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Job Title:  Senior Product Developer - THP Discovery (9 months contract)

Job Number:  35923

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 UNITED KINGDOM IS LOOKING FOR A SENIOR PRODUCT DEVELOPER

SENIORITY LEVEL:  Senior Level

FUNCTION: New Categories R&D

LOCATION: Southampton, UK

 

ROLE POSITIONING AND OBJECTIVES

 

The role is responsible for the development of our novel tobacco substrate on breakthrough THP Discovery Program involving:

  • Substrate formulation development including characterising of the key substrate delivery levers, aerosol analytical and human sensory measures – to rapidly deliver an outstanding / breakthrough tobacco experience.
  • Working hand in hand with the device engineering leads to optimise airpath/mouthpiece design, heater systems and consumable designs to Proof of Concept.
  • Leading a small team (N=3) of Product Developers and Lab Technicians

 

Reports to: Principal Development Manager

Reporting Level: Manages self and others

Geographic Scope: Local

 

WHAT YOU WILL BE ACCOUNTABLE FOR

  • Lead and drive the completion of the product development activities to fulfil agreed sprint plan objectives, including design of experiments, prototype consumable manufacturing, analytical & sensory testing, and risk mitigation.
  • Collaboration and alignment with program and workstream lead within THP Discovery and THP Develop Product development functions.
  • Innovative mind set to challenge norms and develop new, efficient ways of working while promoting and integrate ways of working within THP Discovery team.
  • Build and maintain close working relationships with key stakeholders including Device Engineering, THP Discovery and Development R&D, Product Stewardship, Patents Team.
  • Lead the development activities for the assigned responsibilities within the team.
  • Support the Principal Product Developer Manager, where required.
  • Attend key IP and FTO Patents meetings in support of your portfolio of project activities.
  • Ensure on time and in full delivery of development assignments and work packages.
  • Escalate risks and issues in a timely and appropriate manner.
  • Ensure accurate budget management and tracking for development activities within your assigned responsibilities/projects in the team.
  • Ensure reports and project team members have clear objectives and deadlines to meet the project delivery success

 

CAN THIS BE YOUR FUTURE ROLE?

  • What experience do you have in leading the technical development of a recipe or formulation of a product designed for human use/consumption?
  • What experience do you have in managing a team of R&D specialists in the development of a product in order to achieve specific performance targets?

 

ESSENTIAL EXPERIENCE, SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE

  • Detailed knowledge of R&D substrate formulation development and product development, ideally in tobacco, primary and secondary manufacturing processing;
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to influence internal and external key partners & stakeholders up to senior level;
  • Planning and implementation skills & ability to manage a portfolio of project activities;
  • Open-mindedness to rapidly changing priorities and challenges, ability think fast and in new ways to resolve technical challenges, to think clearly under pressure and seek new solutions and ways of working.
  • Degree or equivalent in chemistry, related science or related subject would be advantageous.

 

BENEFICIAL

  • Knowledge and understandings of casings, flavourings, substrate formulation design, cigarette design and band casting process;
  • Technical understanding of new categories reduced risk products vaping, modern oral and THP.

 

 

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!


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