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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: Supply Chain Business Development Executive
Location: bio-bean, 6-8 Cole Street, London, SE1 4YH
Dates: Full time, starting immediately
Salary: Competitive

About bio-bean Limited

bio-bean is an award-winning clean technology company that has industrialised the process of recycling spent coffee grounds (“SCG”) into advanced biofuels. We work within existing waste management infrastructure to collect SCG from businesses across the UK, which are recycled into highly calorific advanced biofuels – namely biomass pellets and briquettes (‘Coffee Logs’) for heating buildings and a range of biochemicals for various bespoke applications.

bio-bean is a small but fast growing and energetic company and applicants should be excited about working as a key part of a dynamic team. bio-bean’s head office and laboratory are located in London and the factory in Cambridgeshire. Find out more at www.bio-bean.com.

The Role

  • As Supply Chain Business Development Executive you will work closely with members of the Commercial Team with your focus being the growth of bio-bean’s SCG feedstock pipeline as well as sales outlets for bio-bean’s advanced biofuel and biochemical products.
  • A key member of the Commercial Team and a central link between feedstock suppliers and bio-bean’s manufacturing and sales channels.
  • Requirement to build upon the existing clients that bio-bean has and crucially to generate new business and extend the reach of bio-bean’s SCG collection network across the UK.
  • Build and maintain strong working relationships with all clients and partners.
  • The position will be based in bio-bean’s London office with travel to meetings at the bio-bean factory in Cambridgeshire as required.

 

Key Responsibilities

  • Primary point of contact for all new enquiries for SCG collections.
  • Manage the SCG feedstock client database and on-going correspondence.
  • Identify, pursue and grow opportunities for the collection of SCG nationwide:
    • Support the relationships with bio-bean’s waste management partners, and grow their collection routes.
    • Identify and approach waste management companies to explore potential partnerships.
    • Actively identify potential feedstock suppliers.
    • Present and network at, and attend feedstock relevant events.
    • Engage with the existing supply chain, developing positive customer relationships and experiences, with the aim of growing collections:
  • Work closely with the Marketing and Communications Team to produce materials and create targeted communications for current SCG suppliers to encourage their continued support and involvement.
  • Work with the Marketing and Communications Team to produce a variety of relevant and up-to-date case studies for external publication.
  • Work closely with the Sales Team to actively seek out outlets for the sale of bio-bean products.
  • Liaise internally to ensure that product offerings and potential markets are correctly aligned.

 

Skills and Experience

  • 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 while paying strict attention to detail.
  • Self-motivation, ability to work autonomously and commitment to the mission and goals of bio-bean.
  • BA/BSc degree or equivalent.
  • Excellent stakeholder management & relationship skills, listening, negotiation & presentation skills, and verbal & written communications skills.
  • Strong IT skills in MS Office, Excel, email and preferably CRM tools.
  • Strong team player.
  • Preferable but not essential:
    • Knowledge of the processes and logistics used in the waste recycling industry.
    • Experience in creating marketing collateral.
    • Keen interest in sustainability and environmental issues.
    • Proven track record of securing new customers and growing customer sales
  • Must have good knowledge of separation processes and particle mechanics

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

Role: Biochemicals – Business Development Manager
Location: bio-bean Limited. 6 – 8 Cole Street, London, SE14YH with travel as required. 
Dates: Full time, starting immediately
Salary: Competitive

About bio-bean Limited

bio-bean is an award-winning clean technology company that has industrialised the process of recycling spent coffee grounds (“SCG”) into advanced biofuels. We work within existing waste management infrastructure to collect SCG from businesses across the UK, which are recycled into highly calorific advanced biofuels – namely biomass pellets and briquettes (‘Coffee Logs’) for heating buildings and a range of biochemicals for various bespoke applications.

bio-bean is a small but fast growing and energetic company and applicants should be excited about working as a key part of a dynamic team. bio-bean’s head office and laboratory are located in London and the factory in Cambridgeshire. Find out more at www.bio-bean.com.

The Role

  • As Biochemicals BDM you will report into bio-bean’s Chief Commercial Officer and work closely with other members of both the commercial,marketing and R&D  teams with your focus being the growth of the company’s sales pipeline of advanced biochemicals.
  • A central link between the feedstock, R&D and manufacturing capabilities and sales channels. The role will encompass a broad range of products and potential end users.
  • Requirement to build upon the existing clients and leads that bio-bean has and crucially to develop new sales models, generate new business and extend the reach of bio-bean’s sales network across the UK and in due course abroad.
  • Build and maintain strong working relationships with all clients and partners (internal and external).
  • The position will be based at the bio-bean head office in London with regular travel to meetings.

