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Clinical Development Manager, HEALTH & WELLBEING

Office and Administrative Support




Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, United States

Clinical DevelopmentManager, HEALTH & WELLBEING

Location: Englewood Cliffs


We are the Global Health & Wellbeing (H&W) team at Unilever. We are focused on one of Unilever’s largest growth opportunities – the €140bn Health & Wellbeing space defined by Vitamins, Minerals, and Supplements (VMS).

We work in an agile and entrepreneurial way, collaboratively within the team and with our Unilever colleagues around the world. We work in a project based networked way where everyone needs to be able to take a step back and think strategically as well as rolling up their sleeves and get their hands dirty, to be entrepreneurial and experiment as well as bringing in the best of Unilever and work the structures of a large company, to take charge and lead as well as follow and support others.


Unilever’s Health & Wellbeing Group holds the company’s functional nutrition brands and the portfolio of brands that includesEquilibra (Italy) and US acquired brands Olly, LiquidIV, SmartyPants, Welly, Onnit and Nutrafol. Each brand is completely unique and focused on giving consumers superior experiences within their respective spaces and target segments.We are committed to continue to grow this strategic business for Unilever through a series of acquisitions and international expansion of acquired brands through Unilever’s scale and network in the markets.


The Clinical DevelopmentManager(CDM) will play a critical role in the Nutritional Sciences and Innovation team. The CDM will be responsible to partner with internal project teams and external suppliers to create fit for purpose approaches to the design, development and execution of clinical studies and the management, analysis interpretation of the data generated from the studies. The CDM will utilize the results to enable data-based decision- making insight generation and claims substantiation to innovation projects. The CDMwill provide subject matter expertise in dietary supplementsfor key benefit areas of energy, immunity, digestive health, women’s health, hydration and sugar reduction across different innovation activities.

The role reports to the Global Director, Nutritional Sciences and Innovation, Health & Wellbeing and will interface with the Global and Regional R&D teams.

The role requires the ability to work within a small agile core team and influence a matrix organization. Strong people and networking skills and a true passion for innovationalso required.



  • Clinical Trials Development within The Collective

  • KOL Mapping for key scientific areas of interest including innovative clinical trial design

  • Develop an externalscientific engagement strategy including conferences, symposiums & publications to demonstrate Unilever’s leadership in this discipline

  • Generate evidence development plans for claims substantiation

  • Develops scientific positions and viewpoints relevant to the business

  • Anticipates and manages potential business issues by predicting and responding to external scientific developments in the field

Support (within the broader NS&I team)

  • Identify and share emerging clinical researchfor the key benefit areas: energy, immunity, digestive health, women’s health & hydration

  • Support front end innovation activities including but not limited to workshops, prototyping and claimstorming

  • Partner with platform technology for helping translation of science to clinically meaningful endpoints

  • Partner with Nutritional Sciences to support ingredient evaluations

  • Support the broader R&D teams with additional clinical research requirements

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  • Master’s degree required (PhD, MD, or PhD/MD preferred) in nutrition science, dietetics, biology, life sciencesor similar discipline.

  • 5+ years industry experience in a healthcare, consumer goods, food or pharmaceutical company in clinical research

  • Evidence of a robust publication record

  • Broad knowledge of Nutrition and Health Science across multiple therapeutic areas including but not limited to women’s health, immunity, digestive health and hydration

  • Ability to recognize significance of unusual test results and how they lead to new clinical insights and technical opportunities; ability to interpret data and communicate significance of what it means to others

  • Provides technical recommendations and initiates problem solving, brings in individuals from cross-functional areas to share expertise to solve a problem

  • Able to quickly assess and identify potential regulatory, safety or ethical concerns and determine ways forward.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and ability to present information in a clear and concise manner to senior management

  • Networking and stakeholder management

  • Attention to detail, excellent organization and time management skills.

  • Ability to think flexibly in order to meet constantly shifting priorities and timelines and to independently provide solutions to issues.

  • Problem-solving, troubleshooting skills and ability to find creative solutions

  • Ability to work successfully in a ‘team-based’ matrix environment

  • Ability to manage external collaborations and projects

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