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Unilever Appraisal Technician in Bebington, United Kingdom

Job Title: Appraisal Technician

Location: Port Sunlight


Do you have a passion for innovation and consumer products? Do you love getting stuck into data and bringing it to life?

Do you want to be a part of Homecare’s Clean Future agenda, fundamentally changing the way that some of the world’s best-known laundry liquids are created, manufactured and packaged, and helping to swap chemicals made from fossil fuels for renewable ingredients, creating low carbon footprint products, and making our formulations fully biodegradable to leave no trace behind? If you do, then you’ll want to know that Unilever’s Global Homecare Category is recruiting for its Laundry Liquids Design team at Port Sunlight, Wirral.

This is an excellent opportunity to join an exciting team and develop your skills and career working on some of

the world’s biggest laundry brands such as Persil, Surf and Omo.

Understanding and meeting the needs of our consumers is at the heart of laundry product development.

This role will play an important part in understanding how to formulate our laundry liquid products to perform in globally relevant wash conditions, and in developing new protocols, measures and digital tools to help us create the right innovations for the future.

Effective claims and creative benefit demonstrations tell our consumers what to expect from our products and play an important part in the consumer experience.

The holder of this role will help to shape, define and support claims and product communication for our global brands.

You will work in a multi-disciplinary business environment, ensuring the delivery of high-quality technical insights and data to support our Global Innovation Portfolio. You will also act as the appraisal lead on projects,

identifying the needs and coordinating the inputs of other skill areas as required and developing an in-depth understanding of laundry liquids formulations through working flexibly across both formulation and appraisal sciences.

Modern digital methods are a key part of our current approach to formulation development. You will be expected to fully understand, utilize and contribute to the development of such methods and approaches.

To lead the appraisal workstreams on laundry liquids innovation activities, coordinating requirements and personally driving appraisal and claims work and working across both formulation development and product appraisal.


· To lead the appraisal work stream within innovation project teams, being responsible for the design, agreement and implementation of appraisal and claims support plans.

· To define, lead and coordinate testing programmes, working with other team members and 3rd party organizations

· To develop and support product claims and demonstrations, working closely with other business functions such as marketing and legal partners

· To lead formulation development as required by project needs

· To analyze and interpret data, providing clear conclusions and recommendations

· To be responsible for maintaining existing quality of capabilities in skill area and to identify new

· To define and develop new methods and protocols

· To extract insights from multiple sources of information and identify the opportunities for the business

· To deputies for the appraisal manager as appropriate.

· To use and contribute to the development of digital tools to create, manage, interpret and exploit appraisal, performance and formulation data to drive decisions and identify insights.


· Proven ability to plan and manage own projects within a technical area

· Ability to manage and communicate with stakeholders, including those from non-technical backgrounds

· Experimental design, familiarity with statistical tools, statistical data analysis and statistical interpretation of data.

· Ability to interpret complex data, from multiple sources, for concise, clear insights / conclusions and communication to a variety of audiences.

· Problem solving skills with practical creativity.

· Ability to work with in multi-functional teams.

· Excellent communication & interpersonal skills.

· Good organization and time-management

· BSc or MSc (or equivalent) in Physical Sciences (including Textiles, Physics, Materials Science, Polymer Science, Chemistry or Biochemistry).

· Experience in an industrial or academic science area requiring measurement and data handling /analysis

· Experience of FMCG or the detergents sector

· Knowledge of textiles or of textiles properties measurement

· Proven ability to work with digital methods and tools

Additional information

· Occasional travel may be required

· The job includes both laboratory and office-based work (some of which may be agile)


About Unilever

Unilever is one of the world’s leading suppliers of Food, Home and Personal Care products with sales in over 190 countries and reaching 2 billion consumers a day. Unilever has more than 400 brands found in homes around the world, including Dove, Tresemme, Lynx, Lifebuoy, Shea Moisture, Persil, Domestos, Ben & Jerry’s, Magnum, Marmite, The Vegetarian Butcher, Graze and Pot Noodle.

Faced with the challenge of climate change and the need for human development, we want to move towards a world where everyone can live well and within the natural limits of the planet. That’s why our purpose is ‘to make sustainable living commonplace’

What We Offer

Not only do we offer a competitive salary and pension scheme, we also offer an annual bonus, subsidised gym membership, a discounted staff shop and shares. You’ll have the opportunity to work directly with our renowned and exciting brands in a flexible and hybrid working environment.

Whilst the role is advertised on a full-time basis, we would be happy to discuss possible flexible working options and what this may look like for you. We are a key advocate of wellbeing and offer a variety of support for our people including hubs, programmes and development opportunities. We strive to achieve a family-friendly and inclusive workplace and to, above all, create possibilities for all.

Diversity at Unilever is about inclusion, embracing differences, creating possibilities and growing together for better business performance. We embrace diversity in our workforce. This means giving full and fair consideration to all applicants and continuing development of all employees regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marriage and civil partnership, and pregnancy and maternity. We are also more than happy to provide reasonable adjustments during our application and interview process to enable you to be present your best self. To find out more, including about our Employee Resource Groups, please click here Equity, Diversity & Inclusion at Unilever | Unilever ( .

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