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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: Process Development Engineer
Location: bio-bean Limited, Building 4002, Alconbury Weald, Cambridgeshire, PE28 4WX
Salary: Competitive

About bio-bean Limited

bio-bean® is an award-winning green energy company that has industrialised the process of  recycling waste  coffee  grounds into  advanced biofuels. bio-bean  is  a  small,  fast growing,  energetic  company  and  applicants should  be  excited  about  working  as key member  of  a  founder-led team.  bio-bean  has  commercial  offices  in  London,  with a processing plant in Cambridgeshire.

The Role

You will be a key member of the bio-bean R&D team reporting into the Chief Technology Officer with your focus being the product and process development of solid biofuels and biochemicals.  Contribute towards all aspects of technical development of products from concept and design, through prototyping and all the way to production. 

Key Responsibilities

  • Develop and execute plans and effectively lead internal and external projects.
  • Carry out formulation development on solid biofuels and coffee oil products.
  • Design, conduct and lead experiments at Alconbury, supplier and partner facilities.
  • Manage laboratory facility, source materials and carry out analytical tests.
  • Support problem solving activities related to existing and products in development.

 

Skills and Experience

Essentials

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering (or a related discipline).
  • A minimum of 5 years of related formulation development hands on work experience.
  • Work independently and able to manage a number of projects
  • Experience in project management of product development of consumer products
  • Ability to independently design, plan and execute project tasks and scientific research and development is required
  • Expert-level with processing and formulation equipment, plant layouts, and concepts/procedures for equipment design and sizing.
  • Must have excellent interpersonal, communication and organizational skills
  • Must have good knowledge of separation processes and particle mechanics

 

Desirables

  • Some expertise in Analytical method development, validation and stability testing
  • Strong  desire  to  work  in  the waste,  recycling  and  biomass industry
  • Expert knowledge of scientific principles, concepts, practices
  • Ability to contribute to invention disclosures, patents and publications is desired
  • Ability to produce and present technical information to internal and external audiences.
  • Proficiency in PC software applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, MS Project)
  • Full and clean UK Driving License.

 

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 green energy company that has industrialised the process of  recycling waste  coffee  grounds into  advanced biofuels. bio-bean  is  a  small,  fast growing,  energetic  company  and  applicants should  be  excited  about  working  as key member  of  a  founder-led team.  bio-bean  has  commercial  offices  in  London,  with a processing plant in Cambridgeshire.

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

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