R&D Director

| San Francisco, CA
Apply now
By clicking continue you agree to Built In’s Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.
About Us
Grove started as an idea between three friends talking in a spare bedroom in San Francisco who asked the question: What if it was easy to find healthier home essentials? Consumer packaged goods are notoriously hard on the environment. These are products we all use every day - hand soap, dish soap, cleaning supplies, shampoo, paper towels. Products that have an environmental cost, both in how they are made and how they are packaged.
 
Grove is out to change that. We believe that the products we use at home can do good for people and the planet. To make this vision a reality, we create unique, sustainable natural home and personal care brands and products, and we sell them alongside a curated selection of eco-friendly 3rd party brands through our Grove website. Every product we sell meets strict standards for being healthy, effective, sustainable, and cruelty-free. We also lead our industry in sustainability commitments, including becoming 100% plastic-free by 2025.
 
The R&D Director Role
We are adding talent to our growing team and are seeking an R&D professional who can shape the next stage of our Owned Brands portfolio. Grove’s Owned Brands is the driving force behind the company’s exponential growth. Our R&D team helps to create innovative consumer-centric Home and Personal Care brands and products that set the standard in performance, sustainability, and design. 
 
The R&D Director will bring solid experience to drive the future of our Home Care team. You will work closely with the Senior Science Director in setting R&D strategy and priorities and bring innovative, leading edge new products to Grove’s Owned Brands portfolio. 

YOUR IMPACT

  • Lead the technical components of innovation and execution of product development in Home Care. Guide formulation of Home Care, focusing on cleaning products that meet our performance, safety, and environmental standards
  • Work closely with the VP, Owned Brands and support the Owned Brands Innovation team in both creating the long-term product roadmap and executing new and innovative products for our portfolio
  • Lead the team and collaborate with others in product qualification including product stability testing, micro-challenge, performance testing, and package compatibility
  • Manage lab priorities and ensure a clear plan is in place for meeting all project key milestones and deadlines
  • Provide leadership to ensure product formulation can be effectively scaled up with targeted contract manufacturers and step in to resolve issues
  • Mentor and manage the formulation scientist and lab support staff
  • Share your technical expertise and function as a technical expert to support product launch, offering technical explanation to others in the organization

ABOUT YOU

  • BS in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering or related discipline, advanced degrees preferred
  • At least 10 years of consumer product packaged goods formulation experience in Home Care and Cleaning Products with progressive career progression. Familiarity with Personal Care product is a plus
  • At least 2 years of experience managing a professional staff
  • You can easily collaborate with others and can jump in to work alongside your coworkers in the lab when needed
  • You have strong project management skills with concentrated attention to detail and can prioritize effectively and can meet deadlines
  • You have strong computer skills, including Microsoft Office and Google
  • You are self-motivated with an enhanced ability to work independently
  • You are eager to push the limits of innovation in CPG and comfortable figuring out a clear path forward when there isn’t one
  • You have the passion for working in a value-based dynamic B Corp
  • You have the enthusiasm to bring truly differentiated, natural cleaning and personal care products to market

BENEFITS

  • Core Benefits: Stock options, Medical, Dental, Vision, Pre-tax and Roth 401k options, Short term and Long Term Disability and Life Insurance, Employer contribution toward Health Savings Account (HSA)
  • Perks: Employee Assistance Program (EAP), Perkspot discount platform, Quarterly peer recognition awards, Class Pass discount, Free VIP Membership + 25% off every Grove order
  • Work/Life: WFH stipend + internet reimbursement, Flexible Paid Time Off, 16 week Paid Parental Leave + discounts on fertility services

What makes us different:
 
We are a B Corp - a group of about 2500 companies (like Patagonia and Ben & Jerry's) that prioritize social & environmental impact as well as profits. We can only do well if our community, environment, employees, and customers do well too. 
 
We sell real things to real people and make an impact - We’re not selling to Silicon Valley & New York. Our customers are real families across the United States. We’ve helped hundreds of thousands of families make better decisions and use more sustainable products. 
 
We are remaking the future of consumer goods and want you to join us!


Let’s do this

We're building a diverse and inclusive work environment where we learn from each other. We welcome people of diverse backgrounds, experiences, abilities and perspectives. We are an equal opportunity employer and a fun place to work. Come join the community at Grove. It's a heck of a lot of fun, and we'd love to tell you more about it.

If you require reasonable accommodation in completing this application, interviewing, completing any pre-employment testing, or otherwise participating in the employee selection process, please direct your inquiries to [email protected]

Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

Read Full Job Description
Apply now
By clicking continue you agree to Built In’s Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • KotlinLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • SwiftLanguages
    • DjangoFrameworks

An Insider's view of Grove Collaborative

What is your vision for the company?

"We're growing Grove to be a 100-year company and it's the people that are going to get us there."

Stu

Founder & CEO

What are Grove Collaborative Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Our most recent volunteer and donation work: https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/grove-collaborative-donates-safe-healthy-cleaning-and-sanitizing-products-to-hundreds-of-public-schools-in-the-us-
Partners with Nonprofits
Arbor Day Foundation - Planting 1 Million Trees! Plastic Bank 5 Gyres For more information on our work on sustainability: https://www.grove.co/welcome/sustainability
Daily sync
Team owned deliverables
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Unconscious bias training
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
We provide up to 12 weeks of parental leave for the primary caretaker and the secondary caretaker.
Flexible Work Schedule
Grove provides employees with a flexible work schedule that includes Flexible start and end times.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Happy Hours
Pet Friendly
Professional Development Benefits
Lunch and learns
Grove hosts lunch and learn meetings once per month.
More Jobs at Grove Collaborative29 open jobs
All Jobs
Finance
Data + Analytics
Design + UX
Dev + Engineer
HR + Recruiting
Internships
Legal
Marketing
Operations
Product
Project Mgmt
Design + UX
new
San Francisco, CA
Developer
new
San Francisco, CA
Product
new
San Francisco, CA
Data + Analytics
new
San Francisco, CA
Finance
new
San Francisco, CA
Marketing
new
San Francisco, CA
Internships
new
San Francisco, CA
Operations
new
San Francisco, CA
Developer
new
San Francisco, CA
Project Mgmt
new
San Francisco, CA
Marketing
new
San Francisco, CA
Finance
new
San Francisco, CA
Operations
new
San Francisco, CA
Marketing
new
San Francisco, CA
Product
new
San Francisco, CA
Developer
new
San Francisco, CA
Product
new
San Francisco, CA
HR + Recruiting
new
San Francisco, CA
Data + Analytics
new
San Francisco, CA
Data + Analytics
new
San Francisco, CA
Data + Analytics
new
San Francisco, CA
Project Mgmt
new
San Francisco, CA
Design + UX
new
San Francisco, CA
Marketing
new
San Francisco, CA
Developer
new
San Francisco, CA
Developer
new
San Francisco, CA
Apply now
By clicking continue you agree to Built In’s Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.
Save jobView Grove Collaborative's full profileSee more Grove Collaborative jobs