CLS Services is a leading professional recruitment agency, specialised in the recruitment and career coaching of people with a background in chemistry & life sciences. For our client, Unilever Research & Development, we are searching for a Specification and Food Law Technologist.
The mission of Unilever is to add vitality to life. They meet everyday needs for nutrition, hygiene, and personal care with brands that help people feel good, look good and get more out of life.
With 400 brands spanning 14 categories of home, personal care and foods products, no other company touches so many people’s lives in so many different ways.
Their brand portfolio has made them leaders in every field in which they work. It ranges from much-loved world favourites including Lipton, Knorr, Dove and Omo, to trusted local brands such as Blue Band and Suave.
They are constantly enhancing their brands to deliver more intense, rewarding product experiences. They invest €1 billion every year in cutting edge research and development, and have five laboratories around the world that explore new thinking and techniques to help develop their products.
Today Unilever employs 223.000 people in 100 countries world-wide, and supports the jobs of many thousands of distributors, contractors and suppliers.
Unilever R&D built a new Global Foods Innovation Centre in Wageningen, the Netherlands.
In this way Unilever creates critical mass in expertise areas to ensure that the technologies ultimately bring benefit-led, breakthrough innovations to the markets. Unilever aims to evolve their R&D sites into innovation ecosystems to leverage the knowledge and expertise of external partners.
For the R&D team in Wageningen we are looking for a Specification and Food Law Technologist. The technologist will be primary focussing on creating product specifications (Foods Europe), including labelling data and support speed to market and their e-commerce agenda.
Based on the information provided by third party, Unilever experts, suppliers and other relevant sources, create and maintain high quality product and ingredient specifications including labelling. You will maintain R&D data in Unilever IT systems and make the specification compliant to European Food Law. You will verify against quality standards and model specifications. You verify discrepancies in the specifications with product developers, supply chain, project teams and ingredient experts.
Drive defining and aligning specification quality standards for ingredient, product and labelling specifications and incorporate to own tasks. Drive simplification of the tasks.
You will assure that ingredient, product or labelling specifications pass the approval step in Unilever digital tools.
You manage timing of own tasks based on input from project teams and assure that tasks are delivered on a timely manner.