R&D Manager - Food Ingredients

Employer
Hyper Recruitment Solutions
Location
Cambridge
Salary
£55000 - £70000 per annum
Closing date
13 Oct 2021
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Job Details

We are currently looking for an R&D Manager to join a growing, and well financially backed start up based in the Cambridgeshire area, however the role will involve periodic travel overseas to US and Europe.

The company is seeking an experiencedResearch & Development Manager - Food Ingredientswith a background in food science, product development and manufacturing to coordinate and lead activity across its food science, quality and regulatory, as well as intellectual property teams.

Our preferred candidate will have: i) a deep understanding of underpinning science with an aptitude for quickly picking up new technical concepts, ii) 7+ years' experience working across various commercial food science functions from laboratory to manufacturing, including quality and regulatory aspects, and experience of developing and protecting intellectual property iii) have simultaneously line managed several teams covering different technical disciplines.


KEY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Reporting to the Head of Research, your duties as the R&D Manager will be varied however the key duties and responsibilities are as follows:

1. Manage a growing internal team, currently seven scientists and engineers, and external service providers to meet the company's process industrialisation objectives.

2. Provide scientific and technical process support for both the site laboratories and pilot plant and be the key contact for external contract / toll manufacturers.

3. Lead the analytical services department to ensure samples are analysed and results reported efficiently and that the department's equipment and capability matches the company's needs. With senior team, lead on planning, design and execution of process related Research & Development projects.

4. Engage with industry experts on relevant topics and work alongside Food Ingredients, Clinical & Regulatory Affairs and Business Development teams to understand the strategic direction of your team's research.

5. Apply scientific principles to build knowledge of our end-to-end manufacturing process. Develop and implement new chemical and physical characterisation methods, processing techniques and product analyses.

6. Compile specifications and information for optimised unit operations and pro-actively look for potentially unforeseen process improvements.

7. Analyse & present the team's results both in writing and orally to update senior management.

8. Proactively contribute to the development of the company's Intellectual Property portfolio.

9. Ensure all work is performed in line with company's SHE policies and lead the development of the company's SHE practices for laboratories and pilot plant.


ROLE REQUIREMENTS:

To be successful in your application to this exciting opportunity as the R&D Manager - Food Ingredients we are looking to identify the following on your profile and past history:

1. Relevant degree in a life sciences related sector, with a scientific and/or technical background. Deep understanding of food science, quality & regulatory and intellectual property principles. Working across various commercial food science functions from laboratory to manufacturing, including quality and regulatory aspects, and experience of developing and protecting intellectual property.

2. Proven experience of effectively managing teams with strong project management & leadership skills. Ability to undertake multiple projects simultaneously to deliver against tight deadlines and to contribute both as part of a team and individually.

3. Passion for disruptive technologies, products and making a difference. Strong work ethic - prepared to put in extra hours when then are really needed.


Key Words: R&D Manager | Food Ingredients | Quality and Regulatory | Intellectual Property

Hyper Recruitment Solutions Ltd (HRS) is an Equal Opportunities employer who are certified by Investors in People for talent development. We therefore welcome applications for any interested parties who fulfil the role requirements for this position. HRS is a company exclusively supporting the science and technology sectors, and is made up of a collaboration of recruitment professionals and scientists. We look forward to helping you with your next career moves.

Company

Hyper Recruitment Solutions is a specialist and highly compliant recruitment consultancy dedicated to the Science and Technology sectors.

Hyper Recruitment Solutions (HRS), founded and run by Ricky Martin and in partnership with Lord Alan Sugar, has a wealth of recruitment expertise as well as compliance and commercial awareness. We offer a range of permanent, temporary and contract staff.

Our vision is to provide recruitment solutions which will assist in the improvement and quality of life for all. To do so, HRS will focus on the support of sectors whose primary focus is in making the world a better place. This could be working for a Pharmaceutical company who is developing new and existing therapeutics or an FMCG business who is making the latest consumer products in a sustainable and efficient way. We want to provide a service to those areas of actual need which will have an impact on us all.

We provide services across a broad range of industries including the following specialist sectors:

• Biotechnology
• Pharmaceutical
• Medical Device
• Clinical Research
• CMO / CRO
• Food / FMCG
• Engineering
• Science

With all jobseekers we are looking to form close relationships where we can offer you the most accurate and useful advice. We intend to not only find and present the most ideal career options to you, but we want to provide advice on the entire recruitment process. We are a business who listens and advises and as shown on our website we have a clear ‘candidate commitment’ to ensure your search is in the most professional and capable hands. Some of the key areas we focus on include:


• Quality Assurance (including Qualified Persons)
• Clinical Research (all phases and therapeutic fields)
• Bioinformatics
• Research & Development
• Consumer Insight and Sensory
• Lean and Continuous Improvement
• Engineering (all disciplines)
• Manufacturing, Scale up and Technology Transfer
• Packaging and Sustainability 
• Medical Affairs
• Sales and Business Development
• Information Systems & Technology
• Executive Appointments


HRS has been awarded membership to the REC (Recruitment and Employment Confederation) and APSCo (Association of Professional Staffing Companies). This is to assure all clients and candidates that our processes and practices comply with all relevant government and recruitment industry regulations.

Lord Sugar, Ricky Martin and everyone at HRS look forward to working with you. Please do not hesitate to visit our website www.hyperec.com or contact us via
Telephone: 02032 255 120
Email:info@hyperec.com


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Location
Amshold House
Goldings Hill
Loughton,
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