Head of Consumer Technical Insights

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Head of Consumer Technical Insights

  • Location:

    Greater London

  • Sector:

    New Product Development

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  • Salary:

    £75000 - £95000

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  • Published:

    6 months ago

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Alexander Steele has partnered with a leading global Food manufacturer that has an exciting opportunity for a seasoned Consumer Technical Insights professional to join their R&D department. You will define and deliver key consumer insights, as well as robust sensory and consumer testing that drives business growth. Key responsibilities: • Define the consumer success criteria, claims opportunities, consumer co-creation, product design support and develop a learning plan to drive business growth. • Manage the consumer assessment and qualification of all their innovation, renovations, brand stewardship, productivity, and future proofing initiatives. • Liaise with Brand Directors, Consumer Insights Leads, R&D development leads, and the Development Chef to help shape the business’ portfolio strategy. • Build and manage sensory capability and QDA panel. • Raise the consumer research profile. • Secure alignment to consumer success criteria and research principles/design and global findings plans. • Deliver consumer science learning plan in support of innovation projects, which represent significant financial opportunities for the business. • Lead a team of consumer science and sensory professionals. Candidate requirements: • A relevant tertiary qualification, combined with consumer technical insights experience within a Food or Drinks manufacturing environment. • Deep knowledge and experience spanning the interpretation/translation of consumer insights into a technical product/pack development glide-path. • Proven ability to link consumer insights with technical solutions and develop models to direct development. • Proficiency in standard process Consumer Science methodologies: quantitative and qualitative research, benchmarking, claims development and Stage & Gate process • Ability to work cross-functionally and engage effectively with senior internal and external stakeholders. Salary will be circa £75K to £95K + Car Allowance + 15% Bonus. The role will be based in London (hybrid remote working options available)