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Product Developer Meat Replacement Products

Vacaturenummer: A2100005
Unilever Research & Development - Wageningen (Nederland)

For our client, Unilever Research & Development, we are looking for a Product Developer Meat Replacement Products.


  • Product Development
  • Formulation
  • R&D lab
  • Team player

As Product Developer for 'meat replacement products', you will be working as part of The Vegetarian Butcher R&D team.
To support the R&D team with product development work in the lab through:
  • Development of product formulations according to the business product design brief, processability and safety requirements;
  • Perform product and ingredient physical-chemical analyses according to needs;
  • Recording and reporting of experimental data. Ensure high quality documentation of work in available software systems;
  • Support implementation of approved formulation in the sourcing unit through pilot plant and plant trials;
  • Ensure compliance to the Unilever Code of Business Principles and all SHE and QA policies, including the support of product claims, risk management and environmental awareness & legislation.

Who we're looking for
The ideal candidate has a Bachelor or Masters degree (Food technologist or similar) with formulation experience and working within an R&D lab. You have 1 year of work experience in FMCG (can be relevant intern experience as well). Experience with Meat replacement is a big plus. We are looking for someone with eye for detail, a pro-active mindset and most importantly, a great team player; someone who easily connects with others and has good communication skills. In essence, you are humble yet rebellious, entrepreneurial, energetic and fun! You embrace change, are curious, learn rapidly and easily adapt your ways of working. Are you the enthusiastic Product Developer we are looking for?

Company profile
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.

Additional vacancy information
Contract:Temporary contract with CLS Services
Education:WO/MSc. HBO/BSc.
Employment terms:Salary: 3100-4000
Days of leave: 25+13=38
See here our other employment terms for this vacancy
Publication date:12-1-2021
Location:View location with Google Maps
Contactperson:Jan Paul Favier
+31 (0)88 22 77 555

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