Carlsberg currently has a job opening in Copenhagen as Sensory Scientist in Group Development – a team within the Carlsberg Group. Carlsberg Group is a global business powered by strong local and international brands.
Deadline for applying is 31st of March 2022.
What you’ll be doing
As Sensory Scientist, you will be supporting the sensory and consumer agenda across Carlsberg Group. You will work closely with Carlsberg Research Laboratory, Group Commercial, Carlsberg Supply Chain and other relevant business units to ensure sensory project objectives are set and plans executed properly.
Your primary tasks and responsibility include:
- Analyse and interpret sensory data from multi-market projects to ensure key insights are communicated in the business
- Present complex data in an easy-to-understand way to stakeholders at various levels and functions within Carlsberg
- Support the Innovation agenda and the New product development by advising on appropriate sensory methodology and providing consumers and sensory data that will help to shape the innovation pipeline
- Link sensory and chemical data to consumer insight in order to understand sensory driver for consumer acceptance
- Ensure sensory standards and procedures are met across Carlsberg regional & local panels
- Coordinate sensory activities across the Group in close relation to Group Quality.
- Back up the panel leader for internal sensory panel evaluations and support day-to-day operations of the team
- Act as local point of contact for test requests and communication with internal stakeholders (innovation, research, quality, marketing)
Carlsberg imagines that you have at least a couple of years’ experience acquired through FMCG business, agencies and/or academics. You have a strong appetite for data analysis and project management. You are organized and have an excellent ability to plan and prioritize activities. You are focused on achieving results with a team spirit attitude. You are motivated to coordinate both quality and research works.
Furthermore, you have:
- A MSc with at least 2 years of experience or PhD in the field of Sensory Science, Food Science, and/or Brewing Science
- Sensory Science expertise for food and beverage analysis (QDA, fast methods, discrimination tests, PrefMap)
- Advanced knowledge in applied statistics in order to analyse sensory and consumer data analysis (uni- and multivariate tests incl. ANOVA, PCA, MFA, CA, preference mappings, CATA, Napping, R-index, etc.)
- Ability to understand complex data sets and translate them into actionable key insights
- Experience as a sensory panel leader or in leading focus groups is of advantage
- IT: advanced Microsoft Office skills and statistical softwares (eg. XLSTAT). Familiarity with CompuSense is an advantage
- Good communication skills in English. Any other language is a plus