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Consumer & Sensory Insights Manager

At Firmenich people are at the heart of the company, we are committed to equal employment opportunities and value diversity in the workplace.

Job Location: Austria, Vienna 

 

Mission: 

 

Consumer and Sensory Insights (CSI) is a key contributor to the success of Firmenich solutions and ultimately to the creation of tasteful products that delight consumers and create positive emotions.
This role will manage a portfolio of Consumer and Sensory Insights projects in support of creative teams, business teams and clients to drive Firmenich business objectives. This position supports the European region and has a key focus on Savoury, but may extend to other categories as business conditions require. 

 

Key Responsibilities:


•    Support EUR key projects by recommending and applying appropriate Consumer and Sensory Insights (CSI) methodologies, working closely with the EUR CSI team and the business teams (marketing, technical, creation, sales)
•    Execute Consumer and Sensory research studies, including design, execution, analysis using relevant visuals and statistical models, and reporting of results
•    Partner with business teams to create and deliver strategic projects aligned with client needs
•    Build efficient partnerships with the EUR business teams to collaboratively deliver winning Taste & Beyond solutions 
•    Communicate clear insights to internal and external clients; develop network relationships with junior and mid-level CSI counterparts at clients
•    Ensure continuous improvement of Firmenich CSI tools & approaches by developing productive networking with CSI counterparts internally (global and regional) and externally.
 
We value:


•    Master’s degree or equivalent in Food Science with a minimum of 5 years confirmed experience in a similar role from FMCG, F&F House, Market Research Industry
•    Prior experience in interacting with external agencies (Consumer and Sensory)
•    Expertise in a wide range of Consumer Research techniques:
o    Specific knowledge of Standard Sensory Methods (DA, DISCRIM), as well as Advanced Sensory Methods (FCP, Napping,…)
o    Specific knowledge of Consumer Research Methods, particularly Consumer Product & Concept Testing (CLT, HUT), Qualitative Research. Advanced Methods is a plus (Drivers of Liking, Conjoint, Turf, DoE)
•    Solid knowledge of statistical methods as applied to sensory testing and consumer research; experience with key software such as XLSTAT, SensoMineR 
•    Soft skills: team-oriented, solution-oriented, ability to manage projects creatively, ability to communicate clearly and efficiently 


We offer:


•    A chance to become part of an experienced team that is growing and embracing innovation and new approaches
•    The chance to work with a variety of brands & companies across Savoury categories, contributing strongly to the development of alternative diets using a large variety of protein sources
•    A global and diverse working environment in a highly dynamic and multicultural company
 
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