Director Sensory & Product Consumer Insights

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San Carlos, CA
Job Type
Direct Hire
Apr 16, 2018
Job ID
 ~ Relationship Builder ~ Motivator ~ Teacher ~

Brand/Corp Side Experience (strongly preferred)
Responsible for nurturing, maintaining and strengthening relationships with existing client base. In addition, oversee the functional execution of sensory and product research projects.


-Manage a team of sensory and consumer insights researchers and project managers 
-Oversee the execution of projects, guaranteeing all timelines and goals met
-Strengthen and Grow relationships with EXISTING strategic accounts and become their trusted and value added business partner
-Understand our client’s strategic initiatives so you can proactively become a trusted partner

The Ideal Candidate: 
-Must have experience developing and managing sensory and consumer insights researchers
-10 years in a people leadership role within a sensory and product research function
-Lead the deployment and improvement of sensory evaluation capabilities. 
-Ensure the quality of the data and consumer panels.  
-Responsible for responsible for day-to-day communication including processing requests and ensuring the workload is properly assigned and distributed.  
-Manages, facilitates, generates insights and write reports for consumer panel projects.  
-Ensure build-up of department expertise, tools and techniques and their practical dissemination 

Skills and Experience:

-10 years demonstrated experience leading sensory and consumer product research products 
-Ability to design experiments, gather and analyze data and translate findings into meaningful recommendations
-Ability to offer thought leadership and strategic recommendations to internal business clients 
-Proficiency in statistical analysis 
-Knowledge and experience in research design and application
-Fluency in discrimination testing and descriptive analysis.
-Strong verbal and written communication skills a must


-5 years in a people leadership role within a sensory and product research function
-Recruit, motivate and develop staff to ensure high-level competencies and customer service

-BS degree in sensory science, food science, nutrition, psychology or statistics from an accredited university. Relevant Master’s degree or MBA preferred.
10 years of experience working in a sensory and product research function