Require Assistant Manager in Research and Development at Unilever | M.Pharm, M.Sc


Every day, around the world, people reach for Unilever products. Our brands are trusted everywhere and, by listening to the people who buy them, we've grown into one of the world's most successful consumer goods companies. In fact, 150 million times a day, someone somewhere chooses a Unilever product. Look in your fridge, or on the bathroom shelf, and you’re bound to see one of our well-known brands. We create, market and distribute the products that people choose to feed their families and keep themselves and their homes clean and fresh.

Post : Asst. R & D Manager

Job Location
The incumbent would be responsible for:
• Product development & scale up (End to End design responsibility)
• Manage claims and consumer technical insight activities 
• S(he) would be working on various global projects comprising of Innovation, Value Creation, Simplification and Capability programs. The job needs continuous interaction within Design teams, cluster R&D teams & several capability & cross functional teams e.g. Processing, Consumer Technical Insights, Supply Chain, Brand Development, Consumer Marketing Insight, Legal, Regulatory & Supply Management teams.

• Lead all technical elements of Color Cosmetics Innovations with highest delivered quality, OTIF against all project brief requirements.
• Ensuring compliance to Internal Unilever protocols, External regulatory environment, while developing product solutions with respect to commitment to safety, environment, claim support, specification management etc.
• Understanding the consumer habits and needs as required by the Project team while articulating the needs of business
• Working with extended teams to align on innovation plans and ensure smooth delivery of the projects
• In close co-ordination with the Processing and supply chain teams, develop manufacturing processes to scale the product manufacture from lab to pilot to main plant.
• Maintain effective and timely communication of project status with regional/ global partners.
• The person would need to make decisions through proper assessment of the risks, aligning stakeholders on key issues/concerns in order to ensure OTIF launches.
• Contribute pro-actively in identifying & supporting value improvement opportunities for Color cometics portfolio of products.
• Process development and technology transfer - Understanding how process designs are implemented through specification, construction, commissioning, trials and training
• Supplier & 3rd party management - Assessing supplier & 3rd party manufacturing process capabilities.
• Process Safety - Ensuring processing R&D maintains compliance with Unilever and external standards
• Delivering recommendations on handling, processing and scale-up of new raw materials and formulations.
• Competition Mapping, product analysis and Claims Landscape.
• Identify insights and trends that will drive new product & pack opportunities based on analysis of trends, consumer needs, new technology impact on consumers (partnering with CMI where relevant).
• Expand and evolve consumer understanding capability to “bring to life” the insights that delivers a superior consumer experience of our products.
• Co-ordinate and drive Consumer Testing work plan within Product Design (product, pack, claims) based on analysis of trends, consumer needs, consumer test data, new Claims development for Innovation and BLG projects.
• Understand the sensory drivers of preference for different products / formats by doing consumer research together with the CTI teams.
• Drive technical observation studies especially for the new product formats.

Candidate Profile
•  M. Tech/B. Tech (Cosmetic Technology) / M.Pharm (Pharmaceutics) / M.Sc. Chemistry
• With 6-9 years of experience across Product development, processing & scale up & consumer understanding & claims generation I Color Cosmetics R&D
• People management skills
• Good Verbal/written Communication skills
• Dealing with people from multicultural backgrounds.
• Multi tasking ability

Additional Information
Experience : 6-9 years
Qualification : M.Sc, M.Pharm
Location : Mumbai HURC
Industry Type : Pharma / Healthcare/ Clinical research
Functional Area : R&D
End Date : 10th March, 2019


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