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Product and Consumer Scientist-RES000645 – Battle Creek, MI
Kellogg Company




GROW with us as a Product and Consumer Scientist for the Kellogg Company!  Are you a sensory and consumer scientist with a strong analytical sensory foundation and creative consumer research skills with good communication and ability to apply research methodology to a variety of objectives?  You will be challenged to demonstrate sensory and consumer science technical skills through interactions on cross functional teams for new product development, product quality, productivity, and cost-effectiveness projects.  Engage with us as you impact our success as an experienced technical resource to various functions within the company and provide sensory and consumer research leadership to cross-functional project teams.  Together we’ll build a stronger future for our company and your career.




In your role as a Product and Consumer Scientist, you will be part of our success by:


• Partnering with cross functional product development teams, including product development, marketing, marketing research, quality assurance, manufacturing and other scientists to focus on the project objective, develop research plans to meet the objective, and conduct research to meet project goals.

• Designing, executing, interpreting data, and reporting results of all test types including descriptive analysis, discrimination testing and consumer research.

• Customizing research plans based on objectives.

• Leveraging the power of statistics through test design and data interpretation and building a strong relationship with internal statistics department.

• Partners with senior sensory staff and guides development and implementation of new testing methodologies and opportunities for research on research.

• Providing technical recommendations based on knowledge of food chemistry, packaging, and product development as it applies to sensory and consumer research.

• Keeping current with advancements in sensory and consumer research, ingredient technology and food science by taking advantage of technical journals, attending technical presentations by suppliers, and networking with colleagues and experts in the field.

• Increasing the technical depth of the organization through participation in technical forums.

• Maintaining knowledge of market research methodologies in order to provide insights to the product development process.




As well as a hunger to learn and success in Research, Quality and Technology, to be considered for this position you must be able to meet the following requirements:



• Bachelor of Science Degree in Food Science or related field and significant experience in a related role.

• Proven track record of leadership, communication skills and business acumen

• Deep knowledge of sensory and consumer research, food science, and consumer insights.



• Master’s or PhD degree in Food Science or related field with extensive experience in a related role

• Previous sensory and consumer research experience either in food or non-food applications.



Hiring Manager is: Suzanne DeWard

This role requires up to approximately 20-30% travel to suppliers and consumer testing facilities for research.


Kellogg is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

The ability to work a full shift, come to work on time, work overtime as needed and the ability to work according to the necessary schedule to meet job requirements with or without reasonable accommodation is an essential function of this position.


Where required by state law and/or city ordinance; this employer will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each new employee’s Form I-9 to confirm work authorization. For additional information, please follow this Link for English or this Link for Spanish.


Job Function

: Research and Development

Primary Location

: USA-MI-Battle Creek - Corporate Headquarters

Job Type

: Professional

Closing Date

: Feb 23, 2017, 9:59:00 PM

Relocation Assistance: Yes


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