Scientific Project Coordinator


£30,000 - £40,000 pa

Paid • Full Time • Permanent

Sectors: food, farming & horticulture, sustainability

Closing date: Not specified, apply soon!

Scientific Project Coordinator

Manchester HQ

The company overview:

Cocogreen substrates enable growers and farmers to produce top-quality crops, using fewer acres, fertiliser, labour and water. Whilst improving the plant health, yield and profitability. Not only are we a pioneer of the latest sustainable agritech advances, we are also leading the market in promoting traceability, sustainability and social mobility through our vertically integrated supply chain.

At Cocogreen we have an exciting and aggressive growth planned in 2022 with the Head office based in Manchester and operations worldwide. We are in a period of continued growth and are taking the opportunity to add talent with this newly established position. Our people are at the heart of what we do and we invest in our people through opportunities to grow and develop, enhanced benefits and quality of life. We have strong values which run deep throughout our worldwide operations.

Why Cocogreen?

We genuinely believe in what we do and as we become a global leader, we want to partner with people who share our passion and ethos and will endeavor to work towards our high standards. Honesty and Integrity is important to us, in what we do, how we do it and who we work with.

With a role at Cocogreen comes an opportunity to build your career within a global company who operate in over 10 countries. We need ambition and passion to help us to continue to grow our brand.

The role

This is a newly established role and an exciting opportunity to join our team, working alongside our directors to embed our ethos. You will have a science background with a degree/education in this field and an ability to apply this. With a minimum of 3 / 4 years experience you will take a lead in the technical side of our business. You will work on various scientific projects with a 360-degree view (i.e. project management and writing/scientific support) as well as taking responsibility for certifications. You will be responsible for providing effective administration and project related support to one of our directors, and assist in the development of scientific content. You must be proactive and motivated with an ability to apply your scientific expertise commercially to support the Cocogreen vision. You will be able to take ownership and have experience negotiating with 3rd parties to ensure the right outcome for Cocogreen. You must also be able to travel internationally.

Your responsibilities

  • Prepare and maintain project proposals and plans
  • Monitor progress of deliverables and tasks
  • Point of contact for managerial aspects of projects (e.g. for project team, collaborators and customer)
  • Liaise with project team/collaborators/customers on project progress/management activities to ensure effective communication on the project
  • Meeting arrangement and minute taking
  • Responsibility for ad hoc issues, address quickly, trouble-shooting in a pro-active manner to seek resolution and investigate potential solutions or improvements
  • Take action points forward to senior level (where necessary) to allow key project decisions to be made in the absence of senior management
  • Collaboration with other team members to obtain new certifications (similar to ISO 9001 where relevant)
  • Preparation of data, data analysis, progress reports and other documents including handling confidential and personal information
  • Assist with product development activities including grant proposals


  • Manchester City Centre location with state of art facilities, including yoga sessions, relaxation suites and a coffee bar
  • Private Medical Insurance for yourself and dependents
  • 22 days holiday a year
  • Training and development with funding optional
  • Frequent company social events with a focus on team building which supports our family friendly ethos
  • Progressive pay for performance schemes

Our values

At Cocogreen we pride ourselves on being a feel good innovative company and are looking for individuals with the right values to join us. How we do things is as important as what we do. These values underpin how we operate at Cocogreen as follows:

  • Honesty, Integrity & Autonomy
  • Flexibility
  • Responsibility
  • Innovation
  • Above and beyond
  • Open Communications
  • Professionalism

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