MMR Research Worldwide works regularly with over 50% of the top 100 global food and drink companies, so when you join you’ll have the chance to shape and develop the products and packs you see and buy every day. It’s an open, dynamic, varied and non-hierarchical environment where bespoke MMR Academy training is offered at every level as well as exciting secondment opportunities at our other global locations - plus a selection of great benefits.

Our projects are never the same. They often involve exciting innovations, varied methods and international markets. It’s a great chance to think, challenge and add value to client decision making. We welcome applications from bright, curious individuals from entry to senior level. Browse our vacancies below, or send your speculative application to jobs@mmr-research.com


Wallingford, UK; 1st Line IT Support Engineer

MMR Research Worldwide is a leading market research agency specialising in consumer and sensory research working with over 50% of the top 100 global food and drink companies. Due to continued expansion, we are currently recruiting for a 1st Line IT Support Engineer to join our busy technical team based in our head office in Wallingford, Oxfordshire to help the team to continue providing fully featured IT services to users across the world.

On daily basis, the team can deal with a lot of different requests, ranging from desktop support queries through to infrastructure project planning and implementation. As the 1st Line IT Support Engineer, you will be taking ownership of user support queries, prioritising and resolving them in accordance with agreed SLA’s. You will be troubleshooting issues primarily through our remote system, visiting site when necessary for onsite support and project work. You will be the first point of contact for any IT related queries, prioritising and escalating tasks through the team as necessary.

In addition to this you will be involved in project planning and implementation. As a team, everyone has the chance to offer ideas and support for all our new technology projects. We are continually updating and improving our Infrastructure and support services.

Essential Experience

  • 1st Line support experience – Prioritising issues and working to SLA’s.
  • Strong Knowledge of Microsoft operating systems 7 and 10.
  • Strong Understanding of Computer Hardware & Components.
  • Previous experience working in a Windows Active Directory environment.
  • Understanding of Computer Networks (LAN, WAN, Wi-Fi, DHCP and DNS).
  • Some Exposure to desktop imaging technologies (WDS, MDT).

Desirable Experience

  • Previous experience working with Office 365.
  • An Understanding of Firewalls.
  • Any experience with Windows Server 2008/2012 and 2016.
  • Exposure to Virtualised server environment.
  • Knowledge of Cisco Switches & Meraki Access Points.
  • Working to deadlines & time management skills.

The successful candidate will be a self-starter with a can-do attitude to any task. We work in a business that invests a lot into its staff and it expects the same in return. We are looking for a strong team player, with a proven track record of support in a windows environment. Candidates should have the ability to prioritise tasks and plan their own day to ensure jobs are completed to a high standard.

f you have previous experience as a 1st line support engineer and are looking for a diverse and exciting role, please apply here via our online portal by creating an account and uploading your CV and covering letter. We are open to considering applicants on both a temporary to permanent or a permanent basis.

MMR Ltd. is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

Reading University, UK: Part-time Sensory Panellist

Are you looking for a permanent part-time opportunity from September in a unique role?

Working hours will be between 2-4 days per week within school hours (no experience necessary – full training provided) with flexibility for home working as required.

MMR Research Worldwide specialise in consumer and sensory market research. We currently have two expert panels of Sensory Panellists based at Reading University and are now recruiting additional panellists.

Sensory Panellists work both individually and within a team to evaluate products within the food, drink and personal care industry therefore candidates should have good sensory acuity (this will be tested at a screening session), and have the ability to articulate themselves in front of others. No experience is necessary as full training will be provided.

Products evaluated will be varied ranging from food (including seafood and individual food ingredients) and drink (including alcohol & caffeinated drinks) through to personal care products such as shampoo, deodorant, washing powder, skin care and dental care products.

We are currently recruiting for vacancies on both our morning and afternoon panels; hours are either 9.30am to 12.00pm or 12:30pm to 2:30pm between Mondays and Thursdays (during term-time) and between Mondays and Wednesdays (outside of term-time) at £8.20 per hour. Flexibility for home-working where products are evaluated individually in your own home is required (paid at a higher hourly rate).

Unfortunately, if you have any dietary restrictions (e.g. you are a vegetarian, coeliac), food intolerances / allergies or medical conditions this position will not be suitable for you.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Please apply with your CV for an application form to sensorypaneljobs@mmr-research.com or apply here via our online recruitment portal.

