Consumer Focused Product Assessor

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Consumer Focused Product AssessorGloucestershire16.5-19K

Duties and responsibilities:Partake as a food assessor in Product benchmarking, specific tailored client activities and other sensory evaluations or consumer research across the other sections.

* To prepare client reports, detailing the evaluation of samples with specific attention to suggested improvements, comparison data and market positioning.* To contribute to data collection, preparation and co-ordination of sampling sessions.* To conduct desk research through trade consumer magazines, maintaining sound market place Knowledge.* To support existing business from major clients and accommodate growing volume of business from new clients.* Maintain New Product database.* To assist in the organisation of seminars and conferences including the preparation and delivery of presentations at both internal and external events for food industry clients- (As and when required)* Undertake and maintain high standards of housekeeping and hygiene in kitchen and test facilities* Take responsibility to ensure that, prior to use, all sample and test items conform to descriptions provided and are fit for purpose. Further that sample and test items are handled and stored such that their integrity/characteristics are preserved and to prevent any contamination or cross contamination.* Ensure all products are appropriately labelled, with direct traceability of all test items, samples, sub-samples, batch divisions and extracts, to enable unambiguous identification and correlation of items to each other, projects and records as necessary. * Maintaining traceability for items generated and/or transferred within or between areas or departments* Continually conduct desk based and retail research to ensure an up to date understanding of the current market place and associated trends* Proactively review current practices, policies and methods and suggest new and improved ways of working

Qualifications and competencies:* Educated in a food or related consumer or sensory topic to degree level or equivalent, plus relevant experience in a retail, industrial or catering background* Holder of a Basic Food hygiene certificate* Has a good command of the English language - grammatically correct and able to use a wide and varied selection of descriptive vocabulary in client reports* A clean driving licence

The recruiter has stated that all applicants for this job should be able to prove they are legally entitled to work in the UK. SRG is a trading name of Science Recruitment Group Ltd an Employment Business/Agency.