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bio-bean is an award-winning business, the first company in the world to recycle waste coffee grounds into advanced biofuels. bio-bean is a fast-paced, dynamic organisation based in three locations, a London HQ and laboratory, and a coffee recycling factory based at Alconbury Weald, Cambridgeshire.  Please see below for all current job vacancies.

Role:  Business Development & Account Executive (full time)
Location: bio-bean, 6-8 Cole Street, London, SE1 4YH
Salary: Competitive

About bio-bean Ltd:

bio-bean is an award-winning clean technology company that has industrialised the process of recycling waste coffee grounds (WCG) into advanced biofuels. We are a small, dynamic business with offices in London and a factory in Cambridgeshire. We are passionate about our vision, values and people; we aim to be sustainable in everything we do whilst giving our people the space to grow and develop in a fast-moving and high-growth environment.

The Profile:

As Business Development & Account Executive you will work closely with members of the Commercial Team with your focus being the growth of bio-bean’s WCG feedstock pipeline.  The position will be based in bio-bean’s London office, with travel to meetings at the bio-bean factory in Cambridgeshire and elsewhere as required.

This role will report directly to the National Supply Chain Manager.

This role will include:

  • Acting as the primary point of contact for all new enquiries related to WCG collections and logging the journey of the customer relationship in the customer relationship management (CRM) tool.
  • Identifying, pursuing and generating new leads for WCG providers, and extending the reach of the collection network across the UK.
  • Closely managing and engaging with current WCG providers to maintain and encourage their continued support, enthusiasm and commitment to recycling their WCG through bio-bean.
  • Working with bio-bean’s waste management partners to raise the profile of their WCG collection service.
  • Attending feedstock relevant events and tradeshows, in addition to presenting on behalf of bio-bean at meetings, events and panels where necessary.
  • Attending all Commercial team meetings.
  • Liaising with the Marketing and Communications team to articulate requirements for marketing collateral and messaging required to engage and manage WCG providers and waste management companies (active or in the pipeline).
  • Using CRM to draw out areas for focus, key statistics and produce plans as a result of these.

 

Skills and experience required:

  • Outstanding organisational skills with the ability to juggle priorities and meet deadlines as part of a fast-growing team and business.
  • Proven ability to manage multiple work streams at a time.
  • Self-motivation, the ability to work autonomously and to generate ideas.
  • Enthusiasm for working in a small business, with commitment to the mission and goals of bio-bean.
  • Knowledge of the processes and logistics used in the waste management industry, and an understanding of the waste hierarchy.
  • Keen interest in sustainability and environmental issues.
  • Excellent stakeholder management and relationship skills.
  • Ability to negotiate whilst remaining polite and diplomatic.
  • Excellent presentation and written communication skills.
  • Experience of identifying and generating ways to attract new clients and business opportunities, and liaising with current clients to understand their needs.
  • The ability to meet deadlines at short notice.
  • Strong IT skills in MS Office, email and CRM tools, preferably Salesforce.
  • Employing strict attention to detail, particularly in logging client interactions in CRM.

To apply, please forward your CV and a covering letter to jobs@bio-bean.com

Role: Principal Product Development Scientist
Location: bio-bean Alconbury site, Cambridgeshire and BioPark, Welwyn Garden City
Salary: Competitive

About bio-bean Ltd:
bio-bean® is an award-winning clean technology company that has industrialised the process of recycling
waste coffee grounds into advanced biofuels. We are a small, dynamic business with offices in London
and a factory in Cambridgeshire. We are passionate about our vision, values and people; we aim to be
sustainable in everything we do whilst giving our people the space to grow and develop in a fast-moving
and high-growth environment.

The Profile:

We’re looking for hard working self-starters to join the team, who can keep up with the pace and want to make a difference. We still work in relatively small teams, so there’s no room for coasting along. We’re friendly, happy, and most importantly, we work hard. We’re not afraid to get our hands dirty and we’re all hugely passionate about what bio-bean is trying to achieve.

bio-bean’s head office is in London, our scientific laboratory is in the BioPark at Welwyn Garden City moving to our factory in Cambridgeshire possibly in the next 12 months. Find out more at www.bio-bean.com

The Principal Product Development Scientist will initially be based in the laboratory at the BioPark but it wouldn’t be unusual to be travelling across all our locations and to the offices of counterparties bio-bean is looking to do business with. We have just over 30 bio-bean colleagues across our sites/offices and we’re looking for someone who can and will support our ambition to deliver excellence and innovation from our exciting investments and current/future operations.

