Global Sensory Program Leader

mercredi 7 juin 2017
Date limite
vendredi 7 juillet 2017
Julie Begine
Niveau d'expérience
0 à 2 ans d'expérience
Type de contrat
Temps de travail
Temps plein
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That's XPE. For one of our clients we are looking for: Global Sensory Program Leader Organisation description:

XPE Pharma & Science offers a unique combination of providing high qualified Scientific, Technical, Commercial and/or Medical expertise through staffing, consultancy, Project management or Project delivery services. We have more than 250 XPErts helping out our clients in different phases of the development process of a drug/medical device or product. As a full service organization XPE Pharma & Science offers those specialized HR & project services to Pharmaceutical, Biotech, Medical devices, Agri-food Industries and the Healthcare & CRO environment. As part of the Global Sensory and Consumer science group, you will set up adequate internal and external sensory capabilities to support Global Innovation and Strategic projects. You will provide relevant and actionable sensory support to S&CS project leaders, Pack, Product and Process development teams. You will define appropriate combination of product space and method to be used to answer research questions. You will also lead sensory capabilities and methodologies development/ automation for the 9 zones and top 12 countries.

Job description:

Collaborate with cross-functional teams, define sensory research set up to answer research questions, plan and execute data collection, analyze data and communicate results and insights to internal stakeholders. Plan and organize sensory evaluation at our External Trained panels and lead one internal stability and exploration panel. Develop and execute relevant training exercises and maintenance of panel, design and execute research studies such as descriptive or fast profiling methods, over time characterization, discrimination test, attributes generation, product stability assessments… Define and monitor worldwide panel maintenance program for descriptive and over time sensory characterization. Coach and Train zone panel leaders. Benchmark, roll out best practices, pilot, develop and standardize new methodologies Sustain and develop external networks of experts, suppliers, universities through conferences, bibliography and adhoc visits… Use interpersonal and communication skills to communicate clearly, precisely and concisely in both oral and written form. Supervise advanced and multi-country Consumer preference and Behavior researches Business Environment S&CS is a multi-disciplinary function requiring expertise or access to expertise in the following fields: sensory science, beer tasting, brewing, consumer behavior, statistics and analytics, psychology and physiology. The job requires a disciplined and pragmatic individual with analytical but strategic and synthetic mind set with developed and proven negotiations skills. The global S&CS specialist is capable of working in cross-functional and international project teams leveraging internal and external network. It requires building and maintaining strong corporate partnership with other Global and Zones R&D functions Insight and Innovation teams. Ability to succeed in a target-oriented environment in which priorities, project scope and time schedules will be set and adjusted in order to meet often challenging business demands. Significant travel is required (short and long distances).


You have a Bachelor or Master degree in Sensory & Consumer science or Food Science & Technology with strong emphasis on Sensory and Consumer Science. You speak in English, other language skills constitute an additional asset. You have knowledge of Specific data collection software skills both in using and programming (Eye questions, Fizz or Compusense), stats data analysis softwares: Excel stats, Spad, R, SensoMineR …. You have good knowledge of sensory methodologies including descriptive, discriminative and scientific test design and excellent analytical skills and problem solving skills. Ability to perform basic statistical evaluations: mean, standard deviation, t-test, multiple comparison tests, ANOVA and PCA. You have knowledge in beer tasting or adjacent categories (wine, spirit, cocktails, ciders, Soft drinks) and in brewing process and flavor science is an asset. You have strong technical understanding of S&CS results and ability to deliver a clear and simple recommendation and action plan to technical team or commercial team. At least 1 year FMCG experience in S&CS related role.


What do we offer? Well for this position you will start as a Consultant at XPE Pharma & Science. As a consultant you will get an interesting salary package (contract of unlimited term) and extra-legal advantages! If you are still interested, don't hesitate to apply…We have 2 working days to present your application with our client. XPE is a part of the Adecco group, one of the top 5 companies for 'Best Place To Work'.

XPE Personnel Services NV/SA: Flanders: VG15/BU, Brussels: B-AA5.031, Wallonia: W.RS.002/W.INT.002
XPE Group NV/SA : Flanders: VG1834/B, Brussels: B-AA11.007, Wallonia: W.RS.713