ジョブファンクション: リサーチ

雇用形態: フルタイム

所在地: Johannesburg

国/地域: South Africa

As a Sensory Expert within the Product Performance Evaluation – Expert Science, this position requires someone with basic understanding of product evaluation (sensory) complemented with project coordination experience, possessing excellent analytical and collaboration skills, which will be responsible for leading studies for the different L’Oréal Sub-Saharan Africa brands


- Design, execute and lead Expert evaluation studies from inception to completion for the generation of product insights to guide product development.

  • Handle the preparation of blinded samples
  • Follow best practices to define, quantify and recruit volunteers target for the study
  • Run the test with colleagues : product application ( including technical categories) according to relevant procedure, and sensory evaluation at each step
  • Master the appropriate information system/software to set up a study questionnaire or session
  • Interpret  with integrity the test results and synthesize the most important insights to communicate results effectively
  • Report writing and communication to requester with recommendation and action plan on next steps
  • Be responsible for the objectivity, relevance and quality of the study, as well as the analysis of results in order to properly support the labs in their research
  • Ensure compliance with safety regulations in force in the Research & Innovation division ( ie quality control basic skills : sampling, labelling, storage)

- Able to connect and integrate with different R&I expertise ie consumer science, Instrumental, sensory, fragrance etc

- Support new, forward thinking evaluation techniques, methodologies and strategies for the future of Expert Evaluation

-Drive sensory & expert initiatives and strategic recommendations for product development

- Connect with worldwide teams as is necessary, especially for a good understanding of the projects

- Leadership within cross functional teams, collaborate with the team to seamlessly design and coordinate testing, including screeners, questionnaire design, experimental designs and project tracking

- Project mode working : being the expert evaluation voice on the ground from definition of KPA's, performance validation and valorization. Active involvement, constant participation and leading when it comes to expert

- Able to connect and integrate with different R&I expertise ie. consumer science, Instrumental, sensory, fragrance etc

- Support new, forward thinking evaluation techniques, methodologies and strategies for the future of Expert Evaluation

- Drive sensory & expert initiatives and strategic recommendations for product development

- Connect with worldwide teams as is necessary, especially for a good understanding of the projects

Technical & Professional Competencies Required:

- Understanding of African hair specificities and product categories

- Computer literacy  (MS Office suite: Excel, Word, Power Point)

- Synthesis capacity : analysis spirit, critical spirit

- Open mindedness

- Ability to adapt

- English mandatory (read, written, spoken

- Organisational & analytical skills

- Project Management

- Stimulating interpersonal skills

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE

- Knowledge of current/new technologies

- Knowledge of products, market trends and consumers

- Education related to sensory evaluation ( BSc or other)

- Previous project management experience, understanding of project set -up and timelines