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Sensory Analysis Specialist

Job Location: ​Alba (CN)

Company description

Ferrero is a family-owned company with a truly progressive and global outlook and iconic brands such as Nutella®, Tic Tac®, Ferrero Rocher®, Raffaello®, Kinder Bueno® and Kinder Surprise®. As the love for our brands continues to grow, so too does our global reach. Represented in more than 50 countries, with products sold in more than 170, the Ferrero Group is loved by generations around the world. The secret to our global success? 38,767  dedicated employees who celebrate care and quality to craft a business, careers and brands we are proud of. Join us, and you could be one of them.

Diversity Statement

Ferrero is committed to building a diverse and inclusive culture in which all employees feel welcomed and appreciated and have the same opportunities. We believe all of our people are equally talented in their own way. In nurturing the curiosity and natural abilities of our employees, we provide them, generation after generation, the means to succeed personally and professionally, enabling them to craft their journey at Ferrero. The diversity of our talents is what makes our work environment multicultural, innovative and highly rewarding.

About the Role:

 We are currently looking for a talented candidate for a maternity leave substitution who will support the sensory analysis activities within our Breakthrough Innovation department.

Main Responsibilities:

Main Activities:

•    Sensory analysis management
•    Define, implement and organize testing activities; 
•    Evaluate and monitor the sensory abilities of our tasting panel, identifying any possible area of improvement;
•    Monitor the panel sensory performance and support its continuous improvement;
•    Collect and analyze sensory data, produce reports
•    Manage budgets for projects that require external sensory testing;
•    Preparation of the tasting sheets with internal tasting software;
•    Lead the design, plan, execution of sensory tests, and provide recommendations on next steps, to the product developers;
•    Create specific sensory analysis programs in order to meet the requirements of internal clients.

Who we are looking for:


•  Master degree in Food Technology or related field;
•    At least 1-2 years of experience in Sensory analysis field;
•    Knowledge of sensory analysis;
•    Ability to work independently;
•    Good organizational skills;
•    Enthusiasm and motivation;
•    Dynamic, flexible, proactive approach and ability to work effectively in high - pressure situations within strict deadlines
•    Previous experiences in international environment are a plus.
•    Knowledge of statistical data analysis;
•    Budgeting skills;
•    Very strong written and verbal communication skills in order to present technical findings to non-technical audiences.


IT Skills
•    At ease with Microsoft Office;
•    Excellent PC command (Excel, PowerPoint).
Language Skills
•    Proficient in English and italian;
•    Other languages are considered a plus.

How to be successful in the role and at Ferrero:

Consumers, quality and care are at the heart of everything we do. So, to be successful at Ferrero, you’ll need to be just as consumer and product centric as we are - dedicated to crafting brilliant results for consumers around the world. 

Strong analytical mind, attention to details on one hand, and ability to cooperate with employees at all levels and great organisational skills on the other, would be key to success.  Employee contribution and engagement at Ferrero is based on the individual, team and organisation dimension, so you should have the ability to work independently, as a part of the team and build good relations with stakeholders at all levels.  Being flexible and dealing with a dynamic working environment as well as the ability to embed new knowledge and skills in existing competencies will definitely help you to become high performer here. 

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Badania i Rozwój
Alba (CN)
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