Head of Process Engineering - Scale Up

Posted 7 June by Cranleigh Scientific
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An innovate young start-up business that has recently acquired a major round of investment is currently recruiting for a Head of Process Engineering to its team based in Cambridge. The business focuses on a natural alternative to plastic, stemming from plant-based protein - a first of its kind in industry. As Head of Process Engineering, you will lead company direction on the scale-up of microcapsule products - which has a primary application to the food industry.

This rare opportunity will suit a talented Senior Process Engineer/Process Manager with wealth of experience in scaling-up projects from innovation through to market release to join an innovative business, leading the way in plastic alternative materials.

Head of Process Engineering Responsibilities

  • Lead authority on the scale up of food encapsulation products, from lab to manufacturing scale. Future projects will include fragrance encapsulation and films for packaging applications.
  • Collaborating with the Product Development team to transfer products into scaled production pipelines.
  • Manage technical and operational plans for scaling projects; OPEX, CAPEX etc.
  • Lead technical work projects and design of pilot plants - which will include process improvements.
  • Responsible for the Engineering department with requirement to grow the team and take a pivotal role in the recruitment campaigns.
  • Lead authority on production line design, equipment identification and procurement, management of budget and liaison with senior management on approvals

Head of Process Engineering Requirements

  • Degree level qualification in Chemical Engineering, Process Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or closely related field of study.
  • Demonstrate a wealth of experience gained in either FMCG, Food, Beverage, Chemical, Pharmaceutical industry - working with innovative projects and scaling up of products.
  • Proven experience acting as a Manager.
  • CAPEX, OPEX experience.
  • Capability to work on various sized manufacturing lines - from small to pilot to large scale.
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to collaborate with cross-functional teams.

In return, there is a real opportunity for the successful candidate to join a progressive business who are leading the way on innovation and development of alternative plastic materials. This will be coupled with a very competitive package including company share options and rapid growth.

Head of Process Engineering/Microcapsules/FMCG/Food/Scale-up/Pilot plant/Bio-materials

Required skills

  • Head of Engineering/Microcapsules/FMCG/Food/Scale-up/Pilot plant/Bio-materials

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