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Senior Product Development Scientist – Health and Wellbeing

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Englewood Cliffs, NJ
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Established in 2018, Unilever’s US-centric Health & Wellbeing business is a collective of fast-growing, science-backed companies powering a lifestyle of wellbeing designed for a lifetime of possibilities. Comprised of Liquid I.V., Nutrafol, OLLY, Onnit, SmartyPants, Welly and Equilibra (in Italy), the Health & Wellbeing Collective operates with a start-up mindset and is supporting consumers on their proactive wellbeing journey by bringing innovative products to the market.     

Unilever identified Health & Wellbeing as a key growth space for the future and has built the business through a clear M&A criteria and growth strategy to €1bn+ turnover, delivering double-digit, volume-led growth quarter after quarter.  

You will be part of the Global team which is responsible for launching H&W’s brands across the world. This cross functional team has end to end responsibility for international expansion of the brands in a fast-paced environment. If you are excited.  about the prospect of bringing disruptive brands across the world this role is for you.


The Senior Product Development Scientist, Health & Wellbeing will be responsible for supporting the development of the best-in-class formulations to aid the growth ambition for the Health & Wellbeing Collective – specifically in relation to new product development and new market entry and the establishment of an external ecosystem technical partners/capabilities. The role will have cross functional interactions and coordination across Marketing, Supply chain, SEAC, Quality, Regulatory and external Contract labs & Raw material suppliers to ensure timely delivery of the objectives.

The role will be required to provide technical support related to formulation development and would cover a broad range of challenges – from designing consumer preferred robust formulas, to developing raw material and finished product spec, scaling up by leveraging external Contract labs and Collaborative manufacturers.


  • Formulation design work for innovations to deliver superior, design to value and consumer winning products .

  • Work seamlessly with other R&D functions (packaging, Consumer Technical Insights, processing, regulatory teams) to ensure delivery on assigned projects.

  • Ensuring statutory regulatory & legal compliances for products & process.

  • Responsible for identifying and establishing appropriate technology for manufacturing products to specification at lab-scale and pilot-scale.

  • Responsible for scaling up to factory with relevant transfer of technology documentation and training factory team.

  • Responsible for specification, formulation, process, pack, and Quality Assurance regimes to support / enforce these specs agreed technical action standards.

  • Conduct shelf-life studies to establish shelf-life of new products and/or intervene through formulation/recipes to enhance shelf-life.

  • Use appropriate analytical techniques (either existing or develop new techniques) to characterize key physical attributes of the product.

  • Appreciating and engaging with marketing team constantly for insights and translating them into product properties & performance.

  • Managing customer complaints (technical aspect) and appreciating their concerns.

  • Anticipate assessment and minimization of environmental, safety, regulatory, PR and competitive challenges.

  • Build and maintain strong networks with cross functional (Brand, CMI, SC, CQA etc) teams.


  • Bachelor’s degree required in science or engineering. Master’s degree/PHD would be preferred

  • 5+ years’ experience in formulation development or technology development (Dietary supplement/OTC products experience would be preferred).

  • Good understanding of Product development Principles – formulation development for consumer-friendly ingestible dosage forms such as Functional Powders, Mouth-dissolving films, Effervescent tablets etc., material understanding, product scale up, ingredient sources and GMP.

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, ability to work well with others, and ability to plan and execute work independently with minimal supervision.

  • Ability to support projects with multiple external parties including contractors, research partners, manufacturing facilities, etc.

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Pay: The pay range for this position is $84,400 to $126,600. Unilever takes into consideration a wide range of factors that are utilized in making compensation decisions including, but not limited to, skill sets, experience and training, licensure and certifications, qualifications and education, and other business and organizational needs.

Bonus: This position is bonus eligible.

Long-Term Incentive (LTI): This position is LTI eligible.

Benefits: Unilever employees are eligible to participate in our benefits plan. Should the employee choose to participate, they can choose from a range of benefits to include, but is not limited to, health insurance (including prescription drug, dental, and vision coverage), retirement savings benefits, life insurance and disability benefits, parental leave, sick leave, paid vacation and holidays, as well as access to numerous voluntary benefits. Any coverages for health insurance and retirement benefits will be in accordance with the terms and conditions of the applicable plans and associated governing plan documents.


Unilever is an organization committed to diversity and inclusion 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. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. 

Employment is subject to verification of pre-screening tests, which may include drug screening, background check, credit check and DMV check.

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