R&D Manager – Exports

Full time Full day
Position Title: Export R&D

Location: Karachi


  • Maintain and disseminate knowledge of different International Food regulation authorities - such as FDA, CFIA .. etc., for labelling and product formulation guidance as per industry best practices

  • Ensure ingredients, product, packaging, labelling, process, legal and regulatory compliance as per relevant Food regulations of respective exporting country

  • Identify suppliers and develop capabilities for ingredients compliance for treatment, fortification etc

  • Manage end to end R&D work in partnership with relevant stakeholders, Unilever entities (such as UI) for seamless execution of export networks from inception to launch, with 100% network compliance

  • With understanding of international food laws, work with relevant stakeholders, to identify new opportunities of expansion of sales to different export regions

  • Prepare and process pre and post shipment documentation required for product registrations and certifications in applicable international markets and work with UI and legal to provide technical registration dossiers that fulfill specific country regulations

  • Coordination with factory quality and go to market (GTM) quality to ensure full quality specs compliance and smooth delivery of export shipments to destination countries without any quality issues

  • Engage with cross functional teams to manage and investigate customer complaints, root cause analysis for non-conforming products, and corrective action and preventive action as and when required

  • Liaise with distributors and international food authorities for problem solving and providing necessary documentation and evidence for post shipment detentions and issues

  • Artwork and packaging development with compliance on shelf life and regulatory & legal compliance of exporting country

  • Shelf life extension initiatives with coordination relevant teams to see possibility to increase shelf life without compromise on product deliverables

  • Understand usage of relevant ERP systems, such as SAP etc

Unilever is an organisation committed to equity, inclusion and diversity to drive our business results and create a better future, every day, for our diverse employees, global consumers, partners, and communities. We believe a diverse workforce allows us to match our growth ambitions and drive inclusion across the business. At Unilever we are interested in every individual bringing their ‘Whole Self’ to work and this includes you! Thus if you require any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at the time of your application so that we can support you through your recruitment journey.

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