Job Title:  Analytical Science Manager

Job Number:  15223

Country: United Kingdom
Function: Group Research & Development
Level: Experienced Professional
Appointment Type: Permanent


Job Purpose


The role is responsible for driving the strategy for Category Support ensuring the best science approach for BAT’s business needs is undertaken. Also, the Lead Analytical Scientist will drive a collaborative approach between Analytical, Consumer Product Safety and Project teams.


Principal Accountabilities


  • Develops and drives the strategy for the category support team
  • Identify in conjunction with the project teams the priorities and analytical requirement for current and future activities
  • Provides guidance on analytical science approaches
  • Leads peers in the identification, analysis and resolution of scientific problems
  • Monitors the scientific integrity of studies and projects, keeping stakeholders and management informed
  • Provides appropriate information into Strategic and Operational planning process
  • Provides coaching and guidance for the team on business implications and best practices
  • Ensures the laboratory-based scientists in Category Delivery have appropriate technical training and development
  • Key contact for above Category Support proposals and issue resolution from the project teams
  • Analyses technical capability and internal processes and identifies opportunities to improve/ enhance.


Knowledge, Skills and Experience


  • Professional/academic achievement in Chemistry or a related physical science at Masters, MPhil or PhD level
  • Understanding of preparative and instrumental techniques applicable to the isolation and measurement of the chemical properties/ or trace level analytes in complex matrices
  • Awareness and understanding of the complexity of analytical method development and validation using complex instrumental analysis techniques (including GC/MS, GC/MS/MS, HPLC/MS, HPLC/MS/MS, ICP/MS)
  • Understanding of product design parameters and their effect on consumer and emissions and understanding of the impact of component materials on manufacturing
  • Evidence of competence in the effective application of formal and informal management, project and business tools and processes. (e.g. PRINCE2 Practitioner)
  • Ability to influence cross functionally and communicate in clear and simple terms
  • Demonstrable leadership skills, including evidence of effective change management and the development of others.




  • Base salary from £59,600 to £74,500 per year, depending of relevant experience
  • Bonus target 20% of annual base salary
  • Car allowance
  • 25 days annual leave
  • Participation in Discretionary Company Bonus Scheme
  • Participation in Company Share Reward Scheme
  • Company Pension Scheme
  • Private Healthcare Cover
  • Eligibility for Company Flexible Benefits Scheme.


British American Tobacco is one of the world’s leading multinational companies, with brands sold in over 200 markets, made in 44 factories in 42 countries.

We are proud that we are consistently among the top 5 companies on the London Stock Exchange.

Our portfolio includes our world-famous Global Drive Brands – Dunhill, Kent, Lucky Strike, Pall Mall and Rothmans – along with many other leading international brands, such as Vogue, Peter Stuyvesant and State Express 555.

Alongside our traditional tobacco business, we are also developing products that offer consumers potentially less risky alternatives to regular cigarettes. Our Next Generation Products are already leading the way in the Industry of vapour and tobacco heating devices. We continue to develop a solid portfolio of consumer solutions which already include well known global brands like Vype, glo and Voke.


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