Research & Development Director

  • Location: London
  • Type: Permanent
  • Job #660
  • Salary: £120,000

CALLING ALL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT DIRECTORS – WE’RE HIRING!

 

Role: Research and Development Director

Hours: Permanent, Full time, 8am-5pm, Monday to Friday

Location: Islington (Angel), London

Salary: £110,000- £120,000 per annum

 

At VF Recruitment we are proud to work in partnership with such a fresh and forward-thinking organisation such as this. Our clients are a growing, ambitious, passionate high growth start-up. With an in-house team of vets and nutritionists they are led by their mission to revolutionise cat health by applying scientific discovery to the freshest ingredients and customised portioning in search of the perfect cat food.  The R&D team is charged with improving cat health by adopting clear innovation in the fields of nutritional formulation, palatability assessment and enhancement, novel product development, and mining data to provide real-world solutions to the most pressing problems facing cats. 

 

The Role

 

As the Director of R&D, you would oversee an expansive portfolio across nutrition, scientific data, sensory and food science, and innovation strategy.  You will be responsible for generating and delivering strategic initiatives to achieve comprehensive business goals with the input and close coordination of the executive team and external scientific advisors.  These may include collaborations with outside scientific discovery facilities, but with the goal of enhancing our clients’ long-range internal capabilities and competencies. Technical competency in one core R&D discipline is expected, with a strong ability and willingness to aggressively support scientific discovery outside of core expertise.

 

The successful Director is an accomplished project coordinator who can channel the capabilities of an enthusiastic and aligned team with the ability to move quickly and adapt to the latest data-driven findings. Collaboration across teams is paramount to the health of our clients’ future, and the Director is incentivised to create mission alignment internally as it relates to novel product conception, product testing, and development of a comprehensive health platform.

 

Key Responsibilities:

 

  • Develop and execute on short- and long-range research and development planning with the input of internal and external stakeholders
  • Enhance the scientific and data-driven credibility of our clients Brand and products by working with team members to provide validation of current and future products, with particular areas of emphasis on nutritional formulation and food science / palatability
  • Recruit and retain a diverse and motivated team of scientists, particularly with respect to core nutrition (formulation) and palatability science
  • Meet clear budget targets and deliver project endpoints in a timely manner to align with the company’s ambitious growth goals
  • Provide the scientific voice of the company and liaise with customer service, retention, operations, and growth to align messaging and product strategy / execution
  • Manage the comprehensive project portfolio timelines and provide guidance to the specialized teams within the R&D department

 

 

 

 

 

Person Specification:

 

  • 3+ years of scientific management within industry (human or veterinary health/nutrition) or in an allied academic environment
  • Master’s degree or higher in related field (food science, nutrition, animal science, veterinary medicine, microbiology)
  • A track record of managing complicated scientific discovery and business projects with financial competency and the ability to manage a budget
  • An ability to use data-driven approaches to guide key business decisions
  • Proven collaboration across teams of internal experts and scientific consultants
  • Experience in short-term and long-range research and development
  • Experience with fast-paced discovery, ideally in a start-up environment
  • Track record of excellent scientific communication with strong English proficiency

 

 

What we offer:

 

  • Competitive Salary and a MacBook
  • Career-defining opportunity in being instrumental to scaling our brand, fast
  • Meaningful equity in a fast growing, early-stage business 
  • No egos and a small, close-knit team
  • Monthly team socials
  • 25 days of holiday every year plus your birthday off
  • 4 weeks WFA (work from anywhere) policy 
  • 1-2 days WFH every week
  • 12-weeks paternity / maternity leave
  • Discount on our range of fresh Pet meals 
  • Comprehensive AXA health insurance including optical and dental 
  • Yearly personal development budget 
  • Company pension
  • Office perks such as: fresh fruit, soft drinks and all the tea and coffee you can drink, weekly pastries, great banter and a cat (and dog) friendly office

 

 

 

Interested?

To apply for this vacancy or request more information please send your CV in application to VF Recruitment.

 

 

 

Please Note: When it come to your privacy, at VF Recruitment – we take it seriously.

All you need to know is that when you apply, we will process your details with the utmost care, we pass on your application for the clients review for the vacancy you have applied for only. We may contact you via telephone/text/email in regards to the vacancy, but your data is held and processed in accordance of your application for the vacancy, in terms of recruitment fulfilment.

If you have any pre-application questions please contact us first, just let us know the job reference, Thanks and Good luck, VF Recruitment

Digital Marketing Executive

  • Location: London
  • Type: Permanent
  • Job #634

Role: Digital Marketing Executive

Hours: Permanent, Full time

Location: London Based

Salary: £40,000 per annum

 

At VF Recruitment we are proud to work in partnership with such a fresh and forward-thinking organisation such as this. Our client is working in the cat food market, offering specifically designed food made for enjoyment and cat health. They use 100% fresh premium meat, and they are hiring now!

This role is to join a growing and ambitious team, that is a high growth start up very much led by its mission. It is already making a genuine difference for their clients/customers with fantastic reviews.

The role:

As the CRM Executive you are the voice of the company when it comes to speaking to both prospective and existing customers. You’ll be responsible for managing and developing email flows, and building campaigns to support the wider business strategy.

