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SENIORITY LEVEL: Experienced Non-Management Level

FUNCTION: Marketing R&D (Research & Development)

SALARY RANGE: 28,720-35,900 GBP/year + excellent benefits + market leading bonus

LOCATION: Southampton



  • Flexibility for working from home (depending on the work requirements)
  • UK yearly Incentive Bonus – competitive % based on business results and average annual salary
  • Attractive Private Pension Plan - up to 15%, Private Medical cover, Doctor @hand-24/7 GP appointments, by video or by phone, 365 days a year, from anywhere in the world
  • Share Reward Scheme (free shares and share saving scheme), Group Personal Accident Insurance, Life Assurance
  • Flexible Benefits Scheme: Tax Return Assistance, Cycle To Work, Holiday Trading, Dental Insurance, Travel Insurance; Onsite Gym and Gyms Discounts-discounts at over 3,700 gyms, SPAs, pools, studios and outdoor fitness events across the UK; Season Ticket loans-Interest free loans for purchase of annual tickets for public transport


What are the key objectives and expectations from this role?  

The Senior Technologist – Consumables role is chiefly responsible for the execution of assigned tasks using laboratory equipment and expertise across a range of projects and activities within the New Categories product development portfolio to support the delivery of the commercial vision of a product in the R&D pipeline.

What is the direct impact of this role on the team or organization?

This role will utilise knowledge of New Categories lab methodologies and broad scientific principles to assist a team of senior scientists in executing an element of a product development plan, whilst using this team experience to build out personal capabilities to expand technical knowledge of New Category products.

Reports to

Principal Consumable Technology Manager

Number of Direct Reports


Geographic Scope 



  • Having accountability for the delivery of assigned activities across a portfolio of projects and activities within the New Categories product development portfolio
  • Holding lab expertise in operating the required machinery/testing capabilities in order to perform assigned tasks in the required time frames to contribute to the testing of new products and technology
  • Having the technical understanding of workstreams within the product development plan of a given project in order to deliver the assigned tasks within the required timescales and in line with product launch target dates
  • Having awareness of best practices and compliance using technical knowledge and broad scientific principles to ensure effective delivery of an appropriate given task
  • Assisting and working closely with the more senior scientist roles within the team with a focus on upskilling personal breadth and depth of technical knowledge in new categories product development
  • Having an understanding of laboratory testing activities, methodologies, and equipment capabilities to carry out assigned duties to fulfil project needs
  • Minimising laboratory risk through escalating issues with workstream delivery to the senior scientist roles for the purpose of capturing any difficulties and filling knowledge gaps
  • Ensuring the confidentiality of all technology and compositions which ensure the uniqueness of BAT output.


  • Ability to deliver against a portfolio of tasks within defined timescales 
  • Broad understanding of product testing approaches and data interpretation
  • Broad knowledge of product research and related methodologies 
  • Ability to work in a Chemical laboratory, manipulating solvents, acids and highly toxic substances
  • Excellent Interpersonal and communication skills 
  • Ability to collaborate with internal/external capabilities 
  • Ability to plan and prioritise tasks based on business need 
  • Time served apprenticeship background as a scientific technician / HNC-level qualification in a relevant scientific field as a minimum.


At BAT we are committed to our Purpose of creating A Better Tomorrow. This is what drives our people and our passion for innovation. See what is possible for you at BAT.

  • Global Top Employer with 53,000 BAT people across more than 180 markets
  • Brands sold in over 200 markets, made in 44 factories in 42 countries
  • Newly established Tech Hubs building world-class capabilities for innovation in 4 strategic locations
  • Diversity leader in the Financial Times and International Women’s Day Best Practice winner
  • Seal Award winner – one of 50 most sustainable companies


Collaboration, diversity and teamwork underpin everything we do here at BAT. We know that collaborating with colleagues from different backgrounds is what makes us stronger and best prepared to meet our business goals. Come bring your difference!

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