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Sub-Classification: Unspecified

Location: Melbourne

Advertiser: ChemSkill

Date Posted: 04/12/2008

Position Filled: Yes




Senior Consumer Researcher - Commercial FMCG Focus

  • Researcher with Pizzazz to Influence Product and Packaging Development
  • Exceptional Interpersonal Skills - Build Strong Relationships with Stakeholders
  • Multinational FMCG Company - Great Culture and Good Salary
Exciting New Year! Exciting New Role!
Rare Opportunity for a Person who is Curious, Dynamic, Passionate, Assertive - Someone with Pizzazz.....
Our client is a world leader in FMCG.  They have been making, marketing and selling products world wide for almost 200 years – we’ve all indulged in their genius!  Their products are fun for all, but they take the business of creating them very seriously.
Due to positive restructuring, our client is looking to employ a Senior Consumer Researcher.
In this role you will be responsible for coordinating and conducting consumer based research to provide guidance to Product Development and Research projects. You will have a technical background and a strong commercial focus!
The successful candidate will provide informed guidance to product and package design, and have the technical and commercial background to understand the consequences of their consumer research, and be able to sell it to their peers.
We are looking for a person who is exciting to work with, and passionate about what they’re doing. The perfect person will be technically solid and scientifically curious. A strong relationship builder who is assertive when needed but is also a team player with exceptional interpersonal skills. Curious, Dynamic, Assertive and Confident, you have strong convictions and the technical knowledge to back yourself if you have to push for them. You sweep people along with you, rather than having to drag them along.
Responsibilities for this role with include:
  • Independently lead and conduct consumer and sensory research that will provide commercially useful outcomes
  • Deliver excellent sensory and consumer guidance to research and product development projects
  • Develop and improve new and existing products
  • Develop implement best practice sensory methodology
  • Build in-depth product and commercial knowledge continually enhance the value you bring to projects
 To be considered for this exciting role, you must meet the following requirements:
  • Educated to at least graduate level in any of the following areas: food science/technology, psychology, statistics or consumer science
  • A minimum of 5 years relevant experience
  • Experience managing and training sensory panels (QDA methodology preferred)
  • Experience designing and conducting sensory evaluation and consumer research
  • Multivariate and other data analysis experience
  • Experience working in a FMCG environment, ideally with confectionery, will be well regarded
  • Experience in line-management and coaching or mentoring others
  • Ability to build and maintain client/stakeholder relationships
  • Above average communication, organisation and management skills are crucial
If you think you have the infectious enthusiasm and curiosity required for this role, please forward your CV and a Cover Letter addressing the abovementioned criteria without delay to:
To discuss this position, please feel free to call Helen or Rod on (03) 9516 0100 during office hours.
All applications will be treated in the strictest confidence.  Please note that due to the large number of applications we receive, only those that are short-listed will be contacted for an initial screening interview.
PH: 03 9516 0100
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