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Sensory Manager, Optimization

Company: The Boston Beer Company, Inc.
Location: Boston
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

The Sensory R&D Team at Boston Beer Company is responsible for using and creating sensory methods that guide development of products the drinker's LOVE. We harness feedback from the way people taste and love learning how a drinker perceives a product. We are passionate about using statistics as a tool, as well as leveraging and developing new sensory methods. We hold our high standards while working in our fast-paced and energizing environment. We are looking for sensory professionals with an excellent openness to collaborate, innovate, and push the status quo.

We are currently hiring a Sensory Manager, OptimizationinBoston, MA.

The Sensory Manager is responsible for leading a team of sensory professionals in building a top-tier sensory program. This position will focus on gaining the highest quality data to protect the sensory profiles of the high-quality products on the market as we develop more efficient ways to create them. This role will support current sensory professionals by coaching and mentoring them to uphold an excellent sensory standard. A key cornerstone of this role is creating an environment that encourages room for open communication and new research methods in order to learn the most from the information we gain. A keen eye to find and remove roadblocks that are preventing scientific excellence is vital to this role. The Sensory Manager will be expected to understand projects across team to make sure there is consistency and information sharing. This position will creates a standard of what success looks like for the team and can communicate what is needed to meet these standards.

Key skills include an advanced knowledge in Sensory evaluation, team building skills, applicable knowledge in statistics, the ability to make decisions, strong problem-solving skills, excellent interpersonal skills, mathematical, verbal and written communications skills.

What You'll Do:

  • Establish excellent team-wide communication protocols, including concise and informative reports.
  • Conduct trainings and hold team to high standards
  • Stay current with literature and information about sensory evaluation
  • Develop and coach Sensory team members; maintain and develop strong interaction within Sensory team
  • Lead a team of sensory professionals in building the best sensory program focused on collecting the highest quality data possible
  • Uphold and improve the best discrimination testing and development of new sensory panels to support the needs of the business
  • Find and remove roadblock that may prevent scientific excellence
  • Understand projects across the team to ensure consistency and information sharing
  • Take on sensory projects as a scientist when project load demand requires
  • Create a standard of what success looks like for the team and communicate what is needed to meet these standards
  • Manage the work of the sensory team supporting trials and optimization of products
  • Thoroughly understand and implement research plans across the team
  • Analyze and interpret sensory data, including generating statistical results and graphs for completed sensory data.
  • Have excellent communication skills including the ability to write concise, informative reports and verbally present complex technical information to technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Continue development and assessment of research and implement new sensory methods

What We're Looking For:

  • MS Degree in Sensory Science, Food Science, Statistics, Psychology, or another related field
  • 8 years or more of sensory experience
  • 2 years of proven leadership and management skills
  • Proficiency in statistical analysis
  • Experience coaching and mentoring others
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
  • Proven success multi-tasking in a fast-paced environment
  • High degree of ownership and professional commitment

Some Perks:

Our people are our most important "ingredient." We not only have to hire the best, but we have to reward, develop, and retain them too. We also have a variety of benefits including a competitive compensation package, extensive training programs, excellent healthcare, a discounted stock purchase plan, and a 401K program with a generous company match. Not to mention, there's the free beer too!

Boston Beer Corporation is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to a diverse workforce. In order to help ensure reasonable accommodation for individuals protected by Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Veteran's Readjustment Act of 1974, and Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, applicants who wish to request accommodation in the job application process can contact for assistance.

Keywords: The Boston Beer Company, Inc., Boston , Sensory Manager, Optimization, Other , Boston, Massachusetts

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