Sensory Technical Manager

Beam Inc. - Clermont, KY4.1

Full-timeEstimated: $83,000 - $100,000 a year
Beam Suntory is Crafting the Spirits that Stir the World. Rooted in two centuries of family heritage, Beam Suntory has evolved into the world's third largest leading premium spirits company ... where each employee is treated like family and trusted with legacy. With our greatest assets - our premium spirits and our people - we're driving growth through impactful marketing, innovation and an entrepreneurial spirit. Beam Suntory is a place where you can come Unleash your Spirit by making an impact each and every day.

Beam Suntory currently has the following position open in Clermont Kentucky, United States.

Sensory Technical Manager


A Sensory Technical Manager will have responsibility for working with the cross-functional R&D, Insights, Innovation, Sales and Marketing teams to clarify project questions, initiate test designs and report findings utilizing Sensory consumer testing methods, and partner with the Analytical Sensory scientist and influence marketing partners on optimized approaches to consumer product research.
Provide guidance for technical training regarding sensory science and product lexicons for cross functional teams which are executed by the Sensory Scientist(s) and Sensory Technician/Coordinator.
A Sensory Technical Manager will partner with external consultants and suppliers to test, and integrate new learning including, new methods and partnered research.
Additionally, this role will coach the Clermont and BN manufacturing plants as available to train and optimize quality sensory panels including, but not limited to, onsite training, problem solving consults and developing product specific training.

This is a great opportunity because...

Ability to have impact in a dynamic, high growth category
Be in on the established glide path in building the Sensory capabilities for an organization
Opportunity to interact with teams and execute projects on a wide range of spirit products

Desired Qualifications

Qualifications & Experience

Bachelors of Science degree required, Masters of Science degree preferred

Experience - Professional individual with at least 8 years’ experience in sensory specific related field or Consumer Insights/Product testing required.

Education: - MS, or BS degree with 5-8 years of experience

Industry experience - Excellent Sensory consumer product testing knowledge and experience, facilitation or moderation experience preferred, but not required

Travel: up to 35%