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


Trainee Sensory Panel Leader - Reading

Looking to grow and develop your career and skills in Sensory Research? Then this may be the opportunity you are looking for...

We’re searching for a Trainee Panel Leader to build their career here at MMR.

MMR is an independent, global consumer and sensory research agency specialising in food, drink, personal and household care research. This means that when you join us, you’ll have the chance to work with well-known brands to help create, shape and develop products and packs.

We’re global leaders, guiding innovation for our clients – partnering with over 50% of the top 100 global food and drink brands. Our head office is in a beautiful 18th century barn in Wallingford - a picturesque village in between Oxford and Reading. We also have offices in London, New York, Shanghai, Singapore, Mumbai, Sao Paulo and Durban.

Our team of over 280 highly engaged, multi-disciplined employees are primarily dynamic research professionals, sensory experts and data scientists. We’re a diverse bunch, with backgrounds in R&D, insight, marketing, sensory science, data sciences and psychology.

The successful individual will support the Sensory Panel Manager, ensuring the smooth running of the panel sessions, and assisting in their day-to-day management. You will develop the necessary skills to lead panel sessions, to create, proposals, write client

reports efficiently, and become a proficient Panel Leader. The role is based in our Sensory Science Centre,

on the Reading University Campus.

Full training will be provided.

The role includes:

Panel Leading

  • Panel leading - helping to run panel sessions as you learn the skills required to lead the panel independently. This includes moderating, performance tracking and creating descriptive language glossaries
  • Providing cover for our other sensory panels (including for other MMR Sensory Panel Leaders when trained) when required. This may be in other UK locations
  • Running recruitment screening sessions, making up screening solutions/products, screening and interviewing, and helping train new panelists to the required standards
  • Assisting in the management of the panels schedule, ensuring that the results are delivered in a timely manner to clients
  • Taking responsibility for the daily running of the Sensory Panels to ensurethe ultimate objective of meeting the clients’ requirements
  • Proposal and Report Writing
  • Creating engaging proposals (from timing, cost and design) and reports for clients in Excel and PowerPoint
  • Liaising with our Indian based MMR Project Support teams, sending out data for charting and checking the resultant charts. This includes planning and coordinating data being sent to MMR’s statistical team and then out to India
  • Analysing training check data, develop retraining plans and ensure robust data
  • Ensuring that ALL projects files are saved on the MMR shared drives
  • Ensuring that every project has an accurate briefing document (Sensory Project Request or Sensory Project Control Sheet) and that this is received before a project starts
  • Other responsibilities will include:
  • Assisting the Panel Manager in all aspects of running the Sensory Panel, including arranging the weekly planning meeting
  • Taking responsibility for the creation and checking of Compusense @hand files, enabling all elements of SSC work to be programmed into the software, and managing all issues generated by @hands
  • Being responsible for sourcing and managing the delivery of products for research to the SSC, for checking that all of the products required are ready for research and ensuring that they are inventoried on arrival and stored correctly. This includes storing and preparing samples for both training and profiling sessions
  • Preparing samples/materials for panel training and profiling
  • Running profiling sessions in the booths including preparation of all materials and samples, serving of samples, data collection and cleaning the booths afterwards
  • Monitoring the quality of food samples and test procedure and ensure appropriate records are maintained (including temperature logs for freezers/fridges, cooking logs, inventory logs with BB/Use by dates etc.)
  • Ensuring the Sensory Panel working area is prepared appropriately in good time for each session and cleared/cleaned after
  • Ensuring that all activities carried out comply with basic food hygiene standards in order to work safely within the laboratory. Basic food hygiene training will be provided.
  • With MMR’s focus on developing new and better research methods and sophisticated analysis techniques, there's the opportunity to gain experience of several novel and exciting approaches to conducting research and interpreting data.

    You will be:

