Tuesday, 5 April 2016

Unilever Research & Development Internship 2016

Key Responsibilities:

Formulation Development: Whether the product is a deodorant, shampoo or an ice cream, as a formulation technologist your role is to make the marketing idea come to life, ensuring all the sensorial properties (taste, aroma, appearance, feel, and smell) excite and delight the consumer.
Packaging Development: The battle for the “shelf” and the consumer’s attention will be won or lost through eye-catching and functional packaging. You will develop the best structural packaging design concepts for the brands, and then engineer these into workable designs using the latest technologies.
Regulatory Affairs: ensures we can get Unilever’s products into the market place and keep them there by guiding project teams through country specific regulations such as advertising standards and, ultimately ensuring that we protect the consumer.
Consumer Technical Insights: The CTl role is to investigate how consumers’ ‘needs’ or ‘desires’ translate into a product. You will link the consumer to technology by commissioning product evaluation, sensory research, and consumer habit observation studies.
Processing Development (Engineering): With over three hundred factories worldwide, a vast array of process technologies are applied in order to convert raw materials into process.
Chefmanship: As an Innovation chef you will draw on your extensive knowledge of regional and global food trends; fusion of flavours; and consumer needs to bring the power of meal times to life through brilliant products that taste as good as homemade.
Nutrition and Health: Do you know that Flora margarine can help you fight your high cholesterol? As a Nutritionists in R&D you will lead the delivery of health benefits into our products as well as sound nutrition communication and marketing to consumers.
Specification Management: The specification management team within R&D is the custodian of the technical information that is stored to produce a great product. A specification details the “what” and “how” of the attributes and properties that an article must have to fulfill its purpose.
Technical Management (TM): Technical Management is the eyes and ears of the R&D organisation within each local company. In Technical Management your role will cover all R&D disciplines. Your goal will be to support the successful launch of innovations and drive entry into the markets by applying your knowledge of the associated science and technology, as well as your understanding of the regulatory and competitive landscape in your country.
Minimum Requirements:
- Matric with Mathematics and English (No Maths literacy)
- Bachelors degree in Natural/ Applied Sciences and /or Engineering. We have a preference for BSc (Microbiology, Chemistry etc), BEng, Chemical & Mechanical engineering Degree's

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