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Associate, Sensory Insight Specialist

Associate, Sensory Insight Specialist

Position Snapshot

Location: Nestle Product Technology Centre Coffee, Singapore

Type of contract: Permanent

5 years of solid experience in the field of sensory science

Ability to translate complex sensory data into compelling reports and presentations to drive action across innovation and renovation project portfolio.

Position Summary

The Nestle Research and Development Centre in Singapore leads innovation and renovation of the global white coffee business including Nescafe 3in1 & Starbucks range of cappuccino & Lattes. Our mission is to delight the consumer wherever, whenever, however by delivery moments of genuine pleasure and indulgence – to achieve this we are committed to attracting and developing the right people.

 

Come join us and help to create the future of the global coffee category. We are on a lookout for an Associate/ Sensory Specialist to join our innovation Team in Singapore. In this position, you play an integral role providing the best in class Sensory and Consumer knowledge in close collaboration with Strategic Business Units / Markets / R&D as a team member on critical innovation and renovation projects. You will help us understand and exceed consumers’ expectations, driving clear consumer preference vs the competition & ultimately consumer loyalty. You will work across NESCAFE & STARBUCKS white coffee portfolio.

 

A day in the life of...

  • Be an expert to provide Sensory insights and proactively partner with Project Managers to support Innovation & Renovation projects to add value and influence project's success.
  • Play an active part in cross functional project teams within Nestle Product Technology Center /R&D and provide guidance on choice and use of sensory evaluation methodologies.
  • Strong analytical skill and the ability to interpret sensory data to create engaging reports that inspire action.
  • Support the development and raise the bar of the sensory panel performance with close collaboration with the Panel leader
  • Be the consultant and guardian of all sensory methodologies and tools for global mixes category (e.g. sensory glossary list, sensory toolkit and references, IN/OUT specifications, etc..)
  • Build the competency of the sensory standard across Nestle by providing guidance and training to Application Groups and Market Head Office/Factory Sensory on the best in class sensory methodologies.  
  • Continually evolved internal process and methodologies for continuous improvement and application for sensory knowledge building across the Consumer and Sensory network in Nestle
  • To seek improvement for Consumer Sensory Insights best practices that will impact the business and promoting the use of Sensory and Consumer Research in innovation and renovation process across the various functions in R&D and markets.
  • Provide sensory insights to support front-end innovation activities for idea generation and concept building.
  • Partner with consumer insight team to bridge sensory insights with consumers understanding to create powerful and compelling insights to support innovation and renovation initiatives.  

What will make you successful

  • Degree or equivalent in Sensory Science, Consumer Science, Food Technology, Food Science or other related fields
  • Min 5 years of working experience in the field of sensory science
  • Experience in a wide spectrum of sensory research methodologies and track record of gathering sensory insights to impact the business
  • Strong ability to prioritize, multitask and manage various day to day activities, working to a timeline
  • Experienced in leading and highly motivated to lead and manage sensory panels
  • Ability to coach and guide technicians / panel leaders to reach excellence in execution and autonomy.
  • Strong statistical knowledge a plus
  • Interested in the coffee category
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Excel in a collaborative global team environment
  • Strong and keen interest to bridge and increase collaboration between sensory and consumer.

 

At Nestle, we want to help shape a better and healthier world, inspire people to live healthier lives and deliver impact at a scale and pace that makes a difference. We do this by fostering a diverse, friendly, supportive and collaborative environment, that creates positive disruption, embraces innovation and empowers people and teams to win.

Position Snapshot

Location: Nestle Product Technology Centre Coffee, Singapore

Type of contract: Permanent

5 years of solid experience in the field of sensory science

Ability to translate complex sensory data into compelling reports and presentations to drive action across innovation and renovation project portfolio.

Position Summary

The Nestle Research and Development Centre in Singapore leads innovation and renovation of the global white coffee business including Nescafe 3in1 & Starbucks range of cappuccino & Lattes. Our mission is to delight the consumer wherever, whenever, however by delivery moments of genuine pleasure and indulgence – to achieve this we are committed to attracting and developing the right people.

 

Come join us and help to create the future of the global coffee category. We are on a lookout for an Associate/ Sensory Specialist to join our innovation Team in Singapore. In this position, you play an integral role providing the best in class Sensory and Consumer knowledge in close collaboration with Strategic Business Units / Markets / R&D as a team member on critical innovation and renovation projects. You will help us understand and exceed consumers’ expectations, driving clear consumer preference vs the competition & ultimately consumer loyalty. You will work across NESCAFE & STARBUCKS white coffee portfolio.

 

A day in the life of...

  • Be an expert to provide Sensory insights and proactively partner with Project Managers to support Innovation & Renovation projects to add value and influence project's success.
  • Play an active part in cross functional project teams within Nestle Product Technology Center /R&D and provide guidance on choice and use of sensory evaluation methodologies.
  • Strong analytical skill and the ability to interpret sensory data to create engaging reports that inspire action.
  • Support the development and raise the bar of the sensory panel performance with close collaboration with the Panel leader
  • Be the consultant and guardian of all sensory methodologies and tools for global mixes category (e.g. sensory glossary list, sensory toolkit and references, IN/OUT specifications, etc..)
  • Build the competency of the sensory standard across Nestle by providing guidance and training to Application Groups and Market Head Office/Factory Sensory on the best in class sensory methodologies.  
  • Continually evolved internal process and methodologies for continuous improvement and application for sensory knowledge building across the Consumer and Sensory network in Nestle
  • To seek improvement for Consumer Sensory Insights best practices that will impact the business and promoting the use of Sensory and Consumer Research in innovation and renovation process across the various functions in R&D and markets.
  • Provide sensory insights to support front-end innovation activities for idea generation and concept building.
  • Partner with consumer insight team to bridge sensory insights with consumers understanding to create powerful and compelling insights to support innovation and renovation initiatives.  

What will make you successful

  • Degree or equivalent in Sensory Science, Consumer Science, Food Technology, Food Science or other related fields
  • Min 5 years of working experience in the field of sensory science
  • Experience in a wide spectrum of sensory research methodologies and track record of gathering sensory insights to impact the business
  • Strong ability to prioritize, multitask and manage various day to day activities, working to a timeline
  • Experienced in leading and highly motivated to lead and manage sensory panels
  • Ability to coach and guide technicians / panel leaders to reach excellence in execution and autonomy.
  • Strong statistical knowledge a plus
  • Interested in the coffee category
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Excel in a collaborative global team environment
  • Strong and keen interest to bridge and increase collaboration between sensory and consumer.

 

At Nestle, we want to help shape a better and healthier world, inspire people to live healthier lives and deliver impact at a scale and pace that makes a difference. We do this by fostering a diverse, friendly, supportive and collaborative environment, that creates positive disruption, embraces innovation and empowers people and teams to win.

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