Senior Scientist -- Packaging Development R&D

The Clorox Company - Pleasanton, CA (30+ days ago)4.1


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.

Position Summary:
We are currently looking for an experienced Packaging Developer to join the Device R&D team as a Senior Scientist in the Professional Products Division (PPD). In this role, you will use your packaging development expertise and internal/external networks to drive growth, develop, and commercialize winning products within the PPD space (e.g. Education, Athletic, and commercial facilities).

Operating within the new Agile world, there might also be opportunities to wear multiple development hats as project work ebbs and flows or help support other PPD initiatives to drive growth for the department.

You will be part of a high performing team who is at the frontline of interactions with marketing, insights, and sales to drive business results. The Professional Products business is scrappy, flexible and nimble to enable high growth and is a highly visible business. You will be able to see the direct impact of your work quickly and be part of an outstanding team!

Key Responsibilities:
Utilize technical skills to successfully translate consumer needs to robust technical approaches and apply known technology from inside and outside sources to deliver superior products.

Communicate effectively within multi-functional team and build strong partnerships with functions such as Marketing, Product, GS, Process, and PM.

Utilize creative problem solving skills and bias for action to deliver innovative packaging solutions as part of a cross functional team.

Manage projects which include all aspects of packaging - from primary package through shipping cases, unit load and point-of-purchase displays. Beginning as early as conception and running through implementation to full national production.

Use experimentation to establish performance and specifications for package designs

Collaborate with peers in a team that values open learning, technical curiosity, and supports development, sharing, and testing of new ideas.

Help develop best practices and drive continuous improvement in innovation and technology throughout Research and Development

Mentor younger scientist who may be newer to packaging development

Required Qualifications:
BS Packaging Science, Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Materials Science or related field

5-10 years of previous experience in packaging development or related packaging industry. Preference for experience in consumer products, or B2B/I&I

High energy, positive drive and commitment in setting and meeting aggressive goals.

Ability to work independently, contributing to bringing new products to life, and implement multiple projects in a timely manner.

Strong problem solving skills to research and make recommendations demonstrating the superiority and relevance of our products. Must be resourceful in order to provide real time solutions.

Strong, deep technical skills to identify, adapt, and prototype solutions with speed and excellence. Must be technically curious and willing to learn quickly.

Demonstration of leadership, communication and teamwork skills.

A mindset to maintain a safe work environment.

Ability to adapt to changing business needs and priorities.

Desired Qualifications:
Knowledge of blow molding, injection molding, cartons, and corrugate

IOPP certification

Broad knowledge of the packaging industry for CPG companies, suppliers, and end users.

Experience driving technical and end-user innovation projects, applying innovation behaviors to real-world end-user problems demonstrating: risk-taking, influencing, idea integration, end-user empathy, & results seeking.