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R&D Local Deploy Officer, Refreshment
Unilever Finland Oy

Alkuperäinen julkaisupäivä 30.10.2018

Do you want to be part of the innovation team that will solve some of the greatest challenges facing our world? Does it excite you to be responsible for the very critical phase of technical product deployment by flawlessly landing innovations into the market? Then keep reading! This position might be something for you! We are looking for an R&D Local Deploy Officer to join our Refreshment (Ice Cream and Beverages) business in the Nordics! This position is permanent and you will be based either in Unilever’s office in Helsinki or in Solna, Stockholm.


The ice cream market is highly competitive and complex with its market structure and high percentage of impulse singles sold through modern trade. The Nordic countries differ in size, customer/competitor landscape, regulatory environment and consumer taste/preference.  This position deals with these exciting challenges and play an important part in driving the creation and delivery of innovative products across our world-renowned global (e.g. Magnum, Cornetto, Kingis, Lipton), premium (e.g. Ben & Jerry’s), regional and local (e.g. Ingman, GB Glace, Frisko) brands that best meet consumers’ needs. 


About the role

As the R&D Local Deploy Officer, you belong to an international team that develops and deploys interesting products. You are mainly responsible for implementing R&D elements into products in the region and in close collaboration with the marketing team, enable continued market growth of the Refreshment portfolio in a sustainable way. With your knowledge of consumers and technologies you also work closely with the marketing team to maximize the impact of our products with customers and consumers.  You act as an expert and business partner on technical matters and provide high quality technical and R&D support across a broad range of products.


Key responsibilities

  • Responsible for executing compliance requirements for all Refreshments products in the region. This includes artwork clearance, product registrations and documentation for authority compliance
  • Ensure compliance to technical aspects of environmental and health endorsements for the Refreshment brands which subscribe to them.
  • Influence and educate customers, consumers and business partners on our products and technologies
  • Work with internal stakeholders such as, R&D, Regulatory, Quality, Legal, Customer Development and Marketing to provide expert feedback on claims and communication strategies
  • Help to direct the technical innovation agenda by identifying new technologies, ideas and claim areas via thorough market/competitor investigations



  • Degree in a technical, natural science, food technology, engineering, chemistry or related field
  • Work experience in a technical, ideally R&D environment within Refreshments
  • Experience in technical project management
  • Fluent in Finnish and English, both written and spoken. Other Nordic language skills are counted as a benefit, but not mandatory
  • Experience from the FMCG industry or similar is a plus


Could this be U?

To be successful in this role you need to be structured and have great attention to detail, without underestimating the so important overall perspective. You express yourself clearly and can simplify technical information from different sources and translate complex science into customer/consumer language. You work proactively towards issues and opportunities and collaborates seamlessly with different stakeholders. Since we work in a fast-paced environment, you also need good time-management skills to handle multiple projects, in a dynamic environment with changing priorities. The position can be located either in Unilever’s Finnish office in Helsinki or Swedish office in Solna, so if you’ve dreamed of working abroad, in this position you can make it happen!

Apply today!

The application deadline is 16th of November You apply on www.unilever.fi/careers. Upload your CV and cover letter in PDF. Please Include your salary request to your application.

Keep in mind that the position might be filled before the last day of application. We embrace diversity in our workforce. This means giving full and fair consideration to all applicants.

If you have questions about the recruiting process, you can contact Talent Advisor Tiia Autio: tiia.autio(at)unilever.com /mobile + 358 50 3000 286. Best time to reach is during application period on Mondays between 10 and 11 am and on Thursdays between 9 and 10 am (UTC+2).


More detailed information about the position and the recruitment process will be given if you are contacted for a first interview. 

Please note that we do not accept applications through e-mail.