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Product and Consumer Scientist - Research & Development

Battle Creek, MI

 

Employer

Kelloggs

Posted

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Closes

Monday, October 28, 2013

Ref

RES000158

Location

United States

Function

Research and Development

Contract Type

Full Time

 

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Further information

We are always looking for great talent! GROW with us as a Product and Consumer Scientist for the Kellogg Company! Are you a sensory and consumer scientist with a strong analytical sensory foundation and creative consumer research skills with good communication and ability to apply research methodology to a variety of objectives? You will be challenged to demonstrate sensory and consumer science technical skills through interactions on cross functional teams for new product development, product quality, productivity, and cost-effectiveness projects. Engage with us as you impact our success as an experienced technical resource to various functions within the company and provide sensory and consumer research leadership to global cross-functional project teams. Together well build a stronger future for our company and your career.

WHAT WILL I BE DOING?


In your role as Product and Consumer Scientist, you will be part of our success by,

Partnering with cross functional product development teams, including product development, marketing, marketing research, quality assurance, manufacturing and other scientist to focus on the project objective, develop research plans to meet the objective, and conduct research to meet the project goals
Designing, executing, interpreting data, and reporting results of all test types including descriptive analysis, discrimination testing and consumer research
Customizing research plans based on objectives
Leveraging the power of statistics through test design and data interpretation and building a strong relationship with internal statistics department
Partnering with senior sensory staff in development and implementation of new testing methodologies and opportunities for research on research
Providing technical recommendations based on knowledge of food chemistry, packaging, and product development as it applies to sensory and consumer research
Keeping current with advancements in sensory and consumer research, ingredient technology and food science by taking advantage of technical journals, attending technical presentations by suppliers, and networking with colleagues and experts in the field
Increasing the technical depth of the organization through participation in technical forums and mentoring junior scientists
Demonstrating flexibility and adaptability to work cross culturally with global product development teams

 

WHAT DO I NEED TO DEMONSTRATE?
To be considered for this position you must be able to meet the following requirements:

Required:
Bachelor of Science Degree in Food Science or related field and significant experience in a related role.
Proven track record of leadership, communication skills and business acumen
Deep knowledge of sensory and consumer research, food science, and consumer insights.

Preferred:
Masters or PhD degree in Food Science or related field with extensive experience in a related role
Previous sensory and consumer research experience either in food or non-food applications.

 

WHAT ELSE DO I NEED TO KNOW?

This role requires up to approximately 20-30% travel to suppliers and consumer testing facilities for research.

Kellogg Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer who strives to provide an inclusive work environment that involves everyone and embraces the diverse talent of its people.

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