Brown-Forman Scientist - Sensory and Product Insights in Louisville, Kentucky
Meaningful Work From Day One:
The Scientist- Product Insights position supports Brown-Forman Global R&D projects by performing sensory product testing under minimal supervision. The Scientist- Product Insights will build on experience and knowledge of established sensory testing methodology to take requests, determine testing protocol, implement testing and analyze results. Builds relationships and reaches agreement with business partners across the company. Solves new problems using sensory expertise. Able to interpret data and make recommendations with minimal supervision.
What You Can Expect:
Provides quality control sensory testing support and leadership to global production sites. Builds relationships with production partners both internally and externally. Able to understand the business background and adapt the support approach accordingly. Monitors performance of sensory panels across global production sites to maintain quality of products across the portfolio. Trains sensory panels and new sensory panelists. Works with QA and production sites to remedy panel performance when needed.
Takes sensory testing requests from internal and external customers. Determines and performs both routine and non-routine testing and work assignments. Utilizes sensory experience and knowledge to customize approaches to solve new problems.
Supports documentation and implementation of sensory quality certification programs such as Internal Standards of Organization (ISO) and/or Safe Quality Food (SQF).
Responsible for preparation of samples for sensory testing, maintenance of sensory samples, sensory panel set up, and monitoring of sensory panelist performance.
Travel up to 10%
What You Bring To The Table:
B.S degree in Food Science, Sensory Science, Psychology or related field
2+ years Sensory experience in a CPG company
Strong computational and statistical skills
Familiarity with discriminative, quality control and qualitative sensory methodologies
Sensory panel leadership
Must be physically able to stand for extended periods and handle fragile laboratory instruments
What Makes You Unique:
3+ years sensory experience
Experience with distilled spirits products and properties
Experience with Compusense software
Experience with quality control certification
Ability to read, write, and speak Spanish proficiently.
Be Collaborative/Building Productive Relationships & Partnerships: Develops and uses collaborative relationships to facilitate the accomplishment of work goals.
Be Curious/ Continuous Learning & Development: Quickly assimilates and applies new information. Capitalizes on learning opportunities.
Be Creative/Use of Resources: Efficient use of time without compromising quality.
Be Courageous/Managing Through Ambiguity: Maintains effectiveness when experiencing changes in work responsibilities or environment.
Be Courageous/Personal Initiative: Seizes opportunities and holds oneself accountable for delivering results.
Brown-Forman Corporation is committed to equality of opportunity in all aspects of employment. It is the policy of Brown-Forman Corporation to provide full and equal employment opportunities to all employees and potential employees without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, veteran status, age, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, physical or mental disability or any other legally protected status.
Business Area: Global Supply Chain
Req ID: JR-00005865