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Job Title:  Science Engagement Manager (Maternity Cover)

Job Number:  18733

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




Original ideas, pioneering science, state-of-the-art facilities and a total focus on delivering for our consumers. These are the driving forces behind British American Tobacco Research and Development (R&D). It’s how we improve our current portfolio; it’s how we’re creating our offer of potentially reduced-risk products. But there’s a long way between the first spark of inspiration and a market-ready product. Join us on this journey and we’ll provide you with the cutting-edge technologies and tools to make an international impact – as you take responsibility for your own work and grow your career in a culture of innovation. This is your chance to transform consumer choice in a function that has benefitted from tremendous investment. Now, let us invest in you.


Job Purpose


To coordinate specific engagement activities on behalf of Research and Development (R&D), such as: publication planning, managing relationships with publishers, corporate memberships for R&D, arranging bespoke training for R&D staff, overseeing delivery of bespoke scientific communication tools, optimization of internal systems for the Internal Reports and manuscripts submitted to external peer-reviewed journals.


Principal Accountabilities


  • Play a key coordinating role in creating visibility/awareness of scientific engagement activities across R&D, Next Generation Products and Scientific Affairs
  • Manage delivery of projects associated with external relationships to support R&D scientific engagement using project management tools (including bespoke R&D brochures, reports and apps)
  • Oversee delivery of bespoke training sessions on engagement, scientific writing and refereeing skills (and any new needs identified) for staff across R&D
  • Manage and delivery a comprehensive resource of material for staff to consult (e.g. submission, rejection letters)
  • Continue to own the external publication tracking system providing training to staff on how to most effectively use the system, ensuring increasing compliance with the system
  • Identify and explore opportunities for partnerships, sponsorships, conferences and publications with external organizations
  • Take lead role with publisher relationship management (e.g. press release management)
  • Oversee identification of newsworthy manuscripts, then the drafting, approval and issuing of press releases



Knowledge, Skills and Experience


  • Directly relevant professional/ academic achievement equivalent to 1st or 2nd Degree
  • Able to engage with senior external stakeholders
  • Experience of working across functions and organizations
  • Strong management, planning, reporting and control of project and program skills
  • Good change management experience and comfortable with supporting change initiatives.




  • Base salary from £44,320 to £55,400 per year, depending of relevant experience
  • Bonus target up to 30% 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.


If you want to experience a fast-paced work environment that’s leading the industry, you can look forward to a wealth of opportunities to fulfil your potential and develop your career in return.


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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