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Food Scientist – Pleasanton, CA

Requisition Number: 2309454

Location: Pleasanton, CA


The Clorox Company is a leading manufacturer and marketer of consumer products with 8,300 employees and fiscal year 2010 revenues of $5.53 billion. Clorox markets some of consumers' most trusted and recognized brand names, including its namesake bleach and cleaning products, Green Works® naturally derived home care products, Pine-Sol® cleaners, Poett® home care products, Fresh Step® cat litter, Kingsford® charcoal, Hidden Valley® and K C Masterpiece® dressings and sauces, Brita® water-filtration products, Glad® bags and wraps and containers, and Burt's Bees® natural personal care products. Nearly 90 percent of Clorox Company brands hold the No. 1 or No. 2 market share positions in their categories. The company's products are manufactured in more than two dozen countries and sold in more than 100 countries. Clorox is committed to making a positive difference in the communities where its employees work and live. Founded in 1980, The Clorox Company Foundation has awarded cash grants totaling more than $80 million to nonprofit organizations, schools and colleges. In fiscal 2010 alone, the foundation awarded $3.5 million in cash grants, and Clorox made product donations valued at $8.8 million. Corporate headquarters are in Oakland, California. Corporate Research & Development is located in Pleasanton, California, GLAD Research & Development is located in Willowbrook, Illinois, a satellite Home Care Research & Development is located in Kennesaw, Georgia and Latin America and International Research & Development is located in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

As a scientist in the Foods Research and Development group, you will be part of a team responsible for driving consumer discovery and the development of new products. To achieve this, you will:

·         Design and execute project work against Discovery/Charter objectives with consumer guidance central to approach.

·         Work with outside culinary experts to create “gold standards” that deliver against winning concepts.

·         Provide deep technical expertise to translate “gold standards” into shelf stable food products using industrial materials and while maintaining flavor profile.

·         Interface closely with other functional areas involved in development and commercialization, including process development, package development, suppliers, procurement, marketing, project management, and manufacturing.

·         Proficiently select and apply known technology from inside and outside sources to deliver against consumer needs and key business initiatives.

·         Analyze and interpret data to meet project targets and objectives, and make recommendations that drive efficiency and manage risk.

·         Communicate effectively with teams and suppliers to convey project information.

·         PhD in Chemistry, MS or PhD in Food Science, or an advanced degree in a related field and 4 years of relevant industry experience.

·         Experience creating new products in consumer discovery projects.

·         Strong hands-on focus and creative problem solving skills.

·         Excellent communication and interpersonal skills in a collaborative team environment. Good decision making skills.

·         Ability to work independently and implement multiple projects in a timely manner.

·         A “love the lab” attitude!

Desired Qualifications:

·         Broad and deep product development technical knowledge preferably focused on at least one of these areas: emulsion/surfactant technology, flavor/fragrance development, dressings/sauces/condiments development.

·         Industry experience with a major Consumer Packaged Goods company.

·         Enthusiasm and personal interest in foods and/or the culinary arts – are you a Foodie?

 Legal right to regular employment in the U.S. is required.



The Clorox Company and its subsidiaries is an EEO/Affirmative Action employer.


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