  • A strong team player –able to maintain open and honest relationships colleagues building trust and confidence. You will need to be able to work well both independently and as part of a team
  • A self-starter who likes to take initiatives and demonstrates flexibility in a dynamic environment (including flexibility in time worked)
  • A self-manager - able to switch between tasks according to business needs, coping with changing priorities and keeping the Assistant Panel Leaders and the Sensory Manager informed of possible issues. Your exeptional organizational and time management skills and ability to multi-task will enable you to both prioritize your own workload and implement effective administrative processes.
  • In possession of excellent interpersonal and communication skills (fluent in written / spoken English is critical)
  • You will have:
  • A real passion for working in sensory research
  • Logical, analytical mind
  • Natural passion for seeking out the most effective and efficient ways of working and being prepared to speak up about your ideas
  • Great attention to detail – should be able to check own work and others’ work for inconsistencies and take the necessary action to rectify any errors/problems
  • An aptitude for food preparation with limited supervision needed
  • A level of computer literacy – be competent in Word, Excel and email. Training will be given in the relevant software packages
  • A Bachelor’s degree, ideally in a relevant field, such as Food Science, Sensory Science, Experimental Psychology and Sociology
  • Ideally you'll have some experience of working with expert trained sensory panels or have moderated qualitative groups
  • We will be able to train you in the following:
  • Foundation in sensory Principles (MMR/IFST or US IFT)
  • Basic Food Hygiene qualification
  • Your Career Path:

    Promotion to panel leader requires regular demonstration of the following skills.

  • Creating reports independently
  • Complete self-management of the panels
  • Generation of timelines and planning of sensory projects
  • Self-sufficiency in designing and planning projects including the development of assessment protocols and sensory lexicons
  • Ability to conduct consensus profiling, discrimination tests and other sensory techniques
  • Ability to management problems when they arise
  • Ability to manage Compusense @hand enabling all elements of SSC work to be programmed into the software and management of all the problems generated by @hand
  • Run and interpret taste tests
  • Ability to plan in recruitment and organize recruitment
  • Interaction with the US Sensory and Consumer teams as one of our sensory experts, and with Global Sensory team for efficient information management and high consistency of sensory operations globally
  • The planning and conduct of panelist’s screening, performance monitoring, tracking, feedback and training
  • Demonstrative ability to interpret and report on taste test results and panel performance reports
  • Interested? Please apply here!

    MMR offers an open, diverse and non-hierarchical environment, where bespoke MMR Academy training is offered at every level. We also offer exciting secondment opportunities at our other global locations, as well as a selection of fantastic employee benefits.

    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, technical expertise and willingness to adapt research solutions to directly focus on specific client challenges. We’ve 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.

    MMR is an Equal Opportunity employer

    Sensory Panel Manager - Reading

    Are you open to a new challenge in your Sensory career? Looking to grow and develop your skills in Sensory research? Then this may be the opportunity you are looking for...

    We’re searching for a someone to join as a Sensory Panel Manager and build their career here at MMR.

    MMR is an independent, global consumer and sensory research agency specialising in food, drink, personal and household care research. This means that when you join us, you’ll have the chance to work with well-known brands to help create, shape and develop products and packs.

    Our team of over 280 highly engaged, multi-disciplined employees are primarily dynamic research professionals, sensory experts and data scientists. We’re a diverse bunch, with backgrounds in R&D, insight, marketing, sensory science, data sciences and psychology.

    Your role will be to Manage the sensory panel at our SSC facility in Reading. This wide-ranging role covers everything from pre-project prep to delivery and debrief.

    Responsibilities include:

    • Involvement in structuring and designing proposals,
    • costing and planning projects
    • organizing the panels schedule
    • leading panel sessions,
    • Oversight of data collection and of panel performance
    • Monitoring and ensuring that panel procedures are complaint with food hygiene standards
    • Client liaison, report writing, and project debriefs.

    This is a very busy and varied role working within a range of categories from food and drink to personal and household care. You need to be able to work well under pressure, liaise with a range of people; MMR team members and clients, and have the ability to see the stories in the sensory data that you generate in order to communicate results clearly and simply to clients

    The successful candidate will:

    • Be educated to degree level or equivalent (ideally in a related field)
    • Have strong sensory expertise – sound knowledge and experience of a wide range of sensory analysis methods applied to food, drink, personal and or pharmaceutical categories, and descriptive panel leadership and supervisory role in sensory team
    • Have sensory moderation skills - efficiently handling, without leading or biasing, of panel consensus and agreement, and effectively addressing disagreement of attribute definitions, product scores, panelist fatigue
    • Have a wealth of Quantitative Descriptive Analysis experience
    • Possess good leadership, team building and motivational skills
    • Have a strong Project design & management skillset
    • Analysis and interpretation skills
    • High level of IT competency (understanding of Compusense would be beneficial)

    Interested? To apply please click here!

    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, Sao Paulo and Durban and have a team of 200 highly engaged and dynamic research professionals that is multi-discipline in nature covering fields such as R&D, insight, marketing, sensory science, data sciences 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.

    At MMR, our people are central to our 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 and by promoting our staff purely on merit.

