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R&D Scientist

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Do you think of yourself as a crazy scientist, always experimenting and striving to create new concepts or solve the impossible?

Do you have a passion for food and new culinary trends?

Have you launched new, super innovative products which challenge the norm and stand out in a competitive market place?

If this sounds like you... we want to hear from you!

We have partnered with an extremely creative FMCG food brand based in central London, who are responsible for launching products into one of the newest and fastest growing categories in the industry.

This VC backed business has just raised over £4m worth of investment to launch an exciting new innovation hub and to grow their team - they are looking for an experienced R&D Scientist to come on board to take the lead on all R&D concepts and experiments.

The ideal candidate must have an in-depth knowledge of food proteins and oils.

What will the role involve?

- Lead the core science and idea development of completely Vegan capabilities to be used in products launched to market
- Execute world class R&D into the next wave of high quality free-from products, working directly with the innovation team – leading on quality, texture and taste
- Build strong external partnerships with universities, consultants and industry experts within the plant based area
- Take the lead on laboratory experiments, formulation builds and developments for new applications of plant based proteins
- Lead on the understanding of product microstructure and analysis, whilst assisting in work around incrementally improving the company’s existing products
- Work closely and collaboratively with the Head of Innovation in building up the innovation team moving forwards
- Keep close to future market trends and appetites, attending key trade-shows locally and internationally, to help inform the company’s innovation strategy moving forwards
- We estimate that you’ll spend around half of your time in our main office (based in central London) and the other half in our R&D facility. That facility will be based about 15 minutes away from the office.

What are we looking for?

- PHD (preferred) or Masters degree in food science, engineering, chemistry or equivalent
- >3 years experience as a scientist in R&D / formulation / research within food
- Deep knowledge in oils and proteins (plant-based a bonus)
- Experience with sensory profiling in food
- Experience in design of experiments, running lab trials and scale up of capabilities
- Knowledge and understanding of IP development
- Experience working with product development teams that have successfully launched products in market
- Positive attitude, proactivity and a tenacious character: things in our business can change very quickly, so being comfortable reacting quickly to unexpected opportunities and challenges is super important too!
- Ability and interest to work cross-functionally and build solid relationship internally
- Honesty & integrity

Procurement Value Delivery Manager

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The Organisation

A Global FMCG business seeking to recruit a Procurement Value Delivery Manager to lead complex transformational/change programmes within our client’s procurement team.

The Role
You will be responsible for overall management and execution of projects with the support of the buying team. In addition, you will be supported by the Head of Procurement Excellence to drive consistency and best-practice between Category Teams.

The role of Procurement Value Delivery Manager is a new role that has arisen to help the Procurement Team to ensure execution excellence as the projects the team looks to deliver increasingly become more technical and advanced in nature. The role will help the Procurement and the broader business leadership drive change more quickly and will support the existing Buying Team by providing more focus to their current roles.

Responsibilities:

- Fully own and manage the pipeline of projects being delivered by the procurement team

- Lead the cross functional ideation, feasibility, and project chartering of new opportunities

- Complete financial forecasting and execute cost savings projects

- Collaborate with cross functional teams in Procurement, R&D, Quality, Sustainability etc to ensure on-time and on-target project execution

- Champion best practices, continually improving ways of working by collaboration with value delivery peers and the procurement Excellence Team

- Where required conduct Supplier negotiations, bids, renewals to deliver annual awards for mega tender projects

- Identify and deliver on synergies as a result of M&A activity

- Work with manufacturing excellence Team to execute and support make vs. buy decisions

- Effectively manage relationships with manufacturing facilities

- Ensure compliance related process and procedures are uncompromised

- Assure high quality standards, on-time deliveries, bench costs and ensure food safety regulations & CSR requirements from all Suppliers

 

The Candidate

- Experience of complex procurement project management ideally gained within a management consulting or FMCG environment.
- 4 + years’ Experience in a functional procurement/category management role ideally within FMCG
- Breath / Depth experience in sourcing processes and procurement standard methodologies, with experience of implementing them in a global environment
- Strong commercial acumen
- Strong collaborative working skills
- Strong stakeholder management
- Excellent project management pedigree
- Able to delivery ongoing improvement and best practices, willing to identify and come up with potential solutions

Health and Safety Manager - 6 Month FTC

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The Organisation

A leading FMCG business based in the Cumbria region seeking to recruit a Health and Safety Manager for a 6 month fixed term contract.

The Role

Drive Health & Safety and work closely with the manufacturing team to promote health & Safety practices and policies.

Collate daily checks and paperwork, ensure compliance and actions are competed

Comply with H&S legislation on Accidents, Risk Assessment, COSHH, PPE and Fire

Provide an effective administration service for Health & Safety within the business

To implement procedures / policies to ensure compliance and with full involvement of managers.

To be active in all areas of factory at least daily, conduct audits, working closely with the key personnel to understand and correct any areas of non-compliance, escalating and recording as appropriate.

To complete inductions, Return to Work Interviews, investigations, and necessary training

Carry out Assessments and Audits on behalf of the Company.

Manage the Health & Safety Committee meetings

The Candidate

Experience of working within a team of people to deliver results / performance in a food, drink, or consumer manufacturing environment within a fast-paced environment.

NEBOSH Qualification is essential

Proficient in all Microsoft Office / IT software, data trending and graph generation / pivot table creation.

Able to plan and prioritise balancing day to day production needs with the longer-term objectives of the department.

Leads by good example, consistently sets standards of operation, and encourages teamwork and feedback, recognising potential.

Understands the demands on the team supporting as appropriate.

Demonstrates an excellent standard of written and verbal communication in all areas.