will be responsible for the project management of sensory and consumer
research including the design, test preparation and execution of
studies in support of research and development. Specifically, the
scientist will determine appropriate research methodologies,
coordinate tests, 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
• 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.
knowledge of qualitative research techniques. Ability to organize and
facilitate fuzzy front end projects.
knowledge of statistics including the appropriate use of statistical
techniques to analyze and interpret data (including parametric and
non-parametric methods, ANOVA, and modeling tools). General
understanding of the use of experimental designs.
the ability to assess technical risk used to identify, evaluate and
mitigate project risks with a working knowledge of franchise and
opportunity risk profiles.
understanding of when methodologies need to be created or modified
for unique project needs.
with automated sensory data collection systems.
understanding of importance and basic principles of data and
intellectual property management.
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.
• Developing to
become an effective influence manager capable of persuading clients
to do the right research at the right time increasing their success
passion, flexibility and excitement for work.
Bachelor's Degree in Food Science with Sensory Coursework. May
consider other degrees in science, behavioral psychology or
Experience: Minimum of 3 years.
Good knowledge of Sensory Science and the general applications. Panel
leadership is a plus.
Knowledge of food science and basic product development. Beverage a
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
Ability to measure instrument variations and apply corrections for
ensuring the accuracy and precision of an instrument or measurement
Knowledge of key ingredients used in production of beverages (e.g.
caramel, citric acid, benzoate, juice, phosphoric acid, maltodextrin, flavor)
Practices: Knowledge and application of Good Laboratory Practices
(e.g. handling of chemicals and glassware, preparation of standards
and reagents, proper measuring techniques, data management,
Composition Information: Ability to recognize and protect proprietary
information as it relates to research, products and ingredients.
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.
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and distributor of nonalcoholic drinks in the world-selling more than
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