Scientist - Minneapolis, MN
Research & Development
Job Description: OVERVIEW: The Senior Scientist ensures that
products translate into production with their designed attributes, as part
of the Product Guidance and Insights department team committed to creating
new products and businesses in the tradition of the superior-quality
General Mills consumer goods.
Partner with consumer insights, research and development,
marketing, packaging, manufacturing, and other business and product teams
to develop new products, make product improvements, and contribute to
concept refinement and product start-ups.
Drive projects through appropriate consumer, descriptive,
and discrimination testing to enhance product knowledge from its initial
concept state to its appearance on grocers' shelves.
Support sensory guidance research at both the research and
development and plant level
Serve as the sensory representative on business teams
Recommends appropriate sensory methodology
Applies design of experiments to sensory evaluation
Interprets statistical analysis of results of sensory
Communicates key findings and next steps in the product
Uses discrimination testing to determine if differences
are perceivable in consumer packaged goods
Minimum of M.S. degree in Sensory Science, Food Science,
Psychology, Statistics, or related field.
Minimum 2 years experience in
sensory or consumer research working with project and/or business teams
Experience in Flavor Chemistry, Psychophysics, Marketing
Research, Product Development, Stability Science or Statistics.
Experience planning and executing sensory and product
guidance research in conjunction with broader R&D and marketing
research functions is preferred.
Proven ability to apply sensory evaluation methods and
interpret statistical analysis results of sensory evaluation data.
Fundamental understanding of applied statistical analysis,
including design of experiments and multivariate analysis techniques.
Exceptional interpersonal, collaboration, and influence
Strong written and verbal communication skills.
Proven ability to interpret and communicate sensory and
product insight findings with business and project teams.
Ability to manage resources and leverage existing data to
effectively lead multiple projects.
Our Brands. Your Legacy.
Great brands start with the people that make them great. One
of the world's leading food companies, General Mills operates in more than
100 countries and markets more than 100 consumer brands, including
Cheerios, Hδagen-Dazs, Nature Valley, Betty
Crocker, Pillsbury, Green Giant, Old El Paso, Yoplait and more.
Headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, General Mills had fiscal 2012
global net sales of US$16 billion.
We seek out the best of the best and give them development,
support and the chance to lead something big. If youre ready to fulfill
your potential, consider sharing your talents with the outstanding people
of General Mills. You will work with legendary brands, nourish people
around the world, and start building your own legacy.
Location: Minneapolis, MN, US
Job ID: 51995759