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Product Development Technologist - Formulator Specialist



tultitlán de mariano escobedo, state of mexico, mexico
Posted on Monday, June 3, 2024

Function: Product Development Technologist IC

Scope: Local

Location: Tultitlán

Terms & Conditios: tiempo completo.


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. You will work on brands that are loved and improve the lives of our consumers and the communities around us. You will lead innovations, big and small, that will make our business win and grow. You will learn from brilliant business leaders and colleagues who provide mentorship and inspiration so that you can become a better you.


Deliver the best feel good products that continually delight consumers by leading the science and technology agenda with passion and foresight. In summary: Deliver the Best Feel Good Experiences.

Ice Cream R&D Latam is seeking a Product Development Technologist based in Mexico. This position is responsible for the Ice Cream Category, leading key innovations under Brands like Magnum and Cornetto. The position reports into the R&D Ice Cream Manager Mexico.


  • Manage end-to-end product development cycle and seek opportunities for the ice cream category
  • R&D leadership throughout all phases of innovation, 5S and simplification
  • Formulation work stream leader, working with Brand Development and the cross-functional project team, ensuring ingredients are fit for purpose to meet the product brief, and delivered on time, in full.
  • Where assigned, to be the Technical Project Leader of a project, accountable for delivery of all R&D deliverables and managing the program of the R&D work stream leaders assigned to the project.
  • Define the ingredients to be used which will deliver the product functional and sensorial benefits as well as the stability throughout the entire shelf life.
  • Deliver formulation which not only meets the required quality and technical standards, but also delights the consumer and builds brand love.
  • To deliver the content of technical specifications for all ingredients developed in a project.
  • hey influence the business case via the ingredients they choose, and also have a key role in influencing the choice of sustainable sourcing.
  • They also help to define and implement cost-efficient formulations.
  • They must understand how their formulations can compete and be delivered in an ever-changing consumer market at both a global and regional scale and innovatively find the new product solution to fit the specific market.
  • Technical briefings to Partner to Win suppliers pursuing new technologies
  • To comply with the Unilever Code of Business Principles and all SHE and QA policies, including the support of product claims, risk management and environmental awareness.


  • Working Knowledge on Technical Specifications & Supply Chain Support Projects – VIP, Resilience, Quality Program
  • Ability to manage complex projects in a fast-paced environment.
  • Flexibility and ability to work with diverse cultural backgrounds, personalities, work styles.
  • Flexibility in work style to be able to manage several projects simultaneously.
  • Intermediate to Advanced Level English (person must be able to write emails and reports in English which can be easily understood, and can actively participate at English-speaking business meetings).
  • Knowledge of Food or Ice Cream manufacturing processes preferred.
  • Strong SOL evidence and examples.
  • Working Knowledge to Fully Operational Project Management Skills
  • Minimum 3 years of relevant experience in formulation R&D.
  • Work presence in Tultitlan Plant.
  • University Degree, Chemical Engineer, Food Engineer

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