Scientific Officer (FTC)
We're a truly international company, fourth largest in our industry and operating across 120 markets. An inclusive, innovative global FMCG business supported by over 27,500 employees. As we embrace a new era of growth, we are transforming. Our ways of working and culture are driven by a challenger mindset, constantly questioning the status quo. Our agility and entrepreneurial spirit, alongside award winning development programmes, enable innovation and success while creating exciting and rewarding career choices.
As we move forward, our customers will be at the heart of what we do, evolving to needs and expectations and committing to a more meaningful contribution to harm reduction by building a successful Next generation Products (NGP) business. Integral to our long-term success is our sustainability strategy, behaving responsibly and supporting our ambitions, all underpinned by high governance.
Encouraging inclusion at local levels and supporting a developing and robust diversity agenda globally, we’re fully committed to creating and maintaining an environment that celebrates and respects difference fully embracing our FIVE BEHAVIOURS defining how we should act, make decisions and treat one another connecting our purpose, vision and strategy defining our culture.
OUR PURPOSE: Forging a path to a healthier future for moments of relaxation and pleasure.
OUR VISION: To build a strong challenger business powered by responsibility, focus and choice.
Imperial Brands PLC is committed to making a meaningful contribution to harm reduction by building a consumer-centric portfolio of potentially less harmful next generation products (NGPs) for adult smokers that would otherwise continue to smoke. We are seeking to recruit a scientist for maternity cover period who is passionate about the company’s mission and excited to apply their experience to the role of a Scientific Officer. In this role you will contribute to a portfolio of content generation to support internal and external stakeholders’ scientific data informational needs within the department of Scientific Substantiation (SS&E) and Engagement within Harm Reduction and Engagement.
The Scientific Officer will be responsible for providing accurate, balanced and objective scientific information regarding Imperial Brands’ product portfolio to internal and external key decision makers and business partners as required as well as for providing project management support to the Behavioural Science Team within SS&E. This role will thus assist scientific interpretation and contextualisation as well as generation of scientific data as part of Imperial Brands legal duty of care activities as well as support the study management and generation of Behavioural Science data.
The successful candidate will monitor, understand and report on scientific and medical developments relevant to Imperial Brands portfolio, and relevant product categories, with a focus on potentially less harmful NGPs including heated tobacco, electronic nicotine delivery devices and oral nicotine pouches. The Scientific Officer will have cross-collaboration project management experience developing plans and coordinating timelines to ensure timely completion of research programmes, and projects, including summaries and critical analysis of the scientific literature, and the preparation of reports for a broad range of stakeholders.
Competitive salary, bonus scheme, pension, and 25 days holiday + bank holidays (with an additional 4 days on top to cover the Christmas period), 50 / 50 hybrid working policy, corporate discounts, Health Cash Plan, and other wellbeing initiatives.
Imperial Brands is committed to inclusiveness and creating a work environment where differences are expected, accepted, and valued and people feel like they belong. We embrace diversity in our workforce, as part of this, there are four employee resource groups focused on Gender, Disability, LGBTQ+, and Ethnicity which any employee can join.
If you’re a person with a disability or have a condition that you believe may affect your performance during our selection process, we are more than happy to make reasonable adjustments for you during our application and interview process to enable you to be present your best self.
Interested applicants should apply with their CV highlighting their suitability for the role.