Research and Development Graduate Job at Unilever 2018

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23 Mar, 2018

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Research Jobs in South Africa

No matter who you are, or where in the world you are, the chances are that our products are a familiar part of your daily routine.

Every day, around the world, people reach for Unilever products. Our brands are trusted everywhere and, by listening to the people who buy them, we’ve grown into one of the world’s most successful consumer goods companies. In fact, 150 million times a day, someone somewhere chooses a Unilever product.

Look in your fridge, or on the bathroom shelf, and you’re bound to see one of our well-known brands. We create, market and distribute the products that people choose to feed their families and keep themselves and their homes clean and fresh!

Get up close and personal with a company that can shape your future. You will need strong self-motivation, have a passion to win and the ability to build strong relationships. Be the individual that drives the success of a multi-billion euro Brand…this could be MADE BY YOU!

Key Responsibilities:
Formulation Development: Whether the product is a deodorant, shampoo or an ice cream, as a formulation technologist your role is to make the marketing idea come to life, ensuring all the sensorial properties (taste, aroma, appearance, feel, and smell) excite and delight the consumer.

Packaging Development: The battle for the “shelf” and the consumer’s attention will be won or lost through eye-catching and functional packaging. You will develop the best structural packaging design concepts for the brands, and then engineer these into workable designs using the latest technologies.

Regulatory Affairs: ensures we can get Unilever’s products into the marketplace and keep them there by guiding project teams through country-specific regulations such as advertising standards and, ultimately ensuring that we protect the consumer.

Consumer Technical Insights: The CTI role is to investigate how consumers’ ‘needs’ or ‘desires’ translate into a product. You will link the consumer to technology by commissioning product evaluation, sensory research, and consumer habit observation studies.

Processing Development (Engineering): With over three hundred factories worldwide, a vast array of process technologies are applied in order to convert raw materials into products. As the Process Engineer, your role is to upscale from lab or pilot plant to factory and make sure the process you use is repeatable.

Craftmanship: As an Innovation chef you will draw on your extensive knowledge of regional and global food trends; a fusion of flavors; and consumer needs to bring the power of meal times to life through brilliant products that taste as good as homemade.

Nutrition and Health: Do you know that Knorr is specially formulated so you get just the right amount of salt in your diet? As a Nutritionists in R&D, you will lead the delivery of health benefits into our products as well as sound nutrition communication and marketing to consumers.

Specification Management: The specification management team within R&D is the custodian of the technical information that is stored to produce a great product. A specification details the “what” and “how” of the attributes and properties that an article must have to fulfill its purpose.

Deploy: Deploy is the eyes and ears of the R&D organization within each local company. In deploy, your role will cover all R&D disciplines. Your key role is to bring the innovations to life with your consumers and customers.
The tools you use are demo’s and the product experience toolkits. This is done through a close partnership with your R&D team and the Brand team.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelors degree in natural/ applied sciences and /or Engineering.
  • We have a preference for BSc (Microbiology, Chemistry, Food Science etc), BEng, Chemical & Mechanical engineering Degrees
  • All students, Foreign Nationals and SA Citizens studying at a University in SA are required to apply through the SA process.
  • This makes sense from a logistics and travel point of view.
Location: Durban
Closing Date: 23 April 2018


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