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Fragrance Analyst

Wirral, Merseyside
£28000 - £32000 per annum
Closing date
30 May 2022

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An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Fragrance Analyst to join our client, a leading global FMCG company with Brands such as Dove, Sure, Persil & Comfort, based at their R&D facility in Port Sunlight, Wirral AND Liverpool (L7).

This is a full-time temporary role for a period of 12 months working a 37.5 hour week, to start ASAP. This role is paying up to £32,000k per annum depending on experience.


The majority of the job is office-based working on data analysis/interpretation. Time is also spent in the MIF (Liverpool University) labs extracting fragrances and setting up instruments, with the opportunity to evaluate with teams in Port Sunlight to improve fragrance value.


  • To support business with the analysis and interpretation of fragrance compositions and fragrance behaviour.
  • Identify trends in data to provide insights.
  • Work with the in-House perfumer and Fragrance Manager to optimise value from fragrance
  • Identify existing raw materials under threat from regulatory and/or Clean Future ambitions, assessing their impact on existing fragrances
  • Identify new replacement raw materials as they become available

Global Fragrance Capability exists as internal resource to provide expertise and insights about:

1) Own and Competitor fragrance oils and technology

2) Fragrance House and Competitor fragrance strategies

3) Value - optimising performance / cost for specific key stages in specific formulations

4) Fragrance raw materials, production routes, use/role in formulations


  • Organisation and interpretation of analytical data to draw conclusions regarding fragrance composition/behaviour
  • Extraction of fragrances from products/ surfaces/ headspace using a variety of techniques
  • Chromatographic analyses using a variety of GC-MS instruments
  • Detailed data analysis and interpretation
  • Prepare communications/reports of finding
  • Ensuring all work is accurately recorded for future traceability
  • Use of specific materials - speciality and commodity
  • Develop, modify and utilise methodology/equipment to carry out analysis of fragrance components in various HBPC applications
  • Modify existing SOPs or create new methods to address specific needs
  • To lead and co-ordinate specific programme to analyse and interpret the House's strategies to deliver 100% Biodegradability and 100% Renewability


  • Interest in data analysis and insights
  • Degree in Analytical Chemistry, Chemistry or closely related subject
  • Interest in or experience of working with fragrances


A job at Unilever is a career made by you, with development opportunities, benefits and a working culture that embraces diversity. So whether you’re looking for an internship, apprenticeship, graduate opportunities, or a job opening to progress your professional career, at Unilever you can shape your own path as you work with the brands and people that drive our sustainable business growth.

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Manpower UK Ltd
C/O Unilever HPC
Port Sunlight
CH62 4ZD
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