Scientific Services Lead

Up to £80K + car + benefits
27 Aug 2019
24 Sep 2019
Kirsty Carter
Contract Type
Full Time
Working as part of the senior leadership team you'll head up strategy and profitable growth across a number of scientific departments. Your role will also be critical in terms of day to day delivery of projects to a range of clients, projects could be consultancy, training or research based. 

The role:
  • Reporting to the COO you will be a critical member of the senior leadership team heading up a number of core departments covering a broad range of technical services relating to the food and drink (and associated) sectors.
  • To develop and deliver strategy in line with business goals and ensure this is carried through your team to develop expertise required to meet the needs of the broader marketplace
  • Representing the business externally with customers and within the extended community   
  • Play a key role in growing a technical centre of excellence in line with business capability and market demand
  • Lead your team to success
About you:
  • Degree qualified in a relevant scientific discipline
  • An experienced technical professional with extensive experience gained across food, drink or closely associated industries, a level of scientific and technical competence is expected
  • Strong leadership skills, able to get the best out of individuals and a track record of growing and developing teams
  • The ability to manage teams through change
  • Previous experience of strategy development
  • Excellent commercial instincts, able to deliver the commercial aspects of the role alongside the technical
  • Genuine enthusiasm for the industry and ability to represent the business externally