Unilever offers vast and exciting career paths within R&D. Creating new innovations and technologies, and enhancing our existing brand portfolio – it’s all yours in Unilever’s R&D function. Bring your imagination and technical expertise to help develop superior products in an ever-evolving consumer marketplace.. As you progress, you’ll have the opportunity to work across the full spectrum of R&D. You can move between global, regional or local roles and a broad range of categories. What's more, we believe that science and technology specialist and generalist careers are equally important. Which is why we give individuals the freedom to make choices that fit their natural strengths and aspirations. Opportunties also exist for both short and long term domestic and international assignments.
Wherever you take your career within R&D, your progression will be guided by a number of key principles. Through world-class professional development programmes, you'll build strong technical and leadership skills to ensure excellence in whatever you do. We'll give you every opportunity to develop both depth and breadth of experience through working within the discipline, cross-functionally and externally.
Qualities & skills
Developing new technologies that allow us to create radical innovations demands an understanding of the science behind products, how this can be applied to benefit the consumer and the added value for the business. That’s why we need people who link research to business goals.
Relevant degrees (BSc, MSc, or PhD) include chemistry, engineering, biology, physical science, behavioural science or design, or another relevant technical area. Your passion for innovation and creativity as well as a results orientated mindset are key to your success. These behaviours are underpinned with excellent interpersonal, teamwork and leadership skills.