Sensory Scientist in Plano, TX at Keurig Dr Pepper

Date Posted: 11/24/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

The Sensory Scientist is responsible for all aspects of sensory and applies their in-depth knowledge of consumer and analytical sensory methods to lead research for innovation and renovation initiatives, as well as participate in the development of sensory and consumer capabilities. This role works closely with Product Development, Marketing, Sales, Quality, Regulatory, Engineering, Manufacturing Operations, and External Suppliers to deliver business objectives. The Sensory Scientist is responsible for designing the research plan, determine appropriate sensory and consumer research methodologies, coordinate tests, independently analyze and interpret experimental data, provide technical recommendations, and reports results to various audiences. We are looking for a high performance-oriented team member to apply their technical and academic excellence to the field of sensory testing for our entire portfolio.

Position Responsibilities


  • Deliver sensory research for all cross-functional customers, meet business objectives, drive standards, consistency, and ensure excellence in research.
  • Coordinate day to day sensory requirements for R&D; assist with internal sensory lab and panels.
  • Independently design sensory experiments; create research plans to fit overall business objectives.
  • Provide feedback to appropriate cross functional team members and customers; report findings and communicate next steps to team members; active participation in project team meetings required; ensure delivery of commitments and project milestones; deliver on time, every time.
  • Interpret statistical analysis of sensory evaluation testing results; perform comprehensive, sophisticated and critical evaluation of own data and data from other scientists; generate high quality, robust, compliant data and reports; communicate clearly and concisely to audiences with a wide range of understanding about sensory processes.
  • Provide extensive knowledge of industry best practices with respect to sensory methodologies and maintain awareness of developing state-of-the-art technology.
  • Support improvement of standardized sensory practices, protocols, and processes across various functions of the organization.
  • Lead validation of new technology applications via robust understanding of consumer science profile.
  • Work closely with other sensory scientists and product developers to effectively use internal panels as a product development tool



  • Minimum: BS degree in Sensory Science or Food Science (Sensory-focused)
  • Minimum 3+ years of relevant experience in sensory science, background in food or beverage, including coffee, preferred
  • Minimum 2 years of experience utilizing sensory research software (i.e. Compusense, FIZZ)
  • Willingness to travel up to 20%

Company Overview & EEO Statement

Keurig Dr Pepper (KDP) is a leading coffee and beverage company in North America with dual headquarters in Burlington, MA and Plano, TX, with annual revenue in excess of $11 billion. KDP holds leadership positions in soft drinks, specialty coffee and tea, water, juice and juice drinks and mixers, and markets the #1 single serve coffee brewing system in the U.S. The Company maintains an unrivaled distribution system that enables its portfolio of more than 125 owned, licensed and partner brands to be available nearly everywhere people shop and consume beverages. With a wide range of hot and cold beverages that meet virtually any consumer need, KDP key brands include Keurig®, Dr Pepper®, Green Mountain Coffee Roasters®, Canada Dry®, Snapple®, Bai®, Mott’s® and The Original Donut Shop®. The Company employs more than 25,000 employees and operates more than 120 offices, manufacturing plants, warehouses and distribution centers across North America.

Benefits built for you: Our people are the heart of our business, which is why we offer robust benefits to support your health and wellness as well as your personal and financial well-being. We also provide employee programs designed to enhance your professional growth and development while ensuring you feel valued, inspired and appreciated at work.

Keurig Dr Pepper Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and affirmatively seeks diversity in its workforce. Keurig Dr Pepper Inc. recruits qualified applicants and advances in employment its employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, genetic information, ethnic or national origin, marital status, veteran status, or any other status protected by law. EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled

Candidates must be able to pass a background check and drug test, as applicable for the role.