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Prototyping Design Specialist (UKI) - Elida Beauty

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Supply Chain
Port Sunlight, England
Date posted:

PrototypingDesignSpecialist (UKI) - Elida Beauty


Location : Liverpool

Who we are … we are ElidaBeauty

Elida Beauty is a very exciting new beauty business within Unilever.  We are re-found iconic brands by remixing them for today’s generation, making them even bigger beauty hits than they were first time around.

Our remixes democratize beauty, because we want everyone on the ‘beauty dance floor’ with our top-quality products at a great value.

Driven by our colleague’s creativity, agility and close connection with consumers, customers and suppliers weare able tounleash the true potential of our loved brands with a fresh start.  We‘Re-Found’ them using a start-up mentality that always ‘finds a way’.  Our ‘no silos’, one team approach drives both personal and business growth so that together we deliver outcomes that are music to the ears of consumers, customers, colleagues and the planet alike.

Position Summary

The PrototypingDesignSpecialistwill lead the technical design of new product opportunities, considering new innovations from concept to consumer validation and through to launch.  The position will be accountable for project leadership, technical engineering, and material scoping while implementing designs into manufacturing facilities. The role will partner across all teams internally and externally to design and execute winning concepts using virtual and physical prototyping with digital tools & capabilities.  The position is part of fast-paced, dynamic team environment with real responsibility for business impact by rapidly delivering innovative products to market that will directly lead to business growth.  

Role Accountabilities

  • Partner with x-functional team to develop and bring to life new product concepts to support rapid marketdelivery

  • Provide broad design and engineering understanding and inputs into the creation process to ensure that new products meet consumer, customer, supply chain and all businessneeds

  • Identify and create technical solutions, including component and assembly design, for new product developments and improvements to existing portfolio, including leveraging inclusive design approaches.

  • Leverage and develop approaches to rapidly evaluate concepts from single unit to consumer validation scale, via virtual and physical design exploration and validation (including various prototyping methods)

  • Develop and conduct consumer evaluation of new concepts andideas

  • Focus on reducing environmental footprint of all packaging without compromise to product perception andintegrity

  • Support development and partnerships with key partners in fields of prototyping and component development

Critical Competencies

  • Relevant degree in Engineering, Product Design, Material Science, or Technical Project Management (science & technology focus), and at least 3 - 5years experiencein product development field, preferably in the FMCG industry.

  • Broad project design and engineering knowledge with experience in concept development, packaging materials, and manufacturing processes.  Experience in design of plastic packaging components is preferred.

  • 3D CAD design skills with the ability to create components using parametric software (Siemens NX experience or equivalent).

  • A creative,logicaland analytical mind set to generate innovative design solutions to technical challenges.

  • Must demonstrate a general understanding of project management to realise the order, importance, and impact of project activities as it relates to package design process. 

  • Must understand consumer, business, and category needs and the relationship to product design decisions & execution.  An entrepreneurial mind set is advantageous. 

  • Enthusiasm and self-motivation with great verbal and written communication skills. Ability to communicate complex engineering and design principles to people at all levels of the business, across different functions.

We are looking for someone who can combine the natural curiosity of a Designer with the creative problem solving of an Engineer to constantly keep one-step ahead with competitive and game-changing designs.

You area change maker:

You areconstantly looking to improve the world and consumer experiences through packagedevelopment, andcreate new ways to deliver more value toElida Beauty’s business growth.

You area born leader: 

By combining technical knowledge with a passion for creative problem-solving, you never hesitate to act when faced project obstacles.

You love to win, and have fun doing it:

An infectious passion for success is a must. You aredetail-orientated with an ability to manage multiple fast-track projects in a collaborative team environment.    

You areastory teller:

You communicate technical packaging successes by translating into a business impact message.  You adapt to an audience and influence direction across project functions and categories. 

Join us…

To ensure that your personal creativity helps to unlock our potential, we will upskill and reskill you. We will develop leading-edge digital marketing skills and best-in-class teamworking capabilities. 

Most importantly, we will give you the autonomy to use them like a ‘founder’. We will help you to think like a CEO so that we all focus on delivering our Purpose and so you drive growth as you develop. Imagine how good we will feel when we see that our creativity reignites growth in the business because consumers embrace our new ideas.

Better for our consumers, better for the world and better for each of us

The way we manufacture, package and distribute our products will be better for everyone and for the planet. We will bring a new meaning to diversity and inclusion by providing access to beauty products that suit every kind of skin and hair.

Excited about the Role?

Please apply online. Your application will be reviewed against ourrequirementsand we will be in touch toprovide you with an update on the status of your application.

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