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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:          Retail & Commercial Sales Executive
Location:    bio-bean, Building 4002, Alconbury Weald Enterprise Park, PE28 4WX
Dates:          Full time, starting immediately
Salary:         Competitive

 

About bio-bean

bio-bean is an award-winning clean technology company that has industrialised the process of recycling spent coffee grounds into advanced biofuels. We work within the existing waste management infrastructure to collect spent coffee grounds from cafés, restaurants, offices, transport hubs and instant coffee factories which are recycled into two highly calorific advanced biofuels – biomass pellets for heating buildings, and Coffee Logs for domestic stove users. bio-bean are also developing a range of high value oil products from oil extracted from spent coffee grounds.

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 is in London while its factory and laboratory are in Alconbury, Cambridgeshire. Find out more at bio-bean.com.

The role

As Retail & Commercial Sales Executive you will be based at the bio-bean factory in Cambridgeshire, and you will:

  • report to bio-bean’s Business Development Manager, working closely with other members of both the commercial and marketing teams
  • focus on the growth of the company’s sales pipeline for bio-bean’s advanced solid biofuel products, in particular those products with a retail focus (i.e. Coffee Logs)
  • be a central link between the feedstock arm of the business, bio-bean’s manufacturing capabilities and sales channels
  • build upon and maintain bio-bean’s existing relations with clients, partners
  • 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
  • work closely and collaboratively with our London-based marketing and communications team and attend regular team meetings at our London office
  • be expected to attend client meetings and spend time prospecting (approx. two days a week
  • be expected to spend time away from home; as a company we attend and exhibit at several trade shows in the UK and Europe.

 

Responsibilities

  • Be the primary point of contact for all external enquiries for sales of retail solid biofuels, responding to client communications or queries and resolving any client issues.
  • Take an active role in the sales and marketing of bio-bean’s advanced biofuel products.
  • Secure commercial relationships and supply agreements with major retailers.
  • Market research and analysis of commercial opportunities.
  • Identify, pursue and grow commercial opportunities.
  • 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 factory team to ensure that stock levels and sales pipeline volumes are aligned.
  • Forecast and track key account metrics and update client forecasts.

 

Essential skills and experience

  • BA/BSc degree or equivalent.
  • Clean driving licence and own car
  • Relevant category management/trade marketing experience.
  • Experience of selling into large retail outlets and chains.
  • Strong desire to work in the recycling/clean technology industry
  • Keen interest in sustainability and environmental issues.
  • Experience with commercial negotiation and procurement with large B2B businesses.
  • Proven track record of securing new customers and growing customer sales.
  • 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 and meet deadlines, as part of a fast-growing team and business.
  • Strong team player.
  • Excellent negotiation and presentation skills – both verbal and written.
  • Self-motivation, ability to work autonomously and commitment to the mission and goals of bio-bean.
  • Desirable:
  • Experience in the solid biomass sector
  • A good working knowledge of, and desire to contribute to, social media channels

 

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

Role:            Shift Manager – Production
Location:    bio-bean, Alconbury Weald, Huntingdon PE28 4WX
Dates:         Full time, starting immediately
Salary:        Competitive

About bio-bean

bio-bean is an award-winning clean technology company that has industrialised the process of recycling spent coffee grounds into advanced biofuels. We work within existing waste management infrastructure to collect spent coffee grounds from cafes, restaurants, offices, transport hubs and instant coffee factories which are recycled into two highly calorific advanced biofuels – biomass pellets for heating buildings and Coffee Logs for domestic stove users. bio-bean are developing a range of high value oil products from oil extracted from spent coffee grounds.

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 is located in London and the factory and laboratory in Cambridgeshire. Find our more at www.bio-bean.com

The profile:

The successful Production Shift Manager will have proven production experience and excellent leadership qualities. You will ideally come from a semi-automated production line environment and experience in pellet production or recycling would be desirable but not essential.

The Production Shift Manager will have a track record that demonstrates excellent planning and organising skills: be a problem solver; be a good communicator and have experience of working to very high standards of safety and housekeeping.

The role:

As Production Shift Manager, your key role will be to ensure the daily and weekly production targets are met whilst maintaining the highest standards of safety, quality and efficiency. You will be an effective leader and have experience of managing teams including mentoring and training.

You will be able to:

  • Lead motivate and develop the team, to ensure planned output requirements/quality standards are met whilst ensuring all H&S guidelines are followed
  • Monitor and report on production vs downtime and ensure corrective action is taken as required.
  • Develop team working across the factory applying continuous improvement principles
  • Be responsible for training operators and technical operators
  • Oversee the activities of goods in, goods out and stock control
  • Ensure that routine safety, quality and maintenance checks are completed
  • Ensure regular communication/briefing to provide the team with the relevant information to carry out their shift to maximum effect

 

Experience and qualities required

  • At least two years experience in a similar position.
  • IT literate to intermediate standard
  • Knowledge of Management Systems (ISO 9001, ISO 14001, etc).

