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Newell Brands Sr. Sensory Scientist - Home Fragrance in South Deerfield, Massachusetts

Senior Sensory Scientist

R&D Department

South Deerfield, MA #li-bb1

The Senior Sensory Scientist will be an integral part of the R&D Fragrance & Sensory team reporting to a Global Manager and part of a growing sensory science team.


  • Provide technical sensory leadership and serve as subject matter expert on home fragrance sensory projects

  • Apply scientific knowledge to design, plan, and execute sensory projects utilizing established and innovative testing methodologies and process

  • Explore and implement new research methodologies, and continuously improve operational efficiency

  • Accurately and consistently records experimental methods, materials and results in a sensory database

  • Analyze data using statistical principles, evaluate results, form conclusions and implement process improvements/recommendations

  • Communicate sensory reports and recommendations in a clear and concise manner to cross-functional and senior leadership team

  • Provide appropriate sensory trainings to internal panel to strengthen internal capabilities

  • Define sensory objective and strategy to support short- and long-term innovation initiatives

  • Lead benchmarking activities for key formats to understand competitive advantage and opportunities

  • Stay connected with the industry and up to date on new sensory research techniques

  • Setup and improve CSC sensory program, sensory research and current sensory testing capabilities

  • Support and advice in recruitment and maintenance of all trained CSC panel


  • BS degree in an appropriate field with a focus in Sensory Science (preferred)

  • 5-7 years research applications experience with previous experience in the consumer science, sensory and/or fragrance industry is an advantage

  • Proficient using Sensory software, Statistical software, Microsoft PowerPoint, Excel, Project, Word

  • Strong background in statistics and ability to apply statistical principles to sensory data

  • Excellent planning and organizational skills

  • Expertise in a broad range of sensory techniques

Newell Brands (NASDAQ: NWL) is a leading global consumer goods company with a strong portfolio of well-known brands, including Paper Mate, Sharpie, Dymo, EXPO, Parker, Elmers, Coleman, Marmot, Oster, Sunbeam, FoodSaver, Mr. Coffee, Graco, Baby Jogger, NUK, Calphalon, Rubbermaid, Contigo, First Alert, and Yankee Candle. For hundreds of millions of consumers, Newell Brands makes life better every day, where they live, learn, work and play. Newell Brands and its subsidiaries are Equal OpportunityEmployers and comply with applicable employment laws. EOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled are encouraged to apply.

Newell Brands is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. We provide all employees and applicants for employment with equal employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, citizenship, immigration status, marital status, military status, any covered veteran status, disability status, genetic information, caregiving responsibilities or any other basis prohibited by law.