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B&W MET R&D Product Development Technician



Sarigazi, Sancaktepe/Istanbul, Turkey
Posted on Thursday, January 25, 2024


With 3.4 billion people in over 190 countries using our products every day, Unilever is a business that makes a real impact on the world. Work on brands that are loved and improve the lives of our consumers and the communities around us. We are driven by our purpose: to make sustainable living commonplace, and it is our belief that doing business the right way drives superior performance. At the heart of what we do is our people – we believe that when our people work with purpose, we will create a better business and a better world.

At Unilever, your career will be a unique journey, grounded in our inclusive, collaborative, and flexible working environment. We don’t believe in the ‘one size fits all’ approach and instead we will equip you with the tools you need to shape your own future.


Unilever is the place where you can bring your purpose to life with the work that you do – creating a better business and a better world. If you are passionate about turning lab inventions into factory ready innovations, then this role is just for you!


  • Acting as a core member of Product Development team, being part of the product development activities required for Innovation, Renovation and 5S projects.
  • Preparation of formulations in laboratory and carry out stability and compatibility tests as per standard operation procedures.
  • Make sure all formulation development activities recorded in to Unilever’s digital laboratory management systems.
  • Take active role on MoH registration activities and be part of regulatory activities.
  • Lead all procurement activities for the team through Coupa system.
  • Make sure all laboratory activities carried out as per Unilever safety standards.
  • Accountable for the routine maintenance of analytical instruments, keeping track of consumables and required calibration activities.
  • Be responsible on operational R&D activities like specification creation, recording product information in to digital systems etc..
  • Leading SDS preparation activities for category products


Experiences & Qualifications

  • Degree in vocational school (equivalent of high school), preferably in chemistry.
  • +5 year of experience in R&D functions focused mainly on operational activities preferably in Beauty and Personal Care industry.
  • Product development experience in hair care products is a plus.
  • Ability to manage and communicate with stakeholders, including cross-functional colleagues, external partners, and those from non-technical backgrounds.
  • Flexibility in travel.
  • Able to work independently or with limited supervision, have strong technical, problem solving, communication and organizational skills.
  • Agile mindset with can-do attitude and ability to adapt into different circumstances.


  • Data Generation, Quality & Value
  • Communication
  • Agile Delivery
  • Deep Domain Category Expertise
  • Digital Tool Proficiency
  • Laboratory Safety
  • Innovation Execution


  • You are energized by delivering fantastic results. You are an example to others – both your results and your resilience. You are constantly on the lookout for better ways to do things, engaging and collaborating with others along the way.
  • As an individual you are the one responsible for your own wellbeing and delivering high standards of work. You must also focus on the Consumer and what they need. You are humble and have your head up, looking around to interpret evidence and data smartly, spot issues and opportunities to make things better.
  • Critical SOL (Standards of Leadership) Behaviors
    • PASSION FOR HIGH PERFORMANCE: Takes personal responsibility and accountability for execution and results. Has an owner’s mindset, using data and insight to make decisions.
    • PERSONAL MASTERY: Sets high standards for themselves. Actively builds own wellbeing and resilience.
    • CONSUMER LOVE: Whatever their role, always looks for better ways to serve consumers. Invests time inside and outside to understand the needs of consumers.
    • PURPOSE & SERVICE: Has humility, understanding that leadership is service to others, inside and outside Unilever.
    • AGILITY: Explores the world around them, continually learning and developing their skills.

Unilever embraces diversity and encourages applicates from all walks of life! 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.

Unilever is an organisation committed to equity, inclusion and diversity to drive our business results and create a better future, every day, for our diverse employees, global consumers, partners, and communities. We believe a diverse workforce allows us to match our growth ambitions and drive inclusion across the business. At Unilever we are interested in every individual bringing their ‘Whole Self’ to work and this includes you! Thus if you require any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at the time of your application so that we can support you through your recruitment journey.