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Senior Technologist – Evaluations
Job purpose and key deliverables
To direct and deliver legal and toxicological ingredient evaluations in accordance with guidelines from the Product Stewardship Council (PSC) in line with the R&D Policy Framework, Corporate Positions and specific legislation.
Work is allocated from managerial levels and technical guidance is available.
Tasks are achieved by thorough understanding of internal Stewardship guidelines, concepts involved in toxicological risk assessment and knowledge of regulations affecting the use of ingredients in BAT products. This can include evaluating changes to our existing product portfolio as well as proposed innovations.
Ability to carry out toxicological risk assessments.
Ability to apply appropriate solutions or approaches to try to identify and resolve problems based on an understanding and experience of biology, toxicology or chemistry.
Ability to address new problems from 1st principles.
Implements the principles of ‘Best Practice’.
Experienced Senior Technologists develop new working procedures/methods for management approval as a result of a problem or challenge.
Experienced Senior Technologists generate technical reports and presentations.
Work output is delivered using bespoke IT systems.
Ensures the confidentiality of all supplier information is maintained to ensure their trust, support and co-operation.
Planning – short and medium term workload (current projects/activities)
Budget – contribute towards forecast.
Understands and applies their responsibilities under the EH&S policy.
Work is guided by Line Manager/supervisor and, occasionally, Senior Scientists within Product Stewardship.
Experienced Senior Technologists will coach/train others in this level of activities.
Maintains and builds effective working relationships with internal stakeholders, suppliers and designated contacts within BAT. Internal stakeholders include BAT’s manufacturing sites, Product Centres and R&D project managers.
Product Stewardship are a close interacting group that is frequently working against tight deadlines. Close cooperation between all group members is essential and often demanding. Good workload management is vital.
Participates in PSC meetings and Product Stewardship ingredient forums where necessary.
Writes toxicological assessments and presentations for communication with external colleagues when required.
Identifies and suggests changes to team ways of working and work instructions for subsequent approval.
Contribute to the development of new working procedures/ methods by objective evidence and validation for Management/ Technical Review.
Maintains awareness of regulatory and toxicological status of ingredients used in BAT for business or self-improvements.
Supports global reformulation exercises if the status of an ingredient changes.
Relevant science background equivalent to 1st Degree;
The role holder should hold a science degree, most likely in a biology or chemistry discipline.
Proficient computing skills to facilitate use of “in house” database.
Skilled user of Word, Powerpoint and Excel.
Good attention to detail with a keen problem solving attitude to enable the delivery of thorough and robust risk assessments.
Good communication, organisational and planning skills.
Good team worker.
Self-motivated, taking ownership of the role and adopting a disciplined approach to ensure accountabilities and deadlines are met.
Demonstrable a positive “can do” attitude supported by a drive to succeed plus flexibility in adapting to new tasks and changing priorities.
An MSc in Toxicology (or another relevant subject) would be an advantageous.
Experienced Senior Technologists would be expected to be a member of a relevant professional organisation such as the British Toxicology Society
Understanding of the principles of Toxicology.
Experience or knowledge of product regulations (preferably tobacco, but also useful would be cosmetics, consumer goods, food, food packaging, Pharma etc.).
Knowledge of chemical regulation such as REACH.
Work experience in some aspect of applied science, risk assessment or product stewardship
Knowledge of the principles and application of toxicological risk assessment.
Basic knowledge of the contents and design of conventional tobacco and nicotine products, including combustibles, snus and e-cigs.
Awareness of tobacco product emissions chemistry (e.g. T/N/CO deliveries, Hoffmann analysis, smoking regimes).
Basic awareness of different tobacco and nicotine product categories in the market (e.g. combustibles, e-cigs) and changing consumer trends.
Base salary from £26,400 to £33,000 per year, depending of relevant experience
Bonus target 10% 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.
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