The Clorox Company Sr.Scientist, Package Developer, Cleaning Innovation in Pleasanton, California
We make life better every day. The Clorox Company (NYSE: CLX) is a leading multinational manufacturer and marketer of consumer and professional products with about 7,900 employees worldwide and fiscal year 2017 sales of $6.0 billion. Clorox markets some of the most trusted and recognized consumer brand names, including its namesake bleach and cleaning products; Pine-Sol® cleaners; Liquid Plumr® clog removers; Poett® home care products; Fresh Step® cat litter; Glad® bags, wraps and containers; Kingsford® charcoal; Hidden Valley® dressings and sauces; Brita® water-filtration products; and Burt's Bees® natural personal care products and RenewLife® digestive health products. The company also markets brands for professional services, including Clorox Healthcare® and Clorox Commercial Solutions®. More than 80 percent of the company's sales are generated from brands that hold the No. 1 or No. 2 market share positions in their categories.
The Research & Development organization takes new generations of consumer products from concept to reality. With such diverse roles as engineers, scientists, mechanical designers and packaging experts, R&D is a community of technical leaders and managers actively involved in virtually every step in the lifecycle of our products -- from initial concept to raw materials to final goods on store shelves. R&D is committed to leveraging the latest technology to bring consumers the high-quality, innovative products they expect and deserve.
As a Sr. Scientist in the Cleaning Innovation Research and Development (R&D) group, you will be a part of a team responsible for driving packaging technical discovery and developmental work for cleaning products. You will help develop new packages from concept through development.
To achieve this, you will:
Lead, design and execute project work against Discovery and Charter objectives, leveraging deep consumer and process understanding
Develop deep understanding of the Cleaning business and category, helping R&D meet both margin and growth goals for the business.
Collaborate closely with other functional areas involved in development, including Project Managers, cross-functional partners such as GI, Marketing, design, product and process development, suppliers, procurement and manufacturing.
Proficiently identify, select and apply known technology from inside and outside sources (suppliers, experts, etc.) to deliver against consumer needs, create foundational understanding, and drive key business initiatives.
Analyze and interpret data to drive technical understanding, meet project targets and objectives, problem solve, and make recommendations that drive efficiency, knowledge, and manage risk.
Communicate effectively with teams and suppliers to convey project information.
- BS or MS in Packaging Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or related field with 4 years of relevant industry experience.
Experience in Packaging Development preferably in consumer products industry.
Broad and deep packaging development technical knowledge preferably focused on at least one of these areas: flexibles, blow molding, injection molding, thermoforming
Industry experience with a major Consumer Packaged Goods company.
Strong technical curiosity and creative problem solving skills with a record of innovative technical solutions implemented.
Passion for the consumer. Ability to use empathy to understand and isolate consumer insights.
Hands-on focus, sound technical judgment to influence team and business direction.
Excellent leadership, communication and interpersonal skills in a collaborative team environment both internal and external to Clorox.
Ability to work independently and implement multiple projects in a timely manner.
High energy, positive drive and commitment in setting and meeting aggressive goals and seeking out new opportunities.
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