Dannon in WBS R&I is looking for aSensory & Behavioral Sciences Manager in White Plains, NY.
We make delicious & responsibly-produced foods & beverages that nourish peoples lives. We formed in April 2017, when Danone acquired WhiteWave Foods and united two companies in North America with a shared commitment to purpose, growth, and good food. We are committed to redefining success in business as the largest Certified B Corp & public benefit corporation in the world. We are passionate change-agents united and motivated by making a positive impact every day. Our products are everywhere & include everyone. Some of our loved & trusted brands include: Dannon, Activia, Horizon Organic, Happy Family, International Delight, Silk, Vega, Oikos, Light & Fit, So Delicious Dairy Free, Stok, Two Good, Wallaby Organic, Left Field Farms, Good Plants Diary Free, Yo Crunch, Evian & Nutricia. People join & stay at Danone North America because they can find both professional & personal fulfillment in their daily experience. And our benefits arent too shabby either -- think flexible (unlimited) time off & up to 26 weeks of paid parental leave to name a couple!
Please join us in nourishing lives & inspiring a healthier world through food!
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The Sensory and Behavioral Sciences Manager is responsible for overseeing all sensory and consumer testing for key brands in Danone North Americas Yogurt business. This position involves strong interactions with the internal cross functional team and external suppliers, including Danone R&I community World Wide.
ABOUT THE JOB:
Driving consumer and sensory research programs across Dairy Yogurt brands, with an emphasis on agile and flexible tools to drive innovation
Identifying and translating consumer insights into actionable technical applications
Designing and overseeing the execution of robust consumer product testing, including Design of Experiments, Competitive Benchmarking, and Drivers of Liking studies
Representing the consumer to influence innovation pipelines and identify opportunities to improve consumer product experience
Developing and managing supplier relationships for consumer and sensory testing
Networking with global R&I community to share and bring in best practices
Influencing business leaders to ensure best path forward based upon research results
You will have a bachelors degree in Food science, Psychology, or related field with significant work experience in sensory and consumer testing and/or Masters Degree in Food Science; Sensory Science or closely related field.
You will have a minimum 8 years of experience in CPG industry, the majority in food.
You willbe experienced and comfortable working in a fast-paced environment, beagile anduse technical depth to pivot as business needs change
You will have a demonstrated ability to influence business teams to drive impactful solutions
You will have strong technical knowledge and relevant experience in qualitative and quantitative consumer testing; sensory testing; and/or innovative methods
You will have strong interpersonal skills and excellent verbal and written communication skills
You will have strong project management/organization skills
You will be flexibleto travel (25%)
You will be fluent in English, French is a plus
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