Sustainability Analyst

Sagentia Innovation provides independent advisory and leading-edge product development services to a broad range of companies from some of the world’s leading and best-known brands, to start-up disruptors. We operate projects ranging in scale from £10k to £10m and serve customers across the medical, industrial, chemicals and energy, food and beverage, and consumer industry sectors. We are part of Science Group (AIM:SAG), which has more than ten offices globally, two UK-based dedicated R&D innovation centers and more than 400 employees.

Our focus on sustainability:

Sustainability is a significant area of practice within Sagentia Innovation and across Science Group as a whole. We work with many of the world’s biggest companies, delivering advisory and product innovation services to enable these businesses to tackle their sustainability challenges. Working with our sister companies TSG Consulting and Leatherhead Food Research, both of which have significant regulation and compliance consulting offerings, we have the rare ability to bring technical, commercial, and regulatory perspectives to sustainability-related issues.

Our primary focus is on innovation and technology development, we look at opportunity for our clients to harness the power of science and technology to deliver value for the business and to benefit the planet. Recent examples of our R&D Consultancy work:

  • Strategy: how will pressure to adopt significantly more sustainable practices impact the product portfolio of a global chemical company and therefore what will their future needs be and where should they focus R&D effort?
  • Reformulation and water reduction: What technologies can be used to produce a sustainable solid format for a personal care product?
  • Enabling the use of new materials: How can a grease and water-resistant coating be applied in an effective and economic manner to enable the use of a more sustainable alternative material to plastic which offers the same essential functionality
  • Reducing waste: what are the opportunities for upcycling a food waste stream into new products or ingredients to both reduce waste and also capture value
  • Carbon capture: What are the most applicable carbon capture & utilisation technologies for use with a specific industrial process, also considering demand, location and transport and applicable business models
  • Sustainable foods: Could you formulate and prototype a range of plant-based dairy products?
  • Reducing chemical usage: can you design and develop a novel approach to delivering a lower quantity of pesticides more accurately on crops?

The opportunity

We are seeking a high caliber individual to join our team at Analyst level. The candidate will be working on Advisory projects as part of a team under the guidance of senior colleagues. Key responsibilities in the role are as follows:

  • Gathering scientific and market data from secondary sources, including proprietary databases
  • Conducting primary research to gain insights from academics, industry players, and market commentators
  • Analysing data, including the selection and appropriate use of industry-standard analysis tools
  • Drafting insightful reports describing findings, conclusions and recommendations
  • Contributing to the delivery of project outputs to our clients
  • Supporting the creation of proposals and collateral material working with the sector vertical teams

Experience & qualifications

  • Candidates should have a Masters degree in Chemistry or bioscience and may also have a PhD. Ideally also courses in sustainability/environment
  • An interest in the application of science and sustainability (e.g. (emissions reduction, water stewardship, waste reduction etc.) in a business environment is essential, and previous commercial experience would be a distinct advantage
  • Experience in the use of secondary information tools, including databases of scientific literature or patents. Searching of market data would be an advantage
  • Strong communication, time management, and planning skills are essential
  • Candidates should be familiar with standard computer programs such as Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

Career development

We are committed to career development and make a focussed effort to offer bespoke training and mentoring to allow each individual to thrive within their environment and realise personal potential. 


We offer a competitive salary and benefits package.

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