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 www.unileverusa.com.
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
BS or MS or PHD in Food Science with 5 or more years of related
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.