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Scientist ll, TCR – Atlanta, GA







United States


GA - Atlanta




Full Time








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Position Overview:

This position will lead a descriptive sensory analysis program as well as provide project management of sensory and consumer research in support of research and development. Specifically, the Scientist II will determine appropriate research methodologies, coordinate tests, train and moderate a descriptive analysis panel, interpret results and provide recommendations, reporting results orally and in written documentation.

  • Solid working knowledge of sensory and consumer testing techniques and principles including descriptive analysis (DA), discrimination and acceptability methods.  Experience leading DA panels is a plus.
  • Competent in the area of quantitative research which involves the design and implementation of sensory  and consumer research studies, including creation of the research design, implementation and data gathering, data analysis, interpretation, implications and next steps. 
  • Competent in performing statistical analysis of sensory descriptive data and assessing panel performance. Working knowledge in the appropriate use of statistical techniques to analyze and interpret consumer data (including parametric and non-parametric methods, ANOVA, and modeling tools).  General understanding of the use of experimental designs.
  • Demonstrates the ability to assess technical risk used to identify, evaluate and mitigate project risks with a working knowledge of franchise and opportunity risk profiles.
  • General understanding of when methodologies need to be created or modified for unique project needs.
  • Experience with automated sensory data collection systems.
  • General understanding of importance and basic principles of data and intellectual property management.
  • Good communication skills including ability to write concise, informative reports and verbally present complex technical information to non-technical audiences.  Ability to listen and identify project objective and influence research plan. Experience in moderating group discussions.
  • Developing to become an effective influence manager capable of persuading clients to do the right research at the right time increasing their success rate
  • Demonstrated passion, flexibility and excitement for work.

Leadership Behaviors:

  • DRIVE INNOVATIONGenerate 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 OWNERDeliver results, creating value for our brands, our System, our customers and key stakeholders.
  • INSPIRE OTHERSInspire 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 OTHERSDevelop self and support others’ development to achieve full potential.

 Education: Bachelor's Degree in Food Science with Sensory Coursework.  May consider other degrees in science, behavioral psychology or statistics. 

Related Work Experience:  Minimum of 1 -2 years.

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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