The Clorox Company Research Fellow in Oakland, California

Position Summary

Research & Development lead for assessing new company acquisitions at the Corporate level. This involves investigating new strategic spaces through to due diligence. In this role, you are the lead R&D person who represents all aspects of the technical side and will learn, synthesize, and recommend where the company should invest. You will cover a broad range of Wellness spaces which may include but not limited to our current spaces of Dietary Supplements, Personal Care, Foods, and Water Filtration. You will develop and leverage a broad network of external resources to supplement your knowledge

Key Responsibilities

  • The SME will be an active member of a cross-functional team providing the technical insights and recommendations that support a holistic business case.

  • This person must quickly learn a new technical space broadly and in depth and synthesize a wide range of information into clear frameworks and recommended directions.

  • This person will develop innovation pipelines and estimate NCS and INCS for valuation purposes. Additionally, will develop claims & substantiation using internal/external networks to assess risk.

  • This person must be process minded ensuring the appropriate rigor during due diligence. This will also include R&D resource needs to meet evaluation. Presentations/communications will be frequently given with appropriate level of technical data to Senior Leadership so that understanding and confidence on direction are given

Years and Type of Experience

  • 15+ years working in CPG in roles requiring a high degree of technical curiosity and drive (e.g. Product and Process).

Skills And Abilities

  • Working knowledge of FDA regulations and ability to effectively work with Regulatory and Legal to evaluate risks and opportunities.

  • Ability and desire to learn quickly, amassing a large amount of technical information using external resources into framed focus and opportunity identification.

  • Demonstrated strong leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills that allow strong working relationships with cross-functional peers and senior management.

  • Confidence with ambiguity and able to quickly make recommendations with incomplete data while triangulating insights with right level of rigor.

Education level/ degree

  • M.S./Ph.D. in Chemistry, Biochemistry, or Chemical Engineering or related field.

Research & Development (R&D)

From concept to reality, our team is building the next generation of consumer products. R&D is a community of engineers, scientists, mechanical designers and packaging experts, who are actively involved in virtually every step in the lifecycle of our products -- from initial concept to raw materials to final goods on store shelves. Together we bring consumers innovative products that deliver superior value.

More about Clorox

The Clorox Company (NYSE: CLX) is a leading multinational manufacturer and marketer of consumer and professional products with 8,700 employees worldwide and fiscal year 2017 sales of $6 billion. In addition to our namesake bleach and cleaning products, we market some of the most trusted and recognized consumer brand names, including:

  • Brita® water-filtration products

  • Burt's Bees® natural personal care products

  • Fresh Step® cat litter

  • Glad® bags, wraps and containers

  • Hidden Valley® dressings and sauces

  • Kingsford® charcoal

  • Liquid Plumr® clog removers

  • Pine-Sol® cleaners

  • RenewLife® digestive health products

  • Rainbow Light®, Natural Vitality®, Neocell® and Stop Aging Now® dietary supplements

  • Professional services: Clorox Healthcare® and Clorox Commercial Solutions®

More than 80% of our sales are generated from brands that hold the No. 1 or No. 2 market share positions in their categories.

Making a positive impact

Clorox is a signatory of the United Nations Global Compact, a community of global leaders committed to sustainability. We've been broadly recognized for our corporate responsibility efforts, most notably being named to the Drucker Institute's 2017 Management Top 250 list, The Just 100: America's Top Corporate Citizens list, CR Magazine's 2018 Best Corporate Citizens list and the first sector-neutral Bloomberg Gender Equality Index in 2018.

We also support our communities, and, in FY2017, contributed $11 million in combined cash grants, product donations and cause marketing.

The Clorox Company and its subsidiaries is an EEO/AA/Protected Veteran/Disabled/LGBT employer.

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