Skip to main content

R&D Associate

Job ID:
Mumbai, Maharashtra
Date posted:


Be part of the world’s most successful, purpose-led business. Work with brands that are well-loved around the world, that strive to improve the lives of our consumers and the communities around us every day. Every day, nine out of ten Indian households use our products to feel good, look good and get more out of life – giving us a unique opportunity to build a brighter future. We promote innovation, big and small, to make our business win and grow; and we believe in business as a force for good. Our brilliant business leaders and colleagues provide mentorship and inspiration, so you can be at your best.

At HUL, we believe that every individual irrespective of their race, colour, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, nationality, caste, disability or marital status can bring their purpose to life. So apply to us, to unleash your curiosity, challenge ideas and disrupt processes; use your energy to make the world a better place. As you work to make a real impact on the business and the world, we’ll work to help you become a better you!

We are looking to hire a R&D Associate in Hair category based in Mumbai:


Product Development Innovations

  • Work with TPL to deploy innovations & renovations for South Asia OTIF (on-time in-full)

  • Conduct lab & pilot plant experiments for developing various hair product formats (shampoo, conditioner, oil, styling preparations)

  • Conduct main plant trials and ensure robust technology transfer to factories

  • Follow all R&D documentation systems for specification management and data management (PLM, SAP, formulation database updation)

  • Support factories for technical inputs, FDA queries resolution & trouble shooting along with formulation lead for the project

  • Support TPL in coordination with cross functional teams to deliver the technical mix

  • Generate ideas and support execution of demos for innovations

Material – Savings & Simplification

  • Conduct all experiments needed to validate alternate supplier for raw materials & for formula optimization as per annual savings program

  • Provide ideas for simplification/saving based on observations and data mining

Processing & Supply Chain support

  • Work with the category processing lead to support processing focused innovations and also conduct trials for factory efficiency improvement.

  • Implement processing related savings & harmonization ideas


BE / B.Tech in Chemical Engineering, B. Pharm, M.Pharm, M.Sc or related science study streams. Minimum 2-3 years’ experience in R&D preferably Personal Care R&D Experience in processing scale-up & tech transfer is added advantage Good communication and presentation skills and ability to work with cross functional/cultural teams are important skills for this job in addition to technical competence

Join our talent network

Do you want to stay informed of new roles and programmes, receive interesting updates and relevant content? Then become part of our Unilever talent community so you know what’s going on when.

Join now

Sign up for job alerts

Make sure you see job opportunities when they become available. Just leave a few details below to stay up to date with jobs that suit you and your skills.

Interested InSelect a job category from the list of options. Select a location from the list of options. Finally, click “Add” to create your job alert.

  • Research/Development, Mumbai, Maharashtra, IndiaRemove

Connect with us

We’re always looking to connect with those who share an interest in a sustainable future.

Contact us

Get in touch with Unilever PLC and specialist teams in our headquarters, or find contacts around the world.

Contact us