Business Research and Development Executive

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Business Research and Development Executive

  • Location: Cambridge
  • Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum + plus benefits, share options per year
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted 18 days ago

  • Sector: Administration
  • Contact: Melanie Bell
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  • Start Date: ASAP
  • Client: Xampla
  • Expiry Date: 06 July 2024
  • Job Ref: BBBH51629_1717689581

A fantastic opportunity to join an innovative business, born from patented technology at The University of Cambridge and now celebrated for their 'planet preserving' work, this is truly an opportunity to be part of something special!
Perhaps you are in a Technical role and would like to improve your business acumen, or you may be in a business related research role but love the idea of working in sustainability and green technology. Either way this could be the opportunity for you!
This Business Research and Development Executive role gives the opportunity to be involved in the foundations for the business growth and development. Whilst there is no typical day, your work is likely to include;

Supporting the BD, R&D and Marketing teams with day to day follow up of activities relating to customer projects e.g. shipping of samples, preparing and sending of information
* Actioning communications and prospecting campaigns developed with the broader commercial team
* Conducting desk based research into a range of speciality chemicals markets and product applications relevant to the business's range of natural polymers.
* Supporting outreach activities and events as part of the commercial team - engaging with potential prospects and customers. This will include attending events in person within UK and possibly Europe.
* Preparing regular reports for the commercial team covering the pipeline, prospects and showing status against business KPIs and targets
* Monitoring competitor activities and preparing a monthly summary report to distribute within the business
* Maintaining and continuously improving the CRM system and ensuring records are up to date and well maintained with the direction of the Head of Business Development and Head of Marketing

You are likely to poses the following skills/attributes
A high level of numeracy, preferably with experience in managing contact databases and CRM systems
* Excellent written and verbal communication skills with strong attention to detail
* A passion for materials technology and/or chemistry, with the ability to quickly learn about new technical areas and summarise this information clearly and succinctly
* An enthusiasm for the company's mission of addressing plastic pollution, and interest in sustainability
* The right fit for a small, science-led, innovative team and a high level of autonomy, creativity and independence
* An individual with a can-do attitude who thrives in a fast-paced environment

The company are able to offer the following range of fabulous benefits in addition to fantastic career development opportunities
£28,000 to £32,000 per annum
* Share options in a fast-growing Cambridge start-up
* Generous holiday package
* Flexible working options
* Private medical cover
* Enhanced pension
* Training and development package

This really is an opportunity not to be missed, please contact me for more details!