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Pepsico are currently recruiting for a Sensory Laboratory Team Lead to join their team in Cork, on a permanent basis. You can find a job description below and for full details follow the link. 

Job description

We are the concentrate team in PepsiCo (PGCS) working across the Beverage, Nutrition and Snacks categories to deliver concentrate for many of PepsiCo's mega brands including Gatorade, 7Up and Pepsi. We are at the heart of PepsiCo products, sourcing ingredients to manufacture more than 1,200 recipes for our brands. We are a global organisation, situated in 17 locations across 11 countries offering careers in various functions from Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Procurement, Quality, Finance, R&D, HR and IT. We want team members who can collaborate in our fast paced global organisation and are passionate about creating and delivering much-loved household brands to markets across the world.

The successful candidate will Lead the Sensory team in the execution of Beverage and Seasoning Sensory QC programs.

Principal Accountabilities:
Lead the Sensory team in the execution of Beverage and Seasoning Sensory QC programs.
Manage direct reports within the sensory team to ensure tight turn-around of accurate results.
Become proficient in the sensory evaluation of ingredient, in process and finished products and work with the team on the organization and running of sensory panels.
Monitor panel performance, feedback and training of panelists.
Deliver in-plant sensory training to the wider quality team.
Lead the sensory lab global proficiency program.
Coordinate with operations on all queries related to the area of testing and product performance.
Analyse data and trend sensory results and provide monthly reports to all sites.
Work with the wider quality team in troubleshooting sensory issues that may arise with ingredients and process samples.
Complete monthly quality system key performance reports for the sensory lab.
Recruitment of new panelists as needed.
Update sensory training documents and materials as required.
Provide input on sensory methodologies and analysis of results.
A key requirement of the role is that you must adhere to all PepsiCo Health & Safety requirements.

Essential Skills:
Degree/Diploma in Sensory or Consumer Science.
3-5 years sensory experience preferably in the food industry.
Knowledge of data collection software FIZZ.
Strong computer skills (Word, Excel, Power point).
Excellent writing, presentation and communication skills for delivery of sensory training.
Strong organizational, time-management and teamwork skills.
A self-starter, proactive in delivering results & with a drive to increase efficiency.
Result driven with very strong attention for detail.

Salary: €45,000 - €55,000+ DOE