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Open Innovation Co-Op (Jan 2022)

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The Clorox Company

The Clorox Company

Open Innovation Co-Op (Jan 2022)

Remote
Full Time
Paid
  • Responsibilities

    MAKE YOUR MARK

    At Clorox, we build big brands that make everyday life better, every day. We value our differences, and challenge each other to think and act boldly. We try new things, succeed, fail and keep learning. We work hard, and have fulfilling personal lives. And we're all able to make a positive impact - at Clorox, in our communities, and in the lives of millions of people who invite us into their homes. Make your mark and help us drive Good Growth - growth that is profitable, sustainable and responsible.

    JOB OVERVIEW/SUMMARY

    At Clorox, we build big brands that make everyday life better, every day. We value our differences and challenge each other to think and act boldly. We try new things, succeed, fail, and keep learning. We work hard and have busy personal lives. And we are all able to make a positive impact - at Clorox, in our communities, and in the lives of millions of people who invite us into their homes. Make your mark and help us drive Good Growth - growth that is profitable, sustainable, and responsible.

    KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

    DO YOU LOVE ALL THINGS INNOVATION? DO YOU ENJOY MONITORING TRENDS/STARTUPS AND FREQUENTLY FIND YOURSELF TESTING NEW PRODUCTS/PLATFORMS? ARE YOU CURIOUS WHAT HAPPENS WHEN CUTTING-EDGE SCIENCE AND BUSINESS MODEL INNOVATION MEET? Open Innovation (OI) is about building a community that solves business problems that matter to people, society, and the planet. It is about being humble and curious about what's happening outside the walls of one's organization and one's mind, and having the patience and resilience to make change happen. Over the last two decades, Clorox has built one of the world's best Enterprise Open Innovation teams. Open Innovation is housed within the Clorox R&D organization, and partners closely with all internal functions that drive innovation, such as brand marketing, consumer insights, product development and design, as well as external partners - other large companies, start-ups, suppliers, customers, consumers, consultants, universities, inventors, design and engineering firms. Innovation is, after all, a team sport! This is a full time position, with the expectation that you will work 40 hours per week for a 6-month period starting in Jan 2022 (may be extended to up to 12 months).

    KEY SKILLS, ABILITIES ,EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION REQUIRED

    KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

    • RESEARCH, EXPLORE, ORGANIZE, SUMMARIZE, AND REPORT ON NEW AND EMERGING OPEN INNOVATION TOOLS AND PROCESSES:
      • Gain an understanding of consumers, business strategies, product and technology solutions, and profit models.
    • LEAD DEEP DIVE RESEARCH AND REPORTING ON A SPECIFIC BUSINESS AND/OR ENTERPRISE CHALLENGE. Immerse yourself in a BU/enterprise challenge area, learn and report on external trends, new external technologies, and relevant partners, where you will:
      • Learn from subject-matter experts (SMEs), global product and technology trends/insights, case studies, frameworks, analogies, and external immersions.
      • Use tactics such as startup scouting, expert sourcing, market research, technology assessment, landscaping, researching, and networking to identify new insights and new partner options/strategies to accelerate projects.
      • Prepare impactful reports that bring your findings together in an organized fashion to share with our BU and enterprise partners.
  • Qualifications

    DESIRED SKILLS, ABILITIES AND EXPERIENCE

    • Innovation attributes including Curiosity, Agility, Calculated Risk-taking, Entrepreneurial thinking, Willingness to Embrace Change, Fail Fast and Strategic Thinking.
    • Strong computer skills, digitally savvy, desire to learn and understand how Open Innovation tools may be used to deliver actionable business insights and drive timely decisions.
    • Demonstration of strong leadership, technical, communication (written and verbal), organization (especially digitally) and teamwork skills.
    • Prior experience in consumer products or related industry, or a start-up is a plus, but not necessary.

    EDUCATION LEVEL/DEGREE

    • Current or recently graduated student in a BA/BS, MS, MIS, MBA, or PhD program.
    • Education in one or more of the following fields of study: STEM field(s) such as Engineering, Chemistry, Biology, Mathematics.
      • Ideal candidate has a combination of strong computer/digital skillset, technology/sciences, and business acumen.

    The Clorox Company and its subsidiaries are EEO/AA/Protected Veteran/Disabled/LGBT employers

    MORE ABOUT RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT (R&D)

    From concept to reality, our team is building the next generation of consumer products. R&D is a community of engineers, scientists, mechanical designers and packaging experts, who are actively involved in virtually every step in the lifecycle of our products - from initial concept to raw materials to final goods on store shelves. Together we bring consumers innovative products that deliver superior value.

    MORE ABOUT CLOROX

    The Clorox Company (NYSE: CLX) is a leading multinational manufacturer and marketer of consumer and professional products with approximately 8,800 employees worldwide and fiscal year 2020 sales of $6.7 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; Burt's Bees® natural personal care products
    • RenewLife® digestive health products
    • Rainbow Light®, Natural Vitality™ and NeoCell® dietary supplements.

    The company also markets industry-leading products and technologies for professional customers, including those sold under the CloroxPro™ and Clorox Healthcare® brand names. Nearly 80% of the company's sales are generated from brands that hold the No. 1 or No. 2 market share positions in their categories. Please apply directly to our job postings and do not submit your resume to any person via text message. Clorox does not conduct text-based interviews and encourages you to be cautious of anyone posing as Clorox recruiters via unsolicited texts during these uncertain times.

  • Industry
    Consumer Goods
  • About Us

    Clorox builds brands that make everyday life better, every day. We value our differences, and challenge each other to think and act boldly. We try new things, succeed, fail and keep learning. We work hard, have busy personal lives and are all able to make a positive impact -- at Clorox, in our communities and in the lives of millions of people who invite us into their homes and workplaces. Make your mark and help us drive growth that is profitable, sustainable and responsible.