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Scientist Sensory

LOCATION: 

0, RDG, GB

JOB CATEGORY:  R&D
REQUISITION NUMBER:  194904

A mutually rewarding experience.

Work. Realize your ambitions. And realize there’s more to being in business than just making a profit. That’s the Mars philosophy. And the opportunity we offer every one of our Associates. An opportunity to take what you do and make it mean more for you, for those around you and for the planet.  What you get here is challenging, interesting work. You get the tools you need to do a great job and you get to have the best possible people on your side to help you do it. And at the same time as getting to find ways to do business better today than we did it yesterday and driving a great career, you also get to build a more enlightened business and drive sustainability.

Because it’s never just about a single person, a single project or a single brand. It’s about how you can grab everything that’s within your reach here and use it to pursue mutual, long-term gain. It’s about having ideas. And ideals. Being prepared to risk failure because the promise of success means we’ll all be a little better off. It’s that mix of integrity and ambition that makes Mars such a special place to work. And why working here is always about more than just a job.

About Mars, Incorporated 

Mars is a family-owned business with more than a century of history making diverse products and offering services for people and the pets people love. With almost $35 billion in sales, the company is a global business that produces some of the world’s best-loved brands: M&M’s®, SNICKERS®, TWIX®, MILKY WAY®, DOVE®, PEDIGREE®, ROYAL CANIN®, WHISKAS®, EXTRA®, ORBIT®, 5™, SKITTLES®, UNCLE BEN’S®, MARS DRINKS and COCOAVIA®. Mars also provides veterinary health services that include BANFIELD® Pet Hospitals, Blue Pearl®, VCA® and Pet Partners™. Headquartered in McLean, VA, Mars operates in more than 80 countries. The Mars Five Principles – Quality, Responsibility, Mutuality, Efficiency and Freedom – inspire its more than 100,000 Associates to create value for all its partners and deliver growth they are proud of every day.

 

Sensory Scientist EMEA- 9 month Contract

£34,214- £42,768 (dependent on experience) plus exceptional benefits

Slough

 

Mars is a family-owned business with more than a century of history making diverse products and offering services for people and the pets people love. With almost $35 billion in sales, the company is a global business that produces some of the world’s best-loved brands: M&M’s®, SNICKERS®, TWIX®, MILKY WAY®, DOVE®, PEDIGREE®, ROYAL CANIN®, WHISKAS®, EXTRA®, ORBIT®, 5™, SKITTLES®, UNCLE BEN’S®, MARS DRINKS and COCOAVIA®. Mars also provides veterinary health services that include BANFIELD® Pet Hospitals, Blue Pearl®, VCA® and Pet Partners™. Headquartered in McLean, VA, Mars operates in more than 80 countries. The Mars Five Principles – Quality, Responsibility, Mutuality, Efficiency and Freedom – inspire its more than 100,000 Associates to create value for all its partners and deliver growth they are proud of every day.

In this role you will:

  • Translate consumers dreams into desired experiences by delivering product and/or pack sensory understanding for Growth, Efficiency, and Quality initiatives. 
  • You will design, execute, analyze and communicate sensory learnings for product and/or pack exploration and evaluation making use of internal or external sensory capabilities, as appropriate.
  • You will develop a deep understanding of the sensory preferences in your region across MARS Wrigley Confectionery portfolio and be able to easily communicate these learnings to each Category Business Unit.
  • You will translate knowledge about product and/or pack experiences into actionable recommendations to the business partners at local/regional/global level
  • You will develop the internal Sensory and Consumer Science awareness program; and train associates at the essential level of Sensory and Consumer Science competency
  • You will develop and maintain internal and external networks and workstreams to contribute to the continuous improvement of Sensory to the business.

     

To do this role you’ll need:

  • To be passionate about the consumer and be curious about why consumers do what they do including a strong interest in the Product / Pack / Consumer needs, perception and understanding in food/snack
  • Good knowledge and practical understanding of statistics related to data handling
  • Degree in a scientific discipline eg food science, chemistry or sociology with ideally additional sensory and consumer science qualification or equivalent experience
  • At least 5 years experience in leading complex projects in a R&D environment using Sensory evaluation or Consumer Science as a main expertise and with good understanding of the other discipline
  • Understanding of R&D constraints and impact in a business

 

In return we offer:

  • Competitive salary, bonus and range of large company benefits A range of benefits: company bonus, health insurance, subsidised cantine, flexible working and more…
  • Great experience in an exciting role

     

We know its important to you to find out as much about us as possible, so following a review of your CV the first stage will be a telephone interview with the hiring manager and a chance for you to ask lots of questions. If successful you will be invited to an interview day in front of our panel. Don’t worry you’ll have plenty of time to prepare.

Closing date: 07.12.2018

To open up a dialogue, please click on the APPLY button below. We look forward to hearing from you!

 

Mars is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. If you need assistance or an accommodation during the application process because of a disability, it is available upon request. The company is pleased to provide such assistance, and no applicant will be penalized as a result of such a request.

 


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