Project manager / Panel Leader
Location: Lausanne

Do you want to develop your career in an international company with a multicultural environment working with the biggest local and global organizations in FMCG? 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.

The position is based in a laboratory specialized in the sensory analysis of new generation tobacco products. Created in 2008 in Lausanne, this center is dedicated to the development of alternative products to conventional cigarettes such as heated tobacco products and e-liquid based products.


Your responsibilities:


Related to the panelists:

  • Management of expert panels in accordance with the procedures applied in the laboratory

  • Recruitment and selection of panelists

  • Conducting sessions (selection, training, descriptive profiling and discriminative testing)

  • Follow-up and control of panelists' performance


Related to consumers:

  • Recruitment of consumers

  • Organization of consumer tests



  • Preparation of tests (organization of sessions, preparation of samples, tidying of booths, cleaning of laboratory equipment)

  • Use of statistical tools to process the results

  • Writing reports in English for the client

  • Active participation in the management of the laboratory (test planning, product supply, equipment maintenance, etc.)

  • Participation in the quality assurance process

  • Daily contact with the customer for the follow-up of the studies

Close collaboration with the other members of the team (5 people) and strong involvement in the functioning of the laboratory.


Your profile:

  • Technical degree in food processing or sensory analysis

  • Mastery of sensory methodologies and statistics applied to sensory analysis

  • First significant experience in panel animation essential

  • Rigorous and organized

  • Work autonomously while respecting procedures

  • Spirit of initiative

  • Good interpersonal and teamwork skills

  • Strong sense of responsibility

  • Fluent French and good knowledge of English

  • Mastery of the office pack

  • Knowledge of EyeQuestion, Fizz and XLSTAT appreciated

Please email your CV and a covering letter to francoise.chauvin@samresearch.com

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