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  • Job Type
    Full-time Position
  • Background
    Biotech and Agricultural
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  • Languages
  • Experience Required
    1 - 2 Years
  • Degree Required
    • Province
      Postcode 6708 in Wageningen
    • Date Posted
      October 06,2020
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    Foods R&D, Specification and Food Labelling Junior Technologist

    Unilever R&D Wageningen is looking for a

    Foods R&D, Specification and Food Labelling Junior Technologist

    LOCATION – Wageningen, the Netherlands


    Travel – 5%


    Unilever is one of the world’s leading suppliers of Food, Home Care, Personal Care and Refreshment products with sales in over 190 countries and reaching 2 billion consumers a day. It has 161,000 employees. Over half (58%) of the company’s footprint is in developing and emerging markets. Unilever has more than 400 brands found in homes around the world, including Persil, Knorr, Dove, Domestos, Hellmann's, Lipton, Wall’s, PG Tips, Ben & Jerry's, Marmite, Magnum, Lynx and Axe.

    Unilever R&D opened brand-new Global Foods Innovation Centre in Wageningen, the Netherlands. Here we create critical mass in expertise areas to ensure that the technologies ultimately bring benefit-led, breakthrough innovations to the markets. The site will become innovation ecosystems to leverage the knowledge and expertise of external partners.

    For the R&D team in Wageningen we are looking for Specification and Food Labelling Junior Technologist. The job holder will be primary focusing on creating Foods Europe product specifications, including labelling data and support speed to market and our e-commerce agenda.


    • Create and maintain high quality product and labelling specifications in desired IT systems for products developed by Unilever R&D formulators or third party. Make the specification compliant with European Food Law. Verify it against regulatory rules, quality standards and model specs in cooperation with product developers, regulatory, supply chain, project teams and ingredient experts.
    • Delivers specifications and labelling data for innovations and data projects. Manage timing of own tasks in cooperation with project leader, pro-actively communicates status and issues with project teams. Assures product and labelling specifications on-time pass approval step in Unilever digital tools.
    • Assures created product and labelling specifications are consistent with European Foods Law and quality requirements of Unilever IT systems. Apply improvements of data quality in line with changes in food law, growing market demands and Unilever strategies.
    • Drives digital & data culture in Unilever R&D being ambassador of IT tools and digital processes.


    • Education: MSc degree in Food Technology, Food Law, Commodity Science, Biotechnology or similar relevant area.
    • Experience: European food law and labelling. Management of technical documentation for foods products.
    • Languages: Very good English (speaking and writing).
    • Excellent computer literacy (Excel). Favorable knowledge about management of databases, Power BI.
    • Very good communication skills, ability to work in multifunctional and multicultural team.
    • Other competencies:
      • Solution oriented mindset and good communication skills,
      • Affinity with details, structured and consistent way of working,
      • Engagement and creativity
      • Effective networking


    To apply, you must do so online. Please do not forget to upload your CV and a motivation letter. Your application will be reviewed against our requirements and we will be in touch shortly after the closing date to provide you with an update on the status of your application.

    Looking forward to meeting you!

    Please note this is a Direct Search led by Unilever. Applications from agencies will not be accepted, nor will fees be paid for unsolicited CVs.

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