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Sr. Sensory Scientist – Ada, MI

AutoReqId

4222BR

Location/Worksite

MI, Ada

Type of employment

Full Time : F

Shift

1

Company Profile

 

As an $8 billion dollar pioneer in the direct selling industry, Amway has been helping the world live better since 1959.  We support more than three million independent business owners and 14,000 employees worldwide who provide products and services in more than 80 countries.  We are accountants and marketers, farmers and scientists, outstanding leaders and sought-after experts.  Based in Ada, Michigan, Amway creates unique, high-quality health, beauty, personal care and home care products.  Take a look at our latest opportunity at our Michigan global headquarters:

 

Amway brings together strong, collaborative people in a dynamic culture of mutual respect, support, and passion for the brand and product.  We believe innovation drives winning performance, and we constantly challenge ourselves to be the very best we can in every aspect of our business.  You will be surrounded by some of the best and brightest people in the industry. At Amway you will be in great company! 

Job Description

Sr. Sensory Scientist
Consumer Product Research – Ada, MI


The Sr. Research Scientist will develop and direct significant global research studies and programs guiding the development of consumer preferred products in our Amway product portfolio. This individual will help build the current state of scientific knowledge and understanding within Consumer Product Research to affedt a world class sensory research division for a growing global company. The successful candidate will offer thought leadership on sensory research techniques, descriptive analysis, technical methodologies, and analysis tools and reporting.  Additionally, they will have an awareness of international consumer markets to assist in guiding research standards for consumer studies globally.   The Sr. Research Scientist will report directly to the Supervisor Group Leader Consumer Product Research.

 

NOTE:  There is flexibility for this position to be based in either Buena Park, CA or Ada, MI.

 

The successful individual will leverage their proficiency to…

Lead high impact, global strategic programs and projects for Consumer Project Research

 

 

    • Develop research processes and product specifications required for global products
    • Manage project activities, budget and timelines across business, product categories and platforms
    • Manage research priorities in partnership with R & D leadership to ensure business objectives are met
    • Design consumer sensory procedures that provide global uniformity and consistency
    • Advise project teams / product development on project direction based on sensory research results
    • Provide value-added consumer insights that identify new product opportunities and provide guidance to Product Development on claim support

 

Lead capability and competency development of the global Consumer Product Research network to ‘best in class’

 

 

    • Explore and recommend new methods/techniques/technologies to establish and maintain Consumer Product Research as a state-of-the-art sensory/consumer research program
    • Develop new sensory/consumer methodologies involving new technologies supporting R&D and marketing initiatives
    • Provide industry best practice opportunities to a growing Consumer Research team providing industry resources and expertise to guide continuous improvement opportunities and develop staff
    • Contribute to global Consumer Product Research Center of Excellence and sensory network via high performance virtual teaming, alignment of global test strategies, and global best practices
    • Represent Consumer Product Research and Amway through external activities at professional conferences and active memberships in professional organizations

                                                                                      

The accomplished individual will possess…

 

  • Minimum 10 years experience in sensory sciences role with a consumer products company
  • Experience in the design and implementation of sensory programs, sensory and consumer research, statistical analysis, and the evaluation of new products
  • Background with development of standardized guidelines, formats, processes, and protocols to align sensory and consumer research across platforms
  • Statistical design skills with the ability to interpret complex data to meaningful business support materials
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills with the ability to lead teams, influence decisions and partner with a variety of internal partners, external vendors, and technical resources
  • Strong organizational and leadership skills with responsibility to deliver meaningful, quality results

 

The strong professional will have the following academic credentials ….

 

  • Advanced Degree in Science or a related discipline (i.e., Statistics, Biostatistics, Food Science, or Sensory Science)

 

Amway’s exceptional benefits package includes: Medical, dental, prescription and vision insurance; 401(K) participation; Profit Sharing; Bonus Eligibility; Fitness Center; product discounts. Look into how Amway can transform your career! Visit our web site to apply: http://www.amway.com/careers. Reference AutoReqID  #4222 BR. EOE.

 

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