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Sensory Scientist, Sensory & Consumer Science team - Arla Innovation Centre, Aarhus

Are you ready to join a highly ambitious research team in Arla’s Global Innovation Centre in Skejby?


At Arla, we do so much more than make some of the world’s favourite dairy products. We make healthy taste delicious, mornings worth getting up for and family dinners unforgettable.


About the job

At our Innovation Centre, you will join our Sensory & Consumer Science team, a team of 12 sensory and consumer scientists and technicians in DK, SE, NL and BH. You will be responsible for delivering sensory insights and recommendations for marketing and innovation colleagues. Doing so, you will work closely with your colleagues within the team as well as stakeholders across the organisation. To create results we have several trained sensory panels and access to consumer panels as well.


Leading both local and global research projects, you will:


  • Facilitate internal tasting sessions and product reviews with stakeholders
  • Scope the research needed together with stakeholders
  • Design trials and test series
  • Select and use suitable research methods
  • Analyse and synthesize test results into insights to communicate to stakeholders
  • Take lead driving internal research and inspire external research, anchor and implement results
  • Amaze and engage the Innovation community in sensory perception from prototyping to launch
  • Create and maintain networks with outside organisations, suppliers and universities to bring the latest knowledge to the company.


Who are you?

You are inspired by uncovering sensory insights within user experience and you are curious, analytical and strategic in your approach. You have a foundational knowledge of data analysis and statistics, and are up to date on modelling methodologies. You are eager to use your insights within sensory and consumer science in a business environment, and have the strong communication skills to share these insights. Moreover, you are a team players who is comfortable interacting with a wide variety of stakeholders, while navigating several projects simultaneously.


Additionally you:

  • You hold a relevant university degree, preferably a PhD with sensory specialization
  • You have a strong interest in applied sensory science, with at least 3 years of experience working within the FMCG industry
  • Strong analytical data and modelling skills. This includes competencies with software for sensory data collection (Fizz, EyeQuestion, Qualtrics, or similar) and statistical analysis (XLSTAT, SPSS, R, or similar)
  • Excellence in English is required and it’s a must to have an interest in learning/understanding Danish.


What do we offer?

In the Sensory & Consumer Science team, you will work alongside competent colleagues who are dedicated to combining consumer and sensory research to optimize the user experience.  We’re committed to professional development and promoting from within. Our positive and collaborative culture will bring out the best in you. 


Application and contact

If you want to drive sensory science excellence in a global dairy company, then seize this exciting opportunity. We process applications on a continuous basis and close the job opening once the right candidate has been found. For additional information, please call Head of Department, Lisbet Bjerre Knudsen on +45 8938 1388.

Please apply via this link.


We have a purpose for Good

At Arla, we strive to unlock the highest potential in each other while working together to create a sustainable future of dairy. We call it Stronger People Stronger Planet and it is deeply anchored in our organisation and founded on our commitment to respecting human rights, increasing access to healthy dairy nutrition, inspiring good food habits, and improving the environment for future generations. In order to succeed we need to hire people with a sustainable mindset. Could this be you?



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