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Associate Scientist

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Associate Scientist
Trumbull, CT Entry-Level Paid


Background & Purpose of the Job

The Research and Development Specification Management Associate Scientist Role is responsible for the creation and delivery of Specifications and Technical Information for everything Unilever Buys, Makes and Sells.

Who You Are & What You'll Do

The Specification Management (SMT) Associate Scientist is part of a dynamic team that partners with Formulation, Packaging, Process Engineering, Analytical, Microbiology, Regulatory, Planners, Supply Chain and Suppliers to deliver accurate Specifications On Time-In Full for Beauty and Personal Care Brands.

  • You're a dot connector: The SMT role brings data together from numerous sources and translates that into clear and defined written specifications in the SAP Product Lifecyle Management and SAP Global Master Data Systems, in accordance with agreed quality standards for Ingredients, Formulas, Packaging and Finished Goods.
  • You love to win, and have fun doing it: You will be part of cross functional Global and Regional Innovation Project teams, actively participating in Team Meetings, Project Planning and Developing Ways of Working
  • You're a changemaker. You know there is always a way we can improve systems and ways of working, and you are committed to helping others achieve.
  • You're a paradox navigator: Specification Data is shared with a wide variety of downstream systems and you will become expert in operating in that framework and understanding the ways Specifications are used in Unilever.


What You'll Need To Succeed

  • BS or BA in Chemistry, Biology or related Scientific Field or equivalent Experience
  • Excellent Communication and Presentation Skills - Verbal and Written
  • Excellent Proofreading Skills with strong attention to Detail
  • A strong affinity for working with Databases, Technical Software, Excel, Word, PowerPoint
  • Excellent Computer and IT skills
  • Ability to work independently as well as in Teams
  • Ability to manage frequent shifts in priorities and adjusting daily workplan
  • Organized and Flexible
  • Positive and pro-active attitude

Unilever is an organization committed to diversity and inclusion 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. Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Persons with Disabilities Applicants and employees are protected from discrimination under Federal law. For more information, please seeEEO is the Law

Employment is subject to verification of pre-screening tests, which may include drug screening, background check, credit check and DMV check

About Us

Unilever has a simple but clear purpose – to make sustainable living commonplace. They believe this is the best long-term way for the business to grow. On any given day, two billion people from around the world use Unilever products from iconic brands like Dove, Axe, Ben & Jerry’s, Lipton, Dollar Shave Club, and Knorr to look good, feel good, and get more out of life.

Fun Fact

Unilever offers seriously cool benefits like flexible working environment, on-site gym and Tigi salon, well-being incentives, and all-you-can-eat ice cream.