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R&D Sensory and Consumer Research

The Coca-Cola Company

  • Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - BRA
  • Post Date: 11/1/2018
  • Job Type: FULL TIME
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Job ID: R-18994

Position Overview:

This position will be responsible for the coordination of sensory and consumer research including the design, test preparation and execution of studies in support of research and development. Specifically, the scientist will determine appropriate research methodologies, coordinate tests, interpret results and provide recommendations, reporting results orally and in written documentation.

Function Specific Activities:

Critical skills include:

  • Solid working knowledge of sensory and consumer testing techniques and principles including descriptive analysis (DA), discrimination and acceptability methods.
  • Competent in the area of quantitative research which involves the design and implementation of sensory  and consumer research studies, including creation of the research design, implementation and data gathering, data analysis, interpretation, implications and next steps. 
  • Working knowledge of qualitative research techniques.  Ability to organize and facilitate fuzzy front end projects.
  • Working knowledge of statistics including the appropriate use of statistical techniques to analyze and interpret data (including parametric and non-parametric methods, ANOVA, and modeling tools).  General understanding of the use of experimental designs.
  • Demonstrates the ability to assess technical risk used to identify, evaluate and mitigate project risks with a working knowledge of franchise and opportunity risk profiles.
  • General understanding of when methodologies need to be created or modified for unique project needs.
  • Experience with automated sensory data collection systems.
  • General understanding of importance and basic principles of data and intellectual property management.
  • Good communication skills including ability to write concise, informative reports and verbally present complex technical information to non-technical audiences.  Ability to listen and identify project objective and influence research plan.
  • Developing to become an effective influence manager capable of persuading clients to do the right research at the right time increasing their success rate.
  • Demonstrated passion, flexibility and excitement for work.

Education:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Food Science with Sensory Coursework. 
  • May consider other degrees in science, behavioral psychology or statistics.

Related Work Experience:  

  • Minimum of 3 years.

Job Requirements:

This position will be responsible for the coordination of sensory and consumer research including the design, test preparation and execution of studies in support of research and development. Specifically, the scientist will determine appropriate research methodologies, coordinate tests, interpret results and provide recommendations, reporting results orally and in written documentation.

Years of Experience:

Leadership Behaviors:

  • DRIVE INNOVATION: Generate new or unique solutions and embrace new ideas that help sustain our business(encompassing everything from continuous improvement to new product and package innovation). 
  • COLLABORATE WITH SYSTEM, CUSTOMERS, AND OTHER STAKEHOLDERS: Develop and leverage relationships with stakeholders to approximately stretch and impact the System (Company and Bottler).
  • ACT LIKE AN OWNER: Deliver results, creating value for our Brands, our System, our customers, and key stakeholders. 
  • INSPIRE OTHERS: Inspire people to deliver our mission and 2020 Vision, demonstrate passion for the business and give people a reason to believe anything is possible. 
  • DEVELOP SELF AND OTHERS: Develop self and support others' development to achieve full potential. 

Growth Behaviors:

  • GROWTH MINDSET: Demonstrates curiosity. Welcomes failure as a learning opportunity.
  • SMART RISK: Makes bold decisions/recommendations.
  • EXTERNALLY FOCUSED: Understands the upstream and downstream implications of his/her work. Tracks and shares external trends, best practices or ideas.
  • PERFORMANCE DRIVEN AND ACCOUNTABLE: Has high performance standards. Outperforms her/his peers.
  • FAST/AGILE: Removes barriers to move faster. Experiments and adapts. Thrives under pressure and fast pace.
  • EMPOWERED: Brings solutions instead of problems. Challenges the status quo. Has the courage to take an unpopular stance.

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