The Clorox Company Global Insights Manager, Innovation in Oakland, California

The Global Insights Manager, Innovation will drive business results by leveraging broad-based business knowledge and a high level of functional expertise. They will be responsible for delivering the strategic innovation pipeline by proactively identifying, integrating and leveraging brand, shopper and user insights to: 1) identify new opportunities, 2) amplify the potential of current initiatives, and 3) ensure insights influence enduring strategies. They will manage key research priorities/plans and provide actionable recommendations that drive business results by converting insights to action.

Make your mark.

At Clorox, we build big brands that make everyday life better, every day. We value our differences, and challenge each other to think and act boldly. We try new things, succeed, fail and keep learning. We work hard, and have busy personal lives. And we're all able to make a positive impact -- at Clorox, in our communities, and in the lives of millions of people who invite us into their homes. Make your mark and help us drive Good Growth -- growth that is profitable, sustainable and responsible.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Drive Business Objectives

  • Drive business growth through relevant new product innovations and develop consumer insights that ensure consumer relevancy and business viability of new product introductions. Includes research to enable new product strategy and new product pipeline development, sizing of new product opportunities, and new product execution elements -- product design and delivery, positioning, pricing, packaging design, placement, etc.

  • Contribute to the development of the cost savings pipelines by identifying non-value added elements for our consumer.

  • Develop project learning plans which integrate 3D (Desire - sparking interest through marketing communications, Decide - driving closure at shelf at retail, and Delight - ensuring products delight/meet their needs) consumer/market insights and a solid understanding of the broader business context to make persuasive and actionable recommendations that drive the business and innovation agenda.

  • Leverage Innovation Insights Resources to Achieve Business Objectives

  • Ensure development of effective and efficient research plans and manage insights budget and spending to achieve business results

  • Champion Innovation Insights within the company and build strong cross-functional relationships to become embedded as a critical element of strategic and tactical business decisions

  • Identify and champion new and emerging research techniques.

  • Build a World Class Global Insights Organization

  • Advocate for the Innovation Insights vision to deliver meaningful contributions across Desire, Decide and Delight

  • Promote an environment where research innovation, experimentation, and constant learning from internal & external environments make ideas bigger and better

  • Participate in recruiting, training and development initiatives

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Years and Type of Experience:

  • 7-10 years of previous business experience with a background in market research or consumer insights

  • Innovation experience. CPG innovation and product guidance research experience a plus.

  • Skills and Abilities

  • Business Acumen - strong understanding of business operations and passion to play a business role

  • Strong leadership skills - ability to develop a vision and lead a team

  • Results Orientation - proven driver of business impact

  • People - Ability to coach and lead by example

  • Passion - demonstrated passion for insights and their application to drive the business. Passion and experience with innovation desirable.

  • Courage - willing to speak up and take an unpopular stance

  • Synthesis - ability to integrate varied information into a holistic and cohesive perspective

  • Communication - strong written, verbal and persuasive skills; can effectively influence

  • Collaboration - ability to work with varied functions and roles to effectively drive results

  • Technical skills - strong research skills, experience and critical thinking ability

  • Education Level/Degree:

  • BA/BS degree required

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Masters of Marketing Research, Behavioral Science or MBA preferred

  • Anthropology or digital insights/research experience

  • CPG innovation and product guidance research experience

More about Marketing

We build brands consumers love. From brand management to global insights to marketing communications, we focus on building lasting consumer and customer relationships that grow our brands. Join our team for opportunities to help establish best practices, use consumer insights to develop and implement marketing plans, create and evaluate business-building projects, and drive new product development opportunities.

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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