Unilever Associate Scientist - Sundial in Farmingdale, New York

Line Manager: Geoff Hawkins

Location: 1 Adams Blvd, Farmingdale, Long Island, NY

Job Summary

  • Develop and Deliver Specifications and Technical Documentation as required to support Innovation projects for Personal Care Brands.

  • Day-to-day Ownership and Management of Unilever's Technical Specification Portfolio for delivery to Supply Chain.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Specification planning for Innovation and Value Improvement Projects

  • Specification Development – For Ingredients, Formulas, Artwork, Finished Goods

  • Creation of Part codes in SAP MDM Tool

  • Execution of agreed cross-functional Specification Management Process

  • Collaboration with Network required to secure accurate input into spec content: Design and Deploy Teams, Technical Management, Regulatory, Brand Development, Brand Building, Suppliers, Procurement, Supply Chain

  • Understand and implement Specification Data Quality Standards

  • Responsible for ensuring that Regional requirements can be met via Global Specifications

  • Status Management- Responsible for the management of the status of all specification types during their lifetime

Key Requirements

  • BS or BA in Chemistry, Biology or related Scientific Field or equivalent experience. Excellent proofreading skills and attention to detail. Strong computer skills – Excel, Word, PowerPoint

  • Excellent Communication Skills – Verbal and Written

  • Ability to handle frequent shifts in priorities - adjusting daily work plan

  • Demonstrates Professional Presentation Skills


Unilever offers a competitive compensation package which includes: Medical & Dental Plans, Life Insurance, including eligible spouses, domestic partners & children; Health Care Flexible Spending, Dependent Care, Retirement & Savings Plans, Tuition Reimbursement, Paid Vacation and Holidays.

Unilever is an equal opportunity employer. It prohibits discrimination based on age, color, disability, marital or parental status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status or any other legally protected status in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.

Employment is subject to verification of pre-employment drug-screening results and background investigation.


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