Offers “Unilever”

Expires soon Unilever

(Senior) R&D Technologist - Ice Cream CTI

  • Shanghai, CHINA

Job description

Business Context and Main Purpose of the Job

·  The key job role is to support the CTI and Claim program and work stream for Ice cream regional projects and the regional elements of global projects. This includes:
·  Define and refine key consumer insights (preference drivers, needs etc) to drive products development and innovation.
·  Deliver qualitative, quantitative consumer research for innovation projects (design , brief agencies , analyse & report , make recommendations )
·  Manage in-house panel and conduct sensory tests for 5S projects/shelf-life tests.
·  Generate and support appealing claims based consumer and technical insights 
·  Competitor monitoring for key competitors, including NPDs, new Flavors, and new claims
·  Interaction in a multi-disciplinary business environment, providing a critical link between the business, particularly the R&D team, and the consumer.

Main Accountabilities

Consumer Insight:

·  Gain consumer insight for innovation project, margin improvement project. Identify consumer needs for product and package development
·  Understand market trends, needs and competitor moves, in digital way (dashboard)
·  Screen product prototypes with lean approach;
·  Validate product options, gain consumer evidence for new product development
·  Co-work with global team for strategic understanding
·  KBS with agile ways for business needs

Sensory program:

·  Manage in-house panel; conduct discrimination test independently.

Design right approach for different request, e.g., difference test, PCA, profiling, shelf-life tests

Key Interfaces

Asia CTI and Claim Community

Asia Project Teams Network (esp. TPL, PL, CMI)

RA teams

Global Category CTI and Claim Network

External agencies/providers

Critical success Factors for the Job

Key Skills

·  Be creative, quick learner
·  Be sensitive on claims and know how to avoid risk while not weaken claims too much.
·  Good bias for action, brings a sense of urgency to getting things done, focus on results, drives simplification for process

Relevant Experience

Education ideally master’s degree in psychology, nutrition science, sensory science, biology science, foods, any of the Physical Sciences.

1-5 years’ experience and substantial track record in a Category R&D function, ideally at least 1 year in consumer insight and/or sensory lab.

Experience in Project Management experience.

Leadership Behaviors

Growth Mindset

Real Accountability

Team Alignment

Bias for Actions

Unilever is an organisation committed to equity, inclusion and diversity 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. At Unilever we are interested in every individual bringing their ‘Whole Self’ to work and this includes you! Thus if you require any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at the time of your application so that we can support you through your recruitment journey.

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