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R&D Senior Assistant Manager – Deo NA

Job ID: R-16482 Category: Research/Development Location: Cuernavaca, Morelos Date posted: 06/10/2021
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R&D Senior Assistant Manager – Deodorants North America

WHO ARE WE?

Do you want to work for a company that makes a difference in the world? At Unilever, we have a clear purpose - to make sustainable living commonplace. Through our 400 brands reaching 2.5 billion people every day, we aim to make a positive social impact globally and locally. Through our household brands, like Lipton, Knorr, Dove, Hellman’s and Axe, we are creating a bright future for our customers, our business, and our planet - and you can be part of it.

WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR:

R&D Senior Assistant Manager – Deodorants North America

Location:

Cuernavaca

WHAT YOU WILL DO:

You will be assigned to work in the most challenging and exciting programs within the Deodorant Innovation funnel as R&D Senior Assistant Manager.

Your expertise will be focused on our top projects from a technical challenge and risk perspective mainly in Aerosol formats.

We are looking to you as a leader to ensure creativity, agility, and then rigor to our innovation process.  You will be the proactive spark that support our team to success.

You will liaise with Deo partners in Global, Format, Design Capabilities and Deploy to ensure that our programs have continuity from brief to market delivery.

You will be involved in the briefing process, for both innovation and non-innovation projects in Mexico for North America Market.

You will coordinate and support tests and trials in the Factory, Pilot Plant and Laboratory that will write the future of Deodorant technology in the world.

You will ensure a soft technology transference to the factory applying your formulation, processing, and packaging expertise.

You will have direct contact with Raw Material and Packaging suppliers to unluck innovative opportunities.

Main Accountabilities:

  • Formulation, processing development and scale up of new formulations for NA Market.
  • Guarantee Business continuity in Mexico for NA Market

WHAT YOU´LL NEED TO SUCCEED:

  • Graduate / Post Graduate science or engineering degree (any discipline) with 5+ years of experience in Research and Development in FMGC industries and/or Pharmaceuticals in Formulation and Processing.
  • Advanced English proficiency
  • Desirable Aerosol technologies experience and packaging skills
  • Understanding the processes required to manufacturer reproducible and high-quality products is a must. 
  • Ability to translate desired claimable benefits into a robust design of experiments and testing plan.
  • Strong team mindset and leadership capabilities. Experience in partnering both internally and externally across many functional interfaces. Ability to develop and manage relationships with external innovation partners.
  • Ability to work independently with multi-site and multi-function innovation teams
  • Strong communication skills & proven ability to interact across a range of functions & leadership groups; excellent verbal/written communication skills with the ability to effectively interact with peers, key stakeholders and senior leaders.
  • Ability to build networks in and outside of Unilever.
  • Awareness of Process development and scale up foresight to factory scale
  • Experience in product quality troubleshooting and root cause analysis
  • Understanding of product development principles, R&D processes and protocols, Product specification and documentation along with strong data analysis skills. 

What We Can Offer You

Culture for Growth | Top Notch Employee Health & Well Being Benefits | Every Voice Matters | Global Reach | Life at Unilever | Careers with Purpose | World Class Career Development Programs | Check Out Our Space | Focus On Sustainability

NOTE

Unilever is an organization committed to equity, inclusion and diversity to drive our business results and create a better future, every day, for our diverse employees, global consumers, partners, and communities. We believe a diverse workforce allows us to match our growth ambitions and drive inclusion across the business. At Unilever we are interested in every individual bringing their ‘Whole Self’ to work and this includes you! Thus, if you require any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at the time of your application so that we can support you through your recruitment journey.

Make no mistake we expect a lot from our people as they do of us. So, if you can rise to the challenge - apply now via the link, with your updated resume in English!

Unilever is an organisation committed to equity, inclusion and diversity to drive our business results and create a better future, every day, for our diverse employees, global consumers, partners, and communities. We believe a diverse workforce allows us to match our growth ambitions and drive inclusion across the business. At Unilever we are interested in every individual bringing their ‘Whole Self’ to work and this includes you! Thus if you require any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at the time of your application so that we can support you through your recruitment journey.

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