Product Experience Researcher II
Dayton, NJ 
Posted 17 days ago
Job Description
Job Description

Product Experience Researcher II

As Product Experience (PX) Researchers, we represent the voice of the consumer within IFF and help to drive regional sales by implementing research designs and effectively managing resources to ensure we create optimal products people love.
IFF PX NA Flavors is looking for a Product Experience Researcher II for the site in South Brunswick, NJ. Are you passionate about sensory and consumer insights and how they can impact product design, development, and create optimal products people love?

As Product Experience Researcher II, you will be responsible to guide and drive sensory and consumer research activities and projects in alignment with business opportunities and corporate strategies. You will partner closely with the creation and design team with sensory and consumer insights that are directly relevant for the product design and formulation. You will also partner with commercial and marketing teams to ensure impactful customer engagement reactively and proactively. You will be the voice of the consumer.

About You:

To be successful in this role, you must have 5-7 years of experience in the field of sensory and consumer research, preferably in the food and beverage industry. You are strategic and insightful while being pragmatic and results-oriented. More than anything, you are passionate about the profession and want to make a difference.

As a Product Experience Researcher II:

  • Work with cross-functional teams and effectively design and implement sensory & consumer insights methods for product development and formulation for the creation of products people love.
  • Generate sensory and consumer data through:
    • Effective use of discriminative and descriptive sensory methods
    • Design quantitative consumer tests
    • Conduct qualitative consumer research (from creating moderator guides tomoderating, assimilating results, and reporting)
  • Analyze complex consumer and sensory data using statistical models, textual analysis, etc.; effectively translate raw data into insights and actionable recommendations that support the development and design of products.
  • Present findings to internal stakeholders and customers to guide development and showcase consumer understanding of the products developed.
  • Contribute to building expertise in sensory and consumer methods and related statistical methods.
  • Collaborate with regional and global Product Experience Team.

Job Requirements

Required Skills:

  • Degree and/or Masters in Sensory Science, Psychology, Neuroscience, Food Science or related area
  • Learning agility and drive for results, creativity and problem solving
  • Strong people skills and an effective team player
  • Able to work autonomously with minimal supervision by manager
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English
  • High expertise level in qualitative and quantitative methodologies, and related data analysis; being at ease with statistical programssuch as R, SPSS, JMP, and Xlstat

Preferred Skills:

  • Advanced skills in sensory and consumer methodologies and data analysis
  • Trained in qualitative research methods
  • Expertise in advance statistics

Culture Principles

  • ACT AS AN OWNER- We take ownership and work with passion and integrity. Our teams are empowered to make decisions and help the entire organization thrive.
  • BE AGILE - We constantly push for progress and respond to the needs of our customers and the world with speed, skill, and creativity.
  • COLLABORATE AND WIN TOGETHER - Our bond with our customers andcolleaguespowers innovation and our shared success.
  • BE INCLUSIVE - We have a proud history of honoring and fostering diversity and inclusion. Our commitment is to embrace diversity of thought, enhance the feeling of inclusion for all employees and transform our future. Your Uniqueness Unleash Our Potential!

Nearest Major Market: New Jersey

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Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Master's Degree
Required Experience
5 to 7 years
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