R&D Director, Burt’s Bees

Burt's Bees

Burt's Bees

Durham, NC, USA
Posted on Sunday, June 9, 2024

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Your role at Clorox:

The Burt’s Bees R&D Director role is responsible for execution excellence of R&D efforts to serve the Business Unit goals and strategy. This leader sits on the Burt’s Bees cross-functional Leadership Team responsible for delivering the annual financial goals and development of long range plan. The role will be lead cross-functional peers to facilitate the Innovation roll up and sufficiency of plans, as well as operational excellence in partnership with supply chain to maintain quality and launch innovation to meet or exceed goals. This role is fast-paced, exciting, and integral to the brand’s growth.

Position reports to the VP GM Burt's Bees and manages 19 of people across the R&D organization including process, packaging product design, clinical studies, and formulation plus up to 3 packaging co-ops and up to 3 contracted lab technicians.

This position will be located in our Durham, NC office, relocation assistance is available.

In this role, you will:

  • Business unit leadership team member, accountable for Business Unit goals and objectives, working collaboratively on the leadership team to build and deliver short and long term plans

  • Be accountable for building and maintaining a healthy pipeline of innovation and margin enhancement initiatives. Incorporate growth stack and digital core

  • Ensure all aspects of products (quality, regulatory, etc) are met through both the base renovation and innovation plan. Be Accountable for the right level of technical rigor to ensure execution with excellence.

  • Build a culture of inclusivity while inspiring and driving engagement in a high performing R&D team, while holding them accountable to business results and cross-functional collaboration.

  • Adopt enterprise transformation capabilities appropriately into the business unit to strengthen digital capabilities, consumer-focus and growth mindset.

What we look for:

  • 15+ years experience in CPG

  • Experience in personal care and/or beauty is an advantage

  • 5+ years experience leading teams and managing people, org design experience a plus

  • Experience across Product, Process and Packaging innovation.

  • Experience in leveraging external manufacturers for speed and innovation.

  • Demonstrated ability to build a pipeline of innovation that delivers against goals.

  • Understanding of the supply chain and track record of leading successful scale up of innovations.

  • Experience with Clinical Trials and their role in the person care space.

  • Experience in serving the needs of international markets.

  • Experience in working with Leading Edge Retailers to sell in innovation and the creation of high impact demos.

  • Track record of influencing cross-functional partners and refining ideas via their input.

  • Demonstrated ability to influence the business direction with Sr. Leaders

  • Design to Value experience is a plus.


Workplace type:

Hybrid - 3 days/week in the office, Monday to Friday.

We seek out and celebrate diverse backgrounds and experiences. We’re looking for fresh perspectives, a desire to bring your best, and a non-stop drive to keep growing and learning.

At Clorox, we have a Culture of Inclusion. We believe our values-based culture connects to our purpose and helps our people be the best versions of themselves, professionally and personally. This means building a workplace where every person can feel respected, valued, and fully able to participate in our Clorox community. Learn more about our I&D program & initiatives here.

[U.S.]Additional Information:

At Clorox, we champion people to be well and thrive, starting with our own people. To help make this possible, we offer comprehensive, competitive benefits that prioritize all aspects of wellbeing and provide flexibility for our teammates’ unique needs. This includes robust health plans, a market-leading 401(k) program with a company match, flexible time off benefits (including half-day summer Fridays depending on location), inclusive fertility/adoption benefits, and more.

We are committed to fair and equitable pay and are transparent with current and future teammates about our full salary ranges. We use broad salary ranges that reflect the competitive market for similar jobs, provide sufficient opportunity for growth as you gain experience and expand responsibilities, while also allowing for differentiation based on performance. Based on the breadth of our ranges, most new hires will start at Clorox in the first half of the applicable range. Your starting pay will depend on job-related factors, including relevant skills, knowledge, experience and location. The applicable salary range for every role in the U.S. is based on your work location and is aligned to one of three zones according to the cost of labor in your area.

–Zone A: $171,700 - $352,600

–Zone B: $157,400 - $324,200

–Zone C: $143,100 - $294,700

All ranges are subject to change in the future. Your recruiter can share more about the specific salary range for your location during the hiring process.

This job is also eligible for participation in Clorox’s incentive plans, subject to the terms of the applicable plan documents and policies.

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