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R&D Technologist - Beauty & Personal Care

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Daejeon, Daejeon
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Main Job Purpose

Lead local innovation, cost savings and quality improvement. The R&D team locally leads, inspires and motivates the country Deploy part of the R&D function. The Product Technologist is part of the R&D organization in Unilever Korea. It’s required to be an expert in local technical matters who provides high quality technical R&D and regulatory support enabling flawless implementation of innovations, renovations and other relevant projects into the local markets. The areas of responsibility includes: technical management, risk management, partnering with 3PM/ODM on product development and documentation for export.

Main Accountabilities

  • Partner with local ODM/OEM 3rd party manufacturer on BPC product development
  • Support R&D manager to ensure the new innovations to follow Unilever guidelines and policies. 
  • Help R&D manager to maintain product Quality required, incl. quality defect cause analysis, counter action development (if feasible), and cooperate relevant documentation preparation.
  • Support documentation work for export
  • Cooperating the auditing of Suppliers and 3Ps.
  • Execute required appraisal works of product as a part of qualification/risk evaluation work.

Relevant Experience


  • At least 5 years of relevant experience
  • Experience in NPD (formulation work) for various formats of cosmetic product


  • Chemistry major
  • OTC NPD experience
  • Working knowledge on local regulation

This position is based in Daejeon, South Korea. Relocation support is not provided.

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