Head of CleanTreat

HomeHead of CleanTreat

Benchmark Animal Health (Bush House)
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Job Purpose:

CleanTreat® is Benchmark Animal Health’s unique water purification system which removes medicinal compounds from the treatment water used to combat disease threats in aquaculture. This role will coordinate and oversee the provision of the CleanTreat® service, help manage the operational team in the field and support the technical development of the next generation of CleanTreat® systems. This role is split between operational support of the CleanTreat® field-based service and driving the technical development of the CleanTreat® system and infrastructure.

Key Responsibilities

  • Development of the CleanTreat® operational plan including product optimisation and logistics, Profit and Loss for the business and Development and management of the team.
  • Development and presentation of the CleanTreat® strategy to key internal and external stakeholders
  • Identify and develop future plans for the technical development, operational priorities and the Strategic plan for CleanTreat® including CAPEX and OPEX requirements, and attain required approvals
  • Represent CleanTreat® on the Animal Health board
  • Working closely with Benchmark’s marketing function to deliver appropriate materials to promote and build awareness internally and externally for the CleanTreat® brand
  • Manage and report on all aspects of the CleanTreat® budget(s)
  • In conjunction with the CleanTreat® Operations Manager, develop appropriate rotas and other working methods to ensure the efficiency and cost effectiveness of the CleanTreat® operations
  • Responsible for overseeing current and future patents relating to CleanTreat®
  • Ensure the continuing development of the CleanTreat®team

Qualifications and experience

  • Business Unit management with P&L responsibility is essential
  • Team management and development is essential
  • Experience in water purification, treatment or handling systems would be an advantage
  • Experience of aquaculture an advantage
  • Formal training/education in water quality or engineering an advantage
  • A scientific degree, e.g. life sciences, biology or veterinary, is essential

Personal attributes/characteristics

  • Excellent written and verbal communicator
  • Business acumen and customer focussed activities
  • Strong decision maker, ability to work well under pressure and act in the best interests of the project
  • Leadership and people development competencies. High EQ
  • Strong record keeping ability
  • Self-starter, able to spot problems before they arise and work with a team to solve them
  • A tolerant, team player capable of spending prolonged periods of time with their team
  • Self-motivated and autonomous with effective time management abilities
  • Fleixible and able to travel nationally and internationally as required

To apply for this role, please email your CV and a covering letter to Rob Squirrell before 31st December 2018.