CPS, Inc. (Food & Beverage Division)

Sensory Scientist II

Company:
CPS, Inc. (Food & Beverage Division)
Job Title:
Sensory Scientist II
Location:
Chicago,IL,USA
Job ID:
182617929
Date:
04/22/2024
Salary:
NOT SPECIFIED

Sensory Scientist II

The Sensory Scientist II will be responsible for managing sensory projects focused on our ingredients & its different formats. This position will report directly to the Sensory Manager & work closely with ingredient science, analytical, data science, quality, R&D, engineering, & product development. The ideal candidate will have a background in flavor & sensory science & demonstrate a combination of technical & interpersonal skills.

Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams on complex projects & recommend appropriate sensory testing to support projects based on the company s objectives
  • Participate in cross-functional product and ingredient development projects and guide activities on improving sensory aspects of products/ingredients
  • Schedule, design & execute sensory tests, including panelist recruitment, survey software programming, sample prep, serving, & clean up
  • Statistically analyze & report sensory data, drawing meaningful conclusions, & recommendations for product optimization
  • Develop methodologies that allow correlating sensory and analytical results to guide product and ingredient development
  • Create and maintain ingredient / product sensory lexicons
  • Train & monitor performance of panelists
  • Develop quality sensory protocols
  • Stay updated on industry trends & emerging technologies related to sensory science, flavor chemistry, & contribute to innovation in product development

Technical Qualifications:

  • Bachelor s or Master s degree in Sensory, Food Science or technical/related field
  • 5+ years of food industry experience in a sensory role
  • Strong fundamental knowledge of sensory principles test design, execution & analyses
  • Extensive working knowledge of all qualitative & quantitative sensory science methodologies specifically Spectrum descriptive analysis
  • Competency in sensory survey softwares (experience in RedJade would be beneficial)
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to prioritize & manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Versatility, flexibility and willingness to work enthusiastically within changing priorities
  • Detail-oriented & organized

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated understanding of food science & flavor chemistry in ingredient & finished product applications
  • Experience correlating analytical methods such as GC-MS, e-nose and/or e-tongue data to sensory data
  • Familiarity with plant and/or fungi based foods

**If you d like to hear more about this opportunity and others we are currently working on, please contact Kristine O Sullivan atkosullivan cps4jobs.com.

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