 

Things you’ll be working on

 Creating new flavour & fragrance and functional oil-based bio-chemical products from waste coffee grounds:

  • Using detailed analytical data and samples lead on the development of multiple high value products/compounds (both flavour & fragrances and functional oils) for commercial use in the food & beverage, healthcare, nutraceutical, cosmetic and other industries
  • Based on customer feedback make improvements to existing products as well as troubleshooting any issues arising from such products
  • Work with potential customers and partners to bring specific and highly demanded products to market
  • Create detailed analysis and reports for use both internally and externally to bio-bean
  • Develop a database of relevant and detailed invention records, prepare invention disclosures describing novel discoveries and provide technical support to patent attorneys for patent development

 

Being innovative and creative with compounds and product blends to deliver commercial value:

  • Proactive laboratory research to develop and create new product opportunities
  • Working closely with your colleagues in the lab and on pilot plants to develop and make specified products/compounds
  • Responsible for development and recording of experimental data to support development of robust formulations
  • Working with process scientists and engineers to identify the best manufacturing processes

 

Working to deadlines with commercial managers and customers to develop products:

  • Produce samples and specifications, CoAs and MSDSs (in accordance with regulatory requirements) for use in commercial discussions and negotiations
  • Supporting market analysis activities led by the commercial team to drive focus in product development
  • Travelling to third party offices to discuss and analyse information and opportunities
  • Communicating with customers to develop product opportunities and specific data requirements
  • Show a high degree of specialist knowledge when working with all other parties

 

Work to rigorous standards to ensure products comply with regulations:

  • As a minimum, our customers will require food grade standard products
  • Responsible for achieving and documenting all required standards
  • Researching and making recommendations on new product potential in light of all relevant standards
  • Managing links with external regulatory bodies to ensure our products reach required standards
  • If necessary registering products in accordance with standard requirements

 

Being a networker and able to present/publish where necessary and relevant:

  • Engaging with your existing professional network to leverage commercial and development opportunities
  • Where necessary or relevant communicate and build great networks, and possibly present data at conferences
  • Work with our ever-increasing network of world class universities to drive new opportunities and understand the very best available techniques for future proofing of the business
  • Build contacts with partners who can provide essential technical and commercial support and possibly opportunities to bring products to market at great speed

 

 Helping bring our values to life and making bio-bean a great place to work:

  • Coordinate a range of multi-disciplinary projects with scientists, engineers and other teams
  • Assist in building the knowledge base for all relevant teams, most especially commercial to build a credible and robust commercial product range
  • In due course, recruit and support Product Development Scientists to build continuous improvement techniques across the research, pilot plant and laboratory facilities
  • Bring excellence in project management with a good deadline driven mentality to relevant projects; delivery right first time, on time and in budget
  • As needed, lead and support supplier tendering and negotiating processes, including managing excellence in negotiations, external meetings and contract documentation
  • Create great communication documents and presentations to enable improved knowledge and update the company, including possibly the Board, with commercial and product opportunities

 

Whilst the above is a guide to general expectation of the role, we expect this position to evolve allowing you greater scope to gain both knowledge and experience within the Product Development role and the wider product development and research arena.

 

The deal breakers

  • Previous experience of at least 7 years in industry bringing new innovative, (bio-)chemical compound products to market within the flavour & fragrance, food & beverage or other relevant industry sector, with experience of formulation equipment and processing
  • A Masters or PhD in Chemistry, food science or a related, relevant discipline
  • Excellent verbal communication skills, with the ability to communicate clearly, effectively and appropriately with colleagues at all levels
  • Excellence in technical report writing plus the ability to bring both detailed information and technical data to commercial life for a range of different audiences
  • Experience of presenting to large audiences and networking at relevant external events
  • Ability to track and manage an opex and capex budget
  • Experience of developing, coaching and leading other scientists and work colleagues

