September 10 2020

Head of Sales

This is a senior and significant opportunity with a business positioned at the forefront of the exciting precision medicine industry. The business is growing fast, attracting interest from customers and investors alike. Working on a global basis but with a focus on the buoyant US market. The role takes responsibility for driving the growth of contracts with new partnering customers and managing relationships from identification through delivery and beyond. The role will also take responsibility for the marketing effort in a very clearly identified potential customer group.

 

There is a leadership responsibility in this role with staff in place however an absolute involvement in the day to day engagement and management of customers is central to this role as is setting plans, KPI’s, standard and terms of engagement.

Working closely with the CEO, the important deliverables will be central to the ongoing and continued success and growth of this business. Consequently, the opportunity for personal growth is substantial and probably counter-intuitively this is a business that values work life balance making this a rare opportunity.

 

Skills and Competencies

 

  • Strongly driven by results and objectives as measured by KPI’s
  • A track record of success in international business development in a closely related, a precision medicine / cell and gene therapy business.
  • Scientifically and technically strong enough to conduct gap analysis with customers  
  • Leadership and standard setting
  • Driving marketing effort 
September 10 2020

Data Scientist

My retained client is a unique healthcare analytics and strategy consultancy organisation based in the Scottish borders. They are a commercialisation catalyst, fostering the drug innovation process and providing drug commercialisation assessment and strategic planning services to healthcare organisations around the world. A core element of the organisations work includes providing advice and validation relating to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPPA).

 

Culturally, the business has an extensive pool of expertise and is an excellent place to develop your career. The business offers a fantastic working environment combined with a flexible approach and supportive, knowledgeable team.

 

This role would equally suit a recent PhD or Masters graduate in a qualatative field, looking to take their first steps out of academia into the world of Data Science, or an individual with some experience in industry looking to take their next career step.

 

Overview of Role

The organisation works closely with healthcare data. In particular, advising clients working with Protected Health Information (PHI) on the risks associated with patient identification and compliance to HIPAA. Ensuring patient privacy is critical when working with PHI. A key element to ensuring that there is a very small risk of unauthorised identity or information disclosure, is through a range of statistical analyses on the underlying datasets(s) and analysis of data ingestion and processing methods. Due to an increasing workload, a Data Scientist is now required.

 

Requirements

As a Data Scientist, your main responsibilities will be to process and analyse large health-related datasets, and contribute to the subsequent preparation of associated reports.

You will have:

  • Expertise in the manipulation, integration, processing and interrogation of large datasets.
  • A practical understanding of how algorithms are designed, optimised and applied at scale.
  • Expertise in at least one open-source data analysis software package (e.g., R, Python), with strong coding skills and annotation protocols.
  • A good understanding of statistical probability distributions, bias, error and power as well as sampling and resampling methods.
  • Developed skills in the application of scientific methods to practical problems through experimental design, exploratory data analysis and hypothesis testing to reach robust conclusions.
  • Excellent report-writing skills. Well-developed time management skills and demonstrable experience of prioritising work to meet tight deadlines.
  • Effective interpersonal and communication skills; the ability to work both part of a team and independently, without supervision as circumstances dictate.
  • A strong intellectual curiosity with an interdisciplinary approach, drawing on innovation in academia and industry.
  • An appreciation of the need for effective methods in data privacy and security, and an awareness of the relevant legislation.
September 10 2020

Continuous Improvement Team Leader

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My Edinburgh-based client is one of Scotlands oldest and largest Scotch whisky producers. The production of grain spirit also creates valuable by-products which are sold on to farming and the carbonated drinks sector.

This is an oppotunity to join a modern company founded on traditional values. The company-wide focus on Continuous Improvement is encompassed in their core values and culture. Professional development is supported and encouraged, enabling individuals to thrive within the business. The focus of this role is to support, develop and deliver Continuous Improvement initiatives within an environment characterized by high levels of production.

 The Feeds Plant CI Lead will:

  • Nominate and select aspects of the production activity for focussed improvement efforts with an emphasis on achieving sustained benefit.
  • Lead activity to embed a company culture characterised by high levels of production performance characterised by empowerment and local decision making.
  • Lead lean activities e.g. 5S, Kaizen activities, Six Sigma Investigate and implement new process standards, releases, and analysis.
  • Work closely with the Production Team Leader in respect to non-routine tasks.
  • Maintaining legislative and any applicable technical knowledge.
  • Maintaining individual CPD as part of any professional body membership(s).