    MMR is an Equal Opportunity Employer

    Account Director/Senior Account Director - London

    Are you an experienced Market Research professional looking for an exciting new challenge within a senior role in FMCG market research?

    We are looking for an innovative and enthusiastic senior researcher to join our dedicated team as either an Account or Senior Account Director.

    This role, reporting into our Director, Head of London Business, and will be based in our central London (Blackfriars) office.

    This role will be varied but some key elements include:

    Managing Client Accounts:

  • You will have ultimate responsibility for the quality of service provided and business developed on a number of MMR’s key FMCG client accounts
  • You will be responsible for the provision of internal consultancy and sign off (as appropriate) on research design, proposal and debrief content.
  • You will be the senior presence (gravitas) at key client interface situations (important client presentations, debriefs, account roster reviews etc.) and add value to the client experience in both New Product Development and research by providing advice, consultancy and a high level of interpretation and direction, where appropriate.
  • You will be responsible for identification of business risk and development opportunities within accounts, and for the implementation of appropriate solutions.
  • You’ll be taking the lead with the promotion of all MMR proprietary methodologies to potential customers when appropriate.
  • You will also be responsible for the delivery of an agreed value of business in line with overhead recovery and net profitability targets.
  • New Client Development:

  • The generation of New Business through warm leads generated by MMR and from other personal contacts within the assigned client accounts
  • The generation of warm leads through promoting awareness of MMR amongst potential clients and contacts.
  • The management, leadership and development of Associate Directors and other Senior Research staff, as appropriate.
  • Help to train, mentor and develop more junior staff, with particular emphasis on developing Senior Research executives to Associate Director Level.
  • Dependent on the individual there will also be opportunities to:

  • Lead/join a team to move forward an MMR business critical initiative
  • Assist with the development and enhancement of new methodologies when appropriate
  • Help to maintain a positive, friendly and constructive working environment.
  • Help with the identification and implementation of organizational efficiency improvements including ways of reducing direct costs.
  • You’ll be expected to support, and take the lead if necessary, in the above areas, driving new thinking and ensuring that MMR’s deliverables are of the highest possible quality – we’re a premium research business and we’re committed to delivering above client expectations!

    As well as offering a wide range of both traditional and more creative techniques, MMR has developed unique approaches that helps clients create and shape detailed product briefs right at the start of the innovation process.

    As many of our projects are multinational, this role also provides a great opportunity to travel internationally and work across different cultures all over the world.

    As a person you will:

  • Be a strong manager, self-management, team management and project management are all key to this role
  • Have exceptional communication skills, including the ability to tailor content and style of communications in the most demanding and ambiguous situations; to be able to persuade without dominating at the highest levels. You will also be able to diffuse potentially argumentative situations, anticipate potential problems/pitfalls and be a great negotiator.
  • Be client focused - coordinating client relationships to avoid overlap and to ensure continuity of client service. You will work with senior members of client teams to establish requirements and cohesive working relationships.
  • Be both innovative and Creative - Constantly experimenting with new ideas and ways of meeting client needs on projects, account management and in your business development approach.
  • You will have a strong technical skill set including:

  • Project Design – Scoping projects and writing proposals for clients with minimum input from senior management where precedents do not exist.
  • Project Management – Identifying best practice within the client account team on project management and ensuring this is communicated and where possible adopted by others. You will look for opportunities to improve project management and adapt policy and procedures accordingly for the clients. You will allocate project management according to client need, taking into account the strengths/weaknesses and development needs of your team members
  • Analysis and Interpretation – Encouraging new thinking and challenging the team’s findings to ensure they are focused on the right issues.
  • Substantial experience within research (in a market research environment) both face to face and online
  • A passion for and experience in FMCG research
  • Whilst not a pre-requisite the following would be advantageous:

  • Recent agency experience
  • An ability to travel internationally
  • To apply please click here 

    MMR Research Worldwide is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

    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, Sao Paulo and Durban and have a team of 200 highly engaged and dynamic research professionals that is multi-discipline in nature covering fields such as R&D, insight, marketing, sensory science, data sciences 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.

    2nd/3rd Line IT Engineer - Wallingford (Oxon)

    Are you open to a new challenge in your IT career? Looking to grow and develop your skills? Then this may be for you...

    We’re searching for hardworking and driven individual to work as a 2nd/3rd Line IT Engineer and build their career here at MMR.

    MMR is an independent, global consumer and sensory research agency specialising in food, drink, personal and household care research. We work with well-known brands to help create, shape and develop products and packs.

