R&D Scientist, Dairy, UK Wide

Focus Management Consultants Ltd
Competitive Salary and benefits package
Closing date
3 Aug 2021

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Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
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Rare opportunity to drive the long-term innovation agenda. Working with leading research partners on industry-leading projects.

This is a newly created role looking at long-term innovation in Dairy ingredients.

We are looking for a PhD qualified individual to establish and run joint projects with universities and research organisations. This will involve exploring new ingredient concepts and building knowledge in dairy processing.

This new role will help develop the innovation strategy and identify commercial opportunities for new product development. You'll be interpreting research findings and communicating these across the business. Using learnings gained from joint research projects you'll help the team to generate new product ideas. You'll take new concepts through pilot plant trials and provide support in presentations to customers. You'll be looking 5 years + ahead at what's new and exciting that can be utilised to give the company an ongoing commercial edge.

You'll be joining a well-established and successful business that really invests in R&D and is moving to an open innovation approach. You'll be part of a talented and supportive team who are passionate about developing great quality, innovative products for customers. The role offers flexible working and could be based at either Head Office or one of their sites. They offer a comprehensive benefits package and support for your career progression.

They would like you to bring…
  • PhD in Dairy Chemistry, Food Science or related discipline.
  • Experience of managing research projects
  • Interest in dairy ingredients and future innovation
  • Great communication skills & confidence presenting ideas
  • Being organised, detail focused and tenacious
  • Able to identify commercial opportunities

If this sounds like a match for you, we would love to hear from you. Please click apply to send over your CV or get in touch for further details.

REF. RLP895965


Since 1990, Focus Management has been changing the face of food and drink recruitment. 

During this time we have excelled to become the sector's leading recruitment consultancy in both UK and international markets.

If you're a candidate looking for food industry jobs, you've come to the right place. If you're a food or drink business looking for new talent, let's talk.

We have a wealth of experience working closely with a diverse range of food and drink manufacturers, food retailers, ingredients companies and food service businesses. In addition to placing candidates into Manufacturing, Technical, Engineering, Product Development, Sales, Marketing, HR, Supply Chain and Purchasing functions, we have built entire teams for some of the largest blue chip food companies in the world today.

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