 

Reporting Lines and Working arrangements

  • Reporting directly to the Factory Supervisor
  • Working in conjunction with the Quality & Sustainability Systems Coordinator, the Health, Safety and Facilities Coordinator and the Logistics Coordinator.
  • Working 40 hours per week on a 12-hour shift pattern, days and nights. There may be an option to work continuous nights or days.
  • Based at Alconbury Weald – own transport required.

 

How to apply

Please send your CV and a covering letter to ray@bio-bean.com

Role:           Senior Product Development Scientist
Location:    bio-bean, Alconbury Weald, Huntingdon PE28 4WX
Dates:         Full time, starting immediately
Salary:        Competitive

About bio-bean

bio-bean is an award-winning clean technology company that has industrialised the process of recycling spent coffee grounds into advanced biofuels. We work within existing waste management infrastructure to collect spent coffee grounds from cafes, restaurants, offices, transport hubs and instant coffee factories which are recycled into two highly calorific advanced biofuels – biomass pellets for heating buildings and Coffee Logs for domestic stove users. bio-bean are developing a range of high value oil products from oil extracted from spent coffee grounds.

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 is located in London and the factory and laboratory in Cambridgeshire. Find our more at www.bio-bean.com

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 development and analytical testing of solid biofuels and biochemicals.  You will contribute towards all aspects of technical development of products from concept, design, prototyping and all through to production.

 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 for existing and products in development

 

Skills and Experience

Essentials

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry, pharmaceutical science (or a related discipline)
  • 5 years minimum hands on experience in formulation development work
  • Work independently and able to manage a few 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

  • 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:           Legal Counsel
Location:    bio-bean, Cole Street, London
Dates:         Part time (20 hours per week), starting immediately
Salary:        Competitive

About bio-bean

bio-bean is an award-winning clean technology company that has industrialised the process of recycling spent coffee grounds into advanced biofuels. We work within existing waste management infrastructure to collect spent coffee grounds from cafes, restaurants, offices, transport hubs and instant coffee factories which are recycled into two highly calorific advanced biofuels – biomass pellets for heating buildings and Coffee Logs for domestic stove users. bio-bean are developing a range of high value oil products from oil extracted from spent coffee grounds.

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 is located in London and the factory and laboratory in Cambridgeshire. Find our more at www.bio-bean.com

The Profile:

The successful Legal Counsel will be an energetic, self-motivated and collaborative lawyer, able to manage complex legal issues with a high degree of commerciality and pragmatism. UK-qualified, with experience of commercial, IP, employment, dispute resolution or project finance law, you will be comfortable advising on a range of legal contracts and issues, and experience in manufacturing, renewable energy or recycling would be desirable but not essential.
The Legal Counsel will have a track record that demonstrates excellent planning and organisation skills: be a problem solver; be a good communicator and be able to ensure that actions taken by bio-bean appropriately balance legal and commercial factors and are, at all times, legally compliant.

The Role:

As Legal Counsel, your key role will be to oversee legal aspects of our business. You will safeguard our reputation by ensuring that the company follows relevant legal guidelines and will give legal advice to management about all relevant issues. Working with all teams across the business, you will have a high level of responsibility and your advice will be sought and relied on by the leadership team. You will assist in the drafting and negotiation of commercial contracts and financing documents, oversight of the intellectual property portfolio, management of property transactions, and management of claims and dispute resolution, as well as advising on other ad-hoc legal issues that may arise.

You will be able to:

  •  provide legal support for the commercial and projects teams
  • draft and negotiate:
    •  feedstock supply contracts
    • material supply/purchase agreements
    • sales contracts
    • project documentation – finance, construction and where relevant power offtake
  • prepare and negotiate funding/investment documents
  • make Companies House and HMRC filings
  • manage data rooms and co-ordinate due diligence responses
  • negotiate loan agreements and manage relationships with lenders and ongoing reporting obligations
  • work with external counsel on property leases, and advise on day to day queries regarding property issues
  • managing the Company’s intellectual property portfolio, and working closely with the R&D team and patent attorneys on applications
  • drafting and negotiating collaboration agreements and other agreements with external R&D support providers
  • monitor and advise on regulatory issues affecting bio-bean’s operations
  • manage relationships with external counsel

 

Experience and Qualities Required

  • At least four years’ (or equivalent) experience, acquired from a leading City or regional law
    firm, or in house.
  • In-depth knowledge of commercial and contract law is essential. Ability to work to strict and
    challenging deadlines
  • Robust and confident manner and an ability to work autonomously
  • Proven ability to manage multiple projects at a time while paying strict attention to detail
  • Excellent negotiation, communication and presentation skills
  • Good problem-solving ability and ability to analyse situations and information
  • Strong team player with excellent leadership and communication skills
  • Strong IT skills in MS Office and email
  • Good accurate reporting skills, both verbal and written
  • Strong desire to work in the recycling/clean technology industry, with prior experience
    desired but not essential.

 

Reporting Lines and Working arrangements

  • Reporting directly to and supporting the General Counsel, and working closely with managers
    in the Commercial, Finance, R&D and Projects teams.
  • Working approximately 20 hours per week. There may be flexibility on working pattern (i.e.
    days).

 

Based at bio-bean’s London offices, with some travel to Alconbury Weald as required.

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

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