    We are global leaders, guiding innovation for our clients – partnering with over 50% of the top 100 global food and drink brands. Our head office is in a beautiful 18th century barn in Wallingford - a picturesque village in between Oxford and Reading. We also have offices in London, New York, Shanghai, Singapore, Mumbai, Sao Paulo and Durban.

    Our team in Wallingford provide fully featured IT services to our users, both in the UK and across the globe. We're growing our team and searching for a 1st/2nd Line Engineer to help us to continue delivering a first-class service.

    The role involves:

    As the Senior Engineer for the business, you'll take ownership of network and server administration, maintenance and planning. You will be tasked with addressing 3rd line support queries that are both user and infrastructure related through our remote system, visiting site when necessary for onsite support and project work. You are the first escalation point for 1st and 2nd line support, aiding and assisting other members of the support team where necessary.

    You will:

    Patch management and firmware updates

    Manage virtual server (VMware and Hyper-V), maintaining server resources and upgrading server hardware estate

    Test and maintain the Backup and DR systems, and help the team maintain server licensing

    you will be responsible for the management and maintaince of MMR Group AD and Office 365 environment.

    Manage and maintain Security elements (AV, Firewall, Encryption, Alerts etc).

    Responsibility for IT related documentations, IT invoices and raising purchase orders

    Work with 1st and 2nd line support staff to resolve issues quickly and efficiently providing training to colleagues where possible to ensure continuity of knowledge in the department.

    Provide users 2nd/3rd line support for escalated helpdesk items.

    Assist 1st and 2nd line helpdesk support when department is busy helping imaging and building laptops and desktops as required.

    Provide Out of hours support for urgent issues.

    Network

    Installation, manage, maintain network equipment (switches, access points, firewalls etc.).

    Maintenance of network, managing VLAN, VPN, WAN, Interoffice tunnels and routing.

    Help manage network security.

    Projects

    Take a Leading role in IT projects as required, planning, driving and leading to completion

    Communications

    Helping Manage and maintain company and office phone systems.

    Using MDM solution to ensure company mobiles are managed through the system.

    Actively monitor the IT infrastructure, resolve infrastructure and server issues.

    You will have:

    You'll have strong communication skills, the ability to multi-task and manage multiple projects at a time as well as having a flexible, can-do attitude to enable us to provide effective IT support to our offices globally.

    You will be able to demonstrate:

    Proven experience administering a windows server environment (2008/2012/2016).

    Previous experience in virtualised server environment (VMware experience would be advantageous).

    Understanding of Cisco switching and Meraki access point experience.

    Strong Knowledge of Windows 7/10.

    Office 365 administration and support.

    Active directory administration.

    Strong Networking experience (Wi-Fi, DHCP, DNS, Firewalls etc ).

    Experience using MDT and WDS for OS deployment.

    Experience managing GPOs.

    Strong time management skills, including setting and delivering to deadlines

    Experience of the following would be a bonus:

    IT project management experience.

    Experience with Nagios infrastructure monitoring.

    Experience working with SAN Storage.

    Understanding of VLAN networking.

    Apply here

    MMR offers an open, diverse and non-hierarchical environment, where bespoke MMR Academy training is offered at every level. We also offer exciting secondment opportunities at our other global locations, as well as a selection of fantastic employee benefits.

    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, technical expertise and willingness to adapt research solutions to directly focus on specific client challenges. We’ve 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.

    MMR is an Equal Opportunity Employer

    1st/2nd Line IT Support Engineer - Wallingford (Oxon)

    Are you open to a new challenge in your IT career? Looking to grow and develop your skills? Then this may be for you...

    We’re searching for hardworking and driven individual to work as a 1st/2nd Line IT Support Engineer and build their career here at MMR.

    MMR is an independent, global consumer and sensory research agency specialising in food, drink, personal and household care research. We work with well-known brands to help create, shape and develop products and packs.

    We are global leaders, guiding innovation for our clients – partnering with over 50% of the top 100 global food and drink brands. Our head office is in a beautiful 18th century barn in Wallingford - a picturesque village in between Oxford and Reading. We also have offices in London, New York, Shanghai, Singapore, Mumbai, Sao Paulo and Durban.

    Our team in Wallingford provide fully featured IT services to our users, both in the UK and across the globe. We're growing our team and searching for a 1st/2nd Line IT Support Engineer to help us to provide a first-class service.

    The role involves:

    On daily basis our team handles requests ranging right from desktop support queries through to infrastructure, project planning, and implementation.

