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R&D Stagiaire

Job ID: R-16256 Category: Research/Development Location: Casalpusterlengo, Lombardy Date posted: 06/08/2021
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Background and Purpose of the Job

Home and Hygiene is a very dynamic category with an ambitious growth plan that combines innovation projects to geographical expansion.

The portfolio is made up of five global brands, present in all regions and competing with strong players.

The key responsibility of the role is to support the operational execution of the Consumer Technical Insight (CTI) programme for Home&Hygiene brands located in Italy, Casalpusterlengo.

The CTI group is a key R&D partner for Product development and communication. It brings technical understanding about product performance and how to communicate it through compelling claims and demo.

The position requires working on different Innovation projects under the supervision of the Assistant CTI Manager.

The role requires interaction with the R&D team, external Laboratories and suppliers.

Main Accountabilities

  • Help Assistant CTI manager to develop robust strategies to support technical delivery of product claims and defend or attack product claims by challenge

  • Help Assistant CTI manager to lead the technical delivery of claims & product demonstrations (demo) for global projects

  • Support Assistant CTI manager to develop, adapt and implement robust global appraisal methodologies including statistical analysis

  • Analyse key competitor claims and technology/product performance to help the CTI team to identify possible competitive challenge opportunities

  • Support Assistant CTI manager to design and develop new hygiene methods to support hygiene assessments and claims

  • Make scientific literature review on hygiene trends, methods and new findings in the area of home hygiene

  • Search new scientific instruments and method to reveal bacterial contamination on surfaces


  • Chemistry/Chemical engineering Degree

  • Ability to work on a variety of R&D projects with multi-functional and multi-cultural team

  • Ability to interact with a global/regional Unilever network

  • Analytical problem-solving skills

  • Good English (written and verbal skills)

  • Ability to use Microsoft Office tools (Excel/Word/PowerPoint)

  • Statistical analysis (Excel/JMP)

  • Bias for action

  • Global Mindset

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