Job opportunity at PepsiCo, Inc.


Little Island, Cork

Applications are invited for the permanent role based in Little Island, Cork. The role provides sensory expertise to a Global Beverage Company, which involves managing the global quality monitoring program, delivery of in-plant sensory training and involvement in global consumer programs.

The key responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

Trade sensory programs:

  • Become proficient in the sensory evaluation of beverage samples and work with the team on the organisation and running of sensory panels.
  • Monitor panel performance, feedback and training of panellists.
  • Interact with customers on all queries related to the area of testing.
  • Analyse data and trend sensory results and provide monthly reports to the client.
  • Work with team in troubleshooting sensory issues that may arise at Bottling Plants and participate in the investigation of these issues.
  • Participate in the sensory lab global proficiency program.
  • Complete monthly Quality system KPI reports for the sensory lab.
  • Recruitment of new panellists as needed.

In-plant Sensory Training:

  • Deliver sensory trainings for plant personnel internationally.
  • Update sensory training documents and materials as required.
  • Communicate with the plants and follow-up on in-plant sensory issues.
  • Work with team to set-up/ further develop a global proficiency program.

• Support Consumer Programs Globally:

  • Work together with the team to organise global consumer studies.
  • Provide input on consumer/sensory methodologies and analysis of results.

• Work directly with Sensory Manager to organize documentation and processes in the sensory lab in compliance with Lab Quality System.
• Work with Sensory Manager to scope and implement new sensory methods.

A key requirement of the role is that you must adhere to all PepsiCo Health & Safety requirements.

The successful candidate will have:

• Degree/Diploma in Sensory or Consumer Science.
• 3-5 years sensory experience preferably in the food industry.
• Knowledge of descriptive analysis (Spectrum, QDA, etc.) methodologies.
• Experience with statistical analysis using SPSS, XL-Stat or Unscrambler.
• Knowledge of data collection software FIZZ.
• Knowledge of sensory and consumer methodologies (e.g. difference testing and consumer product testing).
• Strong computer skills (Word, Excel. Power point).
• Excellent writing, presentation and communication skills for delivery of sensory training.
• Requirement for travelling within and outside Europe.
• Good organizational, time-management and teamwork skills.
• Self starter, proactive in delivering results and a good organiser

Please send your CV and cover letter to Deirdre Murray:

Posted 14/06/2014

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