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Senior Scientist I, TCR/Sensory Science




United States


FL - Apopka




Full Time







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Position Overview:

This position will have dotted line reporting into the Global TCR Corporate group to ensure technical function connectivity and that best practices are leveraged and employed.



  • Lead and manage sensory and consumer research in the juice category. Job responsibilities include design, test preparation and execution of studies in support of research and development. Specifically, the senior scientist will determine appropriate research methodologies, coordinate tests, interpret results and provide recommendations, reporting results orally and in written documentation.
  • Provide a Global and North America business leadership role to develop and influence company strategies for growth of the
    juice beverage category.
  • This position will be strongly aligned with the NA Juice Business with a primary focus on consistently delivering optimal taste of juices and juice drinks without compromising quality.


Critical skills include:



  • Must demonstrate proficiency in influencing clients to do the right research
    at the right time thereby increasing the client’s success rate.
  • Proficient knowledge in the area of quantitative research which involves the design and
    implementation of quantitative sensory and consumer research studies, including creation of the research design, implementation and data gathering, data analysis, and trend analysis, interpretation, implications and next steps.
  • Demonstrates proficiency in technical risk assessment used to identify, evaluate and mitigate project risks with a strong working knowledge of franchise and opportunity risk profiles.
  • Fully competent in the use of experimental designs (including two-level factorials and optimization strategies), data management.
  • Demonstrates proficiency in qualitative research techniques and research-on-research applications.
  • Possesses proficiency in technically leading others as a result of expertise in specific area of discipline. This includes serving as a technical mentor and resource for others.
  • Sound knowledge of sensory and consumer testing techniques and principles including a deep understanding of descriptive analysis (DA) and the relationship to consumer data to identify sensory drivers of consumer liking.
  • Solid understanding of statistics including the appropriate use of statistical techniques to analyze and interpret data (including parametric and non-parametric methods, ANOVA, and modeling tools) and the design of
    experiments (DOE).
  • Excellent communication skills including ability to write concise, informative reports and verbally present complex technical information to technical and non-technical audiences. Ability to listen and identify project objective and influence research plan.
  • Experience/ability to educate PD, Marketing, K&I about TCR tools including how and when to use them
  • Proven track record identifying and building relationships with research suppliers




Bachelor's Degree in Food Science or MS with major in sensory science, behavioral psychology or applied statistics

Related Work




Minimum of 10 years of work experience in consumer packaged goods

Core Competencies:

Drives Innovative Business Improvements: Develops new insights into solutions that result in organizational improvements; promotes a work environment that fosters creative thinking, innovation and rational risk-taking.

Balances Immediate and Long-Term Priorities: Seeks to meet critical objectives while considering the impact of those decisions and activities on the ability to achieve long-term goals.

Delivers Results: Focuses on the critical few objectives that add the most value and channels own and others'
energy to consistently deliver results that meet or exceed expectations.

Imports and Exports Good Ideas: Relentlessly seeks shares and adopts ideas and best practices in and outside the Company and embraces change introduced by others.

Develops and Inspires Others: Builds and maintains relationships that motivate, guide, and/or reinforce the performance of others toward goal accomplishments. Develops self and others to improve performance in current role and to prepare for future roles; seeks and provides feedback and coaching to enhance performance.

Technical Skills:


Basic Project Management: Knowledge of project management principles and the ability to apply the principles, tools and techniques to develop/plan, manage or execute projects or workplans to ensure successful completion (e.g., on time, within budget).

Building Technical Relationships: Ability to apply technical knowledge and establish credibility with highly technical audiences in order to build technical relationships that will benefit customers or the Company.


Building Business Relationships: Ability to apply technical knowledge and establish credibility with non-technical audiences in order to influence decisions makers.

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.


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