General Manager - Personal Care

Method Products - San Francisco, CA2.5

30+ days agoFull-time
We are people against dirty® (PAD), and we’ve always done things differently. We are fearless thinkers, mad scientists and adventurous designers who believe that making soap leads to brave ideas, bold inventions and beautiful bubbles.

We are small, but we have big plans to make the world a cleaner, greener, more colorful place. And we invite everyone to join us as we pioneer a future where doing business is doing good for all.


The GM of our Personal Care unit plays a pivotal part in the organization, helping to set business strategy and working directly with every other department on a day-to-day basis – sales, brand experience, new product development, operations and finance to drive results including base business health and new product development to deliver triple bottom line return. This is a hands-on role where leadership, initiative and decision-making will make a difference not only within the business, but across the organization. The role has day-to-day exposure across not only the business units and the functional leads, but also the leadership team and our Global CEO.


the GM of Personal Care will:
Drive P&L growth for the personal care business unit
Drive 3 year strategic road map for the business
Develop goals, strategies and tactics to set and deliver an annual business operating plan
Lead the business “pod” team to initiate key programs to deliver sales + margin growth
Own, lead and launch all new product initiatives for the business unit
Be a change agent in the organization to allow speed to market AND business rigor
Collaborate with consumer research and brand experience teams to collect, analyze and act on relevant consumer insights, trends and marketing promotional tactics
Lead small cross functional teams through a collaborative process to deliver key business programs – i.e. new product development, merchandising or on-pack messaging
Partner with the Brand Experience team to build effective consumer communications programs
Prepare and participate in customer sales calls and presentations
Work reception once every other month*
  • we are not joking. at people against dirty, everyone in the San Francisco office takes a spin as receptionist. costumes welcome.
10-15 years of experience in marketing/brand management at a consumer products company
great track record of people management and development
P&L management in a high growth company/brand
experience analyzing and interpreting syndicated data (IRI/Nielsen)
marketing/general management experience at a packaged goods company preferred
early stage business experience a plus

strong initiative and demonstrated leadership across functions and levels
a fast-paced multi-tasking expert with strong cross-functional project management capabilities
strong analytical skills mixed with a solid creative instinct
a high energy individual who is passionate about building a business
a team player, comfortable with ambiguity and deadline pressures
outstanding communication skills – both oral and written
ability to keep it weird!

bachelor degree required, MBA preferred

PAD PERKS: Our values are at the heart of everything we do. Here are a few of the ways we Care like a Mother for every person against dirty:

Rockstar health insurance benefits package
Jollydays: competitive vacation bundle
Generous retirement match + pre-tax savings options
3 Care Days (a.k.a. Volunteer Time-Off) a year, to be a force for good
Global Ping Pong Tournament + heard that right- let's dance

LOCATION: San Francisco

HOURS: full time, exempt

REPORTS TO: GM, North America