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Scientist – CTI (Consumer Technical Insights) (R-34545)

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Trumbull, Connecticut, United States

Scientist – CTI (Consumer Technical Insights)

Our Global Skin Care R&D Center in Trumbull, Connecticut is looking for a consumer savvy scientist to join our Consumer Technical Insights (CTI) team to contribute to the success of our global and local brands.  This is an exciting opportunity for a role designed to cover Sensory, Insights and Claims through a holistic approach and multiple touch points via consumer, claims and science skills.

In this role you will have the opportunity to:

  • Helping to create claims and relevant communicationsfor multiple brands in global and local markets, that will excite consumers.

  • Lead our consumer sensory panel in their weekly sessions for assessing prototypes; being responsible for preparation of samples; helping to capture data; and most importantly, is responsible for handling the day-to-day interactions with the panel.

  • Be an adept at looking for Insights.  Using both consumer research and various tools to uncover the insights to guide new product development along with identifying market trends and opportunities.

  • Have interest and experience in digital tools and data analysis- modelling, big data, and artificial intelligence.

Joining our CTI team means working with a dedicated and ambitious team on the development of high impact innovation.  We offer an agile and open-minded environment with strong, proactive, passionate thinkers who are constantly seeking to improve purpose in terms of brand, people, sustainability, technology & business growth. You will have a chance to collaborate with and guide multi-disciplinary teams and external partners to create products that consumers want and love.

Who You Are and What You'll Do

  • Deliver Holistic Design thinking via consumer/sensory research and claims development.

  • Design Consumer/Sensory research and develop Claims and Demo support strategy

  • Lead and engage with our consumer panel in evaluating product sensories

  • Derive new insights coming from market trends analysis, e-commerce review and social commerce/ social media activities and them into insights and/or new product opportunities

  • Communicate insights within and outside R&D to ensure that these land into innovation projects and compelling claims.

  • Strengthen the relationship & engagement with external agencies :  consumer market research agencies, Sensory panel agencies and academia Interpretation of scientific data and turn these into insights and/or product opportunities.

  • Work closely with Data Science and Digital R&D teams for data modelling and future initiatives

What You Need to Succeed

  • Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in Chemistry, Engineering, Biology Science or Psychology

  • 2+ years of experience in CTI/Claims (Consumer research, Sensory, Claims and Communication Development) (including internship) strong preferred

  • Knowledge of Sensory Science, Consumer research, statistics/data modeling a plus

  • Claim support and demo creation techniques experience along with sensory & consumer testing techniques

  • Knowledge of digital tools & systems including Digital savviness on e-commerce/ social commerce

  • Detail-oriented

  • Excellent communication skills


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