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Intern - Flavour Sensory 1

Country/Region:  SG
Job function:  SUPPORT


The purpose of this intern is to support the activities for the successful running of sensory descriptive analysis and discrimination testing, including preparation and execution of sensory tests, data compilation, basic analysis and communication of results, daily maintenance and management of facilities and equipment. Students are also required to be involved into consumer insights exploration from different markets/countries in Southeast Asia using our internal tools. Internship should provide intern an overview of Sensory & Consumer Insights team’s role in product development work.
Roles and Responsibilities:

Sensory Research

Intern will conduct different types of sensory test, perform data tabulation, statistical analysis and report simple findings. They will coordinate test session, interact with internal panelist, prepare chemical references and tested products for evaluation. Interns will be trained on chemical references to familiarize sensory descriptive language, build sensory acuity skills and exposed to several market product tasting to understand regional market landscape.
Consumer Insight

Interns will assist in market and consumer trends research for regional market, client’s portfolio, brand positioning, product category using in-house tools and data provider database. They will summarize information from all sources into insightful findings for product innovation and concept validation. Interns will be trained to interpret simple data from different research methodologies pertaining to various product category in FMCG industry.
At the end of the internship, the intern will
•    Establish good sensory acuity and food tasting skills.
•    Build sensory knowledge and consumer research techniques. 
•    Learn to navigate data provider and statistical software.

Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, PPT is a MUST to maintain product database. Good laboratory skills & inventory maintenance are required to ensure good food practices. Familiarity with online research and social media platform is bonus. Knowledge on food, sensory & consumer science is ideal.

Working Hours: 

8am to 5pm (Mon – Thu)
8am to 3:30pm (Fri)
(Transport provided two ways)

Equal Opportunities Commitment 

dsm-firmenich is fully dedicated to inclusion because when people feel engaged and empowered, their creativity and innovation drives unprecedented progress. We aim to build a workplace where opportunity really is equal, so everyone can thrive. We do not discriminate: there’s a place for everyone at dsm-firmenich.
dsm-firmenich is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.
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About dsm-firmenich

As innovators in nutrition, health, and beauty, dsm-firmenich reinvents, manufactures, and combines vital nutrients, flavors, and fragrances for the world’s growing population to thrive. With our comprehensive range of solutions, with natural and renewable ingredients and renowned science and technology capabilities, we work to create what is essential for life, desirable for consumers, and more sustainable for the planet. dsm-firmenich is a Swiss-Dutch company, listed on the Euronext Amsterdam, with operations in almost 60 countries and revenues of more than €12 billion. With a diverse, worldwide team of nearly 30,000 employees, we bring progress to life™ every day, everywhere, for billions of people.

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