jobs / Belgium - Leuven

Sensory Research Consultant (Dutch speaking)

You are responsible for the realization of sensory research consulting projects.

Your tasks:

  • You translate a sensory related business question of a client into an adequate methodology and write a proposal.
  • You train sensory expert panelists.
  • You will handle projects through all stages from initial briefing to report writing and/or debrief presentation, ensuring that the research design and analysis and interpretation of results fulfils clients’ needs.
  • You analyze results/data and present clear recommendations for the sensory marketing strategy of our clients.
  • You are a key partner for your client(s) and you support the strategic growth of Haystack by maintaining good client relations


 Your profile:

  • You are very interested in food, flavors and senses.
    Some working experience in food industry or specific knowledge about beer and brewing are a big asset.
  • You have a broad knowledge in the latest sensory methodologies and their interpretation (e.g. profiling, DOD, difference testing, temporal methods, napping, …) and a talent for statistics.
  • You are data driven and your mindset is both “analytical” and “creative”.
  • You have a Master degree in Food Science, Bio-engineering or similar.
  • You connect easily with people (clients and expert panelists).
  • You are pro-active and enthusiastic and you have a positive open mind.
  • Coaching and leadership skills are an asset.
  • You are proficient in Excel and PowerPoint. Knowledge of specific statistical software (XLStat, R, …) is a plus.
  • You speak and write fluently Dutch and English


Our offer: 

  • A fresh eyed company where ownership and autonomy are encouraged
  • Challenging projects for an international client base seeking added value
  • A dynamic and passionate team of colleagues and experts
  • A customized training plan
  • A comfortable working space in the green suburbs near Leuven
  • A competitive salary on top of a set of extralegal advantages



Please do send your motivation and curriculum to

We look forward to reading your application!