Factory Sensory Specialist at Nestle Nigeria Plc

Nestle Nigeria Plc - As the Leading Nutrition Health and Wellness Company, we are committed to enhancing People's lives, everywhere, every day. Infact enhancing lives will influence everything we do together.

A presence in more than 130 countries and factories in more than 80 research centres brings many global benefits. We believe in long term career development and appreciate how challenges and motivation will help you reach your potential. Nestle Nigeria Plc upholds the principle of Non- Discrimination and Equal Employment Opportunities in its recruitment processes.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:


Job Title: Factory Sensory Specialist

Location: Agbara, Ogun
Employment Type: Full-time

Position Summary

  • We are currently looking to hire a Factory Sensory Specialist, whose responsibilities include to manage sensory activities, staff and facilities in the factory ensuring appropriate sensory implementation in all aspects of quality management.

Implements the sensory programme for the factory:

  • Ensures that sensory evaluation for raw materials, semi-finished products and finished products in the for the factory i.e. at the sensory laboratory and inline laboratory are in alignment with the current standards or guidelines.
  • Ensure that all relevant and current product and packaging specifications for raw materials, semi-finished products and finished products are available during tasting sessions.
  • Provide a monthly report on sensory activities at the inline laboratories across the factory and share the report with QA Manager.
  • Manages both consumer and trade complaints for all factory product category from reception of complaint, through investigation to providing feedback to CES.
  • Communicate the trend of complaint.
  • Organize monthly alignment meeting with CES team on total number of complaints registered.
  • Conduct quarterly keeping quality tests for all products category and communicate the report to the QA CWAR office and other relevant parties such as AG and Packaging department when necessary.

Organizes the recruitment and maintenance of the factory sensory panel(s):

  • Screening of new panelists.
  • Training of new panelist based on product category and product specifications.
  • Training of existing panelist on newly introduced products.

Provide support for other functions such as Application Group and Packaging:

  • Organize triangle and profiling test and share the report in decision making.
  • Organize test for packaging trial and provide the report to support in decision making.
  • Manage market scenario samples and share the report.

Ensure panelists performance are monitored:

  • Frequently carrying out spike test.
  • Prepare and share the report of panelist performance to the panelists.
  • Keep the panelist motivated.

What Will Make You Successful?

  • HND / B.Sc. in Biochemistry, Microbiology, Chemistry or Food Science or related Science courses.
  • Basic scientific and statistical knowledge
  • Working knowledge of computers; ideally, knowledge of dedicated software for sensory data acquisition.
  • Minimum Relevant Work Experience: 5 years relevant experience in the field.
  • Demonstrated competence in a similar field.
  • Working knowledge of sensory methodologies (i.e. different testing and test for QA)

We Offer

  • Interesting and challenging work in an international company – a branch of worldwide and well recognized FMCG concern
  • Atmosphere full of respect, professionalism, and excitement
  • Possibility of development & career advancement.
  • Possibility to work in a dynamic team of professionals and leaders
  • Possibility to work with challenging projects and responsible tasks


How to Apply
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