Sensory science position at MARS


Sensory Science Leader

Mars Global Chocolate / Mars Chocolate UK

Slough, Berkshire

About Us
The Mars Chocolate UK site is more than just a manufacturing hub; it is the centre for excellence, innovation and constant improvement within the group.  Our associates work with one thing in mind: making the best products for our consumers. We have a fantastic opportunity at Mars for a Sensory Science Leader to work as part of the European Sensory Centre of Expertise team based at our site in Slough.
The Role
The Sensory Science Leader will be responsible for identifying, developing and implementing plans to capture and measure changes in consumer perception of our Chocolate products in relation to quality, value and experiences. Using local resources you will create internal and external projects to acquire new information in relation to human perception and products.  This Sensory Science Leader role is heavily focused on the sensory element, of which you’ll be an expert but you’ll also have the ability to connect this with the business needs. Using this combined knowledge and skill you’ll also coach and mentor future sensory evaluation scientists within Mars.
About you
Mars is on the search for an individual with a Master’s degree in a food science or science related discipline with additional sensory qualifications or equivalent experience. You’ll have substantial commercial and business experience, have exceptional knowledge of product evaluation techniques involving sensory and consumer and have a practical understanding of statistics. Experience of working within a large, international and cross-cultural organisation would be beneficial. The Sensory Science Leader will have the ability to work independently and as part of different business teams. You’ll be a driven and results focussed individual with excellent verbal and written communication skills.
As you would expect from a leading centre of product innovation, Mars rewards its staff for their expertise and contribution. It provides a fantastic benefits package including bonus, private health, pension and ongoing professional development opportunities. So, if you are looking to work in a high performing global team within a unique organisation, Mars could be the place for you. Working with us is not just about a great pay and benefits package but also about how your talents and ideas can make a real difference, keeping us at the leading edge of world class manufacturing.
If you’re interested in this fantastic opportunity to join an industry leader and if your skills match our criteria in both the letter and the spirit, then apply online here.

Application closing date: 14 June 2012

22 May 2012

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