Vacancy for Assistant R&D Manager at Unilever


Unilever is a British-Dutch transnational consumer goods company co-headquartered in London, United Kingdom and Rotterdam, Netherlands. Its products include food and beverages, cleaning agents and personal care products. It is the world's largest consumer goods company measured by 2012 revenue.

Post : Assistant R&D Manager

Job Description
• 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) / MSc. 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,
M. Tech/B. Tech
Location : Maharashtra-Mumbai-Mumbai HURC
Industry Type : Pharma
Functional Area : R&D
End Date : Jan-01-2019

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