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Unilever Senior Scientist, R&D - Beauty & Personal Care in Toronto, Ontario

Background & Purpose of the Job

Are you a project leader who thrives in a team environment? Do you love working cross-functionally and enjoy engaging with different audiences? Is Interpersonal Relationships your strong suit? We are looking for you!

At Unilever, we act fast to anticipate consumer needs, fast to translate ideas into new products, and fast to make, distribute and market them. We build products that people enjoy, trust and use in their daily lives. Which is why, as part of Unilever, you could make an impact on a global and local scale.

A job at Unilever is a career with development opportunities, benefits and a working culture that supports diversity. You can craft your own career path as you work with the brands and people that drive our sustainable business growth.

Local Deploy is the R&D interface for the Canadian retail business with the purpose of supporting technical management of the existing and future retail portfolio. We translate regionally and globally agreed product mixes into local conditions and we are accountable for local consumer and customer requirements.

As a Senior Scientist - R&D for our Beauty & Personal Care category, you will lead interactions with Global and Regional R&D teams, including CTI (consumer insight & claims), Procurement, Marketing, Customer Development, Supply Chain, and external agencies. You will lead the Go-to Market R&D activities with accountability for:

  • Claims

  • Regulatory and legal conformity

  • Consumer and environmental safety

  • Compliant product labels

  • Technical support for incident management

Who You Are & What You’ll Do

As the Senior Scientist, aka local technical expert, you will exhibit excellent communication skills to provide accurate feedback to our cross-functional teams, and craft product stories for different audiences we have. Additionally, communicate or demonstrate the science behind our products to our marketing and PR partners as well as to key influencers and customers.

In this position we require you to maintain a strong long-distance relationship with international and North American regional team ensuring flawless communication with the team leaders and team members. You will focus across the Beauty Personal Care (BPC) portfolio in Canada and will require technical knowledge of product formulation, product benefits, and ingredients function.

Your Responsibilities Include,

  • Lead Country R&D for Unilever personal care portfolio working with the Technical Project Leader and cross-functional R&D team to ensure the precise transfer and execution of innovations and other R&D programs

  • Provide local feedback into Innovation/Renovation projects prior to R&D handoff of product to country

  • Provide technical leadership for local Marketing initiatives, including working with Legal, Regulatory, Customer Development, PR and Advertising agencies

  • Assist the technical review of a variety of advertisement materials, i.e. communication pieces, print ads, product labels, launch articles etc

  • Build locally compliant technical content for artwork and handle artwork approvals

  • Run and prioritize multiple projects at a time, while working on cross category teams

  • Provide technical expertise to incident management and crisis management teams

  • Provide technical support to Consumer Call Center on inquiries, complaints, product changes and new launches

  • Travel to customer meetings, manufacturing sites, and R&D centers

What You’ll Need To Succeed

  • Bachelor's degree in Chemistry, Biology, Chemical Engineering or related field with 3 - 5 years industry experience, product development or quality assurance experience

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, Windows 10, specification databases. SAP PLM experience (or similar system) is preferred

  • Conversant with Canadian regulations regarding Personal Care products is an asset

  • Strong data analytical skill and ability to interpret analytical, clinical, and consumer testing data

  • Proven and demonstrated skills as a work stream leader in projects as well as demonstrated ability to handle less complex projects on their own

  • Previous experience working in a multidisciplinary team environment, working toward the completion of team initiatives, as well as personal objectives

  • Strong communication (verbally and written) and interpersonal skills along with strong organizational skills

  • Key strengths include multi-tasking, partner management and fast learning which are success enablers in this role

  • Adherence to procedures and ways of working in line with Unilever frameworks, standards, all company policies, programs, regulations, and safety rules


Unilever Canada is an organization committed to diversity and inclusion 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. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national or ethnic origin, marital status, family status, disability, genetic characteristics, and a conviction for which a pardon has been granted.

If you are an individual with a disability in need of assistance at any time during our recruitment process, please contact us at 1-855-239-5459 or NAAccommodations@unilever.com at mailto:NAAccommodations@unliever.com < mailto:NAAccommodations@unilever.com at mailto:NAAccommodations@unliever.com > . Please note: These lines are reserved for individuals with disabilities in need of assistance and are not a means of inquiry about positions or application statuses.

Unilever Canada est une organisation engagé à la diversité et à l'inclusion pour stimuler nos résultats d'affaires et créer un meilleur avenir chaque jour pour nos employés, les consommateurs globaux, les partenaires et les communautés. Nous croyons qu'un effectif diversifiée nous permet de faire correspondre nos ambitions de croissance et de stimuler l'inclusion dans l'entreprise. Tous les candidats qualifiés recevront la considération pour un emploi sans égard à la race, la couleur, la religion, le sexe, l'orientation sexuelle, l'identité ou l'expression de genre, l'âge, l'origine nationale ou ethnique, l'état matrimonial, la situation familiale, l'invalidité, les caractéristiques génétique, et une condamnation pour laquelle un pardon a été accordée.

Si vous êtes une personne handicapée qui a besoin d'aide à tout moment au cours de notre processus de recrutement, veuillez communiquer avec nous au 1-855-239-5459 ou NAAccommodations@unilever.com at mailto:NAAccommodations@unliever.com < mailto:NAAccommodations@unilever.com at mailto:NAAccommodations@unliever.com >. Veuillez noter: ces lignes sont réservées aux personnes handicapées ayant besoin d'aide et ne sont pas un moyen d'enquêter sur les postes.

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