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Cleaning or Personal Care Product Development Manager



Grove Collaborative



San Francisco, CA, US


We're looking for a Product Development Manager to shape the next stage of our owned brands, or in-house designed product, development. Our home and personal care products set the standard in superior efficacy, sustainability and design. As Grove’s Product Development Manager, you will own the creation of products from inception to go-to-market. You will work with a network of like-minded manufacturers and across the Grove organization to bring innovative new products to our platform.
We're looking for someone to lead either cleaning or personal care product development though this role could evolve to span both areas. Some more detail on what we're looking for:
·       Understand the competitive landscape and overall trends in online personal care and home cleaning space and use these insights to shape our product strategy
·       Build a case for the products that should be added to the assortment using sales data, customer surveys and industry research
·       Develop products ranging from skin care to hand soaps to household cleaners
·       Manage the development of product through the entire development process: from scope and project brief through to the launch, merchandising and marketing of the product
·       Own key metrics around your product launches – speed to market, customer adoption rate, re-purchase rates, overall unit sales and revenue
·       Oversee the packaging process for new products: determine the packaging structure, design direction and cost
·       Partner with Grove’s creative, inventory and merchandising teams to ensure that your products are launched successfully  
·       Develop strategic partnerships with Grove’s manufacturers to ensure we receive the highest level of service and support across our organization

About You

    • You have 7+ years of professional experience, with 5+ of those years working first hand with physical product, some of that being in household cleaning or personal care
    • You have in-depth knowledge of the product development process; sampling, costing, pre-production, TOP, etc.
    • You have proven success in defining and achieving key sales metrics
    • You are a product guru. You understand how things are made, how to rigorously test them and how to improve their performance
    • You care about leaving a positive impact in the world
    • You love to work hard, learn fast, and get your hands dirty
    • You are endlessly curious about the space and constantly looking to expand your knowledge

About Grove

      • Grove Collaborative is a digitally native brand and direct-to-consumer e-commerce platform for sustainable 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.”
      • 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.

We treat our team well

    • 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
    • Flexible Paid Time Off -- we care most about results
    • Fully stocked communal kitchen with healthy snacks and on tap Kombucha
    • A really sweet, brand new office in Telegraph Hill
    • 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.
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Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

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