You’ll also be reporting on email performance and pulling insights from the data to inform your plans for comms going forward. You’ll be joining at an exciting time for our Growth team, which is a small team with a big impact on the business. A proactive attitude is a must!

You'll be the kind of person who can’t wait to check your metrics, and will be passionate about bringing your creative ideas to meetings and testing concepts based on your learnings. You’ll have the opportunity to work on a wide range of interesting and varied projects across retention and acquisition, and will be working closely with multiple teams in the business including CX, Brand & Creative and Tech

Must haves:

  • Proactive with a creative and curious mindset; you’re always thinking of ways to drive continuous improvement and optimisations
  • Impeccable verbal and written English skills; you will be the voice of the company!
  • Proficient in Excel, and very comfortable pulling, manipulating and interpreting data
  • Experience using email platforms
  • 2+ years CRM / retention/ marketing experience

Not essential but would be nice to have:

  • Adobe Creative Suite experience: Photoshop and Illustrator (can be learnt on the job)
  • Familiar with HTML / basic email coding
  • Bachelor's Degree or strong relevant experience

Benefits:

  • Career defining opportunity in being instrumental to scaling our brand, fast
  • Meaningful equity in a fast growing, early-stage business
  • No egos and a small close-knit team
  • 25 days of holiday every year plus your birthday off
  • 4 week WFA (work from anywhere) policy
  • 1-2 days WFH every week
  • 12-weeks paternity / maternity leave
  • Discount on Products – fresh meals
  • Comprehensive AXA health insurance including optical and dental
  • Yearly personal development budget
  • Company pension
  • Free popcorn, all the tea and coffee you can drink, fresh fruit, great banter and a cat (and dog) friendly office

 

Interested?

To apply for this vacancy or request more information please send your CV in application to VF Recruitment.

Please Note: When it come to your privacy, at VF Recruitment – we take it seriously.

All you need to know is that when you apply, we will process your details with the utmost care, we pass on your application for the clients review for the vacancy you have applied for only. We may contact you via telephone/text/email in regards to the vacancy, but your data is held and processed in accordance of your application for the vacancy, in terms of recruitment fulfilment.

If you have any pre-application questions please contact us first, just let us know the job reference, Thanks and Good luck, VF Recruitment.

 

Accounts Payable Associate

  • Location: London
  • Type: Permanent
  • Job #633

Role: Accounts Payable Associate

Hours: Permanent, Full time

Location: London Based

Salary: £35,000 per annum

 

At VF Recruitment we are proud to work in partnership with such a fresh and forward-thinking organisation such as this. Our client is working in the cat food market, offering specifically designed food made for enjoyment and cat health. They use 100% fresh premium meat, and they are hiring now!

This role is to join a growing and ambitious team, that is a high growth start up very much led by its mission. It is already making a genuine difference for their clients/customers with fantastic reviews.

The role:

  • Processing accounts and incoming payments in compliance with financial policies and procedures, including sending of bill reminders and contacting clients where necessary
  • Performing day to day financial transactions, including verifying, classifying, and recording accounts payable data
  • Verifying and investigating discrepancies, if any, by reconciling vendor accounts and monthly vendor statements
  • Reconciling our accounts payable ledger to ensure that all bills and payments are accounted for and properly posted
  • Reconciliation of bank and card statements to assist with month-end accounts
  • Facilitating payment of invoices due by sending bill reminders and contacting clients
  • Generating reports detailing accounts payables status
  • Maintaining and monitoring cash forecasts and projections

Must haves:

  • Proven experience in an Accounts Payable role
  • Proven ability to calculate, post and manage accounting figures and financial records
  • Solid understanding of basic bookkeeping and accounting payable principles
  • Appreciation of how payments impact profit and loss, cash flow and balance sheet accounting
  • Understanding of expense accounts and cost centres
  • Understanding of compliance issues in accounts payable, such as taxation and filings
  • A knack for numbers
  • Hands-on experience with spreadsheets and proprietary software
  • High degree of accuracy and attention to detail

Benefits:

  • Competitive salary
  • MacBook
  • Career defining opportunity in being instrumental to scaling our brand, fast
  • No egos and a small close-knit team
  • 25 days holiday every year plus your birthday off
  • 4 week WFA (work from anywhere) policy
  • 1-2 days WFH every week
  • Discount for products – fresh meals
  • AXA Health Insurance including optical and dental
  • Yearly personal development budget
  • Company pension
  • Free popcorn, all the tea and coffee you can drink, fresh fruit, great banter and a cat (and dog) friendly office

Interested?

To apply for this vacancy or request more information please send your CV in application to VF Recruitment.

Please Note: When it come to your privacy, at VF Recruitment – we take it seriously.

All you need to know is that when you apply, we will process your details with the utmost care, we pass on your application for the clients review for the vacancy you have applied for only. We may contact you via telephone/text/email in regards to the vacancy, but your data is held and processed in accordance of your application for the vacancy, in terms of recruitment fulfilment.

If you have any pre-application questions please contact us first, just let us know the job reference, Thanks and Good luck, VF Recruitment.