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Sensory Panel Leader & Administrator

Job Title: Sensory Panel Leader & Administrator
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London
Salary: £16000 - £22000 per annum
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: Q91854
Contact Name: Quest Seach Selection
Contact Email:
Job Published: April 10, 2013 13:33

Job Description

A leading food quality and technical team for a UK retailer is currently recruiting a Sensory Panel administrator (must have a passion for food or food qualifications) to help prepare, lead and administer food sample panel testing. This is a key aspect of the business ensuring, quality products are delivered to the customer. You will be leading food sensory panels and must be a strong communicator and be confident to lead a group of panellists. The Sensory Administrator shall be responsible for the customers / panellists participating in the testing. The role is also responsible for ensuring all customers undertake the assessment in silence and correctly, whilst upon completion of testing ensuring that all feedback is appropriately recorded. The responsibilities for the role also include: * Leading food sensory panels and discussing results and obtaining true data. * Collating of all data on the product and creation of a report which is understandable and provides detailed feedback. * Preparation of testing facilities. The ideal candidate for this role shall have strong leadership, excellent communication, administration and organisational skills along with experience of working in an administrative role within a team environment. You will also need to be confident at using your own initiative with tasks, along with supporting colleagues on ad hoc projects and tasks, good time management is a must. To be successful in this role, you shall have: * A passion or qualification in food and more importantly a wide pallet. * Strong computer skills, high typing speed is essential (minimum 45 wpm, 75% accuracy rate). * Undertaken food and hygiene training. * The ability to lead and communicate clearly, effectively and think on your feet. If you feel you have the necessary skills, and want to deliver your insights within a leading UK retailer that is held in high regard in the marketplace (along with a LOVE for food), then we would welcome your application. We request that candidates send their CV as a Microsoft Word document where possible. Quest Search and Selection is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.