Date: 13 Apr 2024

Location: HADDENHAM, GB, HP17 8LB

Company: McCormick & Company


Position: Sensory Technician

Based: Haddenham, UK




We are seeking a dedicated individual to join our team and support the set up and management of operational testing within our R&D Sensory & Consumer Science function.




  • Support all sensory testing including test set up requirements and sample preparation according to the test, test design and project objective.
  • Support Discrimination Testing
    • Manage discrimination panel and recruitment
    • Set up all discrimination testing
    • Support with data interpretation and report writing as and when appropriate
  • Own and be the key sensory contact for Shelf Life program
    • Manage set up of all new SL and keep SL tracker up to date
    • Manage data base of results and create overview for final reports
    • Communicate any SL failure call-outs to R&D lead
    • Undertake technician assessments and manage sample storage requirements
    • Set up all SL tests (Compusense), run the testing and do feedback as appropriate
  • Support the sensory screening programme, and manage set up and execution of internal and external employee/panel screening.
  • Support Consumer testing activities as and when appropriate.
  • Manage the hygiene requirements and maintenance of laboratory environment.
  • Work closely with Sensory Scientist/Project Manager to manage expectations and requirements and be the key support for any ad hoc sensory related activities.
  • Manage sample storage as well as laboratory supplies.





  • A background in Sensory Science, Food Science or related discipline.
  • A minimum of a bachelor’s degree in an appropriate field with a Sensory/Consumer Science focus.
  • Educational or work experience in a sensory/laboratory environment
  • Excellent planning and organizational skills.
  • Excellent people skills.
  • Ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural team.
  • Ability to prioritize and meeting tight timelines.
  • Flexible approach to manage changing priorities.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills.
  • Fully operational in the use of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
  • Sound knowledge of basic statistical analysis methods.
  • Enthusiastic about food.
  • Experience in using Compusense At-Hand is an advantage.
  • Experience in a laboratory environment is an advantage.




Company manufactures, markets, and distributes spices, seasoning mixes, condiments and other flavourful products to the entire food industry, retail outlets, food manufactures, food service businesses and consumers.


While our global headquarters are in the Baltimore, Maryland, USA area, McCormick operates and serves customers from nearly 60 locations in 25 countries and 170 markets in Asia-Pacific, China, Europe, Middle East and Africa, and the Americas, including North, South and Central America with recognized brands including Schwartz.


At McCormick, we have over a 100-year legacy based on our “Power of People” principle. This principle fosters an unusually dedicated workforce requiring a culture of respect, recognition, inclusion and collaboration based on the highest ethical values.





If you are looking for a new challenge and want to join a highly motivated team in a rewarding environment, seeking a competitive salary and benefits package and opportunity to work with a global flavour leader then please apply via our careers centre at


Agencies: McCormick as needed will work with external recruitment vendors through our Agency Portal. Unless previously contacted, McCormick does not accept unsolicited resumes from external recruiting agencies.


McCormick & Company is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, colour, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.


As users of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the vacancy/ies.