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Manager - Sensory Research Operations

Location: Modesto, CA, US, 95354

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Date: Apr 15, 2019

Company: E. & J. Gallo

Why E. & J. Gallo Winery?

Named a Glassdoor "Best Places to Work" three years in row, we couldn't be prouder of our company culture. As the largest family-owned winery in the world with over 100+ unique wine and spirits brands, our products are synonymous with life's special occasions. Come celebrate with us! Your Talent & Gallo | A Perfect Pairing

As the Manager – Sensory Research Operations with E. & J.  Gallo winery, you will manage research sensory operations for the organization. You will oversee descriptive, discrimination, and cross functional training programs relating to in depth wine and spirits evaluation as needed for multiple functions.  Additionally, you will manage the day to day operations of the sensory lab and develop systems to improve efficiencies and data accuracy which includes the implementation of state of the art methodologies aimed at understanding the product in greater depth. This role will contribute to product/package sensory evaluation test plans, reviews historical data, analyzes new sensory data, writes and communicates periodic update reports.

What You Will Do-

  • Manages day to day operations for all product guidance research including procurement and documentation.
  • Manages quality platform which includes strategic and applied research of wine and spirits to determine the impact of packaging and the distribution system on products and the assessment of wine quality from vintage to vintage.
  • Trains and directs full time and temporary staff in the implementation of sensory research and training.
  • Oversees the Descriptive Analysis program including recruiting, data collection, training and performance monitoring.
  • Develops research strategies for each project with quality and technical partners to include time frames, resource limitations, and determination of appropriate methodology.
  • Conducts research, interprets experimental data and provides technical recommendations to the organization

What You Need-

  • High School diploma or State-issued equivalency certificate
  • Bachelor's degree plus 7 years of sensory, product development, or marketing research experience to include supervisory or managerial experience reflecting increasing levels of responsibility OR Master’s degree plus 5 years of sensory, product development, or marketing research experience to include supervisory or managerial experience reflecting increasing levels of responsibility
  • Required to see, smell, and taste alcoholic beverages as part of job functions
  • Required to be 21 years of age or older
  • Required to occasionally lift and move cases of product weighing up to 45 lbs.
  • Demonstrated leadership and influencing skills in a multi-functional business environment
  • Highly organized and strong sense of urgency around timely delivery of work products
  • Experience in a consumer-packaged goods company

What Will Set You Apart-

  • Bachelor’s of Science Degree plus 8 years sensory, product development, or marketing research experience to include supervisory or managerial experience reflecting increasing levels of responsibility; OR Master’s of science degree plus 6 years of sensory, product development, or marketing research experience to include supervisory or managerial reflecting increasing levels of responsibility
  • Alcohol/Beverage industry experience
  • Sensory experience
  • Project Management experience

Gallo does not sponsor for employment based visas for this position now or in the future

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Job Posting ID: 58896 

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Equal Opportunity Employer

Gallo will consider all qualified applicants for employment, including those with criminal histories, consistent with the requirements of applicable law.


Nearest Major Market: Modesto

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