Senior Consumer Scientist

Richmond, VA
March 26 2021
Organization Type
Site Name: Richmond Sherwood Posted Date: Mar 26 2021 The Senior Scientist, Consumer Science is a key member of the Consumer Science & Product Understanding group, and exists to: Ensure consumer-centricity of specific innovations within a category and/or a region pipeline. Ensure that these innovations provide a consumer preferred user experience, via consumer modelling, better holistic and sensory design, a coherent and compelling product story, and resulting in leadership shares and sales. The role touches the entire innovation lifecycle, from ideation to product launch, as well as product optimization post launch. This role will provide YOU the opportunity to lead key activities to progress YOUR career. These responsibilities include some of the following: Identify innovation opportunities from qualitative and quantitative consumer research Define Ideal Product Models for initiatives via qualitative research and consumer modelling Iteratively gets consumer feedback on prototyping Validates lead product options before they undergo ‘formulation lock'. Validates non-clinical claims with consumers Refines the product story that will enable successful market launch by the commercial functions. Validate with consumers the product optimization programs post launch, for in-market products. Able to independently conduct Consumer Science research programs Interacts with Sensory Technical team as needed to ensure product learning plans are in place according the project needs. Why you? Basic Qualifications: We are looking for professionals with these required skills to achieve our goals: Bachelor's Degree in Sciences: Chemistry, Pharmacy, Pharmacology, Physics, Mathematics, Sensory, Food, Biochemistry or Biological science Experience in Consumer Science/Products Research (qualitative & quantitative research, consumer modelling, upstream/front end consumer need definition AND downstream/product validation and claims substantiation) Preferred Qualifications: If you have the following characteristics, it would be a plus: Master's Degree in Sciences: Chemistry, Pharmacy, Pharmacology, Physics, Mathematics, Sensory, Food, Biochemistry or Biological science Excellent analytical skills, including strategic thinking Leadership, communication and influencing skills, ability to lead change Commercially savvy Why GSK? Our values and expectations are at the heart of everything we do and form an important part of our culture. These include Patient focus, Transparency, Respect, Integrity along with Courage, Accountability, Development, and Teamwork. As GSK focuses on our values and expectations and a culture of innovation, performance, and trust, the successful candidate will demonstrate the following capabilities: Operating at pace and agile decision-making - using evidence and applying judgement to balance pace, rigour and risk. Committed to delivering high quality results, overcoming challenges, focusing on what matters, execution. Continuously looking for opportunities to learn, build skills and share learning. Sustaining energy and well-being Building strong relationships and collaboration, honest and open conversations. Budgeting and cost-consciousness *LI-GSK If you require an accommodation or other assistance to apply for a job at GSK, please contact the GSK Service Centre at 1-877-694-7547 (US Toll Free) or +1 801 567 5155 (outside US). GSK is an Equal Opportunity Employer and, in the US, we adhere to Affirmative Action principles. This ensures that all qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, age, disability, genetic information, military service, covered/protected veteran status or any other federal, state or local protected class. Important notice to Employment businesses/ Agencies GSK does not accept referrals from employment businesses and/or employment agencies in respect of the vacancies posted on this site. All employment businesses/agencies are required to contact GSK's commercial and general procurement/human resources department to obtain prior written authorization before referring any candidates to GSK. The obtaining of prior written authorization is a condition precedent to any agreement (verbal or written) between the employment business/ agency and GSK. In the absence of such written authorization being obtained any actions undertaken by the employment business/agency shall be deemed to have been performed without the consent or contractual agreement of GSK. GSK shall therefore not be liable for any fees arising from such actions or any fees arising from any referrals by employment businesses/agencies in respect of the vacancies posted on this site. Please note that if you are a US Licensed Healthcare Professional or Healthcare Professional as defined by the laws of the state issuing your license, GSK may be required to capture and report expenses GSK incurs, on your behalf, in the event you are afforded an interview for employment. This capture of applicable transfers of value is necessary to ensure GSK's compliance to all federal and state US Transparency requirements. For more information, please visit GSK's Transparency Reporting For the Record site.