 Knowledge, skills & behavious:

  • At least 3 years’ experience in a manufacturing or FMCG environment.
  • Approachable, enthusiastic, proactive.
  • Ability to achieve targets under pressure whilst managing conflicting priorities.
  • Demonstrated ability to work closely and effectively with internal and external contacts.
  • Demonstrated effective systematic problem solving skills.
  • A positive attitude with the desire to expand their skill set.
  • Degree educated prefferred
September 10 2020

Bioinformatician (Senior)

My client is a successful and innovative commercial Bioinformatics business based in Edinburgh with customers worldwide. They are currently looking for a Bioinformatician to join their varied and multinational team.

The company is a young, well-funded and profitable business, with a reputation for excellence and a strong, diverse customer base.

You will be involved in all aspects of projects from planning to completion and delivery of contracts for academic and industrial customers and be involved in service and system development for a large range of data types including transcriptomics, genomics, epigenetics, proteomics and metabolomics.

Within the business there is a significant opportunity to make a real impact and contribution, further developing your career in terms of diversity of commercial projects and shaping the business’ service offering. In addition, the role offers a generous salary package which will be reviewed regularly as the company progresses.

September 10 2020

Master Scheduler

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My client is a world leading business in the development of communication networks at infrastructure level from their two sites in the heart of the Scottish Borders. The company designs, develops and manufactures products for a global customer base and has a strong reputation for delivering excellent results.

This role represents an exciting opportunity to join a growing organisation, initially focusing on Master Planning/Scheduling for the UK Business, but with an opportunity to expand the position in the future to cover all manufacturing sites.

The role will ensure that planning and delivery maximises efficiency, load and capacity, cost management and customer satisfaction. Reporting directly to the CTO, this position is central to the business and as a core member of the operations team, the position plays an important role in meeting production targets and will identify process, plan or line issues and any other tasking associated with the meeting of production requirements.

This role will suit candidates who are used to working in a fast-paced, dynamic environment, who are confident in prioritising workloads and adapting workload with changing business demands. This is an excellent opportunity to join a fast paced, growing business and to build a successful career.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop local production plans along with the relevant business stakeholders
  • Maintaining and assisting in the running of the master production schedule by adhering to job start and completion dates
  • Assisting in defining and implementing balanced production plans & leveled schedules
  • Weekly reporting of KPI metrics showing volume of work and delays – highlighting key areas for improvement
  • Support the SIOP process by developing and producing accurate forecasts
  • Develop and maintain reports, helping to identify where the business can improve
  • Serve as the day-to-day interface for supply planning, to manage change and balance supply and demand
  • Assist in the resolution of issues to achieve Demand & Supply plans

Role Requirements:

  • Experience in a planning/scheduling role within a manufacturing environment
  • High level of computer literacy, experience with MS Office & ERP systems
  • Understanding of MRP systems
September 10 2020

Technical Consultant

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My client is a long established, award- winning provider of strategic technology and business solutions to the private and public sector. This is a privately owned IT Managed Service business offering value-added IT hardware, software, service and support, employing around 160 staff over three sites based throughout the UK.

The company are looking for a Technical Consultant to work with clients to provide new and/or alternative technical solutions to solve their problems.

Working within the Professional Services group, the role will provide technical consultancy and solution design services to clients and assess, solution and cost their requests. Within the end-to-end process of requirements capture, solution design, implementation and service transition, the Technical Consultant role is fundamental to the delivery of an effective solution, meeting business requirements and adhering to technical best practice.

Whether running small engagements, acting as the lead technical authority on large engagements, or being a team member on an engagement, the Technical Consultant ensures high quality service and high client satisfaction.

Specialist areas will include:

  • Microsoft Consultancy (server & desktop, AD, Exchange, Collaboration – Teams, Onedrive, Sharepoint)
  • Cisco – Networking
  • Citrix
  • VMWare Consultancy
  • EMC Storage Consultancy
  • Private Cloud consultancy

Get in touch if you would like to find out more about this exciting role

September 07 2020

Bioinformatician

My client is a successful and innovative commercial Bioinformatics business based in Edinburgh with customers worldwide. They are currently looking for a Bioinformatician to join their varied and multinational team.

The company is a young, well-funded and profitable business, with a reputation for excellence and a strong, diverse customer base.

You will be involved in all aspects of projects from planning to completion and delivery of contracts for academic and industrial customers and be involved in service and system development for a large range of data types including transcriptomics, genomics, epigenetics, proteomics and metabolomics.

Within the business there is a significant opportunity to make a real impact and contribution, further developing your career in terms of diversity of commercial projects and shaping the business’ service offering. In addition, the role offers a generous salary package which will be reviewed regularly as the company progresses.

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