Sensory & Consumer Scientist

Blue Spark
South East England
07 Nov 2019
07 Dec 2019
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
Contract Type

The Company

This growing brand have an international consumer base and are looking to expand their presence in the European market place. They are looking for a curious and passionate Sensory Scientist who can join their enthusiastic R & D Team.

The Role

Reporting to the R&D Director, you will be the recognised sensory expert within the business, leading the delivery of the sensory science programme and projects for company’s brands.

You will lead, develop and manage the sensory team, providing advice on best practice, performance and sensory methodology. You will work in collaboration with international teams to continuously improve the sensory methodology to ensure sensory panel testing is innovative and maximises the validity of insights, consumer preferences and emotional drivers.

You will be briefing the R&D team with recommendations for the innovation pipeline and NPD improvements, leading the architecture of new ranges and working closely with cross-functional teams to provide technical expertise.  You will also lead research projects relating to multidimensional sensory science, competitor benchmarking, range reviews and preference mapping. 

As you will be part of an international team there will be some global travel involved so that you can collaborate and share knowledge across the business.

The Person

Suit a creative and enthusiastic Sensory Scientist who is degree educated within a Science / Food Science discipline and is now looking to build on the experience within the food & drink sector.  You will need to be an expert in sensory / consumer science with experience of using sensory software package and have led a sensory team.   

Your attention to detail, strong analytical skills and excellent planning and problem solving skills will be essential in order to analyse and interpret results and insights efficiently. You will need to be a natural communicator with ability to influence and build strong relationships with key stakeholders as well as engage your peers.

Could this be your dream job with a brand you can really get passionate about? Interested in finding out more? Apply now or call 0345 2600 737 for a confidential chat.


Please note that we are only able to accept and respond to applications from candidates with eligibility to work in the UK and those who hold valid work visas.

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