Chief Chemist / New Product Development & Research Officer

Location
Kent
Salary
£45,000 - £55,000 + Stock options
Posted
25 May 2017
Closes
24 Jun 2017
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

My client is Private Equity backed technology business, extracting materials out of plants then developing ingredients for customers within the personal care, nutrition and pharma industry. Holding a unique patented technology and with a strong and experienced leadership team in place, my client is now at product commercialisation stage and is ready to scale up production. 

Critical in helping them achieve their growth targets is the appointment of a dynamic, ambitious individual to define and deliver the strategic NPD plan and to lead the R&D team; work across the company spectrum ensuring products are developed with a strong commercial return.

The successful candidate will have a chemist background, and are likely to hold a Ph.D, ideally working for a company developing ingredients for customers within the pharma, food or personal care industry.  You could be extracting materials out of plants, or could be developing ingredients from compounds or synthetic products.  You may be currently Head of R&D or in a Product Development type role, interfacing externally with customers as well as internally with chemists with a strong commercial focus on product development. 

This is a unique opportunity to join a business that is poised for significant growth and success.  There will be the opportunity for stock options and therefore significant wealth creation in the medium to longer term.

Please respond with full CV and salary details to a.hayes@oryxes.co.uk