Consumer Research Coordinator / Food Science Technician

  • £25,000 FTE
  • West Malling, Kent
  • Loch Associates Group

Do you love Berries?

We are working closely with our client Driscoll’s who are looking for an enthusiastic Consumer Research Coordinator / Food Science Technician to work within our Global Research and Development Team based in the UK. This is a new role which will focus on quality and consumer testing via consumer focus groups as well as analysis of research data.

Driscoll’s is the global market leader for fresh strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries. With more than 100 years of farming heritage and hundreds of independent growers around the world, Driscoll’s is passionate about growing fresh, beautiful and delicious berries. Our values of passion, humility, and trustworthiness have guided our mission to delight consumers around the world.

The Consumer Research Coordinator / Food Science Technician will shop for berries and set up and administer consumer tasting tests using external panellists and employees. They will also then manage the feedback data and facilitate analysis to ensure our products are always as great as they can be.

About You:

You will be degree educated preferably in horticulture or food sciences. If you have an understanding of food testing, Brix evaluations or inspections, then that would be great. You will be diligent about detail and be able to interpret data quickly and accurately and stay focussed when conducting repetitive tasks.

You will be a strong communicator across verbal and written platforms, with a positive and confident manner. You will be comfortable working by yourself, using your initiative and be able to engage teams and get the most out of the testers. You will be flexible in your approach and able to drive to various locations to set up testing panels around Kent and the South East. You must have a clean driving licence.

About Us:

Our team in the UK is made up of a small number of permanent employees with temporary employees joining us for the summer season, many of whom return to us year after year. We have a friendly and supportive working environment based at our research and development facility in Kent. Our success as a company depends on creating an enabling environment where our people are energised, motivated, and empowered to perform at their highest level. Help us to spread the berry joy and become our new team member!

Job Types: 30-40 hours a week, 7 month FTC starting February 2020

Salary: £25,000 FTE

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