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Unilever R&D Product Development Coordinator H&H Chile in Santiago, Chile

Main Job Purpose:

This position in the Research and Development function will have the primary role of supporting the Home & Higyene business in Chile as Technical Project Leader (TPL). The role has primary responsibility for the development and deployment of new H&H product formulas for the country. The job holder is responsible for ensuring that all R&D formulation tasks are delivered on-time in full, partnering with other functions like MKT and Supply Chain to deliver the business objectives.

The role has strategic and project leadership elements on top of strong technical skills. The job holder should be a dynamic, forward looking person with the ability to drive innovations by being on top of trends and technologies, develop people network and culture.

Main Responsibilities

  • Technically leading the implementation of H&H innovation/renovation/cost saving projects in Chile that involved new formulations

  • Ensure successful OTIF implementation of R&D Formula activities on the innovation/renovation/cost saving projects.

  • Making decisions through proper technical assessment of the risks, aligning stakeholders on key issues/concerns in order to ensure OTIF launches.;

  • Ensuring compliance to Internal Unilever protocols, External regulatory environment, while developing product solutions with respect to commitment to safety, environment, claim support, specification management etc.

  • Developing specifications for product, recipes in SAP PLM and review them regularly to keep valid.

  • Establishing the strong partnership relations with different functions, including Marketing, CTI, QA, SC, Finance, Legal and RA.

  • To drive country “knowledge based selling” agenda together with Marketing and Customer Development team. Need to identify the relevant KBS areas to maximize the product benefits to gain success in market.

  • Direct contact with Fragrances, ingredients suppliers & Outsourcing supplier; Third party manufacturers & third parties to bring new technology/products/services.

Profile Required

Academic Background:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering/Chemistry/FOOD technology with at least 2 years’ experience working in R&D, preferably in Home Care products

  • Fluent English (oral and written)

Skills and Competencies:

  • Flexibility to work in different environments, with different business needs.

  • Fully operational or working knowledge skills on product development. Must have basic appreciation or working knowledge of other functional areas like processing, packaging, CTI or regulatory.

  • Awareness of project management process and able to deliver to tight deadlines.

  • Good leadership, coordination and organization skills. Problem solving skills with practical creativity.

  • Strong leadership competencies to deliver projects and influence leaders in the organization.

  • Ability to work independently and lead multi-brand projects and collaborate with crossi-functional projects teams

  • Very good written and verbal communication skills for both virtual as well as cross-functional onsite teams

  • External orientation – keen on opportunities outside the organization that can help grow the business faster and more efficiently. Ability to develop and manage relationships with external innovation partners.

  • Strategic thinking - Digital first.

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