Sensory Technologist

Role Profile and Person Specification

Job title: Sensory Technologist
Reports to: QC Laboratory Manager
Department: Quality Control
Location: Barton Stacey

Job Purpose

The successful candidate will have responsibility for:

  • Leading the sensory assessment panel for routine quality control of raw materials, finished product and for product development samples; and interpreting the panel results for reporting
  • Continuously improving the processes and testing parameters for sensory testing of materials
  • Leading the sensory training and testing programmes for sensory panellists, using ISO standards or equivalent globally recognised methods
  • Developing and reinforcing the use of a sensory vocabulary that is commonly understood
  • Supporting investigations into product quality complaints and failures due to sensory criteria
  • Creating sensory ‘spider diagrams’ of taste profiles for marketing collateral

Job knowledge and skill requirements for this position are:

  • Graduate (BSc) or equivalent in science subject
  • Expert sensory capability and experience in a sensory testing lab
  • Understanding of statistical methods in analysing results
  • Excellent time management skills with the ability to work to deadlines and prioritise own workload
  • High attention to detail with a passion for continuous improvement
  • Analytical thinking with proven track record of practical problem solving and achieving stretch targets

Lionel Hitchen will always acknowledge your application, if you haven’t heard from us within 72 hours, there might be a problem in your application coming through our server. We haven’t ignored you, call reception on 01962 760815 to let us know that your application has been sent.

Please note that you must be eligible to work in the UK to apply for any of our positions.

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