Sagaci Research, the leading Africa-focused data and analytics firm, is looking for a product test technician for its research team. Based in Abidjan, you will be part of a global and multicultural team covering the African continent, reporting to the Consumer Insights research team.

Description of the role

  • Ensure consumers recruited to take part in the test meet the project requirements in terms of profile and sample size.
  • End-to-end management of product test logistics.
  • Prepare all materials (products, equipment, consumables, samples etc) for consumer and/or sensory tests as per project requirements.
  • Ensure assessment protocols are followed in accordance with project requirements so product tests are conducted error-free.
  • Record incoming products, label products, and place samples in appropriate storage locations.
  • Label samples and prepare serving supplies for product testing.
  • Inform supervisor of personnel, facility, and supply needs to accomplish projects and perform essential duties.
  • Supervise fieldwork during product tests.
  • Maintain a clean work environment including assigned product/equipment storage areas.
  • Comply with appropriate SOPs and methods, and established policies and procedures.
  • Work as a team with all staff to accomplish position and business objectives.
  • Interface effectively with clients, consumers, consultants, service providers, and temporary workers.
  • Ensure that all safety guidelines and procedures are followed.
  • Other tasks as assigned which may include cleaning product/equipment storage areas, shopping, packaging and shipping products to clients or other testing sites.
  • Work on any other tasks assigned to you by the research team line manager.

Skills required:

  • Fluency in English is a must
  • Attention to detail
  • Able to multitask
  • Good communication skills
  • Able to work following instructions
  • Can do attitude
  • Admin skills
  • Self organised
  • Be a learner
  • Basic computer skills (MS Word, Excel, Outlook)

This role would suit a recent graduate in a Food/Science/Agricultural Engineer willing to start his/her career in consumer research.

What we offer:

  • An opportunity to work in consumer research projects and consumer product tests as part of Sagaci Research Quantitative Research Team.
  • Specialist training in consumer research and product testing by our consumer research team.