Job DescriptionCountry: United Kingdom Location: Southampton Function: Scientific Research & Development Level: Experienced Professional Grade: G34 Job Type: Permanent Contractual Legal Entity: BAT (Investments) Limited (GBIN) To plan and direct all sensory activities required for the execution of Product Development and/or Innovations Projects across all categories. To ensure the quality of sensory response data and its interpretation in the context of project objectives to aid decision making. Operational accountabilities Plan, direct and supervise sensory activities for Sensory Panels to ensure that project timings are met. Responsible for ensuring that all Panel Maintenance activities are executed where sensory panels are in operation. Maintain a high level of expertise in all aspects of sensory evaluation of tobacco and New Generation products. Act as the principal contact for sensory panels and ensure that sensory best practices are integrated. Issues recommendations to stakeholders based on aggregation and interpretation of sensory data and in-depth understanding of project objectives through close collaboration with Project Teams. Responsible for the quality of the Sensory results and the implementation of Sensory "Best Practice" within all panels. Drives the change management and understanding of sensory within his/her sphere of influence. Strives to create a consumer-centric culture in line with the Global Sensory Ambition. Guidance and Consultancy Provides consultancy to ensure in-depth understanding of project objectives through close collaboration with various project teams in order to execute the correct sensory approaches. Engages & interacts with relevant stakeholders to identify demand signals as well as opportunities for Sensory to cover X-Category projects and initiatives driven in the Centre. Is a member of the Virtual Global Sensory Team engaging in knowledge sharing where appropriate. Sensory Governance En...