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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: Marketing Manager (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 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 Marketing Manager will have proven track record in marketing and communications to drive business
growth and opportunities. With strong strategic and leadership qualities, you will have substantial
expertise in B2C and B2B product marketing across all relevant channels.

The Marketing Manager will:

  • have a demonstrable track record in consumer marketing and experience in marketing B2B
    products and/or services;
  • be confident in setting and executing a multi-channel marketing strategy that drives sales in a
    competitive category;
  • have experience in managing a marketing budget, external agencies and a small team
  • possess excellent project management and leadership skills and an approach which aligns with
    the values and culture of bio-bean;
  • be a self-starter with the ability to work independently; enjoy creating and implementing new
    initiatives;
  • have some experience of the wider communications mix, including public relations;
  • be confident and creative using Adobe CS, MailChimp, WordPress and related marketing
    software; and
  • possess outstanding commercial awareness and communication skills, and enthusiasm for
    working in a rapidly scaling company.

The Role:

As Marketing Manager, you will drive business growth and opportunities using marketing and
communications. Responsible for the bio-bean brand and the marketing of our range of advanced biofuel
products, you will be an effective leader and have experience of managing teams, including mentoring
and training, along with experience of networking in many external business development arenas.

The Marketing Manager will:

  • be the custodian of the bio-bean brand and help defend, enhance and promote the reputation
    of bio-bean’s products;
  • develop, implement, and evaluate the annual communications plan and digital (including social
    media) and traditional marketing and communications strategies for bio-bean and bio-bean’s
    multiple product streams;
  • manage long-term marketing projects, campaigns, events and exhibitions independently and
    contribute to the overall positive image and success of the company;
  • own and manage the company website and all external & social media outlets, along with
    creating promotional material for any number of commercial or corporate uses;
  • build close relationships with the commercial and production teams to deliver assets that drive
    procurement and sales;
  • launch and develop marketing and communications around bio-bean’s new products, their
    packaging and retail presence;
  • have responsibility for external agency and budget management; and
  • operate as primary point of contact for media relations around specific products, managing these
    relationships, driving positive press. Respond to all partner communications/queries and
    resolving all issues.

 

Experience and Qualities Required:

At least five years’ experience in a dynamic marketing team, managing PR and creative agencies
and working closely with a sales team to drive results in B2C retail markets.

  • IT literate with strong graphic design and creative skills and excellent skills on Adobe CS
    (Photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign)
  • Understanding of the retail market especially selling into large retailers and garden centres;
  • Consumer PR experience preferable
  • Enthusiasm for working in a start-up.

Reporting Lines and Working arrangements:

Reporting directly to the Chief Commercial Officer (“CCO”). Working in conjunction with all direct reports
of the CCO and at all levels within and outside the business. You will be responsible for a small, but
growing marketing and communications team (currently one Marketing & Communications Executive
with some external agency support).

Based in bio-bean’s London office with travel to meetings at the bio-bean factory in Cambridgeshire as
required, you will be required to show dedication and determination to complete all challenges facing
your department. Travel in the UK and abroad will be required.

You will have a growing budget and resource allocation in accordance with growing product lines and
sales channels, with products to promote in the UK and EU.

 

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

Role:           Senior Development Analyst
Location:    Welwyn Garden City / Alconbury Weald
Dates:         Full time, starting immediately
Salary:        Competitive

Role is open to flexible working hours.

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

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