Sensory Specialist

Kingfisher Recruitment (Singapore) Pte Ltd


Job Summary:
You will manage sensory activities in close collaboration with project managers. Provide sensory expertise and knowledge to support product development and technology projects to contribute to success in Innovation/Renovation activities.
Key responsibilities & duties:
  • Provide sensory support and expertise to product development projects
  • Work closely with consumer insights specialist to integrate sensory and consumer data to ensure consumer preference and meet business needs
  • Plan, manage, organize and run panel sessions and sensory tests
  • Analyse and report results with recommendations to project objectives
  • Train panelists to ensure high competency to sensory accuracy
  • Provide sensory training and assist businesses in the setup of sensory panels
  • Establish network across business and product category to share the best practices, and proactively participate in company internal network activities.
Academic Qualifications and Technical Skills:
  • A degree in Food Science and Technology or Biological Sciences
  • A minimum of 4 years’ experience in sensory evaluation, preferably in the FMCG industry
  • Proven record as a sensory specialist, experience with culinary products will be an advantage
  • Expert knowledge in different sensory evaluation methodologies
  • Good knowledge in statistics
  • Computer skills on dedicated sensory software and statistical tools
Other Requirements:
  • A team player with strong analytical and troubleshooting skills
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills, both written and oral
  • Ability to pay attention to details
  • Project management and organisation skills to balance workload of simultaneous project deliverables