    As the Support Engineer, you will:

  • Have ownership of user support queries, prioritising and resolving them in accordance with agreed SLA’s
  • Troubleshoot issues; primarily through our remote system, but will visit users and offices/locations as needed for onsite support and project work
  • Be the first escalation point for 1st line support, providing assistance and advice where required across the whole business
  • You'll also get to be involved in project planning and implementation. Everyone has the chance to offer ideas, get involved and support our new technology projects. We're continually updating and improving our Infrastructure and support services.

    On the job training will be provided, with potential to attend external training courses.

    You will be:

  • A Self-starter with a can-do attitude to any task - every day is different
  • A great team player, with a consistent track record of delivering strong support knowledge in a windows environment.
  • Someone who can prioritise tasks and take ownership of their own day
  • Diligent in your approach to ensure jobs are completed to the highest standard
  • You will have worked in a similar role and have a mix of both first and second line skills including:

    1st Line:

  • Strong Knowledge of Windows 7/10
  • Office 365 administration and support
  • Active directory administration
  • Networking experience (LAN, WAN, Wi-Fi, DHCP and DNS)
  • Prioritising issues and working to SLA’s
  • 2nd Line:
  • Understanding of firewalls, and deeper networking experience
  • Experience working in a virtualised server environment
  • Experience using MDT and WDS for OS deployment
  • Experience managing GPOs
  • Any familiarity with the below would be a bonus:
  • Administering and supporting Windows Server 2008/2012/2016
  • Supporting Macs
  • Supporting a VMware virtualised environment
  • Cisco Switching and Cisco Meraki Wireless experience
  • IT project management experience
  • MMR offers an open, diverse and non-hierarchical environment, where bespoke MMR Academy training is offered at every level. We also offer exciting secondment opportunities at our other global locations, as well as a selection of fantastic employee benefits.

    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, technical expertise and willingness to adapt research solutions to directly focus on specific client challenges. We’ve 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.

    Apply here 

    MMR is an Equal Opportunity Employer

    Qualitative Associate Director/Research Director - London or Wallingford (Oxon)

    Are you an experienced qualitative researcher looking for an exciting new challenge within a senior role in FMCG market research?

    Role

    We are looking for an exceptional qualitative researcher who is energetic, innovative and enthusiastic individual to join our dedicated qualitative team as a Qualitative Associate Director or Qualitative Research Director, reporting into our U.K. based Global Head of Qual, and be based in either our London office or our Oxfordshire head office.

    Our specialist qualitative team work across many of our account teams to lend qualitative weight to projects at all stages of the project cycle. Key responsibilities will include an element of business development (mainly in support of the existing account teams), planning individual projects from start to finish, being hands on in terms of fieldwork (moderating workshops/focus groups/ODIs etc), client liaison and report writing as well as supervising individuals within our various project teams. You’ll be expected to support, and take the lead if necessary, in the above areas, driving new thinking and ensuring that MMR’s deliverables are of the highest possible quality – we’re a premium research business and we’re committed to delivering above client expectations!

    As well as offering a wide range of both traditional and more creative techniques, MMR has developed unique qualitative approaches that helps clients create and shape detailed product briefs right at the start of the innovation process. One approach, called EROS brings together the clients R&D and marketing teams, MMR’s qualitative, sensory and product experts and creative, sensorially articulate consumers. It really plays to our strengths and has proven very popular with clients, and is definitely one of the reasons why the qual function’s grown so strongly. Running EROS projects would be a key part of this role, as well as our new RetrEATS approach.

    As many of our projects are multinational, this role also provides a great opportunity to travel internationally and work across different cultures all over the world.

    Essential Skills / Qualities

    • Substantial experience within qualitative research (in a market research environment) both face to face and onlilne
    • Passion for and experience in fmcg research
    • Proposal writing / research design / pitching
    • Client management / account development / business development
    • Moderation of fieldwork (groups, depths, workshops, MROCs, etc)
    • Management experience (and desire)
    • Observation of overseas fieldwork
    • Report writing / delivery of presentations
    • Articulate / expressive / credible / easy to work with

    Desirable Skills / Qualities

    • Recent agency experience
    • Product testing experience
    • Unilever accreditation advantageous
    • Ability to travel internationally

    If you would like to join the team please apply here

    MMR Research Worldwide is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

    Company

    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, Sao Paulo and Durban and have a team of 200 highly engaged and dynamic research professionals that is multi-discipline in nature covering fields such as R&D, insight, marketing, sensory science, data sciences 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. 

