Senior Scientist, Unilever New Brands


Background & Purpose of the Job

Skin Care is a big, growing, complex and highly competitive category, not only because of global competitors, but also because of local brands that are the ones driving more growth in the category. Our mission - 'We believe that all skin can be beautiful when you care for it. That is why we bring the best science and purpose driven brands and experience to you, whoever and wherever you are. Because everyone has the right to be their best beautiful self. We care for your skin'. This role will support the team creating new brands to Unilever's Skin Care portfolio.

Who You Are & What You'll Do

As part of the Skin Care Brand Design team we are leading new Ways Of Working throughout Unilever. We work with smaller/leaner teams dedicated to paving a new path toward speed and innovation.

This position will require you to:

Lead technical elements of brand activities: Including formulation, stability, safety and performance testing (both internally and through 3rd Party Manufacturers), specifications, patents, etc

Have proven ability to design products against technical briefs and be responsible for ensuring specifications of formulation, process, pack and Quality Assurance are correct and delivered against project timings. This will include formulation make activities for Unilever core competency products. This also includes technical action standards, product performance standards, and positive assurance documents.

Develop and drive productive working relationships with a range of partners, including Process Eng., Packaging, Consumer Technical Insight & Claims, Specifications, Safety, Brand Teams, Supply Chain, 3P manufacturers, Raw Material Suppliers etc.

Identify and develop new approaches and capabilities to support the programs.

As appropriate, responsible for shaping the technical aspects of product briefs and executing the delivery network with Full Team and/or 3rd Parties

As appropriate, use real time consumer data to identify and develop new opportunities or products against specific consumer needs.

Responsible for risk management, claims and legal compliance and for intellectual property protection and patent, regulatory and safety clearance for internal formulations.

Responsible for managing relationships with and output of supplier partners as well as stakeholder management regarding technical issues/status.

You're a born leader: Teams are smaller, more nimble and agile to build brand portfolios and deliver them to market with speed. Each person on the team needs to be driven, motivated and possess strong leadership skills.

You're a dot connector: Building strong relationships with all cross-functional teams is key to success in this role. Finding new and innovative ways of reaching the end goal with less resource, money and time requires all team members to function in unison and agree to take calculated risks.

You love to win, and have fun doing it: Creating new products is a lot of work but we like to have fun while doing it. We are proud to be a part of creating something new within Unilever, both the products and the processes we create along the way will be huge value adds to the company.

You're a change maker: Leading the charge in developing new ways of working within Unilever. For this role, it is imperative that you think outside the box, identify areas for process improvements to drive speed and agility through leadership, team work and decision making.

What You'll Need To Succeed

  • Graduate / Post Graduate with knowledge of Science (any discipline) with 5+ years of industry experience that includes delivery of innovation projects through the chain of Design and Deploy.
  • Strong communication skills & proven ability to interact across a range of functions & leadership groups Good Verbal/written Communication skills with the ability to effectively interact with peers, key stakeholders and senior leaders.
  • Ability to work independently with Cross-functional team members
  • Understanding of Product Development Principles, R&D Processes and Protocols along with strong data analysis skills.
  • A "Can do" attitude that does whatever it takes to get the job with a passion for skin care products as a plus.

What We Can Offer You

Culture for Growth | Top Notch Employee Health & Well Being Benefits | Every Voice Matters | Global Reach | Life at Unilever | Careers with Purpose | World Class Career Development Programs | Check Out Our Space | Focus On Sustainability

Unilever is an organization committed to diversity and inclusion to drive our business results and create a better future every day for our diverse employees, global consumers, partners, and communities. We believe a diverse workforce allows us to match our growth ambitions and drive inclusion across the business.

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