Taste Panel Leader / Food Scientist – Miami, FL

 

About the Job

The National Food Lab, a premier laboratory consulting firm, is expanding its quality assurance area.  We have an opening for a Taste Panel Leader/Food Scientist located at a client site in Miami, Florida.

 

POSITION DESCRIPTION:  This position is responsible for conducting product cuttings and quality assurance assessments for a client company with a wide variety of consumer products and packaged goods.    

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

·         Act as a project leader for quantitative and consensus sensory assessment of products compared to a written standard.  Manage all aspects of projects including language development, data collection, panel performance, and data analysis.

·         Support client’s new product functions and client’s kitchen staff team as needed

·         Interface with client to make certain program consistently meets their needs, uncover unmet needs and opportunities to improve program.

·         Interface with client’s suppliers.  Help problem solve, ensure the program meets their needs.

·         Manage a yearly calendar to schedule product evaluations, coordinate schedule with client Product Managers, and invite client’s suppliers as needed.

·         Interpret study data, form accurate conclusions, and communicate results to the Program Manager. 

·         Provide basic training to new panelists, review panelists’ performance and provide panelist feedback.

·         Support additional quality functions as needed.

·         Be part of a team to identify optimum data capture method, implement the best data output and data capture method.

 

OPPORTUNITIES:

·         Work in an interesting, challenging, and dynamic environment

·         Work with a congenial and flexible, yet demanding and fast-paced department

·         Gain experience on a broad range of products

 

EXPERIENCE/EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

·         B.S. in Food Science or related discipline

·         Supervisory and/or Management experience will be an asset

·         Experience in quality assurance and/or sensory evaluation a plus

·         Working fundamental knowledge of experimental design, statistical analysis, and computers

·         Excellent verbal and written communication skills

 

CONTACT:             The National Food Lab, LLC

365 North Canyons Pkwy #201

Livermore, CA  94551

                               email: recruitingnfl@TheNFL.com

 

Competitive salary, commensurate with experience.  Comprehensive benefits package.

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