Senior Research Executive



Consult are delighted to announce a fantastic opportunity has surfaced! Our client are a highly reputable business who work with the market leading brands across food, beverage, personal care, home care and pharmaceutical industries. They’re now looking to recruit a talented and enthusiastic Senior Research Executive to join their team in Reading. The role will manage sensory and consumer projects; ensure that all documented procedures relevant to Project Management are adhered to, deadlines are kept and budgets maintained.


  • To develop good business relationships with clients and seek opportunities to grow their business.
  • Delight clients via exceptional client service and deliverables.
  • Uphold the Company Quality System; to write, implement and work within documented company procedures.
  • Work at all times in accordance with the Company Culture to achieve the Company Mission.
  • Anticipate problems and opportunities in relation to time management and propose and implement solutions.
  • Liaise with existing clients to understand their research requirements, write project proposals and use rate cards to cost routine research.
  • Communicate appropriately with the client at all times during the project to manage expectations, respond to their enquiries promptly and keep them informed of all key outputs.
  • Attend and co-deliver client debriefs as appropriate, carry out the project within the budget set and deliver on time.
  • Invoice accurately and within one week of completion of the project (unless otherwise agreed with the client).
  • Complete all necessary financial records and administration relating to the project.
  • Ensure that the external costs allocated to your projects are not exceeded and that the work is carried out within the allocated time.
  • Ensure adequate training of casual workers and sensory panel members and maintain records and deliver technical training to other team members as required
  • Keep up to date with new and emerging research methodologies and evaluate their potential for the business.
  • Work on internal innovation and development projects to investigate the value of new techniques and technology to our clients.

About You

  • Strong team player with a passion for Sensory Science and experience of working with trained sensory panels or moderating consumer focus groups.
  • A relevant degree such as Food Science, Sensory Science, Psychology or Sociology is desirable but not essential.
  • Organise and plan your time to ensure that all your deadlines are met and promises to both clients and colleagues kept.
If you are interested in the above role then please apply or get in touch to discuss further.
Sophia Kingan Managed by Sophia Kingan
South East
apply Posted - 16.05.2022

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