"Unilever is Hiring! Join as a Product Development Specialist in the Foods Category and Make a Real Impact"
"Unilever is Hiring! Join as a Product Development Specialist in the Foods Category and Make a Real Impact"

Unilever Product Development Jobs – Food Sciences & Food Tech Apply Online

Product Development Specialist, Foods Category

About Unilever

Unilever is the world’s most successful, purpose-led business, working with brands that are beloved around the globe. We strive to improve the lives of our consumers and the communities we serve every day. In India, nine out of ten households use our products to feel good, look good, and get more out of life. We believe in using innovation, big and small, to drive our business forward and make a positive impact. Our leaders and colleagues provide mentorship and inspiration, allowing you to be at your best. We believe that every individual, regardless of their background, can bring their purpose to life at Unilever.

To know more about Unilever, visit our website: www.unilever.com

Job Details

Job ID: R-80487

Category: Research/Development

Location: Bengaluru, Karnataka

Date posted: 01/04/2024

Purpose & Context

With the Compass organization in place at Unilever since July 1st, 2022, Nutrition (Foods, Beverages & Functional nutrition) has become a separate global business group. We believe that everyone can bring their purpose to life at Unilever, regardless of their race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, nationality

, caste, disability, or marital status. Join us to unleash your curiosity, challenge ideas, and disrupt processes as you use your energy to make the world a better place. We’re committed to helping you become a better version of yourself as you work to make a real impact on the business and the world.


  • Work on savoury product innovations, renovations, and value engineering projects as per business brief.
  • Plan and execute rigorous experiments, analyze information and data, and draw scientific conclusions.
  • Apply principles of food science, food technology, food chemistry, food engineering, and microbiology at lab, pilot, and factory scale.
  • Carry out new product development and improvements based on briefs, focusing on superiority, better for you, better for the planet, and cost effectiveness.
  • Conduct technical scoping and benchmarking exercises, collaborating with the CTI team and participating in consumer emersions to identify consumer habits and product drivers.
  • Stay up to date with food consumer trends, new ingredient developments, and vendor capabilities.
  • Develop relevant SOPs, support the development of KBS (knowledge base systems), create selling stories for products, and train the relevant team.
  • Manage raw material and finished product specifications, ensuring quality and technical action standards.
  • Identify areas for product improvement and value engineering projects to drive savings, superiority, and sustainability.
  • Ensure compliance with standards, legal and regulatory requirements, and support risk management and claims.
  • Liaise effectively with other functions including METs, GDC, R&D, supply chain, marketing, and cross-functional teams.

Required Professional Skills:

  • Developing creative ideas
  • Experimental ability/Techniques
  • Data analysis/interpretation
  • Science and technology expertise
  • Project management
  • Supplier/vendor development support
  • Consumer research & Insight capture
  • Commercial Knowledge
  • Legal / Regulatory Knowledge

Required SOLs (Signature Operating Leadership):

  • Consumer Love
  • Passion for performance
  • Business Acumen
  • Agility & Personal mastery

Required Experience:

  • Education: Master’s degree in food science/technology or related course
  • Work experience: 1-3 Years, Experience in foods R&D – new product development and scale-up preferred
  • Travel: Work-based travel, approximately 10-20% of the time, particularly to manufacturing locations and supplier locations

Organizational Structure:

Head – Nutrition R&D, South Asia

Regional Program Leader – R&D Savoury South Asia

Product Development Specialist – R&D Savoury


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