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Senior Specialist Sensory Panel Management (m/f/d)

Hamburg, Germany

Senior Specialist Sensory Panel Management (m/f/d)

  • DE00777
  • Hamburg, Germany

About us

Based in Hamburg, Reemtsma is the second largest tobacco company in Germany and an integral part of a truly international company, Imperial Brands. Our Sales and Marketing functions operate across eleven markets and our factory in Langenhagen, near Hannover, is an important production site, not just for the German market but for export too supporting the Imperial Group. With an expansive portfolio that includes internationally known brands such as Gauloises, West, Davidoff and JPS, we also play a key part in driving products that have the potential to reduce harm, such as myblu e-vapour, ZoneX nicotine pouches, Pulze & iD heated tobacco and skruf.

As we embrace a new era of growth, we are transforming. Our ways of working and culture are driven by a challenger mindset, constantly questioning the status quo with the motivation to drive forward to shape our future. Our agility and entrepreneurial spirit, alongside award winning development programmes, enable innovation and success while creating exciting and rewarding career choices.

The Role

For our Global Sensory team in Hamburg, we are looking for a Senior Specialist Sensory Panel Management (m/f/d)!

What are your major duties?

  • Key project contact for internal stakeholders for all product categories for panel relevant requests
  • Consultation of internal stakeholders in order to create business relevant solutions up-to-date with sensory practice and science
  • Leading Panel Team
  • Supervision and development of qualified Descriptive Panels and related operational business
  • Development of sensorial test designs for qualitative and quantitative product research
  • Driving and supervising process improvements and transparency necessary for managing descriptive panels for all product categories
  • Plan & manage budget for panel operations for defined product categories and provide regular reporting
  • Administration of all relevant Panel IT infrastructure necessary to run evaluations (Software & Hardware)
  • Development and maintenance of database solutions and providing access to allow clients to extract data for further processing
  • Supervision and maintenance of Base SAS Tools or alternatives relevant for panel management
  • Initiation and development of data analyses tools/non-standard methodologies in alignment with Line Manager and Sensory and Global Insight Teams
  • Creating statistical models to identify drivers of liking and products heat maps to prepare foundation for action plans.

Who are you?

University grade in Sensory, Food Science, Social Science or equivalent. Min. 5-year-experience in sensory product and market research and interaction between product & consumer.

  • Fluent English writing and speaking skills
  • High level knowledge of statistical analysis and methods of descriptive product/pack research
  • Excellent PC knowledge (Microsoft Office & SAS/SPSS/XL Stat or alternatives)
  • Excellent analytical thinking and project/stakeholder management skills
  • Familiar with tobacco products and NGP

What do we offer?

Reemtsma offers an independent full-time position with room for initiative within an international and dynamic organization. Our company culture is characterized by openness, drive and enthusiasm. We provide an attractive salary with various additional benefits.

About Imperial Brands

We’re a truly international company. An inclusive, innovative global FMCG business supported by over 27,500 employees. As we move forward, our customers will be at the heart of what we do, evolving to needs and expectations and committing to a more meaningful contribution to harm reduction by building a successful NGP business. Integral to our long-term success is our sustainability strategy, behaving responsibly and supporting our ambitions, all underpinned by high governance.

Encouraging inclusion at local levels and supporting a developing and robust diversity agenda globally, we’re fully committed to creating and maintaining an environment that celebrates and respects difference.


If you are interested in this vacancy, please send your CV and motivation letter by clicking on the “apply” button on the page.

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