Unilever Trumbull , CT 06611
Background & Purpose of the Job
Unilever is one of the world leading suppliers of food and home and personal care products with consumers and employees from countries all over the globe. It is in the Fortune Global 500 with local operating units in almost 100 countries and sales in over 50 more, with worldwide sales of more than $50 billion and an R&D expenditure of over one billion dollars. See http://www.unilever.com
We have a senior scientist position in the Applied Measurement Science (AMS) team of the North American Beauty and Personal Care Technology Centre in Trumbull, Connecticut. The individual will provide technical, chemical and processing insight and support for cross category (Skin Care/Skin Cleansing/Hair/Deo) on raw material and finished product specifications, advertising claims, competitor product and prototype evaluation, through the design and utilization of physical characterization methods. The individual must have the ability to handle normal chemical laboratory activities. They must have good communication skills, and the interpersonal skills to work within a fast-paced team environment that requires the ability to handle multiple demands.
Who You Are & What You'll Do
As part of the AMS team, we work with the formulation, processing, packaging, claims and specification teams from cross categories (Skin Care/Skin Cleansing/Hair/Deo) to develop and manufacturer new and innovative Beauty and Personal Care products. The individual will provide technical, formulation and processing science insight and support for the technical requests from the business, through the design and utilization of physical characterization methods
This position will require you to:
Conduct rheological, thermal and tribological analyses to support the cross-category measurement requests. When required also undertake chemical characterization of the sample using chromatographic and mass spectral analysis to link the physical attributes of the sample to its chemical composition
Provide technical and microstructure inferences to support cross category supply chain, formulation, processing and claims queries.
Develop and transfer methods to Quality Assurance in support of Manufacturing needs.
Independently lead problem solving projects
Present measurement findings at team meetings and project/technical reviews to both technical and non-technical audiences, as well as senior managers.
You're a born leader: The AMS team is a cross functional analytical and physical chemistry team that supports the cross-category business from concept to implementation. This person needs to be driven, motivated and possess strong leadership and communication skills to deliver the work program and lead the problem-solving requests.
You're a dot connector: Building strong relationships with all cross-functional teams is key to success in this role. Finding efficient and innovative ways of reaching the end goal with less resource, money and time requires all team members to function in unison. Communication in this fast paced environment is key.
You love to win, and have fun doing it: While providing support to cross-functional teams is a lot of work we like to have fun while doing it. We are proud to be a part of creating Unilever products that can benefit the consumer.
You're a change maker: The AMS team are developing new ways of working on test and data management within Unilever. For this role, it is imperative that you think outside the box, identify areas for process improvements to drive speed and agility through leadership and team work. You need to apply an innovative approach to solve critical formulation and production problems that require rapid and informative solutions
What You'll Need To Succeed
A M.S. degree with 5 years' experience or Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering, Material Science, Chemistry or related afields, as well as a demonstrated ability in the development of thermal and rheological methods is preferred
Working knowledge of chemistry with in-depth understanding of colloids, surfactant and fluid mechanics, thermal and chemical analysis (mainly chromatography and mass spectrometry) is required.
Ability to quickly learn analytical instrumentation and data analysis, and recognize significance of unusual test results and initiates appropriate action
Ability to develop and optimize new or current tribology, interfacial and adsorption measurement methods
Problem solving expertise for production queries which require rapid and informative solutions
Ability to work within a fast-paced team environment and handle multiple demands
Supervises others on routine standardized procedures and techniques, and share best practice and technical knowledge
Good Verbal/written Communication skills with the ability to effectively interact with peers, key stakeholders and senior leaders.
Ability to work independently with Cross-functional team members
A "Can do" attitude that does whatever it takes to get the job with a passion for skin care products as a plus.
What We Can Offer You
Culture for Growth | Top Notch Employee Health & Well Being Benefits | Every Voice Matters | Global Reach | Life at Unilever | Careers with Purpose | World Class Career Development Programs | Check Out Our Space | Focus On Sustainability
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.
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