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Senior Sensory & Consumer Scientist- 12 Month Contract

About Kerry
A career with Kerry Taste & Nutrition offers you an opportunity to shape how people across the globe view food and beverage while providing you opportunities to explore and grow as your interests do. With our commitment to a sustainable future, a career with Kerry is something you can feel good about.
About the role

The successful candidate will be responsible for designing and conducting sensory and consumer research in support of ingredient and human perception initiatives. Strong sensory science background is essential. Specifically, the scientist will determine appropriate research methodologies, coordinate tests, analyse and interpret experimental data and provide technical recommendations, reporting results orally and in written documentation.

Key responsibilities
  • Acts as Single Point of Contact for key stakeholders, designing and executing sensory and consumer studies to meet business objectives.
  • Liaises with clients to provide them with sensory and consumer science solutions that are tailored to their specific needs. 
  • Leads the research on and oversees implementation of new sensory & consumer science methods.
  • Independently selects, trains and leads internal and external panels.
  • Ensures product applications are acceptable in the regional or global markets where sales are expected
  • Works with global sensory team to support business growth.
  • Identifies and drives continuous improvement initiatives.
  • May coach more junior scientists.
Qualifications and skills


  • BSc in either Food or Behavioural Science with emphasis on sensory science. PhD or MSc a plus.
  • Minimum of 7 years’ experience in the area of sensory and consumer science.
  • Substantial practical experience in setting up and managing sensory panels at industrial level.
  • Demonstrated track record of working at own initiative and as part of a team.
  • Strong oral, written communication and influencing skills.
  • Strong in statistics, data analysis and design of experiments.
  • Flavour House experience a plus.

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