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Research & development

Innovative, effective and sustainable products

"Innovation Is Like A Blood Line For Unilever. Also, You Get Opportunity To Work Across Cultures, Team And Location."

Vivek Sirohi (Vice President - R&D)

A career in Research & Development (R&D) at Unilever is like no other. We use in-depth consumer understanding and expertise in science and technology to create innovative, effective and sustainable products.

And thanks to Unilever’s broad portfolio, a career in R&D can see you working across multiple categories and geographies. For instance, a technology that helps us to reduce calories in ice cream might also be used to reduce fats used in toilet soaps. And we’d roll out an innovation like this across the globe.

You could also find yourself working with our external partners. Open Innovation today makes up 60% of our innovation pipeline.

We employ more than 6,000 R&D professionals globally and offer unrivalled career diversity and progression.

R&D is structured to support the key innovation areas:

Discover delivers functional benefits through new product technology

Design creates winning products, packages and claims

Deploy implements mixes for local markets.

We also have functional capabilities to accelerate, protect and differentiate our innovations:

  • Safety and Environmental Assurance Centre
  • Patents
  • Information and Technology Management
  • Regulatory Affairs
  • Clinicals
  • Open Innovation.
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