Trainee Sensory Panel Manager - Reading

Reading, England, United Kingdom


Looking to grow and develop your career and skills in Sensory Research? Then this may be the opportunity you are looking for...

We’re searching for a someone to join as a Trainee Panel Leader and build their career here at MMR.

MMR is an independent, global consumer and sensory research agency specialising in food, drink, personal and household care research. This means that when you join us, you’ll have the chance to work with well-known brands to help create, shape and develop products and packs.

We are global leaders, guiding innovation for our clients – partnering with over 50% of the top 100 global food and drink brands. Our head office is in a beautiful 18th century barn in Wallingford - a picturesque village in between Oxford and Reading. We also have offices in London, New York, Shanghai, Singapore, Mumbai, Sao Paulo and Durban.

Our team of over 280 highly engaged, multi-disciplined employees are primarily dynamic research professionals, sensory experts and data scientists. We’re a diverse bunch, with backgrounds in R&D, insight, marketing, sensory science, data sciences and psychology.

This role is in our Sensory Science Centre, on the Reading University Campus.

The successful individual will support the Sensory Panel Manager, ensuring the

smooth running of the panel sessions, and will assist in the day-to-day management of our Sensory

Panelists. The Trainee Panel Leader will ultimately develop the necessary skills to lead panel sessions

independently, to create engaging proposals and write clients reports efficiently, and become a proficient

Panel Leader.

Full training will be provided for the successful candidate.

The role includes:

Panel Leading

Proposal and Report Writing

Other responsibilities will include:

With MMR’s focus on developing new and better research methods and sophisticated analysis techniques, there's the opportunity to gain experience of several novel and exciting approaches to conducting research and interpreting data.


You will be:

You will have:

Your Career Path:

Promotion to panel leader requires regular demonstration of the following skills.


MMR offers an open, diverse and non-hierarchical environment, where bespoke MMR Academy training is offered at every level. We also offer exciting secondment opportunities at our other global locations, as well as a selection of fantastic employee benefits.

MMR delivers a class leading set of marketing science tools and approaches, many of which are proprietary to MMR. We are endorsed by our global client base for our agility, technical expertise and willingness to adapt research solutions to directly focus on specific client challenges. We’ve built a reputation of providing innovative statistical analysis and techniques, coupled with optimal research design consultancy, that successfully delivers against our clients’ specific business objectives.

MMR is an Equal Opportunity employer

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