Job Position as Panel Leader, Münich, Hamburg

Are you passionate about sensory analysis and panel management?
Do you want to develop your career in an international company with a multicultural environment working with the biggest local and global organizations in FMCG? If so, SAM has the right opportunity for you!

SAM is the leading international sensory and consumer research company specializing in food, beverages, cosmetics, personal care, and other consumer products. We have 19 proprietary state-of-the-art facilities across France, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, Spain, United Kingdom, Morocco, China and the USA, and cover more than 65 countries through our network of approved partners.
SAM provides tailor-made solutions, delivering actionable guidelines to make our clients’ brands and products memorable

Your responsibilities:

  • Development and execution of the partnership relation with the client
  • Management of the planification for this specific panel both macro (business and research project) and micro (expert panel session definition, set-up of test design)
  • Moderation of expert panel sessions for training and evaluation purposes
  • Responsible of panel performance: program questionnaire, analysis, recommendations, and action plan execution
  • Raw data preparation for data delivery to the client
  • Analysis, report creation and recommendations
  • Results presentation to the client
  • Coordination and execution of recruitment and selection of new panelist if needed
  • Development of the Sensory Team in collaboration with the other members via transversal projects (improvement of panel recruitment process, data analysis, panel performance analysis, etc.)
  • Active participation to the development of SAM Germany by collaborating with the other research teams across SAM countries

Your profile:

  • Bachelors or Master’s degree in Sensory
  • First-hand experience in Expert Panel Moderation
  • Strong knowledge of sensory approach and statistics applied to Sensory
  • Confident communicator in German, both spoken and written. Excellent English is a plus.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc. Knowledge in Survey Software (such as RedJade) is a plus
  • Ability to work in a cross-functional and intercultural environment with multiple stakeholders
  • Open-minded, Easy to connect and Creative mindset
  • Analytical skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to adapt to changes in real-time and meet timelines
  • Problem-solving attitude
  • Fast to learn

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