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Flexible Part-time Product Evaluator/Sensory Panellist - Leeds


Leeds, GB

Are you passionate about food? Are you looking for an exciting part-time opportunity in a unique role? If so, Arla Foods may have the opportunity which is just right for you! 


Permanent, flexible part-time role  

Where: Arla Foods Head Office, LS10 1AB Leeds. 

Indicative Hours: Tuesday to Thursday, 9:30 am – 12:00pm 

Pay: £10.50 per hour 


About Arla Foods 


Arla is a global farmer-owned organisation behind many well-known and well-loved brands such as Lurpak, Yeo Valley, Castello, Cravendale, and many more. 

At Arla, we strive to unlock the highest potential in each other while working together to create a sustainable future of dairy. 


What is this role about? 


As a sensory panellist, you will help Arla Foods to perfect our products and delight our consumers, by expertly evaluating products using a variety of methods. 

You will be taught how to generate sensory descriptive vocabulary as a group (relating to taste, appearance, texture and smell) and then individually rank products on these descriptors. 


Main responsibilities: 


  • Evaluate dairy products and give reliable, objective feedback. 

  • Effectively communicate product characteristics through sensory scoring and team discussions. 

  • Working as part of a team and building great relationships with the other panel members. 

  • Accurately completing assessments within time frames. 


Ideal Candidate: 


  • You should have excellent communication skills and be at ease working with a team. 

  • You should have a keen interest in the taste of foods.  

  • You must not have any food intolerances/allergies. 

  • You should demonstrate good sensory acuity relating to smell and taste (we assess this at your interview) 

  • You should have the ability to follow detailed instructions and complete routine tasks quickly and accurately. 

  • You should have the ability to articulate yourself in fluent English in front of others. 


The way of working at Arla Foods is friendly, welcoming and supportive. We encourage everyone to be the best they can be, working together to achieve great results. 


Some of the benefits you will receive working as a Sensory Panellist: 

• Onsite car parking 

• Pension scheme 

• Team events across the year 

• No previous experience is required, training is provided 



If you are interested in applying, please submit your details and we will send you an application form in due course. 


Shortlisted candidates will be invited to participate in sensory acuity tests, details of this will follow if you are shortlisted. 


We look forward to hearing from you! 


We have a purpose for Good 

At Arla, we strive to unlock the highest potential in each other while working together to create a sustainable future of dairy. We call it Stronger People Stronger Planet and it is deeply anchored in our organisation and founded on our commitment to respecting human rights, increasing access to healthy dairy nutrition, inspiring good food habits, and improving the environment for future generations. In order to succeed we need to hire people with a sustainable mindset. Could this be you? 


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