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


Junior Fieldwork Services Buyer

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 a number of 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 and operate across the globe.

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.

We are looking for a Junior Fieldwork Services Buyer to join our team based in our Wallingford (Oxon) head office.

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

Your role:

As a Fieldwork Services Buyer, you will get the opportunity to assist all of our global research teams in obtaining and evaluating proposals with fieldwork partners from all over the world. You will work in close contact with the Fieldwork Procurement and Supply Chain managers

  • Evaluating, sending, tracking and collating requests for quotations (RFQ)
  • Being a first point of contact for our fieldwork suppliers
  • Preparing analyses of quotations for specific markets / agencies
  • Maintaining and developing critical outsourcing databases
  • Obtaining and disseminating cultural learnings

What we offer:

  • Full training across every level of the Market Research process
  • Sponsorship to study for the CIPS Certificate in Procurement & Supply Operations qualification
  • Opportunities to visit suppliers during live projects in international markets
  • Scope of the role can be extended with experience to support other company outsourced services

You will be:

  • Enthusiastic and inquisitive, being able to understand the variety of MMR methodologies and challenge research briefs when required
  • Strong MS Excel skills.
  • Strong organisational and time management skills
  • Professional communication skills
  • Analytical mind with good attention to detail
  • Negotiation experience desirable (not critical)
  • Market Research experience desirable (not critical)

Interested? find out more by applying here

MMR offers an open, dynamic, varied 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

Trainee Research Executives – London or Wallingford (Oxon)

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

We are looking for exceptional Graduates/Masters/PhD holders to join our team as Trainee Research Executives and build a career in Consumer and Sensory Market Research.

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 a number of 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 cultural Oxford and lively Reading. We also have busy offices in London, New York, Shanghai, Singapore, Mumbai, Sao Paulo and Durban.

These entry level roles will be based in either our London or Wallingford office. Whilst we are looking for individuals to start as soon as possible (ideally by Easter at the latest) we will also consider individuals who are finishing their studies in 2019 for a later start date.

You would join our team of over 280 highly engaged, multi-disciplined employees, who 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 great opportunity to challenge and add value to client decision making, all while working with our passionate, friendly teams across the globe.

The opportunity…

Trainee Research Executive’s get the opportunity to work across a number of well-known international 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 both in the UK and overseas (so plenty of opportunity to travel!)
  • Creating questionnaires against client objectives
  • Analysing data (both quantitatively and qualitatively)
  • Creating insightful presentations

Benefits include…

  • Full training across every level of the Market Research process
  • Sponsorship to study for the MRS Advanced Certificate in Market & Social Research qualification (an industry recognised qualification).
  • Clearly defined path of progression
  • Potential international opportunities as you progress within your career (job swaps/secondments)

You will…

  • Have a degree (or higher) in a science/social science related or analytical discipline (ideally a 2.1 or above) or similar experience/qualifications
  • Ideally, you’ll possess some relevant work experience, industrial placement experience would also be beneficial
  • Have strong organisational, time management and self-management skills
  • Be happy to travel both nationally and internationally on a regular basis- expect lots of opportunities to travel and explore new countries
  • Excel in working in a team environment, and relish the challenges that brings
  • Possess great communication skills (including fluent written/spoken English)
  • Be happy to be based in either our London or Wallingford office when not travelling.

Interested? Please click here to apply!

MMR offers an open, dynamic, varied 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

Associate Director – Branding and Innovation - Huxly

Introducing Huxly

Huxly is a new brand strategy and innovation consultancy, launched in April 2018. We believe that people are complex, and great brands are simple. We are changing the way our clients build brands, with a range of innovative approaches to help our clients to understand the true complexity of their consumers. For example, our innovation teams work with sensory scientists to gain unprecedented insight into consumers’ product expectations, allowing us to develop rounded and coherent propositions for food, drink and personal care categories. The Huxly ‘pitch’ has been highly successful in 2018, leading to project wins and highly satisfied clients, and we now have big growth plans for 2019.

We are part of the MMR group, the UK’s largest privately owned market research company, and we have offices in Wallingford, London, Durban, Singapore, Shanghai, Sao Paulo and New York. Joining Huxly in early 2019 is a unique opportunity – to be part of a small, fast growing start up, backed by the strength and stability of a large global research business.

The Role: Associate Director – Branding and Innovation 

We are looking for an experienced brand strategist and innovation consultant who can lead branding, innovation and communications development projects with a group of clients. This role will be instrumental in the next stage of Huxly’s growth, and represents a great chance to be at the heart of a growing business.

