Unilever R&D & Regulatory Manager in Solna, Sweden

R&D & Regulatory Manager


R&D & Regulatory Manager

Is Food and innovation a passion of yours? Would you also like to work for a company that really cares about the environment via big brands, like Flora and Becel? Then this position might be something for you! Join us at the Baking, Cooking and Spreads Company (BCS) as an R&D & Regulatory Manager. This position is temporary from May 2018 – August 2019 and you will be based in the Stockholm office located in Solna.

BCS has the mission to harness the power of plants and seeds so you can enjoy healthy, great tasting food that’s good for you and for our planet. We bring great tasting products through the power of plants to our consumers. Our values include agility and sustainability, through new innovations. Within BCS, R&D and product innovation is recognized as a key driver to grow the business.

About the role

Asthe R&D & Regulatory Manager you are part of the Northern Europe R&D business team and in charge of the Nordic function. In the position you ensure compliance, deployment and implementation of all types of R&D related projects. You drive the implementation of local R&D elements and provides relevant input and insight for a successful activation of products/brands in the local market. In close collaboration with especially our Marketing department you ensure full R&D support to local activities for a successful implementation of new / relaunched products in the market. You also act as a business partner to the rest of the local BCS business team.

Key responsibilities

  • Contribute and support the implementation of all product launches and renovation projects in the Nordics.

  • Via thorough market/competitor investigation identify new product ideas and claims areas

  • Local specification management and artwork approval

  • Responsible for executing compliance requirements for BCS: s products in accordance with EU and local legislation as well as internal policies

  • Assuring regulatory compliance protecting the brands and our consumers

  • Responsible for the relationship with external partners when e.g. outsourcing regulatory, translation and artwork tasks

  • Contribute with technical input in risk assessments and issue management in close collaboration with the local/regional Quality Assurance team

  • Influence and educate customers, consumers and business partners on our products and technologies

  • Propose improvements in Ways of Working, processes, methods and systems


  • Academic degree in food engineering, food science or similar

  • Preferably at least 3-5 years of R&D work experience in a FMCG company or similar with expertise in food legislation and regulations

  • Experience in project management

  • Fluent in English and Swedish, both written and spoken. Fluency in Finnish or Danish is a merit

Could this be U?

To be successful in this role you need to have a passion for food, be structured and have great attention to detail, without underestimating the so important overall perspective. You express yourself clearly and can simplify technical information from different sources and translate complex food science into customer/consumer language. You work proactively towards issues and opportunities, collaborates seamlessly with different stakeholders and persist a strong analytical ability. Since we work in a fast-paced environment, you also need good time-management skills to handle multiple projects, in a dynamic environment with changing priorities.

Apply today!

The application deadline is 31st of March. You apply on www.unilever.se/careers / Please upload your CV (and cover letter if you prefer) in PDF. Keep in mind that the position might be filled before the last day of application. Consultant applications will also be taken into consideration. We embrace diversity in our workforce. This means giving full and fair consideration to all applicants.

If you have questions regarding the recruitment process, please contact Talent Advisor: Anna Fredrikson at 46 72-994 51 75.

Job: Research/Development

Primary Location: Sweden-Sweden (County level)-Solna-Stockholm Head Office (Solna)

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day Job

Unposting Date: Mar-31-2018

Req ID: 180003BS