Sensory Panel Manager

Sensory Panel Manager
  • Competitive
  • Permanent
  • Leatherhead, Surrey, England, UK Leatherhead Surrey UK KT22 0BP
Job Ref: J2160880
Sector: Science
Sub-sector: Food & FMCG
Date Added: 25 June 2021
leadership of our sensory analysis team and expert sensory panel as well as management of test schedules and client projects.

Sensory Panel Manager

Full Time, Perm Position

Competitive Salary + Excellent Benefits

Are you experience within sensory analysis?

Do you have management experience?

My client develops and manufactures AROXATM flavour standards, provide sensory proficiency testing schemes, and carry out contract sensory testing of a diverse range of sample types including water, soft drinks, non-alcoholic and alcoholic beers, malts, hops and packaging materials.

My client looking for a proactive and ambitious individual to join the team as Sensory Panel Manager based in the Surrey facility. Assisted by the Sensory Analyst and Sensory Technician, you'll be responsible for the activities of the pool of 30 expert sensory assessors, evaluating samples using discriminative tests (eg triangle, tetrad etc) and descriptive tests (eg descriptive profiling, check-all-that-apply, rank-rating etc).

The role involves leadership of the sensory analysis team and expert sensory panel as well as management of test schedules and client projects. You will be responsible for delivering sensory projects from inception through to reporting, ensuring that the test design, session planning, test setup, session moderation, and analysis and interpretation of results fulfils clients' needs.

Key responsibilities:

  • Schedule panel sessions with assessors
  • Manage the sensory panel and facilitate panel sessions
  • Train and develop our sensory assessors
  • Recruit, select and screen new assessors as required
  • Supervise statistical analysis of the data generated by the panel
  • Evaluate assessor performance and initiate improvement actions where required
  • Generate reports for internal and external use
  • Keep clients updated on project progress and contribute to project meetings
  • Manage and develop our sensory team staff
  • Support our development and innovation activities in relation to development of new sensory evaluation products and services.


  • Experience of managing a trained sensory panel
  • Computer literate with experience of sensory data capture software and statistical analysis packages
  • Excellent organisational skills and the ability to work effectively in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong collaboration and communication skills.

Key Words "Chemistry, business development, technically focused, Food Technology, Flavourings, production, laboratory, sensory, sensory panel, sensory palette, management, leadership, team lead, food science, chemicals"

This is a really great experience to work is an established family food company, please apply online or call Hollie Corley on 02030964710

25/07/2021 15:40:53
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Contact Consultant:
Hollie Corley

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