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Senior Sensory Scientist- Group Leader

Company: Yoh
Location: Lewisville
Posted on: May 12, 2024

Job Description:

Our client is looking for a Senior Sensory Scientist- Group Leader in Winston-Salem, NC Position is full-time, Monday- Friday 8:00 AM- 5:00 PM overtime as needed. Responsibilities

  • Technical lead with overall responsibility for descriptive, expert and difference testing:
  • Oversees experimental design, test programming in Compusense or equivalent sensory software, product procurement and regulatory paperwork, completion of testing, analysis and reporting.
  • Work directly with external clients to set project timelines and fulfill requests.
  • Ability to deliver clear insights through analyzing multiple/complex data sets.
  • Work directly with client R&D, global sensory, marketing and quality stakeholders as a sensory subject matter expert:
  • Manage a team of sensory scientists and lab technicians to ensure testing is completed on time and according to the test design:
  • Supervise others in performing client's service requirements.
  • Conduct semiannual performance reviews, interview applicants, keep training records up to date for assigned employees, perform succession planning in preparation for growth.
  • Coach and develop individual and team to maximize performance.
  • Monitor and approve employees' time worked through time-entry system.
  • Recruit, train and monitor panelist performance for 5+ sensory panels of 100+ panelists to ensure quality of sensory data.
  • Ensure adherence to client's global panel performance standards.
  • Willingness to learn and utilize established client analyses in software such as R software, XLStat
  • Perform work for both routine and non-routine work as specified by separate and applicable technical job description for individual.
  • Develop and implement operational improvements.
  • Coach, train, and develop others within the group with respect to their personal development and effective implementation of operational improvements.
  • Coordinate workflow and perform daily monitoring to meet TAT
  • Confront and address problems, concerns, and performance issues
  • Support and promote company policies and procedures.
  • Perform and/or assign other duties as requested to ensure smooth operation of department.
  • Perform all functions in support of and in compliance with all state and federal employment regulations.
  • Applies GMP/GLP in all areas of responsibility, as appropriate.
  • Meets all quality and productivity metrics and demonstrates strong teamwork and collaboration.
  • Performs other duties as assigned Qualifications
    • Bachelor's degree in Sensory Science, Market Research, Statistics or related science (i.e. Chemistry) required
    • Master's or Doctoral Degree in Sensory Science, Market Research, Psychology, Statistics or related science preferred.
    • At least 10-15 years related experience in sensory.
    • At least 3-5 years in leadership
    • Online Sensory Program Certificate Additional information - - - - - - -
      • Position is full-time, Monday- Friday 8:00 AM- 5:00 PM overtime as needed.
      • Candidates currently living within a commutable distance of Winston-Salem, NC are encouraged to apply.
      • Excellent full-time benefits including comprehensive medical coverage, dental, and vision options.
      • Life and disability insurance
      • 401(k) with company match
      • Paid vacation and holidaysNote: Any pay ranges displayed are estimations. - Actual pay is determined by an applicant's experience, technical expertise, and other qualifications as listed in the job description. - All qualified applicants are welcome to apply.Yoh, a Day & Zimmermann company, is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.Visit -to contact us if you are an individual with a disability and require accommodation in the application process.

Keywords: Yoh, Winston-Salem , Senior Sensory Scientist- Group Leader, Other , Lewisville, North Carolina

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