Vacancies

We have a number of vacancies with Milkalyser as the company grows:

Chief Engineering Operations Officer:  immediate start

Business Development / Managing Director:  start summer 2018

Chief Information Officer:  start autumn 2018


Chief Engineering Operations Officer

Milkalyser is an innovative technology-led company focused on developing new in-line milk analysis to revolutionise dairy cow fertility management and to improve cow welfare. Our team has developed, and now manufactures, wireless telemetry systems and is now developing a unique IP protected system to be retrofitted in milking parlours. The system is a self contained IoT device and needs simple installation and requires WiFi interfacing to third party systems of cow Identification and other data sources. The product will sell into the global market for fertility management in dairying which exceeds $4bn annually.

We currently seek an Engineering Operations Officer to implement a test and development plan for Milkalyser. We are building prototypes that need testing on farms and the concepts implemented into design briefs for engineering designers to build pre-production prototypes. The engineering team is based at our office in Exeter and this post is suitable for someone with experience of test and development to product launch with a commercial network in the international dairy industry.

Our current team is heavily software focused and we now need a generalist practical engineer or product designer capable of working with hardware and software designers to build and test prototypes in the UK and Italy. Initially hands on it is expected that the right person for this role will take a leadership role as the company grows.

Extensive UK and some international travel is an essential part of this role. Technical and commercial alliances need to be built linking farm management software, artificial intelligence, data analysis with sensor and milking machine providers. In a small expanding company this is an opportunity to become the Managing Director within the near future by demonstrating an ability to drive a radical project to completion.

Duties

  • Taking existing designs and testing them in the field (UK and overseas)
  • Liaising closely with the software team building the data architecture
  • Working with the design engineers to validate and test the prototypes
  • Working with sensor manufacturers and veterinarians to optimise data outputs
  • Reporting to the board at regular intervals

Role Requirements

Essential

  • Experience in engineering development to launch of new technology product
  • Practical ability to fit and run newly designed equipment
  • Ability to identify faults in prototype equipment and find solutions
  • Communicate through dialogue and documentation of faults and fixes
  • Software implementation ability
  • Independent minded and willing to travel away from base
  • A valid driving license and passport

Useful

  • Software development experience (java, php and html5)
  • Experience in engineering documentation
  • Project management and reporting

Location: Exeter, Devon, UK

Hours of work: Normal hours of work (to be discussed at interview stage) 37 hours per week (9-5 with flexi-time). There is a possibility of part-time job option during a transition period.

Salary: Competitive salary with share options in a growing company. A permanent contract is subject to successful completion of a 4 month probationary period.

Job type: Full-time, early start


Managing Director / Business Development Officer

We are seeking a keen Business Development Officer with ambitions to become Managing Director to lead a series A investment round and build a marketing and sales launch plan for a new product that will revolutionise dairy cow management. The role is largely based at our facilities in Exeter Science Park and is suitable for someone with experience of product launches and a commercial network in the dairy industry. Extensive travel is a major part of this role.

This is a major opportunity to build a multi-million valuation agritech company with a novel product and the potential to become a major force in field analysis.

Duties

  • Develop business models to monetise the broad opportunities of the product
  • Devising a strategy to take the company to an IPO or trade sale
  • Identifying and developing commercial relationships
  • Developing a robust business model with channel partners
  • Design and execute a market launch plan
  • Identifying and developing commercial relationships
  • Recruiting a team to manage production and distribution
  • Developing a robust business model with channel partners
  • Design and execute a market launch plan
  • Leading a strong board at monthly intervals

Role requirements

Essential

  • Ability to talk to farmers about business
  • Experience in launching new technology products in the sector
  • Ability to develop a marketing strategy and recruit a team
  • Strategic vision for a data generating company in a consolidating dairy sector

Useful

  • Strong knowledge and connections within the dairy sector
  • An international contacts book

Location: Exeter, Devon, UK

Hours of work: Normal hours of work (to be discussed at interview stage) 37 hours per week (9-5 with flexi-time). There is a possibility of part-time job option during a transition period.

Salary: Competitive salary with share options in a growing company. A permanent contract is subject to successful completion of a 4 month probationary period.

Job type: Full-time, start summer 2018


Chief Information Officer

Please contact us for further information.

For more information and to apply please email info@milkalyser.com or call 01392 422441.