Sensory Specialist at Olam

Job Description

Nutrifoods Ghana Limited, an Olam Company, is a leading food processing company located in Tema, Ghana. With a commitment to providing high-quality, nutritious, and affordable food products, Nutrifoods has become a trusted name in the food industry, serving both domestic and international markets. As a subsidiary of Olam International, one of the world’s leading agribusiness companies, Nutrifoods benefits from a global network and extensive expertise in the agricultural and food sectors.

  • Company: Olam
  • Location: Ghana
  • State: Jobs in Accra
  • Job type: Full-Time
  • Job category: Administrative/Secretarial Jobs in Ghana


As a Sensory Specialist with a good sense of taste, smell, and sight, you will be required to assist the Sensory function in all practical aspects of sensory testing and provide sensory expertise and knowledge to support the Ghanaian market activities. You will work in close contact with Consumer & Market Insights, R&D Chef & culinary marketing.

Key Deliverables

  • Provide sensory support and expertise for market needs.
  • Define sensory evaluation methodologies to apply for specific needs.
  • Participate in tasting, including technical tasting.
  • Plan, organize and run sensory testing according to sensory best practices.
  • Manage test products including receiving, storage and disposal in compliance with requirements.
  • Conduct statistical data analysis and results interpretation and prepare reports.

Support the management of sensory panel

  • Scree, train and monitor performance of both internal and external panels.
  • Execute sensory descriptive analysis with both internal and external panels.
  • Prepare and execute training sessions under CMI and the R&D Chef`s support.
  • Maintain records of both internal and external panel attendance and administers panels information.

Responsible for sensory room

  • Follow good sensory room practices and safe sensory room behavior.
  • Keep sensory equipment and facilities clean, organized and operational. Order material/supplies as required.
  • Prepare sensory references as needed.

Required Skills:

  • Knowledge in the different sensory and consumer evaluation methodologies and experience using these methodologies.
  • Ability to use statistical knowledge to analyze sensory data and interpretation of results.
  • Proficiency in computer systems including Microsoft Office and computer skills on dedicated sensory software and statistical tools.
  • Ability to present and communicate with sensory panels in an effective manner.
  • Good planning and organizational skills, interpersonal/ Teamwork skills.
  • Ability to write reports.
  • Ability to work independently and without supervision.
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities at one time through developed organizational skills.


  • Degree/Diploma in Sensory or Consumer Science or related field preferred
July 2024