Manager, Sensory Science in Oak Brook, IL at TreeHouse Foods

Date Posted: 9/22/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Employee Type:

Full time


IL Oak Brook

Job Type:

Research and Development

Job Posting Title:

Manager, Sensory Science

Job Description:

Job Description:

Responsible for defining, leading, and executing sensory programs that support product development and business development across all THS.  Accountable for all elements of test execution, including design and administration of appropriate research methods, interpretation and reporting of data, and general consultation on strategic business issues.  This includes sourcing of samples, conducting and reporting of internal sensory tests, coordination of outside vendor contracts and tests for sensory and managing the lab and systems to support these efforts. Will have to work across all Divisions to standardize our methodology, systems, and practices

Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Develops and implements sensory and consumer research methodologies in support of product development
  • Clearly reports study findings and recommendations through written and verbal communications.
  • Manages and recommends all aspects of the sensory processes and associated areas including software selection, supply, organization, etc.
  • Identify, select, and recommend external sensory facilities and coordinate testing as necessary with those vendors.
  • Develops and recommends logical and actionable conclusions and recommendations through thorough understanding of the data.
  • Acts as internal sensory expert for R&D including training of cross-functional associates in sensory principles and techniques.
  • Maintains internal Sensory Insights test database
  • Support multiple R&D centers with travel as appropriate to coordinate / administer programs for continuity throughout the organization.

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

  • Ability to partner across multiple divisions
  • Sound knowledge of current and developing sensory practices
  • Leadership capability
  • Strong communication capability
  • Knowledge of a variety of sensory software packages
  • Strong statistical analysis and interpretation


Bachelor’s Degree Required – Type: Food Science with a focus in Sensory or equivalent

Minimum Experience Preferred (Number of years and type): 5 years Sensory Science

Travel Requirements: Minimal travel – 33%

Equal Opportunity Employer – M/F/Veterans/Disability

Disability Assistance
TreeHouse Foods is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and offers opportunities to all job seekers, including those with disabilities.  If you need a reasonable accommodation to assist with your job search or application for employment, please contact us by sending an email to In your email please include a description of the specific accommodation you are requesting and a description of the position for which you are applying.

EEO Considerations

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability or protected veteran status.

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