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Senior Food Scientist – Lisle, IL

Full/Part Time

Full Time

Location

Lisle, IL

Description

Sr. Food Scientist

Unilever is one of the world’s leading suppliers of fast moving consumer goods with strong operations in more than 100 countries and sales in 180. With products that are used over two billion times a day around the world, we work to create a better future every day and help people feel good, look good and get more out of life with brands and services that are good for them and good for others. In the United States, Canada and the Greater Caribbean (Trinidad & Tobago, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico) the portfolio includes brand icons such as: Axe, Becel, Ben & Jerry’s, Bertolli, Blue Band, Breyers, Caress, Consort For Men, Country Crock, Degree, Dove personal care products, foods, Good Humor, Hellmann’s, I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter!, Just for Me!, Klondike, Knorr, Lever 2000, Lipton, Motions, Nexxus, Noxzema, OMO, Pond’s, Popsicle, Promise, Q-Tips, Ragu, Skippy, Slim-Fast, Soft & Beautiful, St. Ives, Suave, tcb, TIGI, TRESemmé, Vaseline, and Wish-Bone. All of the preceding brand names are registered trademarks of the Unilever Group of Companies. Dedicated to serving consumers and the communities where we live, work and play, Unilever employs more than 13,000 people across North America – generating nearly $10 billion in sales in 2010. For more information, visit www.unileverusa.com, www.unilever.ca, or www.unilevercaribbean.com.

Job Summary
Support technical development (recipe, process, pack, specs) of FS NA regional category product working and interacting with project team to deliver projects OTIF .Works and interact with culinary and supply chain teams supporting the business need. Also, directs lab technician in support of lab activity and project support.
Responsibilities
•Overseeing lab maintenance and supervising lab technician activities.
•Lead the cross function key interactions such as SC RM Emergency and QIS initiatives.
•Support technical local and regional aspects of projects.
•Support system related activities such as Interspec, Provision, Pelican, and etc.
•Support technical & system responsibility and training for the R&D department.
•Translate the local & regional product design capability into inputs for category business need.
•Execution and supervision of routine / standard trials at lab, pilot plant, or full scale including comprehensive testing protocols for critical aspects of performance.
•Development of prototypes for validation/proof of principle.
•Interface w/ packaging technologist for new product designs.
•Lead department activities such as lab safety and fire safety.
•Serve as project manager/TPL as needed.
•Support the W1C & TPL for FS local and regional Projects.
•Executing agreed R&D activity at lab scale – developing prototypes, shelf life testing, and analytical testing.
•Support R&D activity relate to scale-up & manufacturing projects.
•Support the W1C & TPL’s technical & system responsibility (draft technical specs using provision and Interspec).
•Lead product design for rejuvenation, cost savings, and innovation projects.

Key Requirements
BS in Food Science or equivalent degree with 3-5 years experience, strong business acumen.

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.
Please apply for this position at www.unileverusa-careers.com or call Unilever Peoplelink 888.775.0389

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

 

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