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Unilever Personal Care TUI R&D Manager in Istanbul, Turkey

Position :Personal Care TUI R&D Manager

Function: Research and Development

Reports to : Personal Care R&D Head of METR

Job location : U mraniye - Istanbul

Unilever is currently hiring for a Personal Care TUI R&D Manager

Unilever recognizes R&D as an important function and business partner. Not only does it fulfil a very important functional role, it also serves as the “touchpoint” with the consumer, and must engage the consumer, reflecting the brand proposition, and delivering a delightful shopper and product experience. This involves leading a robust process to ensure the mix is fit for the shopper, the consumer, wins vs competition, and delivered at the right cost and price.

Working closely with other Unilever functions as part of a cross-functional team, the job holder will be the R&D lead on Personal Care for Turkey, UNICA and Iran markets, partnering with the business to implement innovation, be a core member of the team leading for cost savings, support the supply chain for sourcing, localisation and resilience initiatives, and lead the R&D elements of the program which includes Positive Beauty and Specification Management. The ideal candidate will have the profile to lead a team for 4-5 R&D team members, and be able to inspire, motivate, coach and develop a team.

This position will interface with local business functions such as Brand, Supply Chain, Procurement, Finance, Customer, Regulatory, Global R&D functions, as well as suppliers and other external partners.

In addition, you will be a strong and passionate Digital and Data leader willing to go the extra mile to deliver data-driven digital solutions and new ways of working, and building and supporting digital transformation across R&D.

What you can expect from The Role:

  • Responsible for leading the R&D Program including Innovation, Savings, Positive Beauty, Specification Management, and partnering closely with the business unit on in-market activities

  • Responsible for shaping and providing input to the technical aspects of innovation projects, providing local insights, and leading formulation development and product testing, ensuring local needs are met in rolling out global mixes

  • Leads the savings agenda and partnership with SC for margin improvement

  • Leads the processing agenda and strategic direction on SC Support projects

  • Responsible for risk management, claims and legal compliance based on local legislation and regulatory requirements

  • Responsible to build capability to support the strategic agenda

  • Would participate in talent development within the geography and be responsible for long term talent development and short-term people management, including performance management and coaching to ensure a future fit R&D team

  • Responsible for managing R&D budgets

  • Will develop a working knowledge of consumer habits and attitudes within the geography

  • Would be responsible for business partnering and stakeholder management which includes stakeholders such as business unit heads, directors and managers across all partner functions, as well as with R&D category teams

  • Will play a leadership role in technology roadmaps and partner with supply chain to implement

  • Will provide requisite support for all sourcing units in Cleanse, Oral, Deos to ensure the needs of the sourcing units are met

  • Responsible for partnering with consumer carelines by providing technical input and insights

  • Would be a key role player in managing quality issues with SC, and will take a proactive approach to in-market quality

  • Management of labs and pilot plants and pilot plant related activities, including resourcing, maintenance, and budget management

  • To comply with the Unilever Code of Business Principles and all SHE and QA policies, including the support of product claims, risk management and environmental awareness

Does this sound like You?

  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in R&D within an FMCG company, with 3 years’ experience in a management role

  • Evidence of being a thought leader in data and digital

  • Minimum of 2 years Project Management experience

  • Experience in managing or coaching teams

  • Basic awareness to working knowledge of technology, specifically Cleanse liquids, oral care and deodorants technologies

  • Technical Specification & Supply Chain Support

  • Working Knowledge to Fully Operational Project Management Skills

  • Preferably a Science or Engineering degree

  • Bias for action

  • Accountability & Responsibility

  • Growth Mindset

  • Consumer & Customer focus

We believe:

Unilever is the place where you can bring your purpose to life with the work that you do – creating a better business and a better world. You will be a part of a team with global and local leaders and colleagues who provide mentorship and inspiration so that you can become a better you! You can innovate, disrupt, and influence here at Unilever as we are TALENT CONNECTORS THAT MAKE EXPERIENCES HAPPEN!

Note: Unilever embraces diversity and encourages applicates from all walks of life! We are committed to making reasonable adjustments to provide a positive, barrier-free recruitment journey. If you require any support to complete your application or any subsequent stage throughout your recruitment journey with us at Unilever, then please specify how we may be able to assist you.

APPLY FOR A BETTER YOU. A BETTER WORLD. A BETTER BUSINESS

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 bring ing 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.

Job Category: Research/Development

Job Type: Packaging Dev Manager

Industry: UnileverExperiencedProfessionals

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