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About the Company
This company’s vision is to be the world’s most innovative and trusted dairy business. They have a high performing culture and world class facility. This is an exciting opportunity to be on the ground floor, supporting the technical team of this entrepreneurial producer of nutritional dairy products…
We are looking for an experienced Senior Research Engineer. This role will provide great commercial value, through driving and delivering engineering and technology outputs via the innovation product pipeline. You will lead and deliver dairy engineering and technology research programmes and projects. This will contribute heavily towards the commercialisation of new process and product development projects.
This role plays a key role in identifying new research opportunities that are aligned to the business strategy
Skills & Experience
Strategically helping build and lead R&D programmes that meet the business & technology needs, by identifying new R&D opportunities.
Developing and leading dairy engineering and technology research programmes to enable new process and product development across all categories.
Providing strong dairy engineering and technology expertise and leadership.
Liaise with external research providers and managing trials through external food pilot facilities.
Demonstrate scientific leadership through breadth, depth and currency of theoretical expertise in specialised dairy engineering and technology areas.
A PhD / Master’s degree in dairy engineering, food engineering, chemical engineering or process engineering
Minimum of 5 – 8 years’ experience in a commercial dairy research organisation
Experience in process design or commercialisation of new technology – essential
Strong, excellent track record of research and development projects delivered successfully
Dairy research, manufacturing and product development experience is preferred over other food manufacturing
Strong strategic skills and vision
Thought leadership and drive as a subject matter expert
Ability to work in an inclusive and collaborative manner with other team members.
A true passion for the dairy food industry
If you look good in a lab coat and like a mountain view, this could be for you.
Indicative Salary Range: £70000 – 77000
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