Packaging Innovation Director

  • Full Time
  • Anywhere

Website Grove Collaborative

Building sustainable home and personal care products

We’re looking for an amazing addition to our growing team 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. We create innovative consumer-centric & data-led Home and Personal Care brands and products that set the standard in efficacy, sustainability and aesthetic.

As Packaging Director, you will work with a network of like-minded manufacturers, sustainability industry leaders, and across the Grove organization to bring innovative, leading edge new products to our platform. We want to hear from candidates who have demonstrated success in building innovative packaging from the ground up, ideally in the CPG space.

YOUR IMPACT
Design the packaging strategy for the Owned Brands portfolio in collaboration with the Innovation, Sustainability and Creative teams
Lead packaging sourcing  for Home Care and Personal Care with focus on the next generation of sustainable packaging (plastic free and beyond)
Apply technical expertise to assess the viability of packaging structures, function and consumer (user) experience with a focus on elevating the quality of the experience
Identify, evaluate, and develop packaging components  and performance requirements to meet consumer,  business and manufacturing needs. This includes, primary, secondary and tertiary packaging and will require an understanding of multiple packaging materials and configurations.
Create packaging specifications, when necessary. Evaluate and validate packaging technical specs
Work closely with cross functional team members to develop and launch new product/packaging solutions into the market as well as cost saving initiatives and continuous improvement opportunities., eg. maximizing Supply Chain efficiencies
Lead, manage, and execute multiple complex and multi-disciplined projects with 3P suppliers.
Own day-to-day communication with packaging vendors and hold them accountable to timelines, costs and deliverables
Build strong relationships to ensure that vendors deliver the highest level of service and support to Grove
Liaise between packaging and product vendors and support tech transfers when necessary
Ensure consistent quality of packaging  is maintained throughout the multiple production & consumption cycles

ABOUT YOU
You understand how things are made, how to rigorously test them and how to drive materials innovation. Sustainable/Green packaging experience preferred but not a must have.
You have in-depth experience working and negotiating  with 3P packaging suppliers
You have in-depth knowledge of the product development process; sampling, costing, testing, pre-production, TOP, etc.
You have 10+ years of packaging (design/ sourcing)  experience
You have CPG experience (highly preferred)
You are passionate about leaving a positive environmental impact in the world
You have an entrepreneurial attitude. You want to design the future of CPG packaging today.
You are obsessed with the future of consumer behavior
You’re excited by the challenging of managing many complex, high-priority projects at once
You are a team player and strong collaborator
You love to work hard, learn fast, and make an impact right away
You have strong written and verbal communication skills

ABOUT GROVE COLLABORATIVE:
Launched in 2016 as a Certified B Corp, Grove Collaborative creates innovative natural products and offers a curated selection of healthy home essentials like cleaning supplies and personal care products. With a flexible, monthly delivery model and a personal Grove Guide assigned to each customer, Grove’s platform makes it easy for people to switch to healthier, more sustainable routines. Every item Grove offers, both from their flagship Grove Collaborative brand and from exceptional third party brands, has been thoroughly vetted against strict standards for sustainability, efficacy and supply chain practices. On a mission to move Beyond Plastic, Grove is the first and only plastic neutral retailer in the world and is committed to becoming 100% plastic-free by 2025. For more information, please visit www.grove.co/plastic.

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.

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