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Director, Sustainability



Grove Collaborative



San Francisco, CA, US


Grove Collaborative is a digitally native brand and direct-to-consumer e-commerce platform for natural home and personal care products. With a mission to help every family create a healthy, beautiful home, Grove offers a flexible recurring shipment model and gives each customer a personal shopper, a “Grove Guide.”
What makes us different
We are a B Corp
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.
The Role
The Director of Sustainability has the amazing opportunity to create and execute Grove's mission to be the leader in Sustainability in the CPG space. You will work on broad-reaching, multi-year imnitiatives where Grove will make bold commitments around its goals as well as near-term projects to ensure that Grove's work is being celebrated both internally and externally. You will be THE resource at Grove to guide the work we do in this space and serve as a resource for a number of your cross-functional partners, guiding them on product design, statistics, industry partnerships and more.

Your Opportunity

    • Building out the 3-5 year sustainability road map     
    • Creating Grove’s 3rd party and Owned brands ingredient standards    
    • Define the future for our Owned Brand Supply Chain look like from a QA/Regulatory/Health & Wellness standpoint
    • Create a plan around product certifications and ensure we execute to the plan
    • Lead Grove's participation in industry groups to ensure we are sharing our mission with like-minded companies and helping build critical mass around key initiatives
    • Identify material providers that can help Grove drive to being a leader in sustainability
    • Work across the organization to ensure all Grove's stakeholders know our road map and share in the efforts to work towards accomplishing our goals

About You

    • You have at least 10 years working in the area of sustainability, stewardship, CSR with no fewer than 5 of those years in the physical product space
    • You need to be intimately familiar with how sustainability intersects the CPG space; product ingredients, packaging, emissions, fulfillment center operations, etc.
    • You have been on the front lines in creating sustainability strategies and rolling your sleeves up in executing them
    • The ability to really look 3-5 years out and determine what the future can and should be in this space
    • You can speak to an incredibly diverse audience: our PR team and articulate how to talk about Grove's mission and also work with manufacturers on evolving their production process
    • Ability to motivate teams and have influence without direct reporting lines
    • You need to love products and get excited bringing them to market
    • Data is something you embrace; you know how to use it to validate hypotheses and fold it into your project plans
We are remaking the future of consumer goods and want you to join us. Everyone who works here is nice, respects everyone else, works hard, and is good at their jobs.
If you join us you’ll get
·       Competitive compensation
·       Stock options -- shared success is core to our mission
·       Comprehensive medical, vision, dental and commuter benefits
·       Wellness programs like quarterly massages and weekly meditation
·       A shiny Mac and the other productivity accessories you need
·       Flexible Paid Time Off -- we care most about results
We also have:
·       A beautifully designed, brand new, open office Located at 1301 Sansome, near Embarcadero
·       Fully stocked communal kitchen with healthy snacks and on tap Kombucha
·       A cozy "quiet room" for focused work or meditation
·       A handful of friendly, productivity-enhancing (...mostly) small office dogs
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
Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

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