Reynolds American Inc. (RAI) Scientist Product Development Research in Winston Salem, North Carolina
Scientist Product Development Research
Date: Jul 29, 2020
Location: Winston Salem, NC, US
Company: British American Tobacco
Job Number: 26113
Reynolds American Incorporated is positively transforming the tobacco industry. We’re a family of companies that strives for success in everything we do. The future inspires us because our people are igniting the breakthroughs that are redefining the ways adult tobacco consumers enjoy tobacco in the 21st century.
When other companies talk about growth, they only talk about size. At Reynolds American, we focus on the growth of our people. We take pride in each other’s growth and well-being throughout our careers. We invest in your career and total well-being because we know our companies succeed when our people thrive.
ABOUT OUR ORGANIZATION:
Reynolds American Inc. is an indirect, wholly owned subsidiary of British American Tobacco p.l.c., and the U.S. parent company of R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company; Santa Fe Natural Tobacco Company, Inc.; American Snuff Company, LLC; Niconovum USA, Inc.; Niconovum AB; R. J. Reynolds Vapor Company; Lorillard Licensing Company, LLC; and Reynolds Brands, Inc.. This position is with R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company (2004) .
Here, you’ll have the opportunity to work on iconic brands and revolutionary products by collaborating with visionary, principled and passionate people every day.
RJRT R&D – Scientist – Next Generation Products
Reynolds American Inc. (NYSE: RAI) is the parent company of R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company; American Snuff Company LLC.; Santa Fe Natural Tobacco Company, Inc., and R.J. Reynolds Vapor Company. RAI is a wholly owned subsidiary of British American Tobacco (BAT).
The employees of RAI and its subsidiaries are committed to innovation with purpose: transforming the tobacco industry. Our employees are invited and expected to think and act boldly - and are rewarded for it. Our people drive the innovation and ignite the thought leadership that is transforming an entire industry.
We offer employment opportunities with a meaningful purpose, and employees are empowered to make a difference as soon as they join the team. It's an exciting, creative, and fast-paced environment.
A primary responsibility of the Scientist – Next Generation Products (Development & Discovery) will be to provide scientific support to facilitate development of a range of next generation products. It is expected that research will encompass a broad range of applicability, including, but not limited to the tobacco product category, most specifically Next Generation Products with increasingly established harm-reduction potential. Such products will range from modern variants of pouched products through completely dissolvable lozenge-type products. Products may include tobacco, tobacco extracts including pharmaceutical grade nicotine, as well as non-tobacco and non-nicotine designs. Research and development of Next Generation Products requires a strong fundamental science background, e.g. Food Science, Food Technology or other relevant science and the ability to work in a fast-paced team environment. RAI is a leader in this category of products.
This position will report through Next Generation Product Development management group and will work with others on the team to drive continuous improvement in current products and in designing and developing new products.
Accountabilities/Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
The Scientist – Next Generation Products must exhibit strong project management and technical leadership skills. The scientist will be expected to support the execution of multiple projects with changing priorities and aggressive timelines. He/she must be a self-starter, demonstrate competency in creative Discovery and Development and possess excellent communication skills as he/she must be able to work in a diverse, multi-functional project team to accomplish the goals. The incumbent will collaborate across numerous internal functions, as well as with external vendors, to deliver successful outcomes within specified timelines.
Provide fundamental scientific support to ensure that RAI and associated entities’ brands have a robust pipeline of break-through, consumer-centric products
Provide scientific support to advance development across multiple product formats (pouched products, pressed tablets, lozenges, gums)
Ability to work cross-functionally and support project teams to execute new solutions
Provide technical support for commercialization
Ability to engage with stakeholders and external partners
Education: Bachelor of Science Degree (B.S.), Master of Science (M.S.), or Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Food Science, Food Technology, Materials Science, Chemistryor equivalent experience.
Proficient in Microsoft Office software
Excellent project management, time management, team collaboration, and organizational skills
Ability to engage with stakeholders and external partners
Ability to actively participate in a Team-based environment and collaboratively work in cross functional teams
Ability to quickly develop credibility and begin influencing within an organization
Ability to travel internationally
Strong business and technical writing skills, presentation skills and attention to detail
Relevant Experience and Preferred Skills:
Prior experience in a consumer goods industry e.g. tobacco, food, nutraceutical, strongly preferred but not required
Product development experience
Project management experience
Familiarity or experience with some of the following: excipient formulation, component solubilization, component stabilization, delivery strategies, granulating, emulsions, suspensions, tablet formulation, gum formulation
Experience with oral dissolution studies, stability/shelf-life studies, microbial challenge studies
Analytical testing familiarity
Experience with calibration, maintenance, and troubleshooting of laboratory instruments and equipment
The Ideal Candidate will possess:
Ability to work and make decisions with minimal supervision
Ability to develop and drive key strategies
Effective oral and written communication skills
Demonstrated interpersonal skills of dependability and credibility
Effectively communicate with peers and management
Drive collaborative efforts cross-functionally
Competitive Annual Salary
Targeted Annual Bonus
Relocation assistance available for those who qualify.
Our company offers very competitive benefit plans, including:
401(k) plan that offers opportunity to save on pre- and post-tax basis up to 50 percent of eligible compensation. Company matches 100 percent of employee pre-tax/Roth (401k) contributions up to six percent
Comprehensive health- and welfare-benefits package
Eleven paid company holidays annually, plus a generous paid vacation plan based on length of service
Company-paid sick and personal days, funeral leave and jury duty leave
Confidential personal financial counseling service
On-site health clinics and fitness centers
A matching grants program that enables employees to direct and double their donations to qualifying charitable organizations of their choice
Health-care advocacy service
Volunteer service opportunities
Federal credit union membership through Allegacy Federal Credit Union
Extensive training opportunities
Reynolds American Inc. and its affiliated companies is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.
Our organization offers a level of challenge, responsibility and creativity for motivated employees that stands apart from the crowd.
We are also committed to employing a diverse workforce and valuing different perspectives, experiences and talents to maximize the company's potential for successfully achieving its business objectives.
Only applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact us directly via email at TalentAcquisition@RJRT.com.
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