Senior Product Development Technologist – Ice Cream Europe

Sharnbrook, Bedfordshire
Great Package + Excellent Benefits
12 Apr 2019
10 May 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Senior Product Development Technologist – Ice Cream Europe

Salary: Competitive + Excellent Benefits

Location: Colworth House, Sharnbrook, Bedfordshire, UK


Unilever Refreshment R&D is looking for exceptional people to join the Ice Cream and Beverages R&D teams. Our Refreshment business is made up of many well-known brands including Walls, Carte D’or, Lipton and Pukka, that compete within an exciting and highly competitive market.

In these roles, you will work on product development projects while learning from and working closely with other R&D beverage and ice cream experts to ensure best product design as well as legal, nutritional and food safety compliance. You’ll also work in close partnership across internal functions (Marketing; Supply Chain; Procurement) as well as key external partners and suppliers (e.g. Third-Party Manufacturers and ingredients suppliers).   

If you have a passion for creativity and developing exciting and innovative products, this is the perfect opportunity to shape and deliver brilliant, sustainable, product experiences within a fast-paced global company.


  • To plan, organise and execute a variety of project types as assigned under guidance from line manager, working closely with onsite R&D experts from a variety of fields.
  • Use your creative talents to develop great products.
  • Support or lead technical delivery of projects, covering diverse topics such as: product concepts; formulation design and specifications; lab and pilot plant prototypes; cost, quality assessments; Unilever Sustainable Living Plan; legislation compliance and claims.
  • Manage supplier relationships working closely with other functions such as Procurement.
  • Lead and manage pilot plant and factory trials for prototype/product development.
  • Write and manage specifications and systems data for the products you work on.
  • Work closely with key internal partners such as: Marketing, Supply Chain and Finance
  • Provide key updates for our Innovation Process Management and other relevant systems.


 Passion for creative product design and development.

  • Attention to detail especially in experimentation, data recording and analysis.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • University degree/diploma or equivalent experience a scientific discipline.
  • Product development experience in the food industry would be an advantage.


 Unilever is a global Fast-Moving Consumer Goods company in the UK and Ireland.  We are already on target to achieve our huge ambition to double the size of our business globally whilst reducing our environmental impact. We are growing our business and also doing what is right for our consumers, community and environment.  We are developing brands for people’s lives today and for the changing environment tomorrow - making sustainable living commonplace.

 Working at Unilever means that you get to take part in this exciting journey and work with amazing people who are really passionate about our large portfolio of famous brands. We want to improve billions of lives and you too can join us in making a sustainable difference.


 Online Application >> Digital Interview >> Face to face Interview >> Job Offer

 Please note: As part of the job application, you will be asked to complete a brief online application form. Completion of the form is required in order to be considered. Please allow yourself enough time to complete the application form as when filled out partially or not at all it may adversely affect the progress of your application. Please be aware that you will have to complete the form at once as you will be unable to return to it later.


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