Tea Expertise Managers

Sharnbrook, UK
11 Sep 2019
11 Oct 2019
Business Sector
Food & Drink
Full Time
Contract Type

Tea Expertise Managers

Unilever – Sharnbrook, UK


Unilever is a world leader in Tea Beverages – having a host of brands that include not just Lipton, but also PG Tips, Pukka, Tazo, Pure Leaf and T2, among many others.  

Job Purpose:

We are looking for a cross-section of Tea managers, with varying levels of experience and proven expertise.  Candidates will possess a sound knowledge of tea tasting, blending and recipe development – for quality and cost.  The job holders will be part of a specialised R&D team, that drives the blend design & product innovation agenda, across our global tea recipes.    

Desired Requirements:  

  • An infectious passion for Tea
  • University Degree – with a preference in Plant Science, Agronomy, Food Technology. 
  • Trained tea taster, having strong product knowledge and technical prowess, with proven experience in tea tasting, blending & NPD
  • A useful proficiency in tea tasting is a key skill underpinning this role.  This would facilitate an ability to fingerprint raw material against a bespoke internal Categorisation (for leaf and liquor) system, for subsequent use in Innovation/Renovation projects.  
  • A strong understanding of NPD, including an appreciation of Innovation Process Management (IPM) & Project Risk Management.
  • Good communication skills, both written & spoken English.   
  • A strong team player, who is able to tap into cross-functional teams and influence key stakeholders.     

This is a permanent, full time, Manager role, that works closely with, and reports to the R&D Beverages Expertise Director.  It is based at the company’s Beverages Global Design Centre, at Sharnbrook, Bedfordshire, UK.  

For details on how to apply for this position, please click the 'apply' button below. 

Unilever provide a pension plan that is well above market average, discounted products, discounts at high street brands, well-being support, a plethora of training and flexible working where possible to ensure that you are supported professionally and personally during your Unilever life.

Closing Date for applications: 11th October 2019

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