Sensory Panel Leader (BB-EDBAD)

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  • Sensory Panel Leader
  • High Wycombe
  • Want to help us bring happiness to the world? Want to join an ambitious and fast growing global biscuits and confectionery business investing heavily in iconic global brands, infrastructure and people? Then this is the place for you. As proud bakers and chocolatiers and custodians of iconic global brands, we don’t compromise on the quality of ingredients in our products or on the people we hire. We are looking for entrepreneurial spirits who share our passion for bringing happiness to our consumers and who embody our Winning Traits. To succeed at pladis you need to be purpose-led , resilient and positive to succeed here because we expect pace and agility , we insist on collaboration and demand accountability. If that is your thing, then pladis offers global ambition, a clear Vision and roadmap for success, challenge, and unrivalled opportunities to learn and make an impact Why join our team? This is a fantastic opportunity to work in partnership with Innovation, Brand, CMI and R&D teams to support innovations at pladis. You will report to the Head of Consumer Technical Insights (CTI) and will have the primary responsibility of managing the UK Sensory Panel based at our High Wycombe R&D site that supports the UK innovation, renovation and stewardship pipeline. You will work as part for a small yet highly fundamental team to apply scientific leadership to Sensory Panels sessions. What will this role achieve? You will utilise your technical and interpersonal capabilities to: Raise the sensory & consumer science profileSecure alignment to consumer success criteria and research principles/designDeliver sensory & consumer science learning plan in support of innovation renovation and stewardship projects, which represent significant financial opportunities for pladis What will be your key results? Manage the Sensory Capability in High Wycombe through outstanding and fit for purpose methodologies and facility (Sensory Lab)Working closely with the other CTI team members, prioritise and schedule sensory studies to meet business project needs and timelines, highlighting any issues of panel capacityEnsure 4-day-week Sensory Panel Operations (software sessions, running panel sessions and analysing the data) whilst reporting results to the business and providing recommendations based on the dataRegularly check and structure panel performance and set training sessions to improve and sustain efficient panel performanceManage the shelf life programClosely work with the sensory technician providing mentorship when appropriate on sensory science and techniquesLead & maintain positive relationships with panel agency What do you need for this role? Crucial Experience in sensory panel leadership (session execution, preparation, analysis and reporting)Proficiency in FIZZ, or similar sensory softwareProficiency in statistical software and analysisSignificant experience to manage the interpretation/translation of insights into a technical product/pack development glide-pathConfident knowledge in sensory techniquesProven knowledge in Consumer Science methodologies: quantitative and qualitative research, benchmarking, segmentation, claims development. Preferred Experience in consumer-based taste testsFood hygiene or food preparation NQVPrevious demonstrable experience in food FMCG and/or research industry (cosmetics, personal care, homecare would be relevant)Experience with at least a Statistics solution (such as SPSS, JMP, R, XlStats, etc.)Multi-discipline/multi-function team working skills and experience Our winning traits and behaviours Purpose-Led - Energised by our promise to deliver happiness to the world with every biteAgile - Ever evolving, never satisfied and never standing stillCollaborative - Willing to work with others for mutual success, transparent, a win-win seekerResilient - Quick to adapt to change, fast learner and persistent in the face of setbacksPositive - Self-motivated, optimistic, adventurous, and inspiring Diversity and inclusion is central to everything we do and is reflected across our business. pladis brings together brands and people from around the globe – and this diversity is our great strength. We’re an equal opportunities employer and believe in encouraging an inclusive environment where we celebrate diversity of thinking and respect everyone’s distinctive qualities and perspectives. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform key job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation. pladis is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to hiring a diverse workforce. All openings will be filled based on qualifications without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, marital status, veteran status, disability, age, religion or any other classification protected by law. We operate a strict Preferred Supplier List. If you are a recruitment agency and wish to submit candidate to be considered for this vacancy, you must have agreed to, and signed, our terms of business.
    We will not accept CVs from any other sources other than those currently on our PSL. We will not pay a fee for any candidate that has not been represented by a provider on our PSL.
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