Covance Field Associate-Food Solutions in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Job Overview

Field Associate -Food Solutions

Covance Food Solutions and Food Perspectives Inc. joined together in building a product design team with locations in MN, CA, NY, FL and the UK. Covance/FPI is a full service consumer testing company providing consultative services to the Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) industry. Using a variety of quantitative and qualitative testing techniques, together with our clients, we evaluate consumer and product data to produce clear and meaningful insights.

We are looking to add a Field Associate to our Consumer Testing group. In this role you will train in all functions on site including server, host, kitchen and moderator. Each role has specific responsibilities during a study but the primary goal is working together as a team for the overall successful completion of the assigned study. Successful studies are those that are defect-free, are completed on time with successful data delivery, and, when possible, exceed clients’ expectations.

All roles require the following skills:

  • Attention to detail and ability to follow instructions

  • Critical thinking and ability to solve problems quickly and efficiently

  • Interpersonal skills to interact with both the public and Food Perspectives clients

  • Basic computer skills and ability to navigate the computer easily (particularly Internet, Microsoft Office and Outlook programs and systems)

  • Pride in self by maintaining a professional appearance and demeanor

  • Flexibility in regard to scheduling including long hours and the ability to travel to multiple test sites throughout the Twin Cities area

Essential Duties include:

  • Server • Kitchen • Moderator

• Host Knowledge & Skills Team members are accountable for the successful delivery of their assigned studies and will be required to support, mentor, and challenge one another continuously



•Minimum of high school diploma or a GED equivalent certificate from a certified institution; one to two years of related experience and/or training and Safe Serve certified preferred experience


One to two years of related experience and/or training and Safe Serve certified preferred.

Job Number 2018-17563

Job Category Product Development- Food

Position Type Part-Time

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