Associate Research Director

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.


Your responsibilities:

You will be responsible for the management of ad hoc consumer research projects:

  • Management of customer accounts (major accounts in agri-food or cosmetics)

  • Taking briefs from clients and writing study proposals.

  • Be a relevant partner for our client recommending the most appropriate methodology according to their needs.

  • Set up, autonomous management and coordination of consumer research projects, working closely with our French and International clients

  • Data analysis and report writing

  • Presentation of the results, including relevant recommendations

  • Working closely with the other members of our research department, consumers, and members of the field teams of our six French sites (Aix en Provence, Lille, Nantes, Paris, Rennes and Toulouse) as well as with our partners abroad (other SAM companies and external field partners)

  • Build and grow a partnership relationship with our industrial customers, advising them in the project stages

  • Actively participate in internal projects, leverage our expertise and contribute with your opinions and ideas to the growth of the company.

  • Be a key and support member of our Project Managers team.


Your profile:

  • With an engineering or Master's degree, you have at least six to seven years of experience in consumer research in an institute or industry FMCG company.

  • Passionate about your job, you have knowledge of food products and/or cosmetics, quantitative and qualitative consumer research methodologies, and statistics.

  • Excellent communication skills written and speaking in French and English is essential.

  • You have fluency with main office tools: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.

  • You are rigorous, responsive and naturally curious; you have an enthusiastic and proactive attitude.

  • You have very good relationship skills, building relationships with colleagues and clients easily; you are open-minded and are open to international relations.

  • You have an entrepreneurial spirit, and you are a good team player. You are seeking a new challenge that will allow you to develop your professional and personal skills.

  • Experience moderating groups or qualitative face-to-face interviews is a plus.

Please email your CV and a covering letter at timothee.mazodier@samresearch.com

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