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Sensory & Consumer Scientist EMEA



This is a great opportunity to join our team and continue the great work in bringing to life our condiments manufacturing facility, located in Peterborough, UK. Our vision is to build a sustainable, innovative McCormick factory-of-the-future to support our Flavour Solutions customers.




  • Manage the Sensory & Consumer Testing requirements for EMEA.
  • Advise on appropriate sensory and consumer science methodologies and provide clear proposals to meet objectives of internal and external stakeholders and related projects ensuring that action standards are met.
  • Provide data analysis and interpretation of results and share with stakeholders in appropriate format and provide clear recommendations to the business.
  • Manage the Internal Sensory testing program which would include recruitment and training of employee panels, collaborating with R&D,  Procurement and Commercial to manage prioritisation of testing requirements; and leading the execution of shelf-life related activities in collaboration with R&D and QA.
  • Manage consumer validation requirements which would include liaising with agencies to deliver actionable business insights and validation.
  • Work closely within regional team and implement regional and global best practices.
  • Demonstrate thought leadership and provide forward-thinking insights building to support business decisions.
  • Confidently present Sensory & Consumer Science insights internally and externally and represent McCormick as research adviser in customer interactions.
  • Manage the hygiene requirements and maintenance of lab environment.
  • Work closely with R&D and commercial stakeholders and Insights to manage expectations and requirements and be the key support for any ad hoc sensory related activities.
  • Manage sample storage as well as lab supplies.




  • Bachelor’s / Master’s Degree in Sensory, Food Science, Human Sciences, or related discipline.
  • Significant working experience in a FMCG environment in Sensory & Consumer Science, Food Science, or related discipline.
  • Experience in using Compusense @Hand.
  • Experience in data analysis using Excel and XLSTAT.
  • Sound knowledge of advanced statistical analysis methods with ability to carry out complex data analysis and data interpretation and deliver outcome tailored to audience/ requirements.
  • Excellent planning, presentation, and organizational skills.
  • Excellent people skills with ability to develop customer relationships and maintain customer intimacy.
  • Excellent team working skills with ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural team.
  • Highly adaptable to change with ability to work under pressure.
  • Competent Microsoft Office skills - Word, Excel, PowerPoint.
  • Enthusiastic about food.  

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. 


United by flavor. Driven by results.

As a McCormick employee you’ll be empowered to focus on more than your individual responsibilities. You’ll have the opportunity to be part of something bigger than yourself—to have a say in where the company is going and how it’s growing.

Between our passion for flavor, our 130-year history of leadership and integrity, the competitive and comprehensive benefits we offer, and our culture, which is built on respect and opportunities for growth, there are many reasons to join us at McCormick.