MMR Research Worldwide is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

Wallingford, UK: Statistician

Are you an experienced Statistician looking to progress your career within the market research industry?

MMR is an independent, global company specialising in food, drink and consumer packaged goods research. We work regularly with over 50% of the top 100 global food and drink brands. We have offices in London, Oxford, New York, Shanghai, Singapore, Mumbai and Durban and have a team of 180 highly engaged and dynamic research professionals that is multi-discipline in nature covering fields such as data sciences, marketing, insight, R&D, sensory science and psychology.

MMR delivers a class leading set of marketing science tools and approaches, many of which are proprietary to MMR. We are endorsed by our global client base for our agility and technical expertise and willingness to adapt research solutions to directly focus on specific client challenges. We have built a reputation of providing innovative statistical analysis and techniques, coupled with optimal research design consultancy that successfully delivers against our clients’ specific business objectives.

We are now looking for a highly engaged and motivated statistician looking for the next step in their career to join our existing team of 8 Statisticians and Data Scientists. The team is primarily based in the UK offices but we work across our global network of regional offices. This role will ideally be based in our head office in Wallingford, Oxfordshire (between cultural Oxford and lively Reading).

The role itself will be extremely varied, interesting and challenging, using a wide range of tools from basic stats applications through to linear and non-linear modelling, multivariate techniques and analysis of variance. Examples of tools are MMR’s proprietary SensoHedonic modelling (based on sensory and consumer preference mapping and segmentation), Design of Experiment, Structural Equation modelling such as Bayesian and PLS Pathway, C&RT, advanced choice based modelling / conjoint and multi-variate forecasting and predictive modelling. Extensive experience of the whole breadth of this offering is neither essential nor expected but a willingness to learn new techniques and embracing the spirit of constantly developing and improving the MMR offering is.

You will work as part of a strong team and be involved from project inception (contributing ideas to research design and how the data is collected) right through to analysing the results and offering insight from a statistical perspective on the trends observed in the data. In addition, the MMR team are constantly innovating and there will be many opportunities to help develop new techniques and refine existing ones in a highly stimulating and rewarding working environment. Effective communication is a key element of the role. As well as the internal research teams, you will have regular exposure to client stakeholders in the form of senior insight, marketing and R&D teams.

A further area we see as increasingly pivotal to our growth is the ability to automate and drive efficiency over our Data Sciences offering as a whole. Therefore an interest and understanding of programming would be highly beneficial.

Skills & Experience:

  • Educated to post-graduate level with relevant statistical content
  • Highly computer literate with skills in Excel and statistical software
  • Good time management & ability to multi-task effectively
  • Strong communication skills
  • Adaptability and the willingness to learn new techniques

We offer a competitive benefits package including pension scheme, private healthcare and modern, flexible working practices, as well as the opportunity for exciting career progression.

Ideally your academic background would be educated to a strong postgraduate level with relevant statistical content and strong experience in a similar role but ability, enthusiasm and aptitude are the key qualities we are seeking so if you feel you are right for the role, please get in touch.

At MMR, our people are central to MMR’s success and therefore we drive a culture where each individual can thrive. Some of the ways we achieve this is by operating in an open, dynamic, varied & non-hierarchical environment, providing bespoke training through the MMR Training Academy, giving overseas secondment opportunities and by promoting our staff purely on merit.

Please watch our careers video here to get an insight into working for MMR.

If you would like to join the team, please apply via www.mmr-research.com/careers by creating an account on our online recruitment portal and uploading your CV and covering letter.

MMR Research Worldwide is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

Wallingford, UK; Trainee Statistician

MMR is an independent, global company specialising in food, drink and consumer packaged goods research. We work regularly with over 50% of the top 100 global food and drink brands. We have offices in London, Oxford, New York, Shanghai, Singapore, Mumbai and Durban and have a team of 180 highly engaged and dynamic research professionals that is multi-discipline in nature covering fields such as data sciences, marketing, insight, R&D, sensory science and psychology.

MMR delivers a class leading set of marketing science tools and approaches, many of which are proprietary to MMR. We are endorsed by our global client base for our agility and technical expertise and willingness to adapt research solutions to directly focus on specific client challenges. We have built a reputation of providing innovative statistical analysis and techniques, coupled with optimal research design consultancy that successfully delivers against our clients’ specific business objectives.

