Job position as Sensory Manager, Innovate Solutions, Dublin, Ireland

About this role

Innovate Solutions is seeking a Sensory Manager, a truly unique and exciting position. In this role you will be responsible for managing a robust sensory program on site at a key client of the based in Dublin City. The role is centred on providing sensory research services to sustain, improve and develop quality alcoholic & non-alcohol beverage products. The ideal candidate will have qualifications and hands-on experience in beverage & food sensory research, as well as the management and training of a sensory panel.


Starting from €65,000, subject to level of experience and qualification

Qualifications & Experience:


  • A relevant 3rd level qualification, this would include Behavioural Science (experimental psychology/psychophysics), Consumer Science, Market Research, Food Technology, Food Science along with strong practical experience, or relevant PhD
  • Further qualification / experience in Sensory Science
  • Thorough knowledge of sensory statistics, data analysis and reporting
  • Proven success in panel training and management
  • Strong computer skills including MS Office, Sensory software (Compusense preferred), ability to handle, analyse and interpret data including panel performance (XLSTAT preferred)
  • Ability to present technical findings to non-technical audiences
  • Ability to manage time effectively, function independently, flexibly and have a demonstrated ability to coordinate small projects
  • Excellent organisational, interpersonal and communication skills
  • Stakeholder management, pro-activeness to voice opinion with a team


  • Understanding of flavours and off-flavours, preferably as they relate to alcoholic beverages

Key Responsibilities

  • Day to day managing of a panel of trained tasters, including scheduling
  • Preparation, execution and analysis of panel tasting according to established protocols (including Descriptive & Discrimination methods)
  • Work with the Solutions client’s sensory personnel in reviewing new sensory science research and with the panel and sensory team in method development
  • General sensory lab maintenance, ad hoc duties and organizational activities
  • Open minded to allow for feedback, learnings, continuous improvement

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