Unilever Senior R&D Associate Recruitment 2021 - Apply Online

Unilever Senior R&D Associate Recruitment 2021 – Apply Online

They are looking to hire a R&D Associate/Senior R&D Associate, Packaging based in Mumbai Unilever recognizes Packaging as an important part of the product mix. Not only does it fulfill a very important functional role, to contain, protect and inform, but also as the first “touchpoint” with the consumer, it must engage the consumer, reflecting the brand proposition, and delivering a delightful experience.

To ensure the robustness and technical performance of new packaging, before it is placed in the market, involves both design and technical innovation in packaging.

Working closely with other Unilever functions as part of a cross-functional team, the Packaging resource will support Packaging Manager with the co-ordination of packaging development projects and will also lead assigned projects as packaging work stream leader by developing and executing testing plans for primary and secondary packaging, ensuring packaging is “fit for purpose” compatible with SC, Formulation, Unilever Policy, Consumer and Brand needs and legislation.

Job Title: R&D Associate /Senior R&D Associate, Packaging

Job ID: R-16777

Category: Research/Development

Location: Mumbai, Maharashtra

Main Accountabilities

  • Deliver packaging which not only meets the required quality and technical standards, but also delights the consumer and builds brand love, through using Unilever’s Packaging Excellence best practices
  • Leading all innovation projects for OTIF delivery, by closely working with Regional Packaging Team, Formulation team, SUIT, CQA, Marketing and suppliers.
  • Explore and Identify 5s projects – lead its execution while ensuring alignment with the
  • Global packaging team and Global packaging agenda on simplification and harmonization
    Provide early inputs to the Global packaging team – considering the capability, constraints, and expectations for SA
  • Liaise with packaging converters and material suppliers in the development of packaging components
  • Manage assigned primary and secondary packaging projects with guidance, working with
  • Brand Development and the cross-functional project team, ensuring packaging is fit for purpose to meet the packaging brief, and delivered on time, in full
  • Evaluate and qualify packaging components for their project portfolio using both
    established protocols, and where appropriate, design new ones by closely working with Global Teams
  • Perform technical analysis of new packaging designs and provision of feedback to project teams with respect to design viability; also, identify possible solutions
    to resolve technical problems, minimizing changes to the design intent
  • To manage good technical data records – project data, specifications, test results
  • Where relevant, to deliver, as a member of a cross-functional project team, solutions to agreed projects, on time in full.
  • Prepare and develop supplier technical briefs where required, working closely with suppliers
  • To interface with other functions in support of project delivery (e.g. brand development, supply chain, procurement)
  • To manage and deliver agreed work plan
  • To develop and test packaging in accordance with Functional Excellence in packaging
  • To comply with the Unilever Code of Business Principles and all Safety, Health and Environment (SHE) and Quality Assurance (QA) policies, including the support of product claims, risk management

Key Skills

  • Working knowledge on a range of packaging materials – Flexibles, Rigid & Paper/paperboard packaging
  • Technical specification & supply chain support. Project management experience
  • Basic appreciation on polymers, molds and decoration techniques are appreciated.

Refer the details

  • Understanding for Rigid packaging and understanding of IM/EBM/IBM technologies
  • Understanding of Film Resin grades and its supply base, cost dynamics
  • Understanding on value chain of flexibles, Rigid packaging
  • Understanding of Machine – Packaging Material interface
  • Understanding on Mould and component qualification

Relevant Experience

Education – Science or Engineering Degree with Packaging Post graduation. Min. 3 to 5 yrs experience. Working knowledge of Flexibles, Rigid & Paper/paperboard packaging

Added advantage

  • Experience in Personal care packaging
  • Project Execution
  • Understanding on Design principles
  • Any other critical personal characteristics
  • Candidate should be creative in personal care characteristics, have strong design thinking and good execution, external orientation, appetite to explore new ideas across format and ability to work with diverse people/functions across geographies.
  • Able to work effectively in multi-disciplinary, Multi- zones & multi-cultural teams.
  • Flexibility in work style to be able to manage several projects simultaneously.
  • Good communication skills- verbal and written.
  • Must effectively communicate on technical issues with technical or Marketing team
  • Good influencing ability, both internal as well as external
  • Ability to understand Design principles and deploy on time in full
  • Good project management skills
  • Occasional travel: 1 – 10 days (Domestic and International but less frequency)

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