This is an outward facing role, with a significant amount of time spent discussing projects, building effective relationships, and potential collaborations with clients as well as identifying, developing and proposing work
This will include preparing project proposals, identifying suitable funding opportunities (such as Innovate UK), and securing funding.
This role has line management, as well as project management responsibility, so a substantial part of the role will be spent ensuring timely delivery of your own, and your teams projects, as well as working on delivering parts of larger projects that span multiple departments.
Development of new services and opportunities for business growth is a key part of the role, as well as promoting your work, as well as the wider group, in the form of both written materials, as well as presenting at seminars, conferences and other industry groups.
Qualifications and competencies
Higher degree or equivalent in relevant subject (food science, chemical engineering, biochemistry or similar)
Experience within the food industry in a role requiring scientific understanding of ingredients or food/beverages
Verbal and written communication skills
Project and resource management
Awareness of Design to Value principles, or experience of cost reduction through product redesign
Broad knowledge of ingredients functionalities
People management experience would be an advantage
Expertise in one of chocolate/protein/cereal science desirable but not essential