 

Key Responsibilities

  • Work with the commercial and R&D teams in the development of key accounts, including technical and feasibility meetings across the flavour & fragrance and food & beverage sectors, specifically with regards to  food grade speciality (coffee) oils.
  • Work both independently and alongside a team in order to drive sales revenue.
  • Undertake market research and analysis – to understand the competition and to explore other commercial opportunities.
  • Provide feedback to the business on product performance in the field, suggested solutions and customer support relating to product performance problems.
  • Keep abreast of current and potential trends/developments in relevant sectors (competitor products and user requirements) and provide updates to the commercial team and senior management.
  • Work with the marketing/communications team to tell the bio-bean story, position products in the marketplace and promote bio-bean’s USP.
  • Primary point of contact for all external enquiries for sales of biochemicals.  Respond to client communications or queries and resolve any client issues.
  • Negotiate and secure commercial relationships and supply agreements.
  • Management of the sales pipelines:
    • qualification of sales prospects;
    • preparation of internal cost analysis for sales opportunities;
    • preparation and presentation of commercial proposals to third parties; and
    • management reporting on sales pipelines and preparation of associated board papers.
  • Liaise internally to ensure that product offerings and potential markets are correctly aligned.
  • Sales account management – business development, attending meetings with leads, management of leads and finalising sales.
  • Liaise with R&D, production, and logistics teams to ensure that stock levels and sales pipeline volumes are aligned.
  • Forecast and track key account metrics and update client forecasts.

 

Skills and Experience

  • We are looking for a commercially focused scientist. A strong understanding of organic chemistry will be essential and an MSc, PhD or equivalent in a relevant discipline would be a bonus. 
  • Ability to translate scientific and technical information into commercial and marketing functions in a compelling and simple manner.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and organisational skills.
  • Excellent negotiation and presentation skills – both verbal and written.
  • Strong desire to work in the recycling/clean technology industry, with ideally experience in the food grade speciality oil/oil derived biochemicals sector.
  • Experience with commercial negotiation, procurement and sales with large B2B businesses.
  • Proven track record of securing new customers and growing customer sales.
  • Keen interest in sustainability and environmental issues.
  • Strong IT skills in MS Office, email and CRM tools.
  • Strong data analysis skills.
  • Proven ability to manage multiple projects at a time while paying strict attention to detail meet deadlines as part of a fast growing team and business.
  • Strong team player.
  • Self-motivated, ability to work autonomously as well as part of a team and commitment to the mission and goals of bio-bean.
  • Full and clean UK driving License.

 

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

Role: Project Engineer
Location: bio-bean Limited. Alconbury Weald
Dates: Full time, starting immediately
Salary: Competitive

About bio-bean Limited

bio-bean is an award-winning clean technology company that has industrialised the process of recycling spent coffee grounds (“SCG”) into advanced biofuels. We work within existing waste management infrastructure to collect SCG from businesses across the UK, which are recycled into highly calorific advanced biofuels – namely biomass pellets and briquettes (‘Coffee Logs’) for heating buildings and a range of biochemicals for various bespoke applications.

bio-bean is a small but fast growing and energetic company and applicants should be excited about working as a key part of a dynamic team. bio-bean’s head office and laboratory are located in London and the factory in Cambridgeshire. Find out more at www.bio-bean.com.

The Role

You will work for bio-bean’s Engineering Director and closely with other members of the team with your focus being the development of bio-bean’s Alconbury factory and eventual project development beyond Alconbury.

  • Lead engineer for all engineering projects at bio-bean’s Alconbury factory.
  • Researching suitable solutions and estimating costs and timescales.
  • Drawing up plans using computer-assisted engineering and design software.
  • Mechanical design, specification and procurement.
  • Management of installation projects.
  • Basic specification of electrical systems.
  • Testing installations and systems, and analysing data.
  • Preparing product documentation, writing reports and giving presentation
  • Confirming system and components capabilities.
  • Ability to troubleshoot mechanical systems and put solutions in place working to tight timelines.
  • Build and maintain strong working relationships with all clients and partners.
  • The position will be based at the bio-bean factory in Cambridgeshire with travel to bio-bean’s London office and supplier/partner facilities as required.

 

Skills and Experience

Essential

  • Strong desire to work in the recycling/clean technology industry and a keen interest in sustainability and environmental issues.
  • Degree or time served Apprenticeship in a relevant Engineering discipline, or a closely related field.
  • At least 3 years’ experience working in industry, with experience delivering engineering projects.
  • Experience working in mechanical and process design with a thorough understanding of other related disciplines.
  • A track record of delivering cost-effective, well-designed engineering projects to programme dates and to budget.
  • Demonstration of technical and practical problem solving.
  • Strong IT skills.
  • Strong technical problem-solving ability
  • Engineering Project management experience with proven ability to manage multiple projects at a time while paying strict attention to detail.
  • Good working knowledge of current British Standards, Codes of Practices, and Health and Safety regulations.
  • Outstanding organisation skills with the ability to juggle priorities and meet deadlines as part of a fast-growing team and business.
  • Self-motivation, ability to work autonomously and commitment to the mission and goals of bio-bean.
  • Flexibility for national and international travel.
  • Full UK driving licence.

 

Desirable

  • Experience with procurement, tendering and value engineering.
  • Strong presentation skills and ability to deliver persuasive presentations.
  • Ability to produce clear, concise technical reports.
  • Ability to design and troubleshoot electrical systems

 

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

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