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Spring Packaging Science Co-op ( Jan- June)

Office and Administrative Support


Full Time

On Site


Multiple locations, New Jersey, United States

Spring Co-op 2023 ( January- June)

Background & Purpose of the Job
Unilever is one of the world’s leading suppliers of Food, Refreshments, Home and Personal Care products with sales in more than 190 countries. In the United States, the portfolio includes brand icons such as: Axe, Ben & Jerry’s, Breyers, Caress, Degree, Dove personal care products, Good Humor, Hellmann’s, Klondike, Knorr, Lipton, Magnum, Nexxus, Noxzema, Popsicle, Q-tips, Simple, St. Ives, Suave, Talenti Gelato & Sorbetto, TIGI, TRESemmé and Vaseline. All of the preceding brand names are trademarks or registered trademarks of the Unilever Group of Companies. We are developing our brands for people’s lives today and for the changing environment tomorrow – aiming to make sustainable living commonplace. Unilever offers vast and exciting career paths within R&D. Creating new innovations and enhancing our existing brand portfolio – it’s all yours in Unilever’s R&D Packaging function. As a Packaging Co-op at Unilever you will learn how we develop packaging using the latest technologies, bringing new innovations to life for our consumers. Bring your imagination and technical expertise to help develop superior products in an ever-evolving consumer marketplace.

Who You Are & What You’ll Do
With guidance from a mentor and manager, Packaging Co-ops will support and then lead projects. You’ll represent R&D Packaging on cross-functional teams and be empowered to manage your own projects, making valuable contributions to the business and touching a wide array of packaging formats. Responsibilities include developing technical specifications, organizing plant trials, providing project timelines and tracking reports, develop and execute test plan/success criteria. Qualified candidates are able to analyze data/test results, work under pressure to meet project deadlines and effectively communicate with manager and team members.

You’re a born leader: You will lead your own projects.
You’re a strategy guru:
You’re a dot connector: You will analyze testing data and provide recommendations for the best way forward.
You love to win, and have fun doing it: You have a passion for learning how new technologies can be implemented to meet strategic goals.
You’re a story teller: You will present your projects to management.
You’re a teacher:
You’re a changemaker:
You’re a paradox navigator:
You’re a culture & change champion: You bring your own experiences and uniqueness to the team, which is valued in our inclusive work environment.
What You’ll Need To Succeed
- Undergraduate candidate with Junior or Senior status or Graduate candidate – Minimum GPA of 3.0 - Coursework in packaging engineering or other relevant technically related field – Ability to execute projects and analyze research data/studies – Ability to deliver data to support insights and recommendations - Ability to work under pressure to meet project deadlines – Ability to successfully interact on cross-functional teams – Willingness to relocate
What We Can Offer You
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