The Clorox Company The Clorox Company Innovation Challenges in Pleasanton, California

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.

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The Clorox Company is seeing undergraduate students to form consultant case study teams to gain practical experience...

Challenge Summary: Two- Three Teams of 4-6 individuals will be assigned one of two challenges to work on for a 6 week period. At the end of the 6 weeks, teams will present their findings to a core group of leaders at the Clorox Pleasanton, CA campus or the Burt's Bees campus in Durham, NC.


#1 -- How can Clorox provide a more personalized packaging for product/product set, yet be sustainable?

Scope: Facial Towelettes

  • Value Chain

  • Point of Purchase

  • How might we use digital technology to:

  • Make the shift to more reusable, recycled, recyclable packaging and substrates

  • So that we can:

  • Design waste out of our product and/or packaging

Scope: Face Care, Lip Care, Color Cosmetics:

  • Value Chain:

  • Point of Purchase

  • How might we use digital technology to:

  • Better inform consumers of the consequences of their choices (product/packaging purchase and choice about disposition of packaging)

  • So that we can:

  • Enroll consumers as part of the solution to address CPG waste issues

#2 -- Build an internal and external facing website for Clorox with a "WOW" factor that clearly represents the spirit of innovation and the importance of digital transformation becoming the DNA of Clorox. The website will need to render correctly on both IOS and Android devices.

Core Competencies/Technical Skills:

  • Analytical & Decision Making

  • Strong Project Management Capabilities

  • Communication and interpersonal Relationship Management

  • Teamwork

  • Planning and Organization

  • Technical Knowledge - understanding of basic IT programs, business programs, engineering programs

  • Manage individual workload and deliver to agreed upon project milestones


  • BS/BA -- Rising juniors and seniors in IT, Business or Engineering

  • Candidates must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 or higher

  • U.S. Citizen or permanent resident and have legal right to regular employment in the U.S.

  • Challenge #1 -- Out of the box thinker, have built a business model or have an understanding of what goes into building a business model.

  • Challenge #2 -- Experience building websites -- share links to previous work completed.


  • Pleasanton, CA

  • Durham, NC

Interview Process:

  • We are looking for individuals to review the challenge information and submit the following:

  • A short blurb explaining your interest in the challenge and relevant skills and experiences

  • Copy of your resume

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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.

How To Apply:

Please send your resume, cover letter, and links to any past work to by Friday, February 8, 2018, as well as apply online at to requisition #9005.

The Clorox Company provides equal opportunity in employment and advancement for all qualified persons without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or any non-job related factor.The Clorox Company strongly encourages students from diverse backgrounds to apply.

The Clorox Company and its subsidiaries are EEO/AA/Protected Veteran/Disabled/LGBT employers

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