Sensory Project Manager

£25,000 - £32,000
25 May 2018
25 Jun 2018
Business Sector
Other Business Sector
Contract Type

Consumer Project Manager


Circa £25k to £32k



Job Purpose 
To project manage and coordinate the activities of the Benchmarking team and provide a supporting role to the Consumer Testing Services Manager in the form of delivering training courses, presentations and promoting the services of the Department


Main Duties

  • Project manage the Benchmarking team and its activities from concept of project, coordination and evaluation of sampling sessions, through to data collection and communication of final results 
  • Support existing business from major clients, and actively seek to grow and develop an additional volume of business from new clients 
  • Prepare and approve client reports, detailing the evaluation of samples with specific attention to suggested improvements, comparison data and market positioning 
  • Responsible for the continuous training and development of the Home Economists, Sensory Technicians and Administrative team 
  • Assist in the organisation of seminars and conferences including the preparation and delivery of presentations at both internal and external events for food industry clients, including bespoke training courses on Product Benchmarking on and off site
  • Responsible for the maintenance of the quality and traceability systems within the Benchmarking section

Knowledge, Skills & Experience

  • A degree or equivalent qualification in a food related subject
  • Between 5-10 years experience in the food or catering industry
  • Basic Food Hygiene certificate
  • A proficient and extensive knowledge on food, ingredients, processing and the market place
  • Good managerial skills, able to motivate, co-ordinate and develop team to deliver objectives timely and efficiently
  • Able to communicate effectively and professionally at all levels with personnel, clients and visitors

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