And you are…

  • Keen to have real ownership
  • Creative and interested in sustainable, novel approaches to existing products in the market
  • Someone who exceeds people’s expectations on a regular basis
  • Highly professional and approachable always
  • Resourceful and proactive with a positive approach when issues arise
  • Always looking for ways to improve how things are done
  • Someone with excellent organisational skills for yourself and those around you
  • Able to prioritise tasks effectively and have slick time management skills
  • Keen to grow experience and expertise in product development and research
  • Experience of negotiating contracts and service level agreements

To apply, please email jobs@bio-bean.com

Role: Senior EC&I Engineer
Location: bio-bean Alconbury site, Cambridgeshire
Salary: Competitive

About bio-bean Ltd:
bio-bean® is an award-winning clean technology company that has industrialised the process of recycling
waste coffee grounds into advanced biofuels. We are a small, dynamic business with offices in London
and a factory in Cambridgeshire. We are passionate about our vision, values and people; we aim to be
sustainable in everything we do whilst giving our people the space to grow and develop in a fast-moving
and high-growth environment.

The Profile:

The Senior EC&I Engineer will be based at our Factory at Alconbury but it wouldn’t be unusual for you to travel to suppliers/contractors offices and move across all our locations. We have just over 30 bio-bean colleagues across our London and Alconbury offices and we’re looking for someone who will support our ambition to deliver excellence and innovation from our factory investments and continuing operations.

 

Things you’ll be working on

  • Design and specify a new control and instrumentation philosophy for the upgraded factory
  • Procure, manage the installation, and commission the control and automation system
  • Design of a Safety Instrumented System for the upgraded factory
  • Develop electrical, control and instrumentation standards for bio-bean factories
  • Design and build of a central control room from which the entire process can be monitored and operated.
  • Develop a process to automatically provide operational data to the relevant people to support continuous improvement and performance management
  • Make recommendations for data collection systems and implement solutions to aid process understanding
  • Be the owner of safe designs, relevant written procedures and safety enhancements in process and electrical installations
  • Design relevant electrical safety systems including earthing and lighting protection, design for explosive atmospheres
  • Coordinate a range of multi-disciplinary projects with other engineering and operations teams
  • Assist in building the knowledge base for all the operations team to operate and work the factory in the most effective and efficient manner
  • Support Production and Engineering leaders to build continuous improvement techniques across the operation
  • Bring excellence in project management with a good deadline driven mentality to relevant projects; delivery right first time, on time and in budget
  • Lead supplier tendering and negotiating processes, including managing excellence in negotiations, external meetings and contract documentation.
  • New factory operations are targeted in the UK, EU and further afield
  • Bring excellence from the UK factory to other sites and deliver a new standard of excellence to all bio-bean operations
  • Work with new team members building the bio-bean philosophy and culture

 

Whilst the above is a guide to general expectation of the role, we expect this position to evolve allowing you greater scope to gain both knowledge and experience within the EC&I role and the wider engineering team.

 

Your skills and experience

  • Previous experience of at least 5 years in a relevant industrial background
  • A degree or time served apprenticeship in a relevant Engineering Discipline
  • Excellent verbal communication skills, with the ability to communicate clearly, effectively and appropriately with colleagues at all levels
  • Experience of Safety Instrumented Systems, design and specification
  • Ability to track and manage opex and capex project budgets
  • Experience of negotiating contracts and service level agreements
  • A history of delivering cost effective, well designed electrical, control and instrumentation projects to programme dates and to budget
  • Good working knowledge of current Electrical Regulations, British Standards, Codes of Practices, and Health and Safety regulations (including CDM)
  • Flexibility for national and international travel with a full UK driving licence

 

And you are…

  • Keen to have real ownership
  • Someone who exceeds people’s expectations on a regular basis
  • Highly professional and approachable always
  • Have good attention to detail and excellent technical report writing skills
  • Resourceful and proactive with a positive approach when issues arise
  • Always looking for ways to improve how things are done
  • Someone with excellent organisational skills for yourself and those around you
  • Knowledge of a range of PLC’s and software programming ability
  • Able to prioritise tasks effectively and have slick time management skills
  • Keen to grow experience and expertise in not only EC&I disciplines but also in a multidisciplinary engineering team

 To apply, please email jobs@bio-bean.com

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