Sensory & Consumer Insights-Dannon - White
Plains, NY, US
within R & D is looking for a Scientist-
Sensory & Consumer Insights-Dannon in the United
States (US) for our White Plains, NY location
With our global
presence, brands and business within our mission "bringing health
through food to as many people as possible" we believe that people
growth is a key asset to reach a sustainable business performance.
Take this opportunity to GROW together!
Scientist-Sensory and Consumer Insights role is based in the Dannon North
America R&D team in White Plains, New York, supporting the Dairy
business globally. With 11.8BEuros sales, Dairy is biggest Danone Category
(56%) and an undisputed leader worldwide with 26% of the Fresh Dairy
This position is
a great opportunity for someone wishing to join a dynamic scientific
community of more than 70 collaborators across the world, in the Sensory
& Behavior Sciences (SBS).
The main mission is to
incorporate sensory and consumer research throughout the project life-cycle
in support of Danone North America Dairy businesses.
Working in a
multi-disciplinary business environment, you understand consumer’s behaviors
and expectations to design Products and Packaging in order to deliver
outstanding consumer experience for our U.S. and Canada Consumers.
You also work in
collaboration with the global Sensory & Behavior Science team in
Palaiseau (France), to explore and implement new research methods to help
generate product and consumer insights.
Manage Sensory and
Consumer studies for our North America Dairy Business: Generate product
knowledge & consumer insights – product variability, shelf life, and
Ensure efficient studies management and delivery on time in
full: select external agencies, brief for data collection &
statistical analysis, report, action plan follow up.
Lead the descriptive sensory analysis program & database
by working closely with external agency.
Integrate sensory data with consumer data as needed and make
Diligently tracking sensory & consumer spending to
ensure that research are done within budget
interface with Business partners: R&D, Plant & Marketing teams
Serve as the sensory liaison in business teams and recommend
appropriate research methodologies
Play an active role within the global SBS (Sensory & Behavior
Science) community and share best practices
Convey credibility of
Sensory & Consumer Sciences inside and outside Danone
Leverage science within Danone, train and educate project
teams, plant teams, and non technical colleagues on basic sensory knowledge
and promote a tasting culture within the company
Explore and implement new sensory and consumer research
methods as appropriate
Participate actively to scientific communication (paper,
In-depth experience and knowledge sensory sciences
(descriptive & discriminative)
Experience in both qualitative (Focus Groups) and
quantitative (CLT, HUT) consumer research methodologies, as well as
integration of descriptive panel data and consumer data
Fundamental understanding of applied statistical analysis
& related tools
Passion for bringing consumers into the business
Ability to taste various dairy/food products
Self starter, ability to manage multiple projects with
International travel required.
Minimum of B.S. degree in Sensory, Consumer Science, Food
Science or related field; Advanced degree (M.S. or Ph.D.) is desired
B.S. with 5 years work experience in the sensory/consumer
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
Strong team player with influencing skills
Flexibility in a fast-paced environment
For more information
about Danone, its people and its business, please visit danone.com. We
have something special inside, do you?
34941.Experience: Experienced professionals
The Dannon Company is a US-subsidiary of Danone, a Fortune 500 company and
one of the most successful health-focused food companies in the world with
leading positions in fresh dairy products, water, baby nutrition and medical
nutrition. Danone’s mission is to bring health through food to as many
people as possible.
Our core values foster individual professional growth. We reward
entrepreneurialism and innovation. There truly is something very special
inside our company. You can see it reflected in our people, our products and
our culture. If you like what you have learned, we encourage you to apply and
Dannon is an equal employment and affirmative action employer. All qualified
applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color,
religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national
origin, age, physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic
characteristic or any other unlawful criterion.
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