Consumer Scientist

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Work type: Permanent - Full Time
Location: Melbourne
Categories: Science & Technology

Your Impact 

An exciting opportunity has come available for a Consumer Scientist to join our South Melbourne Office. Reporting to the Head of Consumer Science & Sensory, you will be leading and maintaining the Beer consumer sensory trained panel program, collaborating with Science and Technology (S&T) functional teams and cross functional commercial teams to create Consumer Led Design Rules for beverages and packaging, utilising best practice and emerging methodologies. You will also ensure all Innovation and NPD programmes leverage available internal knowledge.

Key Responsibilities  

  • Support the cross functional commercial and S&T team with developing observational insights and hypotheses from Consumer, Shopper, Occasion, Quality complaints and Market Insight, Analytics and Trend information
  • Lead and maintain the Beer consumer sensory trained panel program, utilising specific sensory and analytical software and best practice methodologies
  • Assist in setting and monitoring standards for factory sensory and consumer-led quality programmes
  • Support the development of new Consumer Science and sensory methodologies to assist in meeting Asahi Beverages Mid Term Plan targets
  • Maintain and develop a network of partners (along with Commercial Insights teams) to meet a variety of business needs

About You 

  • Degree qualification in Science in Food or Sensory Science, Psychology, Behavioral Science, or related subjects
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in Consumer Science and Sensory within an FMCG environment. Ideally with alcohol, beverages industries
  • Experience in Sensory trained panel establishment, maintenance and execution
  • Experience with trialing new consumer testing regimes to uncover consumer-technical insights
  • Excellent communication and ability to influence change across a wide variety of stakeholders

Why Us?

Asahi Beverages is one of the leading beverage companies in Australia and New Zealand with a rich and varied history. Comprising some of Australia and New Zealand’s most loved brands, the company’s Regional Hub is based in Melbourne with three Business Divisions - Asahi Lifestyle Beverages (formerly Schweppes Australia) and Carlton & United Breweries (CUB) in Australia, and Asahi Beverages NZ in New Zealand. There’s always a great deal going on and opportunities abound for those ready to take them! 

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