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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: Factory Assistant
Location: bio-bean, 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

  • As Factory Assistant you will work closely with bio-bean’s Factory Accountant, Executive Assistant, Group Financial Accountant, Leadership team and other team members and you will support all functions of the team
  • Hands on roll – dealing with daily routines designed to maintain accurate information
  • Maintain an effective factory middle/back office support function
  • Provide support for factory finance, procurement, logistics and other administrative functions
  • Maintain excellent working relationships with budget-holders and Group Finance
  • Ordering consumables for the factory and maintaining key stocks
  • Keeping records of employee absence and holidays
  • Organising factory meetings, booking meeting rooms and catering
  • Processing purchase invoices, ensuring tight control environment and accurate input
  • Answering incoming calls


Key Responsibilities

  • Responsible for accuracy and control across relevant finance systems
  • Assistance in delivering finance and operations reporting
  • Responsible for various middle/back office functions within the Alconbury based operating business
  • Welcoming visitors and directing incoming calls as required
  • Assisting any member of factory staff as necessary
  • Assisting central administrative function, raising dispatch notes and purchase orders and liaising with customers and suppliers
  • Maintaining key operational databases


Skills and Experience


  • Experience with Microsoft Office packages (especially MS Word and MS Excel)
  • Experience working in dynamic office environment
  • Self-motivation, ability to work autonomously and commitment to the mission and goals of bio-bean
  • Keen to develop processes and improve systems
  • Interested in financial systems
  • Personable manner and good communicator with all business stakeholders
  • Ability to drive to site



  • Experience of inputting financial data in systems (e.g. Sage)


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