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Sensory Manager, Production

Company: Boston Beer Company
Location: Bowling Green
Posted on: June 6, 2021

Job Description:


The Production Sensory Team at the Boston Beer Company is responsible for protecting the sensory flavor profile of our prized beverage products across numerous locations. We work closely with Quality Assurance, Brewing, and Engineering teams to protect the sensory profile of our products, identify issues, and troubleshoot solutions to ensure consistently high-quality product reaches the Consumer! This is possible through implementing rigorous sensory testing throughout the production process. We place a big focus on training and validation of panelists, both internal and external, to support our extensive testing. Our team is made up of individuals who work hard, adapt well, prioritize tasks, follow guidelines, and exhibit excellent problem-solving skills. We are looking to expand our Production Sensory Team to ambitious, collaborative, forward-thinking individuals who are passionate about sensory, process, methodology, high quality, teamwork and getting the job done!

We are currently hiring aSensory Production Managerin Breinigsville, PA.

The Sensory Manager is responsible for leading a team of sensory professionals focused on collecting robust data to protect our product's sensory profiles, support production, and guarantee product meets internal high-quality standards. This position will manage the sensory platform across different production location(s) including contract locations. The role will also include driving the sensory risk management team to a higher level of sensory excellence sensory through training and identification of best testing methods while maintaining and building an excellent external panelist base.

This role will support current sensory professionals by coaching and mentoring them to uphold an excellent sensory standard. A key cornerstone of this role is creating an environment that encourages room for open communication and a team environment. The role will also work cross functionally including the customer, which includes but not limited to quality assurance and supply chain.

Key skills include an advanced knowledge in sensory evaluation, knowledge in statistics, the ability to make decisions, strong problem-solving skills, excellent interpersonal skills, mathematical,verbaland written communications skills.

What You'll Do:

Building programs

  • Build sensory panel and sensory training programs for not only the external sensory panel but also contractlocations
  • Promote the proper use of statistics to support production centered initiatives, including interpreting data and providing high qualityreports
  • Proactively develop systems,methodsand tools to improve product and panelist evaluations. Provide trainings on tools whenneeded
  • Work cross-functionally with quality assurance and contract locations to assess for the highest quality in sensoryprofiles
  • Maintain a high focus on panelist training and panel maintenance to accommodate businessneeds
  • Provide ongoing management of SOPs for incoming ingredients and release toprocess

Quality Support

  • Use Sensory methods to guide quality decisions by utilizing the best possible methods to connect the product to theconsumer
  • Create and maintain reporting procedures for communicating sensoryresults
  • Evaluate the performance of products - including weekly and monthly reporting of production evaluations - across all facilities.
  • Audit the Sensory for Production program at all contract locations for opportunities forimprovement

Successful Team Management

  • Establish team-wide excellent communication protocols, including ability to write concise and informative reports. Conduct trainings and hold team to highstandards
  • Promote Sensory research and technical prowess in industry by making presentations on sensory evaluation to professional organizations and/or continuing education programs/seminars, staying current with literature and information about sensory evaluation, and pushing group to investigate and improve technical knowledge
  • Must develop and coach Sensory team members and develop strong interaction within sensory team acrosslocations

What We're Looking For:

  • MS Degree in Sensory Science, Food Science, Statistics,Psychologyor another related field or discipline
  • 5+ years of Sensory Science project work experience
  • 2+ years of proven leadership and management skills
  • Proficiency in statistical analysis
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
  • Proven success multi-tasking in a fast-paced environment
  • High degree of ownership and professional commitment
  • Experience with data collection software,Compusenseat Hand
  • Experience with XLSTAT, SAS,Ror other statistical software
  • Must be willing to travel 10-20% to the other locations

Some Perks:

Our people are our most important "ingredient." We not only have to hire the best, but wehave toreward, develop, and retain them too. We also have a variety of benefits including a competitive compensation package, extensive training programs, excellent healthcare, a discounted stock purchase plan, and a 401K program with a generous company match. Not to mention,there'sthe free beer too!

Boston Beer Corporation is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to a diverse workforce. In order to help ensure reasonable accommodation for individuals protected by Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Veteran's Readjustment Act of 1974, and Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, applicants who wish to request accommodation in the job application process can contact (see application details) for assistance.

Keywords: Boston Beer Company, Bowling Green , Sensory Manager, Production, Other , Bowling Green, Kentucky

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