Senior Technologist

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Date: 29-Dec-2020

Location: Southampton, GB

Company: British American Tobacco

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

Job purpose

The drivers of growth, value and competitive advantage in the tobacco industry are changing due to increased regulation.  The major opportunities for BAT in the next decade will be the ability to offer a portfolio of differentiated product experiences through five innovations territories that enable BAT to compete successfully under any future market scenario. 


To direct and deliver materials and components projects involving the development of new or improvement in existing Technologies/Methods/Processes.
Key Accountabilities


  • Applies knowledge in a key area specifically fundamental understanding of engineering and processing of component materials and tobacco
  • Approach to task is by selection of appropriate means learned from knowledge and experience and understanding of processing and how it can contribute to product quality
  • Ability to address new problems from 1st principles
  • Ensure ‘Best Practice’ is followed for all project activities


  • Planning – short term workload
  • Budget – adhere to financial process and controls


  • Provision of appropriate coaching to support others


  • Representative in engineering solutions for innovative materials/products with internal stakeholders and cross functional teams
  • Representative in interactions with external suppliers on engineering solutions
  • Coach/train in Senior Technician/Senior Technologist/Officer activities


  • Development work supported by objective evidence and validation
  • Interpretation of data submitted for Management/Technical Review

Knowledge, Skills and Experience


  • Technical capability and knowledge
  • Understanding of the component parts of cigarettes and what function each component plays, and the manufacturing processes involved
  • Ability to adapt processes to deliver innovative products whilst considering the implications of scale up
  • Ability to use CAD to design parts for manufacture and drawings (Solid Edge preferable)
  • Awareness of analytic techniques used to measure material properties
  • Awareness of the consumer drivers and research
  • Understanding of the potential value of an innovation from a consumer or business perspective
  • Ability to influence across the team and communicate in clear and simple terms
  • Creative, dynamic, tenacious, receptive to change, focused




  • Base salary from £28,000 to £35,000 per year, depending of relevant experience
  • Bonus target up to 20% 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


Note: at this moment, we are not looking to fill in this position, but kindly encourage you to apply and, the moment we start recruiting again, you'll be contacted as soon as possible.


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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