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Senior Formulation Chemist



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 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 Owned Brands Team
Grove’s “Owned Brands” consist of the products we build from the ground up and capture the essence of Grove values; effective, beautiful, sustainable. Whether they carry the Grove name or that of one of our other owned brands, every aspect of these products is held to a very high standard, from the decision to add them to the assortment, through the formulation and all the way to the messaging of the products to the Grove community. 

Your Opportunity

      • The role of Senior Formulation Chemist supports the innovation and execution of product development in the Home Care and Personal Care R&D groups, working under the direction of the Senior Director of R&D. 
      • You will formulate household cleaning products and personal care products that meet our performance, safety, and environmental standard guidelines. 
      • You will participate in the development of product design, optimization of formulations for specific attributes, manage costs, and ensure that ingredient selection meets Grove’s requirements.
      • You will lead/collaborate in product qualification including product stability testing, micro-challenge, performance testing, package compatibility, and other tests as required.
      • You will support scale up by generating data that provides a holistic picture of potential formula manufacturing behavior.
      • You will collaborate/mentor other fellow chemists and interns.
      • You will support product launches with visits to outside manufacturer partners and market and consumer insight events, as required
      • You will help review relevant competitive market products, identify innovation opportunities and points of differentiation and generate supporting data.

About You

    • You have a BS in Chemistry or a related discipline or equivalent, advanced degrees an advantage
    • You have 5 –10 years of consumer product packaged good experience in Home and Personal Care with significant amount of bench experience.
    • You are familiar with basic statistical concept and data treatment knowledge.
    • You are able to work alongside fellow chemists and have great housekeeping habits with limited lab space
    • You have strong project management skills
    • You have strong computer skills, including Microsoft Office, Excel, Ppt.
    • You have strong organizational, verbal, and written skills with intense attention to detail.
    • You are able to prioritize and meet deadlines within specified time constraints
    • You are self motivated with an enhanced ability to work independently.
    • You are passionate about working in a value-based, dynamic B corp.
    • You have the passion and drive to bring truly differentiated, natural cleaning and personal care products to market.

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