Sensory Manager - new job in Buckinghamshire, UK

Sensory Manager
  • Competitive
  • Temporary
  • Buckinghamshire, England, UK Buckinghamshire UK HP17 8LB
Job Ref: J2166579
Sector: Science
Sub-sector: Food & FMCG
Date Added: 21 September 2022
SRG are currently looking to recruit a Sensory Manager to join a global leader in flavour company based in Haddenham area.

SRG are currently looking to recruit a Sensory Manager to join a global leader in flavour company based in Haddenham area.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Manage the Descriptive Programme for the EMEA region and act as panel leader, managing the day-to-day responsibilities and priorities, including scheduling of test requirements with Project Managers (Screening and recruitment of employee panels, Management of Discrimination Testing Programme, Lead the execution of shelf-life related activities in collaboration with R&D
  • Advise on correct methodologies to meet project objectives of internal and external customers. Ensure data quality and panel performance always meets highest standards and best practices, and results are provided to stakeholders in a timely manner
  • Line-management of sensory technician to ensure business needs are met
  • Work collaboratively with global team for methodology alignment to ease internal and external customers communication (global reference library, global descriptive profiling method, etc.)
  • Ensure that best practices are met, and training and coaching is provided regarding any R&D Sensory activities managed locally across EMEA
  • Actively drive research to develop and implement new methodologies to demonstrate thought leadership internally and externally, and provide agility in data harvesting
  • Compile scientific sensory reports on objective(s), methodologies, and actionable results. Present in appropriate format to stakeholders
  • Manage the hygiene requirements and maintenance of lab environment
  • Manage sample storage as well as lab supplies


  • Degree Level in Sensory Science, Food Science, or related discipline
  • A minimum of a bachelor's degree in an appropriate field with a Sensory/Consumer Science focus
  • Demonstrable experience in Sensory & Consumer Science in a FMCG environment
  • Strong panel leading skills, confident in applying multiple methods to support R&D activities with actionable sensory data insights
  • Strong statistical skills, e.g., multi-variant analysis, analysis of variance, distribution analysis, design of experiments, etc.
  • Excellent planning and organizational skills
  • Be able to proactively develop Sensory Insights to drive competitive advantage
  • Excellent people skills, being able to influence across different levels of stakeholders across business units and functions
  • Ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural team
  • Flexible/Adaptable - able to be effective in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to develop research proposals to business needs
  • Ability to prioritize and meeting tight timelines
  • Flexible approach to manage changing business priorities
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Enthusiastic about food
  • Previous experience of using Compusense @Hand software and XLStat, or alternative analysis software
  • Fully operational in the use of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

12 months contract / 37,5h per week/ competitive salary

If this role is of interest to you, (or you know anyone who might be suitable), please click the link to apply or email your CV to Natalia Santoro at

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Contact Consultant:
Natalia Santoro

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