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Laboratory Technician

Seacroft, West Yorkshire
£25000 - £26500 per annum + .
Closing date
5 Jun 2024

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We are currently seeking an interim Laboratory Technician to work with our global FMCG client, renowned for brands such as Dove, Sure, Persil, and Simple, and become an integral part of their fast-paced FMCG environment.

The position is based in Seacroft, Leeds. This is a full-time temporary role for 6 months, requiring 37.5 hours per week, Monday to Friday. Compensation for this role is competitive, paying up to £26,500 per annum, pro rata, depending upon experience.

As one of the world's leading suppliers of fast-moving consumer goods. Our products are sold in over 190 countries and used by 2 billion consumers every day. People know us by our brands which include Dove, Suave, Axe, Knorr, Ben & Jerry's ice-cream, and many other brands. If you have a passion for fragrances and products, then this opportunity might just be for you.


This role sits within the PC R&D Fragrance team (Deo & Skin Cleansing) The role will be to provide technical and laboratory support to the Fragrance Team on coordination and sample preparation to ensure provision of fragranced samples to the R&D fragrance team when required as well as preparation of samples for consumer testing when needed. You will be involved in a variety of fragrance and formulation activities, adhering to prescribed procedures and health and safety guidelines. We are looking for a team player, who works proactively and independently in a multi-functional, multi-cultural environment.


Samples preparation, samples coordination, samples posting.

  • Support the Fragrance Team with samples coordination across different formats and activities.
  • Coordinate on-site delivery of fragrances, samples, and consumables.
  • Coordinate the bases to the FHS for proactive fragrance development.
  • Work in a laboratory with a team of people to make product samples (Deodorants, Shower Gels, Pump Sprays).
  • Prepare samples for consumer tests.
  • Coordinate with logistics and regional teams for sample delivery into different countries.
  • Ensure all safety and process are up to date and carefully followed (Risk Assessment, Health Safety, Laboratory Management, Standard Procedures).
  • Update project team on challenges and timing changes.
  • Update, maintain and verify samples, oils, and consumables inventories.
  • Managing the Fragrance Fridge.


We are looking for people with the right mindset, experience, and competencies:

Key Skills:

  • A degree (or equivalent) in a Science or Engineering discipline. Some chemistry background will be great. Curiosity in fragrance is essential.
  • Proven ability to plan and organise own work within a technical area.
  • Strong teamwork skills. Ability to maintain a network of colleagues across geographies.
  • Practical laboratory formulating experience. Awareness of safety within the laboratory including working to standard operating procedures, risk assessment and CoSHH is essential.
  • Interest in products, consumer understanding and fragrances
  • Highly motivated with resourceful problem-solving skills/practical creativity.
  • Ability to communicate around deadlines, network, and challenges.
  • Good organisation and time management.
  • Digitally enabled.

Leeds working environment:

  • There is a canteen available onsite serving hot and cold food:
  • There is a Staff Shop where Contingent Workers can buy discounted products.
  • Free tea and coffee on site.
  • Free parking.
  • R&D sites have Free Fruit, Relaxation/Energy facilities like Table Tennis.
  • Uniform for factory workers.


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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