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Job Title:  Product Developer I - New Categories

Job Number:  33316

Country: United Kingdom
Function: Scientific Research & Development
Level: Graduate
Appointment Type: Fixed Term


BAT is evolving at pace - truly like no other organisation.

To achieve the ambition, we have set for ourselves, we are looking for colleagues who are ready to live our ethos every day. Come be a part of this journey!

The role is responsible for supporting an assigned portfolio of projects and activities within the New Categories product portfolio which requires the coordination of internal and external partners in support of product development and compliance.

Reports to: New Categories Program Manager

Core Relationships:

Internal – New Categories R&D teams, Global and Regional/ Local New Product Introduction teams, Global / Regional Product discovery and development teams, R&D Enabling Functions teams, New Categories Supply Chain team, New Categories Quality team.

External -3rd Party suppliers of materials and services.


What you will be accountable for:

  • Lead on assigned development and assessment activities (Compliance activities, New Products or Product Modifications) to include New Categories strategy, and regulatory compliance requirements.
  • Work with technical teams to understand and characterise product performance and improve the accuracy and quality of products developed.
  • Work closely with the New Categories Manager and Senior Product Developers to implement and plan the portfolio.
  • Ensure accurate budget management and tracking for development activities within the assigned responsibilities/projects in the team.
  • Ensure on time and in full delivery of study plans for assessment of new products and/or product modifications.
  • Bring up risks and issues in a timely and appropriate manor.
  • Laboratory management, including risk assessment, equipment and reagent management and full participation with the wider laboratory EH&S community.
  • Deliver customer requirements on time in full for assigned responsibilities to allow commercial objectives to be met.


Can this be your future role:

  • Do you have knowledge of eLiquids and Vapour devices?
  • Were you recently involved in analytical lab work and/or formulation development?


Essential experience, skills and knowledge

  • Detailed understanding of physical and/or analytical measurement techniques.
  • Modern knowledge of the product development techniques.
  • Detailed knowledge and experience of product regulatory compliance.
  • Planning and implementation skills.
  • Ability to manage a portfolio of projects.
  • Excellent Interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to influence key partners up to senior level.
  • Degree or equivalent in a science or related subject
  • Previous experience of taking a new product to launch.



  • Laboratory Management experience.



  • Base salary from £35,200 to £44,000 per year, depending of relevant experience;
  • Bonus target up to 25% of annual base salary;
  • 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;



Please note the this role is a one year maternity cover position.


We are BAT

At BAT, we are committed to our Purpose of creating A Better Tomorrow. This is what drives our people and our passion for innovation. See what is possible for you at BAT.

  • Global Top Employer with 53,000 BAT people across more than 180 markets
  • Brands sold in over 200 markets, made in 44 factories in 42 countries
  • Newly established Tech Hubs building world-class capabilities for innovation in 4 strategic locations
  • Diversity leader in the Financial Times and International Women’s Day Best Practice winner
  • Seal Award winner – one of 50 most sustainable companies

Belonging, achieving, together

Collaboration, diversity and teamwork underpin everything we do here at BAT. We know that collaborating with colleagues from different backgrounds is what makes us stronger and best prepared to meet our business goals. Come bring your difference!

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.



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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