Unilever Formulation and Process Technician in Bebington, United Kingdom

Formulation and Process Technician


Job Title: Formulation and Processing Technologist

Salary: £24,076 to 26,751

Location: Port Sunlight

Function: R&D

Terms: Local

Scope: Local

Travel: 5% Travel



The European Skin Care Cluster Design Team is looking for exceptional Formulation and Processing Technicians to join our innovation team to contribute to the success of our global and local brands. This is an exciting chance for a job designed under the hybrid approach, which offers individuals the opportunity to work with product development in a more holistic end-to-end approach.

In this role you will have the opportunity to:

  • carry out a holistic end-to-end product design role, working in all aspects of product development, from lab formulation design to supporting scale up for manufacturing.

  • work with the Category design teams to support the development of 70s innovations and new technologies and formats to the cluster.

  • support the design and implementation of new projects for 20 and 10 innovations.

  • deliver 5S and Blue Funnel formulation activities

Joining Unilever Formulation and Processing Skin Care team means working within a dedicated and ambitious team on the development of high impact brand innovation. We offer an agile and open-minded environment with strong, proactive, passionate thinkers who are constantly seeking to improve purpose in terms of brand, people, sustainability, technology & business growth.

As a member of the Unilever Formulation and Processing team, you will have the chance to collaborate with and guide multi-disciplinary teams and external partners to create products consumers want and love.


The individual with the right profile for this role:

  • You’re a great translator: Must be able to translate the marketing ambitions and consumer expectations into products that delight and bring growth to the company

  • You love to win, and have fun doing it: A passion for success is a must. Detail orientated and able to work on multiple projects.

  • You have a special ability to connect people: you can connect people from different functions and have a great ability to talk about technical challenges in an easy engaging way

Main Accountabilities:

  • Support formulation and processing development for innovation and 5S activities, including the supervision and execution of formulation trials in laboratory and pilot plant environment

  • Interface strongly, on a day-to-day basis with regional project core team, taking the lead on behalf of formulation development function in planning.

  • Examine formulation and processing changes and effect on products to resolve issues, providing support to SC, sourcing units and 3rd parties

  • Drawing up own activity plans and plans for formulation technicians to match project requirements.

  • Training of other individuals on formulation technologies, instruments and control systems, if required.

  • Stability testing of formulations.

  • Write formulation and process specifications

  • Accurate recording, analysing, presentation and reporting of experimental data.

  • Use of Unilever tools as PLM, Process Flow Diagrams, ect.

Ask yourself “Am I a self-starter with ability to think on my feet, flexibility to adapt to different scenarios, and who wants to deliver great products to the market?”


  • Relevant experience in formulation and or processing development.

  • Skilled and comfortable working in a digital environment

  • A creative, logical and analytical mind to generate innovative design solutions to technical design problems.

  • Ability to respond quickly to change in priorities

  • You will need to be enthusiastic and self-motivated with good verbal and written communication skills. Able to communicate complex engineering and design principles across different functions.

Standards of Leadership:

  • Bias for Action

  • Building Talent and Teams

  • Growth Mindset

  • Consumer and Customer Focus

  • Accountability & Responsibility

How to Apply

Find out what it’s like to work here by clicking on this link https://www.unilever.co.uk/careers/professionals/working-here/ Or to apply now, click on “Apply to this job”. All candidate applications are reviewed in accordance with the criteria outlined for the job role. Please note that the closing date for the receipt of applications is 29th July 2018

Job: Research/Development

Primary Location: United Kingdom-United Kingdom (County level)-Bebington-Port Sunlight Research Lab

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day Job

Unposting Date: Jul-29-2018

Req ID: 180009CM