Sr. Scientist - Foods - Pleasanton, CA

Requisition Number: 1700551

Location: Pleasanton, CA


When you touch the lives of millions of people around the world, nothing but the best will do. That’s why The Clorox Company and our subsidiaries look for people committed to work together toward common goals, while taking personal ownership for their decisions and actions. People who believe in maintaining the highest standards of business and professional conduct. People who share our values of strong competitiveness, measuring results and “doing the right thing.” If you want to make your mark in millions of homes and do it where you can feel proud about it, apply now for this opportunity at Clorox:

Position Summary:

As a Sr. Scientist in the Foods Research and Development (R&D) group, you will be part of a team developing new products and driving innovation by demonstrating strong scientific principles and having a “love the lab” attitude.

To achieve this, you will:

·         Provide technical expertise to formulate, improve and commercialize food products in the dressings/sauces/condiments categories.

·         Interface closely with other functional areas involved in product development, including process and packaging development, regulatory, microbiology, marketing, sales and manufacturing.

·         Demonstrate the technical depth required to execute projects that deliver key business initiatives.

·         Proficiently apply science to creatively solve problems and achieve project results within the allocated timeline and assigned resources.

·         Analyze and interpret data to meet project targets and objectives.

·         Draw conclusions to recommend next steps to complete project milestones.

·         Communicate effectively with teams to convey project information, including key technical risks, killer issues and relevant consumer attributes.

Required Qualifications:

·         MS or PhD in Food Science

·         Minimum of 7 years of industry experience, preferably in Food related CPG.

·         Broad and deep product development technical knowledge preferably focused on at least one of these areas: dressings/sauces/condiments, emulsion technology, dairy science & chemistry.

·         Experienced in leading technical teams in R&D &/or Engineering.

·         Strong leadership skills.

·         Excellent oral and written communication skills.

·         Proven track record of driving company growth through product innovation.

·         Demonstrated project planning and project management skills in the commercialization of new products.

·         Able to use technical skills to meet business needs.

·         Strong influencing/alignment skills (championing and selling.)

·         Experienced in food development and commercialization processes.

·         Familiar with other R&D functions in consumer products - Consumer Research, Product Development, Process Development, etc.

·         Effective interacting on cross-functional teams - Marketing, Sales, Product Supply, etc.

·         Ability to identify, champion and institutionalize new tools, processes and technologies

·         Strong people motivator and team player

Desired Qualifications:

·         Experienced in using consumer connection tools, including Drivers of Liking and Consumer Needs Translation to drive DOE based product development.

·         Demonstrated understanding of manufacturing operations in consumer products.

·         Project Management experience in development & commercialization of new products using a Stage Gate process.



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


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