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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.
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
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.
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