Assistant Manager – Coffee Processing – Unilever Bengaluru Karnataka India

About the job – Assistant Manager – Coffee Processing – Unilever Bengaluru Karnataka India

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We are looking to hire an Asst. Manager/Sr R&D Executive- Coffee Processing based in Bangalore

Business Context and Main Challenges of the Job

Globally, the Beverages category is dynamic, continually evolving and highly competitive. Unilever’s mission is to add vitality to life through Food and Beverage brands that help people look good, feel good and get more out of life. The Beverages R&D Design Centre located at Bangalore, is a provider of proprietary technologies for Beverages categories, and as such is the key enabler for Unilever in achieving this ambition in the category globally.

The Beverages design team has responsibility for the delivery of toolbox technologies for Unilever’s tea and coffee product categories. The current vacancy is for a Sr Processing (R & D) Executive role in Coffee Science and process design R & D team. This role requires the candidate to develop science based novel technologies and processes for manufacture of coffee and related products, build capability, prepare scaleup design, carry out lab, pilot and factory scale trials and lead end to end implementation of process / technology projects.

Main Accountabilities And Key Tasks

Responsibilities and key tasks specific to the role:

  • Lead science and new process design projects in Coffee as work stream lead / TPL.
  • Scope / develop new IP and secure it through patents / publications /internal reports.
  • Build capability and carry out lab, pilot and factory scale trials and prepare design of experiments.
  • Develop and build product and process specifications, prepare technology transfer dockets and capture all the learnings in systematic and traceable manner.
  • Develop process design tools / modes using digital tools and prepare fail proof DoE’s for OTIF and FTR implementation.
  • Effective collaboration with product development, SC and quality teams.
  • Drive project management in line with Qii(Quality in Innovation) for all key projects.
  • Responsible for project execution in line with IPM tool.
  • Deliver category innovation / technology and 5s targets.
  • Responsible for risk management, claims and legal compliance with local & regional requirements.

Critical Success Factors of the Job

Education – B. Tech / M. Tech / M. Sc / Food tech / Dairy Technology


Work Experience: 4 – 6 years experience. Background in food & beverage science / dairy technology with product and process development skills

Any Other Critical Personal Characteristics

  • Good communication and presentation skills
  • Creative and analytical mindset
  • Project Management
  • Ability to work in cross-functional team

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