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  • Posted: Sep 14, 2021
    Deadline: Not specified
  • On any given day, two billion people use Unilever products to look good, feel good and get more out of life. With more than 400 brands focused on health and wellbeing, no company touches so many people’s lives in so many different ways. Our portfolio ranges from nutritionally balanced foods to indulgent ice creams, affordable soaps, luxurious shampoos...
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    SUIT Lead

    Main Purpose

    The SUIT Engineer supports the SUIT Manager as a point contact for raw and packaging material, product, process, process controls and equipment implementations and modifications. Including new asset landing below Euro 1m and large Kaizen’s managing and deploying projects of E1m and below, including support of Feasibility Trials and Capability Trials.

    This role is responsible for managing individual projects across technologies and innovation and coordination of process development and technical project leads. The role is accountable for the coordination of new innovations, product transfers, roll-outs, recipe changes, line extensions, process control and VIP related activities within an agreed time frame.

    Responsible for identification and delivery of 5S projects.

    Main Accountabilities

    1. Change Management

    • MOC process management.

    • Leading projects and coordinating project teams in execution of EEM and EPM.

    • Communication with Marketing, CD, R&D and SC stakeholders in ensuring that the sourcing unit is aligned to project timelines and requirements for implementation OTIF.

    2. CAPEX Controls

    • Ensuring budgeting and cost spend is in line with the CAPEX allocation for the project.

    • Spend management is according to agreed project delivery.

    3. Innovation Projects

    • Drive Innovation Excellence / OTIF by supporting EPM (which includes QA, product safety, and planning and data co-ordination) and supporting EEM/DFM.

    • Input for Business case and Innovation plans to PG team for input to contract and market ready documents.

    • Ensure effective link with R&D, PG, Planning, Cluster Engineering design/deploy and factories for innovation, Capacity and VIP delivery.

    • In case of projects below Euro 1m, supporting the innovation process from Contract gate to Commissioning in the cluster.

    4. Other Projects

    • Input to technical risk assessments to avoid quality issues.

    • Supports EPM.

    • Ensure technology harmonization, simplification and flexible manufacturing in cooperation with Cluster Engineering team.

    • Commissioning (Post Dry Testing) Troubleshooter with respect to product, process, process controls and packaging performance.

    • Ensure the highest standards and processes are implemented to comply with Unilever and local safety and quality standard

    • Large Kaizen projects (small Kaizen done by site Asset Care Team)

    • Replacing of assets due to age, not linked to innovation or capacity, done by Asset Care Team

    Critical success Factors for the Job

    Key Skills

    Relevant Experience

    • Chemical Engineering Degree qualification

    • Engineering Design Process Management (Working Knowledge)

    • Project Management (MS Projects)

    • Operations Safety (Fully Operational)

    • Maintenance Principles and Best practice (Working Knowledge)

    • WCM EEM (Working Knowledge)

    • Contract Management & Conflict Resolution (Working knowledge)

    • Budget Management (Working Knowledge)


    • 2/3 years experience of Project Engineering in FMCG / related Industry or gained in an  engineering consultancy environment

    • First line management / Supervision experience

    • Project Management exposure


    • First-hand experience / track record of supporting / exposure to major capital projects within Unilever or similar FMCG environment

    Key Environment


    • SU Director, SU Leadership team, R&D Managers, Marketing Managers & CD Managers

    • Cluster Engineering Manager, Engineering Design and Deploy Managers

    • Project Engineers

    • Project Delivery teams


    • Engineering Contractors, Consultants and Subject Matter Experts

    • Local regulatory / planning officials

    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

    Interested and qualified? Go to Unilever on to apply

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

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