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    • Job Openings at Unilever

    Posted: Jun 9, 2021
    Deadline: Not specified
  • Product Development Manager – HC Africa

    What do we offer:

    • The opportunity to work on well know Brands that have the power to brighten peoples’ lives in Africa.

    • The opportunity to design & tailor products, working with teams and making an impact on the lives of consumers across the continent.

    • Be part of a diverse and ambitious team shaping the future of Homecare products.

    • Exciting future career opportunities in a global, purpose led business.

    Job Summary

    • Leading a team to deliver the program for Africa

    • Demonstrated ability to grow future talent - Managing people’s development & career plans and coaching.

    • Business partnering with Marketing, Supply Chain and other R&D groups and suppliers to shape, influence and land the R&D program for Africa   

    • Formulate products that meet our performance and authenticity standards and ensure that products are delivered on-time and within budget while meeting all consumer and technical objectives

    • Product qualification including signing off on all validation testing.

    • Sign-off on all product specifications

    • Work with consumer insights partners to ensure that product technologies are showcased in an impactful way

    • Leading the large, technically complex projects (both innovations and savings initiatives)

    • Staying abreast of technical developments and regulatory updates in the homecare category

    • Develop and maintain relationships with existing and potential raw material suppliers.

    • Commit to personal development and professional growth by actively participating in personal development initiatives and applying developmental thinking within the context of planning and executing work. 

    • Maintaining safety and GLP in labs and pilot plants

    • Perform other tasks as may be required by Research & Development in the fulfilment of its objectives

    Key Requirements

    • Technical education: BS in Chemistry, Bio-Chemistry, Chemical Engineering

    • 10 years’ experience in R&D with minimum 5 years managerial experience in Formulation Development or Technical Product Management preferably in a consumer products goods company; more preferably in-Home Care Development

    • Experience of complex Project management

    • Evidence of connecting with global partners to deliver a program/projects.

    • Consistent performance and demonstrated R&D expertise.

    • Strong business acumen

    • Passion and strong alignment with Unilever’s Vision and Values

    • Strong problem solving and organizational skills and proven ability to work in a fast-paced work environment.

    • Demonstration of holding people accountable, impact and influence

    • Strong growth mindset

    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.

    Method of Application

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    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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