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Job Title:  Senior Blender

Job Number:  31109

Country: United Kingdom
Location:
Southampton
Function: Scientific Research & Development
Level: Experienced Professional
Appointment Type: Permanent

 

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!

BAT UK IS LOOKING FOR A SENIOR BLENDER

SENIORITY LEVEL: Senior Level

FUNCTION: Research & Development-Central Product

LOCATION: Southampton

 

ROLE POSITIONING AND OBJECTIVES

This role is part of Scientific Research & Development - Combustible Research & Development.

The role is responsible to manage a range of technical Blend developments for new to world, Leaf /Blending platforms & Next Generation Products (NGP) Blending requirements. Central Global Drive Brands (GDB) Blender, for specific Brands assigned ensuring any above region developments are guided/led and seeking synergies in Blend development across the regions for a streamlined portfolio of blends.   

Reports to: Principal Blender

Reporting Level: Non-Management

Geographic Scope: Global

 

WHAT YOU WILL BE ACCOUNTABLE FOR

  • Technical Lead Blender within Central Product for NGP requirements as per assigned projects / NGP devices
  • Developing new to world leaf/blend innovations (for assigned innovations) delivering on time in full Specification readiness
  • Utilising new to world Leaf/Blend innovations to demonstrate ideal application of assigned innovative technical enablers to different Blend styles/types
  • Blend Technical/feasibility input on the shaping & action planning of GDB Global development mandates as they relate to Global Blend developments and rollouts for assigned brands (Max 2 to be assigned)
  • First point of contact for International Brand Group Product & Development managers (DRBU development teams) on assigned brands or innovative Platforms and for NGP team for assigned device categories
  • Promotes an integrated way of working between other Blending sub functions (Blend Management and Blend Portfolio), other Central Product functional teams, NGP team and DRBU Product Managers
  • Provides role modelling as a subject matter expert in a technical space with sound commercial/consumer awareness
  • Heavy involvement and technical thought leadership in Brand Code reviews and Brand Ideation sessions for Brands/NGP devices assigned

 

CAN THIS BE YOUR FUTURE ROLE?

  • Are you experienced within Blending, Product and Leaf?
  • Do you have experience in understanding markets/consumers and translating to technical solutions?

 

ESSENTIAL EXPERIENCE, SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE

  • Strong experience within Blending, Product and Leaf
  • Solid knowledge and experience with tobacco types and styles, key sources and footprint strategy
  • Overall Product Experience in understanding markets/consumers and translating to technical solutions
  • Solid experience in Creative Blend development for multiple Blend styles and markets
  • Strong leadership skills – Experience coordinating large projects
  • Strong engagement & influencing skills in leading key partners
  • Degree in Biochemistry, Chemistry or Agronomy

 

BENEFICIAL

  • Bonus target up to 40% 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

 

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!

 

 

 

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.

Contractual Legal Entity: BAT (Investments) Limited (GBIN)


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