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Senior Nutritional Scientist, Health & Wellbeing

  • Englewood Cliffs, USA
  • Marketing

Job description


We are the Global Health & Wellbeing (H&W) team focused on one of Unilever’s largest growth opportunities – the €140bn Health & Wellbeing space defined by Vitamins, Minerals, and Supplements (VMS).

We work in an agile, fast-moving environment, collaboratively within the team and with our Unilever colleagues around the world. We work in a project based networked way where everyone needs to be able to take a step back and think strategically as well as rolling up their sleeves and get their hands dirty, to be entrepreneurial and experiment as well as bringing in the best of Unilever and work the structures of a large company, to take charge and lead as well as follow and support others.


Unilever’s Health & Wellbeing Group holds the company’s functional nutrition brands and the portfolio of brands that includes Equilibra (Italy) and US acquired brands Olly, LiquidIV, SmartyPants, Welly and Onnit. Each brand is completely unique and focused on giving consumers superior experiences within their respective spaces and target segments. We are committed to continue grow this strategic business for Unilever through a series of acquisitions and international expansion of acquired brands through Unilever’s scale and network in the markets.


The Senior Scientist will play a critical role in the Nutritional Sciences and Innovation team.  You will be responsible for providing 1) key support for ingredient substantiation (claims and evidence generation). You will provide subject matter expertise in nutritional sciences for key benefit areas of beauty from within, immunity, digestive health, cognition/mood, women’s health, hydration, sleep and sugar reduction across different innovation activities and 2) Nutrition Education to the broader Global Health and wellbeing team.

The role requires the ability to translate science into differentiated and meaningful business applications.  Strong people and networking skills and a true passion for innovation also required.


Develop Nutrition Education Content for the Global Health and Wellbeing Team, The Collectives and external customers

Identify and validate new ingredients to be used across the Health and Wellbeing portfolio

Identify and define global and local claims for Health and Wellbeing category

Be the nutrition expert in project contexts by translating vitamins, minerals and supplements/VMS nutrition science into compelling consumer communication (storytelling/claims/demos) and product opportunities in line with global and regional demands and values working closely with H&W R&D and marketing, Regulatory affairs and Brand R&D teams in Opcos

Interacts with internal stakeholders to optimize transfer of new scientific insights

Develops scientific positions and viewpoints relevant to the business

Anticipates and manages potential business issues by predicting and responding to external scientific developments in the field


Identify emerging trends for the key benefit areas: beauty from within, immunity, digestive health, cognition/mood, women’s health, sleep, hydration sugar reduction and emerging ingredients

Support evidence generation activities including clinical and pre-clinical model ( in vitro human models)

Support identification and relationship building of Key Opinion Leaders and other scientific engagement activities such as Advisory Boards, Symposiums at Scientific Congress, etc.

Support to maintain the Global Ingredient and Claims Database


Master’s degree required (PhD preferred) in nutrition science, food science, dietetics or similar discipline with 3+ years industry experience in a healthcare, consumer goods, food or pharmaceutical company

Broad knowledge of Nutrition and Health Science

Ability to translate nutrition science into consumer relevant propositions, claims and communication

Excellent written and verbal communication skills and ability to present information in a clear and concise manner to senior management

Networking and stakeholder management 

Ability to think flexibly in order to meet constantly shifting priorities and timelines and to independently provide solutions to issues.

Problem-solving, troubleshooting skills and ability to find creative solutions

Ability to work successfully in a ‘team-based’ environment

Ability to manage external collaborations and projects

Pay : The pay range for this position is $83,200 to $124,700 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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