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Scientist Food(Job Number: 160005NM) - Englewood Cliffs, NJ




Unposting Date

 : Apr-15-2016, 8:59:00 PM


 : Full-time

Primary Location

 : United States-New Jersey-Englewood Cliffs-Englewood Cliffs -800 Sylvan


 : Day Job


 : Research/Development


 : Yes, 20 % of the Time 



Food Scientist - Dressings


Job Summary 


The primary function of this Food Scientist position is to provide product development support for the Dressings NA R&D initiatives in support of Quality, Cost Savings and Complexity Reduction. The Candidate will independently research, conduct experiments, gather data, develop conclusions and prepare written reports as required to progress assigned initiatives. Additionally, the candidate is expected to develop the required expertise necessary to become the Dressing’s R&D group’ s designated power user for the software supporting all product  formulation and technical specifications. 


Key Duties and Responsibilities 


Primary duties and responsibilities of this position are to support the following work activities as part of Dressings NA R&D cross-functional team: 


Assessment of technical feasibility from a product formulation standpoint and qualification of ingredient material alternatives recommended for replacement or supply contingency alternatives.

Support the technical project leader through the design and execution of test protocols and implementation of the various technical aspects of projects as required. 

Organization and participation in plant trials while providing formulation adjustment recommendations as needed to support quality, cost savings and complexity reduction initiatives. 

Complete final product design, specification development, and support factory start-up, to ensure on time, in full delivery of assigned projects.

Develop strong relationships and communicate effectively to manage assigned projects with Brand Managers, Innovation Based Product and Process Development teams, Central Processing Lab technical team, Regulatory, Supply Management Procurement, Supply Chain Manufacturing, Suppliers, and Unilever global and regional counterparts & contacts.

Support product quality improvement initiatives through review of consumer complaints and provision of technical recommendations for product formulation or specification revisions identified to address identified root causes of complaints. 

Support of cost savings (VIP) initiatives and supply chain improvement projects including assessment of feasibility of new ideas and troubleshooting activities where product formulation knowledge is essential. 

Adapt to daily challenges and priority changes within business environment.



Key Requirements


-           Bachelors in Food Science with 2 to 5 years experience or Masters in Food Science with 1 to 3 years experience.

-           Experience in emulsions preferred. 

-           Demonstrated leadership in approaching technical solutions to business issues. 

-           Good oral and written communication skills

-           10-20% travel.


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.


Please note: as part of the job application, you will be asked to complete pre-screening questions.  Completion of the pre-screening questions is mandatory in order to be considered. Please allow yourself plenty of time to complete both the application and pre-screening questions.  If the pre-screening questions are partially answered or not at all, it will adversely affect the progress of your application. Please be aware that you will have to complete the pre-screening questions at once as you will be unable to return to it later.  


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or other protected class in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws.  Unilever takes affirmative action in support of its policy to and advance in employment individuals who are minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.



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



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