The successful candidate will own a group of major clients, building relationships through high quality project work and the sharing of inspiring content.

Specific accountabilities will include:

  • Building relationships with target clients to increase our profile within the organization, and creating a global network of contacts who support Huxly.
  • Designing superb proposals, and delivering inspiring, unforgettable projects that make our clients come back to us for more work. Projects will be delivered alongside and with the support of:
  • Our qualitative team, who provide project management support and moderators around the world

    Our sensory qual team, who provide sensory science support when making recommendations on food and drink innovation and positioning.

    Our design team (internal and freelance) who help us make sure that project outputs are visually stunning

    Ideal Insight, our in house videography team, who create videos to summarise project learnings and bring concepts to life.

  • Working with our new business communications team to ensure our content is sent out in a timely manner, to the right people in the accounts you lead.
  • Based in the Wallingford office, our geographical scope will be the UK, Europe and the USA. We will be building a separate team based in Singapore to handle APAC, but there will be some opportunities to support that team as the business grows.
  • Essential Skills/Qualities
  • Proven experience of leading, designing and delivering brand positioning, innovation and communications development projects
  • The ability to work collaboratively with teams who have different skill sets and are from different cultures
  • Passion for and experience in FMCG research
  • Excellence in proposal writing, research design and pitching
  • Advanced skills in client management, account development
  • Moderation of fieldwork (groups, depths, workshops, MROCs, etc.)
  • Experience of leading teams
  • Observation of overseas fieldwork
  • Report writing / delivery of presentations
  • Articulate/expressive/credible/easy to work with
  • Desirable Skills / Qualities
  • ‘Smarts’ – the ability to wow your clients with incisive thinking
  • An ability to command an audience and present confidently in front of clients
  • Ability to travel internationally
  • Interested? Please click here to apply and one of our team will be in touch

    About Huxly and MMR

    Huxly is a small, informal and highly supportive team, and can provide a highly entertaining working environment. We’re also very proud to be part of MMR. MMR offers an open, dynamic, varied 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 Scientist - 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 Scientist/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 University. 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
    • Have previously held a 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)

    Want to find out more? Please apply 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

    Trainee Account Management Executive

    Want to help bring products to life? Looking for a varied, fast paced role which will enable you to be both client facing as well as integral to our offering 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 a number of 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 cultural Oxford and lively 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 great opportunity to challenge and add value to client decision making, all while working with our passionate, friendly teams across the globe.

    The opportunity…

    We are looking for a client relationship focused individual to join us as a Trainee Account Management Executive level.

    Within the Business Development team you would have the opportunity to work across our portfolio of international clients and brands, with the main thrust of this role being helping to identify and maximise our new business opportunities. You would have shared responsibility for lead generation and pro-active business development, as well as administrative support for business development activities and initiatives.

    The role?

    • Identifying and qualifying new client leads to target through researching organisations and individuals online/via publications/conferences/events
    • Inputting prospects into CRM system with relevant details regarding the pipeline process
    • Keeping up-to-date with the latest food/drink/personal/household care industry news
    • Learning/possessing a solid understanding of the MMR services offered and how these compare to competition within the industry
    • Assisting in planning new business development initiatives as well as maintaining any administration and reporting required within the team
    • Supporting and submitting proposals in response to client briefs
    • Maintaining client contact where appropriate, but particularly in times of need for additional resource support

    Benefits include…

    • Full training across every level of the Market Research process, with particular regard to the MMR services offered
    • Sponsorship to study for the MRS Advanced Certificate in Market & Social Research qualification (an industry recognised qualification)
    • Clearly defined path of progression
    • Potential international opportunities as you progress within your career (job swaps / secondments)

    You will…

    • Have a degree (ideally a 2.1 or above) or similar experience/qualifications
    • Ideally, you’ll possess some relevant work experience in a client facing environment
    • Be comfortable talking to clients at a senior level
    • Have great commercial awareness, and a drive to deliver an excellent client experience
    • Have strong organisational, time management and self-management skills
    • Be happy to travel both nationally (regularly) and internationally (occasionally) - expect lots of opportunities to travel and explore new countries
    • Excel in working in a team environment, and relish the challenges that brings
    • Possess great communication skills (including fluent written/spoken English)

    Interested? Please apply here

    MMR offers an open, dynamic, varied 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

    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

    Interested? Please click 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

    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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