We are looking for a highly engaged and motivated Trainee Statistician to join our existing team of 8 Statisticians and Data Scientists primarily based in the UK offices who work across and support our global network of regional hubs. This role is based in our head office in Wallingford, Oxfordshire (between cultural Oxford and lively Reading). We are happy to consider candidates who have recently graduated or those looking for the next step in their statistical career.

The role itself will be extremely varied, interesting and challenging, using a wide range of tools from basic stats applications through to linear and non-linear modelling, multivariate techniques and analysis of variance. You will work as part of a strong team and be involved from project inception (contributing ideas to research design and how the data is collected) right through to analysing the results and offering insight from a statistical perspective on the trends observed in the data. In addition, the MMR team are constantly innovating and there will be many opportunities to help develop new techniques and refine existing ones in a highly stimulating and rewarding working environment.

Comprehensive training is offered to provide a solid induction into the application of advanced stats & analytics techniques in the research process, and in the use and application of our proprietary MMR methods and approaches.

Skills & Experience:

  • Either an MSc in Statistics or a degree which includes a minimum of 75% statistics (2:1 or above).
  • Experience of a range of statistical techniques, ideally including multivariate analysis, experimental design and statistical modelling.
  • Highly computer literate with skills in Excel and statistical software (ideally SAS)
  • Good time management & ability to multi-task effectively
  • Strong communication skills

At MMR our people are central to MMR’s success and therefore we drive a culture where each individual can thrive. Some of the ways we achieve this is by operating in an open, dynamic, varied & non-hierarchical environment, providing bespoke training through the MMR Training Academy, giving overseas secondment opportunities and by promoting our staff purely on merit.

Please click here to watch a video to give you an insight into what it's like to work within MMR.

If you would like to join the team, please apply here by creating an account on our online recruitment portal and uploading your CV and covering letter.

MMR Research Worldwide is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

Durban, South Africa; Trainee Research Executive

Want to help bring food & drink products to life? Looking for a varied & fast paced graduate role which will enable you to be both creative and analytical?

As a leading international research agency specialising in food, drink and consumer packaged goods research, we work regularly with over 50% of the top 100 global food and drink brands. With offices in London, Oxford, New York, Shanghai, Singapore, Mumbai and Durban, we offer exciting opportunities for inquisitive, analytical and creative graduates.

After opening our South African office two years ago, we are now looking to expand the team and recruit a Trainee Research Executive to join our small, dynamic team based in Durban.

Role

Trainee Research Executive’s get the opportunity to work with well-known global brands, helping to manage projects across all stages of the project cycle working within a dynamic, fast paced team environment. Responsibilities include:

  • Designing and organising fieldwork in Africa and overseas
  • Creating questionnaires against client objectives
  • Analysing data (both quantitatively and qualitatively)
  • Creating insightful presentations

Additional benefits

  • Full training across every level of the Market Research process
  • Clearly defined path of progression
  • Potential international training opportunities as you progress within your career

Person Requirements

  • A degree in any discipline (Food Science or Psychology related degree is beneficial)
  • Strong organisational and time management skills
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment whilst maintaining a high level of accuracy & strong attention to detail
  • Excellent numerical skills essential
  • Team-working ability
  • Strong communication skills

Please watch our careers video here to get an insight into working for MMR.

If you would like to join the team, please apply here by creating an account on our online recruitment portal and uploading your CV and covering letter.

We look forward to hearing from you!

MMR Research Worldwide is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

London, UK; Part-time Sensory Panellists

Learn a new skill and help bring products to life!

MMR Research Worldwide specialise in consumer and sensory market research in the food, drink, personal and household care sectors.

We are currently looking for articulate and collaborative people to join our sensory team based in Brentford. Using the new skills that you’ll learn, you will be required to sample all sorts of oral health and skincare products.

No prior knowledge is required as full training will be given.

This is a permanent part-time role; 1:30pm - 4:30pm Monday to Thursday.

For more information or to receive an application form, get in touch via email: jobs@mmr-research.com

We look forward to hearing from you!

MMR Research Worldwide is an Equal Opportunities Employer

PLEASE NOTE: Unfortunately, if you have any dietary restrictions (e.g. vegetarian, coeliac), skin allergies or sensitive skin, mouth piercings, food intolerances or allergies, or have any medical conditions (or take medication that may result in dietary restrictions), this position will not be suitable for you as panellists are required to test a varying range of products.