14 July 2020

Firmenich Consumer Insights Trainee Opportunity 2020

Firmenich is seeking a results driven professional to join their Consumer Insights Trainee opportunity to learn about business and industry.

As part of our core values, Firmenich is committed to creating work environments in which each colleague is empowered and encouraged to grow. With this in mind, we provide workplaces that foster collaboration, innovation, and flexible ways of working. Such environments enable us to reach the highest levels of performance and ultimately exceed our customers’ expectations.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Provide support in the planning and execution of all Consumer Insights projects. The SCI trainee will work closely with the regional SCI manager, Sensory Panel leader and SBU (strategic business unit) team to ensure that project design and outcomes meet business objectives timely.
  • Provide effective and timely support to consumer insights projects and activities for the market to meet business objectives.
  • Support with qualitative and quantitative research projects, including focus groups, usage and attitude studies, concept testing and product testing.
  • Contribute to the identification, analysis and interpretation of CI results and consumer understanding and present them to internal and external clients in a professional manner.
  • To proactively foster relationship with the Business Development and Marketing teams to develop new concepts and business opportunities coming from consumer insights.
  • Coordinates assigned market research projects for relevant categories, focusing on the needs of internal and external clients.
  • Liaise with internal functions & external research agencies to organize product tests when or as needed
  • Assist Sensory Panel leader with test setups, data capturing and training sessions
We value:
  • Graduate in Food Technology, Food Science or Social Science.
  • Experience in qualitative and quantitative consumer research, Curious about consumer insights / changing consumer behaviors / trends to drive unmet needs into business opportunities.
  • Sensory panel training background an advantage.
  • Highly proficient in MS Office (Excel, Power point) and computer presentation tools.  Practical knowledge of statistical applications such as XLSTAT an advantage.
  • Collaborative team worker, passionate, results driven, well organised and analytical, creative, able to function independently when required
We offer: 
  • Entry to the exciting and inspiring world of perfumes and taste
  • A culture that values diversity where people are at the heart of the company
  • The opportunity to work for a company that cares about the environment and sets and achieves ambitious sustainability objectives
  • Flexibility in working hours
  • A dynamic working environment
  • Competitive benefits
Location: Midrand, South Africa


At Firmenich, we believe a culture of diversity fosters innovation and engagement which allows us to attract the best people, work in the best environments, and ultimately develop the best solutions to our diverse customers and markets. As a globally-certified Gender Equality Employer, Firmenich provides equal opportunities to all employees and applicants without regard to backgrounds, race, gender, age, experience, perspectives, sexual orientation and different abilities. We are committed to providing reasonable accommodations for differently-abled candidates in our recruiting process. Should you need any assistance, please let us know! 

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