Unilever Associate Scientist in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey
Background & Purpose of the Job
The purpose of an Associate Scientist is to support product development related work streams for on time and in full delivery of regional innovation, renovation, quality improvement and cost optimization projects.
Who You Are & What You’ll Do
As an Associate Scientist, you will support specific technical deliverables that are part of different projects run by Technical Project Leaders (TPL) within a broader R&D team.
•You’re a dot connector:The position works in conjunction with broader R&D teams including: Packaging Engineers, CTI (Consumer Technical Insights), Microbiology, Material Experts, Data & Digital, Nutrition, Label Compliance and Technical Project Leaders (TPLs).
•You love to win, and have fun doing it:Your passion for food will guide you to communicate with external (raw material suppliers) and international (Global Design and Global Discover Teams) interfaces.
•You’re a story teller:The position requires adapting technical information to communicate results with other cross-functional team members including marketing, planning, procurement, customer development as well as others.
•You’re a paradox navigator:The position requires application of technical knowledge and scientific methodologies including bench top formulation, experimental design, analytical methods, statistical procedures as well as data analysis.
What You’ll Need To Succeed:
1.Lead and deliver bench top product development for innovation or renovation projects based on product brief from TPLs.
2.Lead and deliver bench top product optimization, new ingredients or ingredients from new suppliers screening and validation for quality and value improvement projects.
3.Perform, when required, pilot plant trials and all analytical and sensory evaluations of these samples
4.Weigh out and batch formulations for pilot plant runs/product bench optimizations/samples preparation for showings/cuttings including ingredient organization and inventory management and logistics (FIFO), interfacing with suppliers to order ingredients where necessary.
5.Perform inventory management and logistics of product samples (pilot plant produced or delivered from factories), manage products disposals, and shipping samples to other Unilever sites globally.
6.Conduct product showings/cuttings with cross-functional teams including the culinary team and CTI.
7.Interpret analytical, testing & showings results and suggest scientifically sound next steps (with appropriate assistance and support).
8.Lead the process of specification creation in SAP PLM from the request to the approved status and create specifications for all new ingredients and new products to be launched
9.Participate in factory trials for commercialization when required.
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
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Primary Location: United States-New Jersey-Englewood Cliffs-Englewood Cliffs -800 Sylvan
Shift: Day Job
Unposting Date: Ongoing
Req ID: 18000GMG