Unilever Senior Scientist – Ice Cream – Food Science Job

Unilever Senior Scientist – Ice Cream – Food Science Job

Ice Cream is a fun, very innovative, competitive, and fast-paced category. Unilever’s Ice Cream Business Unit in North America looks after a strong portfolio of brands: Ben & Jerry’s, Breyers, Good Humor, Klondike, Magnum, Popsicle and Talenti.

Job Title: Senior Scientist – Ice Cream North America

Job ID: R-47256

Category: Research/Development

Location: Englewood Cliffs, NJ

Education Experience

  •  Bachelor of Science Degree in Food Science or equivalent degree.
  • 2-5 years of experience in the food industry, preferably in product development

Technical / Project management

  •  Ability to independently execute projects with moderate to high complexity and coordinate R&D activities.
  • Ability to develop, plan, conduct, and coordinate prototype development initiatives across multiple projects/tasks. Fully operational in use of ingredients, formulation, process, and product design principles.
  • Fully operational in specification creation and approval and costing.
  • Ability to analyze and interpret complex data with guidance on final conclusions
  • Strong working knowledge of experimental design root cause analysis and problem-solving techniques
  • Good understanding of Supply Chain.


  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to construct trial/lab reports and presentation, including recommendations Ability to present information to both technical and non-technical audiences

What you’ll do:

Support/Lead projects:

– Execute agreed R&D activities to deliver the brand’s program, ranging from innovation, renovation, quality improvement and margin enhancement.

– Works as a member of a cross-functional project team to deliver projects on time in full.

Develop products:

– Independently design products against simple product briefs, design/execute test protocols for the various technical aspects of projects as required (e.g., prototype development and scale-up, shelf-life testing, analytical testing, etc.)

– 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.

Provide technical and product guidance

  • Actively participate and/or represent R&D in Supply Chain and Marketing meetings.
  • Assess feasibility of new ideas and troubleshoot activities where formulation knowledge is essential.
  • support technical investigations using root-cause analysis and problem-solving techniques as required for existing and new products.

Establish and maintain internal and external working relationships

Develop and maintain effective working relationships with R&D, Supply Chain and marketing teams, customers, and key stakeholders.

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