Scientist I, Sensory - Hunt Valley

HUNT VALLEY, MD, US, 21031

McCormick & Company, Inc., a global leader in the spice, flavor, and seasonings industry, is seeking a full-time Scientist I, Sensory. This new hire will work at the Technical Innovation Center, located in Hunt Valley, MD. The Scientist I, Sensory will report to a Sensory and Consumer Science Director.

 

McCormick & Company, Incorporated is a global leader in flavor with approximately 14,000 employees worldwide. With over $6 billion in annual sales across 160 countries and territories, we manufacture, market, and distribute spices, seasoning mixes, condiments, and other flavorful products to the entire food industry including e-commerce, retail,food manufacturers and foodservice businesses. Our most popular brands include McCormick, French's, Frank's RedHot, Stubb's, OLD BAY, Lawry's, Zatarain's, Ducros, Vahiné, Cholula, Schwartz, Kamis, DaQiao, Club House, Aeroplane, and Gourmet Garden. Every day, no matter where or what you eat or drink, you can enjoy food flavored by McCormick. Our Purpose is "To Stand Together for the Future of Flavor and our Vision is "A World United by Flavor—where healthy, sustainable and delicious go hand in hand."

 

As a company recognized for its exceptional commitment to employees, McCormick offers a wide variety of benefits, programs, and services. Benefits include, but are not limited to, tuition assistance, medical, dental, vision, disability, group life insurance, 401(k), profit sharing, paid holidays, and vacations.

 

Position Overview

Responsibilities of this position include conducting all aspects of sensory testing in order to provide product insights to both our internal and external customers. Organizes, designs, conducts, reports on, and interprets sensory evaluations which consist of analyses of taste, odor, appearance and texture of food products using consumers or inexperienced, experienced, and/or trained panelists. Instructs other personnel in sensory evaluation techniques. Responsible for the timely and successful projects and reports. Responsible for staying current with literature and information about sensory and consumer research.

 

Key Responsibilities

  • Organizes, designs, conducts, reports on, and interprets sensory evaluations which consist of analyses of taste, odor, appearance and texture of food products using consumers or inexperienced, experienced, and/or trained panelists.
  • Provides technical assistance in the field of sensory evaluation to McCormick units and their customers worldwide and to other outside companies.
  • Instructs other personnel in sensory evaluation techniques
  • Responsible for staying current with literature and information about sensory evaluation
  • Prepares samples in the lab for Sensory Evaluation tests
  • Make presentations on sensory evaluation to professional organizations or to continuing education programs/seminars.
  • Attend business related meetings for assigned teams.

 

Required Qualifications

  • BS in Food Science / Nutrition / Sensory / Other Science
  • MS degree and 1 to 2 years experience in Sensory and Consumer Research or BS degree and 3 - 5 years experience in Sensory and Consumer Research
  • Basic knowledge of customers and /or their approaches to sensory testing
  • Practical knowledge of sensory methodologies and their applications
  • This position must be able to communicate both verbally and written extremely well. Communicates regularly with Corporate Sensory to ensure use of sensory resources and consistent use of methods. This position interacts with internal customers on a daily basis ( 100% )
  • Organizational Skills -Critical to plan and organize sensory tests Leadership - critical to manage projects and be sensory contact for internal /external customers
  • Communication Skills - Excellent Technical Writer

 

Preferred Qualifications

  • MS in Food Science / Nutrition / Sensory / Other Science

 

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McCormick & Company is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

 

As a general policy, McCormick does not offer employment visa sponsorships upon hire or in the future. 

 

 

WHY WORK AT MCCORMICK?

United by flavor. Driven by results.

As a McCormick employee you’ll be empowered to focus on more than your individual responsibilities. You’ll have the opportunity to be part of something bigger than yourself—to have a say in where the company is going and how it’s growing.

Between our passion for flavor, our 130-year history of leadership and integrity, the competitive and comprehensive benefits we offer, and our culture, which is built on respect and opportunities for growth, there are many reasons to join us at McCormick.


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