Product Evaluation Assistant


£30,000.00-£35,000.00 per annum


The Role – Product Evaluation Assistant

We are currently recruiting for a Product Evaluation Assistant to support our client a Fresh Produce Business based in Maidstone, Kent.

The Person

Suitable candidates for this role would have an interest in product, varietal development. Have a keen interest in data analysis and data trending. Taking the results from consumer panels to identify trends and preferences which will have driven varietal development and placement of varieties in the future.

Key Responsibilities

  • Work with Lab partner to organise regular samples for panelling.
  • Work with growers, breeders and internal stakeholders to collate samples of new and existing varieties to be sent to lab partner for testing.
  • Organise samples to be transported to the lab on agreed dates for panels to take place.
  • Measure brix and brix acid ratios for varieties and log in product evaluation database.
  • Create and maintain Standard Operating Procedures for the testing of each product type to include handling, timings, packaging and how results will be shared.
  • Attend panels on occasion to ensure being completed in line with SOP and run objectively.
  • Upload results to Product Evaluation database, ensuring data is accurate, consistent, and easily reported upon
  • Create and run weekly reports sharing with key stakeholders results from the panels
  • Analyses data and creates season overview on varietal performance and suggestions for changes in varietal tiering lists.
  • Support the wider team with weekly benchmarking, weekly market reviews and create berry market overview.
  • Complete end of season reviews for each product type highlighting best performers and
  • Take responsibility for managing the preparation of product for benchmarking and ad hoc sample requests
  • Conduct trial work as required.
  • Run regular evaluation sessions with Market Research company to ensure the company receiving suitable service and highlight areas for improvement.
  • Work to support the implementation and continual development of Business Objects

If this role suits your current skills and experience and you are looking for a new opportunity within a dynamic and forward thinking operation then reach out to us to today


Lisa Finch