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Soluble Films Manager

Posted: 22 Feb 2021 Closes: 22 Apr 2021
Bebington, United Kingdom Competitive
Permanent & Full-time URUVGLOBAL3062

Soluble Films Manager

JOB LOCATION: Port Sunlight


Do you want to be part of a sustainability revolution? 


At Unilever we have always strove to innovate boldly for people and planet. In 2020, we took this to the next level by setting out our new commitment to build a clean future for the billions of people that use our products every day. 


“Clean Future is how we are fundamentally changing the way that some of the world’s most well-known cleaning and laundry products are created, manufactured and packaged 

Peter ter Kulve  President, Homecare 


Clean Future means swapping chemicals made by fossil fuels for renewable ingredients, creating low carbon footprint products, and making our formulations fully biodegradable to leave no trace behind. 


This is an ambitious plan, and we are actively investing in people, partnerships & projects to deliver this plan, with 1 billion Euros pledged over the next 10 years to realize our vision. 


Laundry is a category within Unilever Homecare that houses some of our famous global brands e.g. Persil, Omo, Surf, Comfort, to name a few. These products are available in over 50 countries & used by over 1 billion consumers. We have an amazing opportunity through our brands to both delight consumers & protect our planet. 


Within laundry, unit dose capsules are one of the fastest growing formats globally, and a format we believe we could make the most sustainable laundry format in the world… with your help. 


If you are up for the joining the challenge of innovating boldly for people & planet to deliver a clean future for our billions of consumers  why not join our Unilever laundry family? 




To build a world-class centre of excellence for water soluble films in laundry to fuel our sustainable innovation pipeline: 

  • Building a partnership ecosystem to drive innovation in soluble films

  • Work with innovation project teams to deliver soluble film formats to market

  • Working with cross-functional teams to drive best practice in soluble films

  • Develop in-house knowledge of film/formulation & film/equipment interactions

  • Creation of digital tools to contribute to our cutting-edge “virtual laboratory”


We are looking for someone that shares our passion for sustainability, and the drive to take our laundry capsules business to the next level: 

  • Expertise in polymer chemistry

  • Strong collaboration & communication skills

  • Technical education – Degree in related-scientific subject

  • Digitally-savvy

  • Fast learner

  • Fluent in English

  • Expertise in water soluble films

  • Natural polymers understanding

  • FMCG experience

  • Liquid detergent formulation knowledge


  • The opportunity to work on brands with the power to brighten peoples’ lives all over the world.

  • Be part of a diverse and ambitious team shaping the future of sustainable laundry.

  • Exciting career opportunities in a global, purpose led business.

  • We are looking for the right people for our roles and our ambition, we are open to talk about how our flexible working policies can make this role the right one for you. 


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