Harry's is hiring a

Senior Sensory Scientist

New York, United States

About Harry's

We built Harry’s with one simple belief: everyone deserves a great shave at a fair price. As such, we seek to provide our own brand of exceptional shaving products direct to our customers online (www.harrys.com).
We launched in March 2013, and have been blown away by the customer response since then. We’re now looking to bring amazing people, like you, together to redefine the way people interact with brands online.

The Team

At Harry’s, Research & Development brings new products to life, fast. We are responsible for designing, developing, and ultimately manufacturing all the products Harry’s sells today. It is incredibly complex to create high quality products in a way that keeps costs low for customers. That's why we are building a high quality team here in New York and at the Harry's factory in Germany.

The Role

As a Senior Sensory Scientist you will manage all aspects of sensory research for Global R&D team. You will build best-in-class sensory capabilities and knowledge base including linking sensory and consumer data. You’ll be accountable for all elements of test design, execution, interpretation and reporting of data, and general consultation on strategic business issues.

What you will do

  • Develop a perspective on how to use Sensory Science to improve our products and on how to build the sensory capability at Harry's.
  • Identify, develop and leverage best in class sensory evaluation techniques and methods to be used in the personal care product development process.
  • Ensure efficient studies and deliver on time in full: select external agencies, brief for data collection & statistical analysis, report, action plan follow up.
  • Integrate sensory with consumer data to create delightful holistic experiences for consumers by elevating the sensory experience of our products.
  • Be an advocate for Product Research. Build strong relationships across the company to generate trust and appreciation for the role and value of Product Research.
  • Manage budgeting and scheduling of sensory capabilities
  • Facilitate group discussions on sensory, perceptual, or consumer attributes of personal care products with panelists.
  • Actively participate in the scientific community.

This might describe you

  • Deep experience in Sensory Science. Likely a degree in Sensory Science (or similar) with 7+ years experience in the Sensory and Consumer research field.
  • Enthusiasm for Science. You’re excited by sensory science, and the deep understanding of how people engage with products
  • See Beyond Data. You want to back up a hunch with proof. Drawing insight from a large data set gets you excited. But you go further; you turn data into knowledge and can deliver that knowledge with confidence to any stakeholder (engineers, formulators, designers, etc).
  • Trail Blazer. Ambiguity is exciting and so is developing the application of sensory science to a less traditional field. (Explore and implement new sensory and consumer research methods as appropriate)
  • Connect the Dots. Utilize sensory and consumer research to drive to products that result in a better customer experience.

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