    Please apply using the following link:

    Apply Here

    Qualitative Sensory Research Manager - Wallingford (Oxon)

    Are you open to a new challenge in your sensory career? Looking to grow and develop your sensory skillset? Then this may be the opportunity you are looking for...

    We’re searching for an experienced sensory scientist to work as a Qualitative Sensory Research Manager and build their career here at MMR.

    MMR is an independent, global consumer and sensory research agency specialising in food, drink, personal and household care research. This means that when you join us, you’ll have the chance to work with well-known brands to help create, shape and develop products and packs.

    We are global leaders, guiding innovation for our clients – partnering with over 50% of the top 100 global food and drink brands. Our head office is in a beautiful 18th century barn in Wallingford - a picturesque village in between Oxford and Reading. We also have offices in London, New York, Shanghai, Singapore, Mumbai, Sao Paulo and Durban.

    Our team of over 280 highly engaged, multi-disciplined employees are primarily dynamic research professionals, sensory experts and data scientists. We’re a diverse bunch, with backgrounds in R&D, insight, marketing, sensory science, data sciences and psychology.

    No two projects are ever the same, often involving exciting innovations, varied methods and international markets. It’s a phenomenal opportunity to challenge and add real value to client decision-making, all while working with our passionate, friendly teams across the globe.

    The role:

    Based within the UK Qualitative sensory team, you will help enable us to continue to grow our innovative and exciting methodologies; RetrEATS and EROS. Both approaches use qualitative collaborative techniques coupled with sensory expertise to help our clients work towards perfect product briefs. This role enables creativity at all stages of the project cycle as well as great client interaction from day 1.

    This role is sensory based but with a strong qualitative focus:

    • Writing sensory related qualitative proposals
    • Working across teams, with all members of staff as required, for a variety of clients
    • Moderating consumer groups and facilitating workshops
    • Liaising with international agencies and attending international fieldwork as relevant (this method is becoming increasingly popular internationally, so there will be plenty of opportunities to travel)
    • Writing screeners, discussion guides, supporting field materials and producing qualitative sensory reports.
    • Taking an active part in EROS and RetrEATS debriefs and client facing sensory activities (training, consultancy, etc)
    • Analysing sensory quantitative data providing considered reporting, interpretation and recommendations for discussion with the Project Leader

    On the job training will be provided but there will also be the opportunity to attend external training courses

    You will be:

    Passionate about sensory research

    • Be an exceptional communicator (fluency in written/spoken English is essential)
    • Comfortable working with both clients and consumers /panelists alike
    • Happy to travel both nationally and internationally on a regular basis- expect lots of opportunities to travel and explore new countries

    You will have:

    • Excellent sensory moderation skills –be able to elicit detailed sensory vocabulary from trained panelists and transfer these moderation skills to working with clients/untrained consumers
    • Sensory acuity – ability to articulate product sensory characteristics themselves and to provide clear argumentation/recommendation on product differences to support a product selection relevant to the project objectives
    • A background in Sensory research, either academically or demonstrable in your career to date
    • A valid UK drivers’ license

    MMR offers an open, diverse and non-hierarchical environment, where bespoke MMR Academy training is offered at every level. We also offer exciting secondment opportunities at our other global locations, as well as a selection of fantastic employee benefits.

    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, technical expertise and willingness to adapt research solutions to directly focus on specific client challenges. We’ve 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.

    MMR is an Equal Opportunity Employer

    Apply for Qualitative Sensory Research Manager here!

    Part-time Product Evaluator (Sensory Panelists) - Brentford

    Learn a new skill and help bring products to life in a permanent part-time role!

    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 for current & future opportunities on 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, skincare products and over the counter medicine.

    Responsibilities:

    • Working individually and within a team to evaluate products within the oral health and skincare industry.
    • Products range from toothpaste and mouthwash to moisturising creams.

    Hours:

    • Monday to Thursday, 9.30am – 12.30pm or 1.30pm to 4.30pm 
    • Flexibility to work on projects at home if required (on rare occasions)

    Requirements:

    • No experience necessary (full training provided)
    • Good sensory acuity (this will be tested at a screening session),
    • The ability to articulate yourself effectively in front of others.
    • You should not have any food intolerances / allergies, smoke / vape, mouth piercings or be on regular medication

    We look forward to hearing from you! Please apply here to join the team!

    MMR Research Worldwide is an Equal Opportunities Employer 

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