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Engineer I - Discovery
Job purpose and key deliverables
The tobacco category is changing rapidly. There is an opportunity to help define and shape the future of the industry working in a highly energetic and influential team of innovators and product developers specifically focussed on next generation and breakthrough product concepts.
Working alongside the Research & Development, Commercial and Marketing communities, the ideal candidate will work with a team of technologists, product developers and engineers to identify and develop early stage ideas and concepts into products and prototypes, helping to push BAT forward as the global leader in the Next Generation Product (NGP) category.
The role will be based in Southampton, England at the company’s Global R&D Centre with regular travel within the UK and occasional overseas travel.
To support a team of technologists and engineers in the identification of technical enablers and the development and validation of “proof of concept” and “proof of application” prototypes.
To support the identification of commercial opportunities relevant to this category.
To enable the successful transfer of projects into commercial development teams.
Ensure that the product designs are scalable and accurately address commercial requirements.
Ensure a rigorous approach to risk management, and the development of solid Intellectual Property strategy.
Ensure effective, innovative and collaborative relationships are fostered and maintained.
Promote knowledge sharing and transfer across the business to enhance capability development, informed decision making and trust.
Science, Engineering degree, or equivalent experience in Product Development.
Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the key business activities relating to product design, manufacture, and evaluation of products to meet consumer and commercial needs.
Demonstrated ability to lead early-stage product development projects – identification of commercial opportunities, development and validation of concepts, processes for idea generation, development and validation of proof of concept prototypes.
Demonstrated technical knowledge of product development within an appropriate or analogous category.
Strategic planning and implementation skills.
Demonstrated interpersonal and communication skills.
Base salary from £33 000 to £40 000 per year, depending of relevant experience
Bonus target 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
Working at BAT
British American Tobacco (www.bat.com) is a market leading, global organisation with a long, established history and a bright and dynamic future. Thanks to our people we have continued to deliver growth and exceed expectations in an increasingly complex and challenging marketplace.
Our aim is to become the leading tobacco company in each of our markets by providing excellent products with confidence and responsibility expected of global consumer brands.
If you have the talent and motivation to help us succeed you’ll find we are equally committed to helping you reach your full potential too.
British-American Tobacco (Holdings) Ltd
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