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ZSEA SENSORY & CI MANAGER

Key Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with the Beverage and Savoury Business Segment Lead, cross-functional teams (marketing, collection, application, creation) to develop effective marketing strategies for the region
  • Execute proactive Consumer and Sensory studies in alignment with business priorities, in collaboration with the Marketing and Business Segments Leads
  • Partner and guide:

            (1)        the marketing team through advise and implementation of the appropriate or most convincing CSI methodology to create successful ideas/concepts for marketing promotion and marketing campaigns.

            (2)        the creation and application teams in flavour and end-product development to meet customer action standards in reactive briefs

  • Drive the consumer studies requested by internal and external customers by interacting directly with the commercial, category, technical teams and market agencies to design and plan consumer and sensory tests. Define the research approach, design questionnaires, participate in fieldwork supervision, analyse consumer data and to validate flavour submissions
  • Statistically analyse sensory/consumer research data and translate to an understanding of the product sensory landscape, consumer acceptance, preference or attitudes and how this drives liking
  • Work closely with the AP CSI Director and other sensory team members (including the Firmenich China CSI team) to promote CSI expertise and services across the region to generate key customer briefs and provide sensory training (internally and externally) based on business needs.
  • Be a part of the Global CSI network and work with the global team in supporting global initiatives, such as executing CSI tests in Asia Pacific for global innovation programs, exploring and testing new CSI tools & approaches, establishing best practice and sharing success stories

 

We value:

  • Bachelor Degree in either one of the disciplines: Sensory Science, Food Science, Market Research, Consumer Behavior, Statistics
  • Familiar with statistical treatment & data interpretation, preferably with FIZZ, XLSTAT, SensoMiner “R” software as well as MS Office Skills (Excel, Power point, Words)
  • Expertise in a broad range of sensory/ consumer techniques and appropriate statistical knowledge
  • Min. 5-7 years of experience in a similar role from FMCG, F&F House, Market Research Industry
  • Prior experience in leading sensory trained/expert or external consumer panels & interacting with market agencies with questionnaire design
  • Ability to work smart and efficiently in a fast paced environment
  • Is team oriented, possesses good interpersonal and communication skills and able to manage projects creatively and independently

 

We offer:

  • A global and diverse working environment
  • Highly dynamic and multicultural company
  • Fair and competitive remuneration package