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Senior Application Scientist - Brewing at Cranleigh Scientific

Senior Application Scientist - Brewing

Cranleigh Scientific Kent, Kent Full-Time
£40,000 - £45,000 / year
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A growing beverage manufacturer has an exciting opportunity for Senior Application Scientist to join its team. Your focus will be on the field of hops/brewing science & technology. You will drive technical projects and be involved from project design, recipe formulation to up-scale trials, through to NPI commercialization/roll-out. To be considered, you will have significant experience as a beverage application scientist in the flavour or beverage industry. Any experience in the brewing industry will be an advantage.

The Role:

The Senior Hop Application Technologist is a key role within the Technical team to provide direct support to the R&D, Applications and Education pillars, under the supervision of the Technical Manager/Director. This role will drive technical projects and be involved from project design, recipe formulation to up-scale trials, and NPI commercialization/roll-out; act proactively as team player within cross-functional teams; be adaptable to customer requirements and develop cost effective solutions. As expert in hop/brewing science, you will generate patented IP, participate in annual industry/science and other events promotional campaigns.


Be an effective team player in support of all technical activities within the R&D, Applications & Education Programs as per business goals and Key Quality Attributes established
Be a Technical Project Lead and carry-out process development & beverage applications using techniques such as distillation, CO2 fractionation, molecular distillation, enzyme reactions and classical extract/beverage chemistry to deliver results in accordance with agreed project objectives and timelines
Technical key contact to dedicated key regional and global accounts / customers
Close collaboration with the Regulatory, Finance, Operations and Commercial Teams as part of the commercialisation process of product development and project stage-gates
Compounding hop formulas, and creating complex applications across multiple beer styles, e.g. lager, IPA NAB/LAB.
Prepare and deliver technical presentations and publications from research topics of interest / new findings
Assist with scale up production through laboratory experimentation, pilot scale-up, and commercial trials, to deliver successful cost effective NPIs
Contribute to develop the innovation pipeline in support for new business opportunities in the field of hop extracts
Application Portfolio Management - Evaluation of hop flavour building blocks; identify gaps, carrying out analytical and sensory assessment of prototype samples; develop suitable final applications with specific CIU targets
Operate laboratory equipment/facilities ensuring compliance with the company's Health & Safety policy, Good Manufacturing Practices, and other external regulations
Provide Technical Customer Support cross-departmental and as per customer requests and NPI calendar
Maintain records and report progress as per established Key Performance Indicators (KPI)
Conduct in-house sensory trials, product evaluations, and develop upgrading solutions as part of ongoing NPI / PIPs projects
Cultivating sales opportunities with current customers and other industry contacts by building strong partnering networks with key technical personnel to translate in future growth opportunities

Experience & Skills

Science degree in Food Technology, Food Chemistry or equivalent science discipline
Minimum of 5 years working experience in R&D/Technical roles as beverage application scientist / technologist / flavourist in the flavour or beverage industry
Complementary technical hops / brewing education/professional courses e.g. IBD, EBC, ASBC is an asset
Comprehensive understanding of beverage applications overall and expertise's in brewing science/applications
Experience in project management; innovation stage-gates, risk management and organising cross-functional project teams
Knowledge of Excellence in international beverage & brewing market and new beverage mega trends
Experience in formulation design, stability protocols and wide-ranging beverage analytical and organoleptic testing
Solid knowledge from hops and brewing manufacturing processes, its functionality, and commercially available products/flavours/extracts
Demonstrate a commercial mind-set and results oriented with respect to new formulation creation, costings, and cost in use targets to enable effective industrial scalable solutions
Knowledge of beverage laboratory practices and continuous improvement programs
Thorough knowledge of Technical, Quality and Regulatory standard documentation and SOPs, QA, NPI expectations within a food production and commercialization procedures/requisites
Mastery in MS-Office programs and other data/product/sales management systems, such as Salesforce, CRM, Sage.
High level of communicative competence and good presentation and rapport skills
Creative, proactive and team-player spirit,
Fluent in spoken and written English and other languages as plus
Be an active contributor to the Continuous Improvement Team (CIT) Program working to maximise potential revenue and technical performance

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