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Principal Food Scientist
Lead the elements (recipe, process, pack, specs, and nutrition) for
spreads portfolio for the North America region either as technical
project leader (TPL) for less complex projects or work stream leader
(WSL) within large, complex and challenging projects. Works in
partnership with the business (typically marketing) project leader or TPL
if acts as WSL .Oversees deployment of the projects into the relevant
factory or a third party co-packer
Duties and Responsibilities
• Plans, designs, and performs experiments within the projects and
analyses the data
• Generates technical solutions and recommendations
• Is accountable for ensuring developed product safety and quality by:
o Developing the correct allergen and traceability protocols are
developed, reviewed, tested and accepted by microbiology, TIM-E and
o establishing right quality control parameters/procedures and dHACCP for developed products
o micro clearance and SEAC evaluation
o establishing right ingredients/product
• Accountable for delivery all technical aspects from Idea phase through
Post Launch and must communicate effectively to Regulatory, Culinary Chefs,
PTG team, Packaging and TM partners.
As Technical Project Leader (TPLJ
• Manage and deliver the Spreads R&D technical initiatives by
identifying resources needs (personnel and bought in costs), developing
timeline, actions and milestones and ensuring the project is OTIF
throughout the funnel.
• Will lead the technical discussion and represent the technical views
for the technical project team, which includes Product and Process
Development, Culinary Design, Packaging, Nutrition, Microbiology,
Analytical and CTI.
• Will be the Technical interface at Innovation Planning Team meetings
and must coordinate R&D sub team meetings to ensure communication
throughout the funnel.
• Responsible for developing the Technical project brief with Marketing
and CMI ensuring technical briefs and Inoplan
documents are clear, concise and achievable. Must agree with launch
dates, raw material targets, both ingredient and packaging and claims.
As Work Stream Leader ( WSL).
• Agree with the TPL on technical deliveries for the project/s
• Develops product/process against the Product Brief including formula
generation (and compliance to all Unilever requirements), process
setting, and specification generation
• Works with TPL on all other technical aspects of the project (as above),
generates and provides data for decision making.
Bachelors in Food Science with 3-5 years experience
or Masters in Food Science with 3 year experience. Project management
experience. Cross-Category development experience – design & deploy
experiences. Supply Chain experience/awareness and knowledge/experience
in spreads business preferred.
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 an online assessment. Completion of the assessment is mandatory
in order to be considered. Please allow yourself plenty of time to
complete both the application and assessment. If the assessment is filled
out partially or not at all, it will adversely affect the progress of
your application. Please be aware that you will have to complete the
assessment at once as you will be unable to return to it later.
Unilever is an equal opportunity employer. It prohibits discrimination
based on age, color, disability, marital or parental status, national
origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran
status or any other legally protected status in accordance with
applicable federal, state and local laws.
Employment is subject to verification of pre-employment drug-screening
results and background investigation.