchise and opportunity risk profiles.
  • Demonstrates solid working knowledge in sensory laboratory best practices.
  • Demonstrates working knowledge in fundamental food science; quality assurance, product development or manufacturing experience desired.
  • Demonstrates working knowledge in the use of experimental designs, data management, and research-on-research applications.Demonstrates general understanding of the importance and basic principles of data and intellectual property management.
  • Must be flexible with high level of attention to detail.

EDUCATION: Bachelor's Degree in Food Science or equivalent. Focus on sensory, a plus. Advance degree preferred. 

RELATED WORK EXPERIENCE:  Minimum of 5 years of work experience with BS degree. 

LEADERSHIP BEHAVIORS:                                              

  • DRIVE INNOVATION:  Generate new or unique solutions and embrace new ideas that help sustain our business (encompassing everything from continuous improvement to new product and package innovation).
  • COLLABORATE WITH SYSTEM, CUSTOMERS, AND OTHER STAKEHOLDERS:  Develop and leverage relationships with stakeholders to appropriately stretch and impact the System (Company and Bottler).
  • ACT LIKE AN OWNER:  Deliver results, creating value for our brands, our System, our customers and key stakeholders.
  • INSPIRE OTHERS:  Inspire people to deliver our mission and 2020 Vision, demonstrate passion for the business and give people a reason to believe anything is possible.
  • DEVELOP SELF AND OTHERS:  Develop self and support others’ development to achieve full potential.

Honesty and integrity have always been cornerstone values of The Coca-Cola Company. Our passion for people of integrity mirrors our spirited drive for total quality in our brands. These and other elements allow the company to sustain strategic practices and drive business performance. The Personnel Integrity Assurance Program is another step toward making The Coca-Cola Company the premier workplace. This process includes a pre-employment background investigation that applies to all applicants employees and contractors of the company. The scope of this inquiry may cover such elements as education employment history a criminal history check reference checks and a pre-employment drug screen. Designated countries or sensitive positions within the company may have more stringent standards.

At The Coca-Cola Company you can cultivate your career in a challenging and dynamic environment. We are the largest manufacturer and distributor of nonalcoholic drinks in the world-selling more than 1 billion drinks a day. Unlock your full potential with a future-focused company that is known and respected throughout the world.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

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