Unilever Assistant Product Development Manager in Istanbul, Turkey

Assistant Product Development Manager



If you're looking for a great team and a challenging, innovative, fun and energetic work environment, you are at the right place. We believe that the passion of our employees is our strength and this is what drives us towards outstanding performance.

We aim to deliver differentiated portfolio and products with maximum impact in the market through defining and building technical capability excellence in people and organisation. Our vision is to develop new ways of doing business with the aim of doubling the size of our company while reducing our environmental impact. Our mission is to leverage our science & technology with the power of R&D.

We are looking for Assistant Product Development Manager to work in Unilever Office located in Istanbul.


  • Leading technical execution and implementation of Dressings innovation plans across NAMETRUB region

  • Driving cost optimization (VIP Material Efficiency) projects, harmonization and optimization of ingredients and recipes reduction for Dressings within synergy in retail and UFS in NAMETRUB along with delivery of R&D-relevant elements of 5S incl pipeline fill for upcoming years

  • Working closely with GDCs located in Vlaardingen to secure flawless deploy of global innovations and renovations

  • Making decisions through proper technical assessment of the risks, aligning stakeholders on key issues/concerns in order to ensure OTIF launches

  • Ensuring CFD implementation for new and existing product formulations to appropriate technical performance targets with close collaboration with GDC

  • Actively supporting Finance team for cost benchmarking exercises/ PiCi analysis

  • Ensuring compliance to Internal Unilever protocols, External regulatory environment, while developing product solutions with respect to commitment to safety, environment, claim support, specification management etc

  • Securing technical information delivery for all projects as preparation of gate keeping ensuring environmental impact (sustainability) in Eco-design tool

  • Driving KBS and Foods 2.0 transformation for Dressings, including implementation of Sustainable Nutrition for the Dressings portfolio in NAMETRUB

  • Developing specifications for product, process flow diagrams in SAP PLM and review them regularly to keep valid

  • Establishing the strong partnership relations with different functions, including Marketing, CTI, QA, SC, Finance, and legal RA

  • Play a key role in Dressings RDC in strong collaboration with entire NAMETRUB community


  • MSc degree in food technology

  • Minimum 3 years experience in R&D department

  • Good technical expertise in at least one of the foods categories

  • Experienced technical project leader with a proven track record of project delivery in a complex, multi-country environment

  • Good supply chain knowledge – particularly for local supply chain

  • Fluent in English


Online Application >> Phone Interview >> Face to Face Interview >> Case Study >> Job Offer

Please note: As part of the job application, you will be asked to complete a brief online application form. Completion of the form is required in order to be considered. Please allow yourself enough time to complete the application form as when filled out partially or not at all it may adversely affect the progress of your application. Please be aware that you will have to complete the form at once as you will be unable to return to it later.

For further information about this position please call: 0216 625 1477

Job: Research/Development

Primary Location: Turkey-Istanbul-Istanbul-Umraniye

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day Job

Unposting Date: Oct-12-2017

Req ID: 17000DDX