Weare looking for a R&D technologist who will support the R&D Local DeployFoods team in Spain. The Local Deploy Team represents the R&D BusinessPartner and First Point of Contact to the MSO in particular to CCBT marketing,Sales departments and Supply Chain organization for all R&D relatedactivities.
The Deploy team is composed of technical experts of products andtechnology processes with insights of local market and consumer needs.
Mainpurpose of the role is the implementation and activation of Foods innovationsand renovations in the local market, according to the highest quality standardand in compliance with European and local legislation.
The R&D technologistwill work in close collaboration with the European development centers andrelevant sourcing units. Connected for Growth has distinguished global projects( 70’), and local projects ( 20’ for a global brand, 10’ for a local brand).
The latter are aimed to address the specific needs of the local business. Thejobholder needs to be able to land 70’ projects and drive the CCBT 20’ / 10’projects.
Additionally, is expected to work in Compliance with Flash Framework supportingCCBTs with agile solutions with 3P Innovation sourcing.
Key Tasks :
Technical support for implementation of product innovations and renovation activities for the area of responsibility in Spain
First point of contact for local CCBT marketing regarding all technical and product-related topics
Creation and approval of product declarations compliant to food law in collaboration with Regulatory and Legal Department (Food Law)
Transfer of locally relevant legal and trade specific requirements to Regional Deploy Centres (RDCs)
Driving the creation and implementation of demos, claims and KBS (Knowledge Based Selling) materials.
Ensuring technical support for product-related communication and advertising in collaboration with Nutrition, Regulatory and Legal Departments (Food Law)
Training of Careline, Customer Development and Brand Building regarding all technical aspects of the product portfolio and information about new products to be launched
Support and collaboration in case of official complaints, legal actions and competitor challenges
Active role in quality improvement initiatives driven by Local Deploy
Artwork approval as part of product compliance
Delivery and maintenance of product specifications, including the technical, legal and nutrition information
Technical R&D support and input to cross category Corporate initiatives such as Unilever sustainable Living Plan and others.
When necessary provide required input for CCBT meetings
Competitor monitoring / benchmarking and food trends evaluation, sharing any insights with the local marketing team and the relevant RDC as appropriate.
Upholds Unilever QA policy and Code of Business Principles
Required background and experience
Degree in Food Technology, Food Chemistry or related fields of study
Spanish and English language fluent (both spoken and written)
Desirable Working knowledge of :
the WoW in Local and Regional Deploy Centres, incl. a broad R&D network
food production and product development
local and European food law
product complaint handling
System knowledge : Interspec, Blue
sensory assessment and documentation
management skills in a matrix organization incl. interface management
Independent, structured, solution and business oriented and decisive way of working
Proven track of handling complex tasks in daily work
Good communication and team skills and readiness to work with international teams
To work self-dependent