Unilever Food Scientist Recruitment 2021 – Candidates Apply Online

Unilever Food Scientist Recruitment 2021 – Candidates Apply Online

Unilever Food Scientist Recruitment Unilever R&D is looking for a talented Product Developer based in Englewood Cliffs, NJ. As a member of the R&D team, you will be developing innovative plant-based meat alternative products for the exciting and ever-evolving food market. Whether that’s meeting the need for sustainable, healthy, delicious, guilt-free experiences, localizing a global offering, or bringing the world’s most exciting plant-based technologies to our North American market. In this journey at an exponential pace we are looking for a Senior Product Developer who has the passion to change the world.

Job Title: Food Scientist – Product Developer

Category Research/Development

Location 800 Sylvan Avenue, Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632, United States Of America

Regular Req ID: R-07282

  • Lead/support technical development (recipe, specifications) for plant-based products.
  • Support R&D initiatives of innovation, quality, nutrition, cost savings, complexity reduction and sustainability by design.
  • Works as a leader as well as a member of a cross-functional project team to deliver projects on time and in full.
  • Works and interacts with culinary and supply chain teams supporting business need.

Who You Are & What You’ll Do

  • Lead/support technical delivery of projects through design and execution of test protocols and implementation of the various technical aspects of projects as required e.g. formulation development, prototypes, conducting shelf-life testing, and analytical testing. Ability to independently design products against technical briefs, safety requirements, design/execute pilot tests/trials.
  • Lead the process of specification/label creation in SAP PLM from the request to the approved status; Be the material expert and lead creation of new specifications for new ingredients.
  • Organize and participate in plant trials while providing formulation adjustment recommendations as needed to support innovation, quality, cost savings and complexity reduction initiatives.
  • Support quality investigations using root cause analysis and problem-solving techniques as required for existing and new products.
  • Support cost savings (VIP) initiatives and supply chain efficiency projects including the assessment of the feasibility of new ideas and troubleshooting activities where product formulation knowledge is essential.
  • Present information to both technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Carry out work for the support of product claims (KBS, Demos), risk management, ensuring compliance with legal and regulatory
  • Perform product and ingredient physical-chemical analyses according to needs & use of available digital tools & predictive models
  • Mentor junior developers
  • To support with technical information in case of need to protect technology/formulation IP.
  • Analyze and interpret data with guidance on final conclusions.
  • Demonstrate flexibility to manage multiple priorities.
  • Develop strong relationships and communicate effectively with cross functional teams.
  • Adapt to daily challenges and priority changes within a face paced business environment.

You’re a born leader: Pro-active self-direction with a high level of initiative and persistence and a very much hands-on approach to results delivery

You’re a dot connector: Ability to manage complex relationships and solve complex problems

You love to win, and have fun doing it: Passion for product development and extremely customer/consumer focus

You’re a changemaker: Ability to identify and address emerging issues as well as set and manage priorities and continuously improve processes and practices

You’re a culture & change champion: Comfort with multi-tasking and operating in a fast-paced, multi-faceted, and multi-cultural environment

What You’ll Need To Succeed

Bachelor of Science Degree in Food Science or equivalent degree required

3-5 years of experience in product development. Solid experience with plant-based ingredients leading formulation workstream, specification systems, knowledge/experience in texturized vegetable proteins and/or meat processing, and a good understanding of the Supply Chain.

Processing Engineering knowledge preferred.

No dietary or food allergy restrictions.

20-40% travel required.

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