Field Research Executive
Location: Reading


Interested in managing consumer research for an international research company with a global client list?

Do you have strong practical and project management skills?

Are you adaptable to the needs of your client?


If so, SAM has the right opportunity for you! 


We are the leading international sensory and consumer research company specializing in food, beverages, cosmetics, personal care, and other consumer products. We have 19 proprietary state-of the-art facilities across France, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, Spain, United Kingdom, Morocco, China and the USA, and cover more than 65 countries through our network of approved partners. 

SAM provides tailor-made solutions, delivering actionable guidelines to make our clients’ brands and products memorable.


SAM is a great place to work.

Join SAM to work with the most competent, creative, and fun team in the industry and let your work, opinions and ideas contribute to the future of sensory and consumer research.

Become your most extraordinary self with support and development throughout your career.


Best in class

Join our very diverse team of sensory scientists, food technologists, statisticians, psychologists, sociologists, strategic thinkers, marketeers, field managers, technicians and other sensory and research experienced colleagues.


We're proud to be part of the Eurofins Group

World-leader in Testing for Life. With about 61 000 employees, Eurofins is a global leader in testing services and over the last 20 years has been one of the fastest growing companies in the world, thanks to its innovation in technology and service. 


Your responsibilities

  • To set up, run and analyse routine sensory and consumer tests ensuring that all documented procedures relevant to Project Management are adhered to, working with colleagues if required.
  • To supervise casual staff during testing and to assist with their induction and training programme.
  • To be accountable for the cleanliness of the facility; ensuring that all cleaning is carried out in accordance with Company procedures.
  • To be accountable for sample handling and storage; ensuring that this is carried out in accordance with Company procedures.
  • To set up, run and report simple projects in accordance with Company Procedures (with support from your Line Manager or a Director).
  • 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.


Your profile:

  • University degree in food processing, social sciences, psychology, statistics or economics
  • Some experience in sensory and consumer research, marketing research, etc.
  • Excellent communication skills 
  • Enthusiastic and proactive attitude
  • Confident handling of MS Office, in particular PowerPoint and Excel.
  • Strong social skills, enthusiastic team player


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