Principal Food Scientist - Englewood Cliffs, NJ

Full/Part Time

Full Time


Englewood Cliffs, NJ


Principal Food Scientist
Unilever works to create a better future every day. We 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. Each day, around the world, consumers make 160 million decisions to purchase Unilever products. 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, Country Crock, Degree, Dove personal care products, Hellmann’s, Klondike, Knorr, Lipton, Omo, Popsicle, Promise, Q-Tips, Skippy, Slim-Fast, Suave, Sunsilk and Vaseline. 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 2009. For more information, visit

Job Summary
Leads the technical elements of projects (product development, process development, pack, specs, and nutrition) for Ambient Products for the North America region. (US and Canada). Works in partnership with the business (typically Marketing) project leader (and where relevant a key customer). Oversees deployment of the projects into the relevant factory or a third party co-packer.

•Manage and deliver various Ambient Foods Projects including Innovations and renovations. 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 innoplan documents are clear, concise and achievable. Must agree with launch dates, raw material targets, both ingredient and packaging and claims.
•Is accountable for ensuring the correct allergen and traceability protocols are developed, reviewed, tested and accepted by microbiology TIM-E and TIM-Q.
•Accountable for all technical aspects from Idea phase through Post Launch and must communicate effectively to Culinary Chefs, PTG team, Packaging and TM partners.
•Utilize Culinary Design Best Practices for rejuvenation and innovation where applicable

Key Requirements
BS or MS or PHD in Food Science with 5 or more years of related industrial experience.

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.

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.

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