Senior Cereal Scientist

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Job Type:
West Midlands
West Midlands
Salary Description:
Negotiable, Attractive
SCI Recruitment for Scientists
Job Ref:

Senior Cereal Scientist

Ref: 19864

Role: Permanent

Salary: Flexible on experience

Location: West Midlands

Our Client is a highly regarded company in the Food Industry providing research, training and consultancy services to a wide variety of companies and undertaking project and development work as well as compliance and training to well known brands.

An opportunity has arisen for a Senior Cereal Scientist reporting to the Bakery Science Section Manager.  The role will involve managing a number of projects related to cereals science, milling, new product development, cereal ingredients, flour and baked products. This is a role with direct report responsibility so you will be expected to use your expertise gained in industry to guide, train and deliver high quality work for clients.

You will be

  • Graduate or equivalent, with post graduate research experience related to cereal science. A degree in food science is preferable, but food technology, engineering or biochemistry would be considered.
  • Proven competence of working in a food research, preferably cereal environment.
  • Knowledge of cereal science, of relevant test methods for ingredients, processes and end products, and how the Company can provide a service for clients.
  • Experience in using instrumental techniques to investigate raw materials or product properties. Typical methods used would include rheology, protein analysis/separation, spectroscopy, imaging and statistical analysis.
  • Experience in data analysis from the above and familiarity with statistical analysis techniques required.
  • Good communication and organisational skills for holding discussions with staff and clients.
  • Project management skills. Manage several projects, possibly including those involving more than one department (also external suppliers of contract work).
  • Able to write reports of varying length and complexity.
  • Ability to assimilate information streams and opinions to make sound decisions / recommendations and offer a structured approach to problem solving.
  • Analysis of financial, business and technical information and development of plans based on these inputs.
  • Consultancy with clients to identify and solve baking problems.
  • Demonstrate creative and innovative skills, contribute to ideas generation sessions.
  • Ability to balance longer term objectives and deliver against shorter term deadlines with variable notice periods.
  • Delivery against financial and technical targets.

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Contact Details:
SCI Recruitment for Scientists
Tel: 01606 818290
Contact: Lori Fitton

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