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Director of Formulation

Blueland

Blueland

New York, NY, USA
Posted on Wednesday, June 19, 2024
Blueland is revolutionizing conventional cleaning and personal care products to eliminate the need for single-use plastic packaging, while prioritizing the planet and people. We believe that we should be able to have a clean home without sacrificing a clean planet and that sustainable choices should be effective, convenient, and affordable. We also believe that businesses need to be reconstructed to consider all stakeholders, not just profit.
We are a science-driven company with a pipeline of proprietary products that started with our cleaning sprays and hand soap (we hold over 40 patents and patents pending worldwide). To date, we’ve already helped divert more than 1 billion single-use plastic bottles from landfills and waterways. We were the 2nd fastest growing direct-to-consumer in 2020, and have built an engaged, passionate community of close to 1M+ person community. We’re proud to be a Certified B Corp - recognized for meeting the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance, transparency, and accountability. We’re also Climate Neutral Certified along with many other certifications that help hold us accountable on our commitments to optimize our products for environmental and human health.
Blueland was featured on the Season 11 premiere of Shark Tank, securing an investment by Kevin O’Leary. Blueland is well-funded by top tier venture capital firms as well as notable investors including Gwyneth Paltrow, Justin Timberlake and founders of Sweetgreen, Thrive Market, Honest Company, Rent the Runway, and Bonobos. We’ve been featured across top tier outlets such as the New York Times, Fast Company, TechCrunch, VOGUE, Wall Street Journal, Inc., and more.
The Role
The Director of Formulation will be responsible for formulation needs across the product portfolio to drive the best total value proposition for the company, in addition to supporting product scale up at contract manufacturers. The role will be responsible for evolving our product formulation process to help commercialize products with a focus on efficacy, quality, sustainability and cost. This is a key role in commercializing innovation and great products at Blueland. The ideal candidate has a strong formulation knowledge of creating format innovation, aptitude for critical thinking, the ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment, and meticulous attention to detail. This role reports to the Chief Innovation Officer.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide thorough leadership and execution of the Company’s strategy across the current product organization with the ability to manage and influence decision making to ensure supply and achieve the company’s goals
  • Work closely with the Chief Innovation Officer to bring products from innovation to commercialization
  • Deep understanding of household cleaning chemistry, consumer feedback and competitive trends to recommend formulas and innovation
  • Deep passion for hands-on formulation development work.
  • Formulating Products to bring to commercialization in Household Cleaning & Personal Care Categories
  • Continue to optimize current products
  • Work efficiently across the organization to support company business plans and the product assortment calendar
  • Collaborate with Brand leadership, Regulatory & Sustainability, Procurement, Supply Chain, Process Engineering, and our suppliers to drive innovation, formulation optimizations, and product quality, cost optimization opportunities across the product portfolio
  • Partner with cross functional teams on SKU productivity, product launch strategies and execution
  • Establish strategic partnerships with suppliers, manufacturers, and other industry experts to develop new products or improve on existing products
  • Support sourcing new suppliers for our expanding supply chain & secondary supply source
  • Assist in leading the company towards sustainability efforts
  • Support and maintain current and future Intellectual Property
  • Travel to Contract Manufacturing Sites for Scale ups

Qualifications:

  • 7+ years of Formulation Household Cleaning and/or Personal Care experience
  • Strong understanding of Household Cleaning Chemistry
  • Strong understanding of Process Engineering
  • Strong organizational skills, attention to detail and ability to handle multiple tasks and meet deadlines
  • Strong strategic, analytical thinker with outstanding verbal and written communication skills
  • Enthusiastic about solving new and complex challenges
  • Ability to work well independently, as well as part of a team
  • This is a primarily remote position with occasional travel requirements, estimated at 15-20% of the time
The salary range for this position is $135,000 - $175,000 per year.
We prioritize our planet and our people. In addition to salary compensation, we offer various other benefits to ensure our team members can be their best self, both in and outside of work. Benefits for full time roles include: health benefits, stock options, generous paid time off, paid holidays, paid civic engagement days, paid parental leave, 401k (employee contribution), professional development stipends, remote work reimbursements, various discounts to like-minded companies and more.
At Blueland we believe in order to build a better future and planet, we must advocate for diversity, equity and inclusion. We are proud to have assembled a diverse team and strongly encourage you to apply even if you don’t meet every qualification.