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Consumer Science Specialist

Date:  Jun 13, 2024
Location: 

Milwaukee, WI, US

Requisition ID: 30229 

A Career in Beer and Beyond: 

   

Our purpose at Molson Coors Beverage Company is to brew beverages that unite people to celebrate all life’s moments.  We’ve been brewing iconic brands for over 350 years and are now proud to be offering a modern portfolio that expands beyond the beer aisle.   

 

We are Talent Brewers with our culture rooted in our core Values.  We believe in our brands and our people, and that diversity WITH inclusion is the key to a winning team culture.  We want you to join our team of brand ambassadors who believe the world is full of untapped opportunities.  So, if you get excited about making a real difference as part of a winning team like we do, we want to hear from you.  

 

 

The Headlines:   

In the role of Consumer Technical Insights Specialist working in Milwaukee, WI, you will be a part of the R&D team.  You will deliver consumer technical insights (CTI) to inform product and packaging development decisions, helping to develop differentiated products that win in the marketplace. You will conduct hands-on CTI research in the pursuit of great tasting, high quality beer, alcoholic products beyond beer, and non-alcoholic products.  The ideal candidate has strong qualitative expertise with a passion for storytelling, is a great communicator, works very well in a highly collaborative team and enjoys finding opportunities to translate consumers’ needs into technical taste specs and help to develop products that delight our consumers and our distributors.

 This position reports to the Consumer Technical Insights Manager and works very closely with consumer insights, innovation, and product development teams.

 

The Responsibilities: 

 

  •  Collaborate with marketing insights, innovation, and product development teams to provide product insights at the early stages of product development in order to: 1) help the team to better understand sensory spaces captured by current market products, discover the potential opportunities (white spaces) for MCBC new innovation; 2) guide direction for development of new products, define key attributes’ targets, and provide input on the final technical design brief.
  • Collaborate closely with development specialists during the product development phase to help develop products to meet the brief. Conduct tech screens to help identify the top prototypes based on how they deliver against the agreed technical design brief.
  • Collaborate with marketing insights and 3rd party vendors for consumer test planning and design, lead technical execution of consumer product testing including product acquisition, placement, field work, data analysis and interpretation to ensure the best outcome for the business and consumer testing results that are actionable for the new product development team.
  • Provide recommendations for further liquid optimisation, further consumer testing and / or recommendation of products to commercialise once liquid development is complete. 

The Other Qualifications: 

 

  • Bachelor's Degree in Consumer Science, Sensory Science, Food Science, Social Science or similar discipline; MS or PhD in Consumer or Sensory Science Advanced degree preferred.
  • Experienced moderator with a Moderator Certificate preferred (e.g., from RIVA, Burke Institute)
  • Min of 5 years Consumer Science, Consumer Research or Consumer Insights experience in Alcohol Beverage or consumer goods industry preferred.
  • Expert understanding, working knowledge, and development of consumer qualitative methodologies used to assess product performance delivering against concepts/consumer expectations.
  • Ability to develop and implement new qualitative methodologies and research tools to gain insight into product attribute performance and consumer preferences.
  • You love a challenge. You complete complex projects quickly and adeptly with your understanding of the business priorities.
  • You build relationships and collaborate to get to the desired outcome.
  • You take accountability for results – acting with integrity and honoring commitments.
  • You have a thirst for learning – you are always looking for ways to learn and help one another grow.
  • You exhibit our core values.

 

 

 

Work Perks that You Need to Know About:  

  • Flexible work programs that support work life balance including a hybrid work model of 3 days in the office.
  •  We care about our People and Planet and have challenged ourselves with stretch goals around our key priorities.
  •  We care about our communities and play our part to make a difference – from charitable donations to hitting the streets together to build parks, giving back to the community is part of our culture and who we are.
  •  Engagement with a variety of Employee Resource Groups, which can provide volunteer opportunities, leadership experience, and networking through the organization.
  •  Ability to grow and develop your career centered around our First Choice Learning opportunities.
  •  Participation in our Total Rewards program with a competitive base salary, incentive plans, parental leave, health, dental, vision, a retirement savings plan with incredible employer match, generous paid time off plans, an engaging Wellness Program, and an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) with amazing resources.
  •  On site Pub, access to cool brand clothing and swag, top events and, of course... free beer and beverages!
  •  Work within a fast paced and innovative company, meeting passionate colleagues and partners with diverse backgrounds and experiences. #LI-BB1

At Molson Coors we seek diversity. Differing perspectives lead to challenging the expected, which keeps new ideas bubbling up. We’re an equal opportunity employer and invite applications from candidates from all backgrounds, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, gender identity, age, disability, veteran status or any other characteristic. We take pride in celebrating our unique brew.

Should you need accommodation due to disability [or any other protected status] during the recruitment process, please contact Accessibility@molsoncoors.com.


Nearest Major Market: Milwaukee