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Microbiologist, R&D (m/f/d)


Skills and Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree required, M.S or Ph.D. in Food Science, Biological Science, or Microbiology or equivalent
  • Proven experience within Food & Beverage industry related to Microbiology, Food Safety and Quality
  • Expertise in Food Microbiology and Quality
  • A proven track record in an FMCG environment, in active collaboration with R&D and non-R&D functions as well as 3rd parties
  • Experience in Micro stability assessment and food processing
  • Solid knowledge base with product/process/ingredient specifications with focus on microbiological safety
  • Experience working with product development and innovation in Food/Beverage
  • Ability to operate with multi-location, international business set-up
  • Experience in Hygienic Processing combined with Microbiology
  • Experience working with global markets

Who we are looking for:

  • Focused, passionate expert who effectively collaborates with global network of project teams
  • Well organised with clear decision making
  • Ability to define frameworks and implement mandatory processes and requirements within technical functions
  • Ability to network with External Ecosystem partners such as Universities and Analytical Testing providers
  • Speed and decisiveness in response to micro quality issues
  • Good influencing and communication skills (written and verbal).
  • Must be a good team player focusing on collaboration
  • Must show ability to work in a multi-functional, multi-cultural environment
  • Must be fluent in English

Your Key Tasks:

  • Define microbiological safety requirements for ekaterra brands and products with respect to ingredients, processing, formulation and packaging.
  • Provide inputs to relevant ekaterra policies and frameworks (e.g. GMP)
  • Guide projects teams, including global and regional with respect to design and validation of new products/new technologies and implementation in factories/3PMs.
  • Shape and decide on micro-biological testing protocols. For new products validate microbiological sampling plans.
  • Shape and supports external partnerships vital to Hygienic Process and Micro safety assessment of ekaterra products.
  • Develop and activate training and active deployment of knowledge and tools with ekaterra R&D.
  • Act as subject matter expert in case of microbiological issues within global and regional Microbiological and Supply Chain.
  • Provide guidance on new technologies to optimize efficiency related to product safety.

Stakeholder Management and key interfaces:

  • Manage a small internal team and external collaborations
  • Maintain effective relationships with projects teams across R&D and Supply Chain Quality Function
  • Contributes to ekaterra Quality strategy and proactively drives micro safety program
  • Reports into Head of Scientific Affairs/Head of TTU

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Shambrook [UK]