The Clorox Company Senior Scientist in Pleasanton, California

Have you ever wanted to work on a purpose driven brand? We are currently looking for a Senior Scientist to join the Brita R&D team to help make water better for people and the planet. In this role, you will work closely with cross-functional teams on projects from charter through all stages of product development, production and successful market launch. There will be ample opportunity to understand and influence the direction that is taken within manufacturing, quality, sourcing, and working directly with external suppliers. This role will be very hands on with equal parts lab work, product development, commercialization, and process optimization. Travel is expected up to 25% with international travel likely.

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:

  • Develop, scale-up and produce robust new products that meet consumers expectations and to ensure products are successfully manufactured within the project time frame.

  • Provide technical leadership on multi-disciplined project teams and work closely with Manufacturing, Product Supply, Global Insights, Sales and Marketing.

  • Build strong working relationships with peers and work as a team player in a multi-disciplined project team.

  • Show passion for experimentation and technical rigor in a hands-on environment.

  • Demonstrate empathy for the consumers, seek to understand consumer-use experience throughout entire product use cycle and apply key insights to product & package design.

Years and Type of Experience:

  • 5 years consumer product development experience.

Skills and Abilities

  • Technical strength in Product Development and curiosity for the consumer.

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills to work in a collaborative team environment.

  • High energy, positive drive, and commitment in setting and meeting aggressive goals and seeking out new opportunities. Desire to flex to the work across the R&D roles.

  • Ability to work effectively within geographically dispersed teams.

Education Level/Degree:

  • Bachelors of Science degree from an accredited institution required. Prefer degree in Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Packaging or Equivalent

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Durable goods injection molding knowledge and experience.

  • Previous work with product regulatory or certifying agencies.

Research and Development

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 2018 sales of $6.1 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 2018 Management Top 250 list, The Just 100: America's Top Corporate Citizens list, CR Magazine's 2018 Best Corporate Citizens list. We are featured in the list of top 100 companies in the Inaugural Bloomberg Gender Equality Index in 2018 and ranked #47 on the Glassdoor 2019 Best Places to Work List for Large Companies. We also support our communities, and, in FY2018, contributed approx. $20 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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