Sr. Manager, Sustainable Packaging (ESG)

at The Clorox Company
Location See Description, United States of America
Date Posted August 13, 2023
Job Type Full-time


Clorox is the place that’s committed to growth – for our people and our brands. Guided by our purpose and values, and with people at the center of everything we do, we believe every one of us can make a positive impact on consumers, communities, and teammates. Join our team.


Your role at Clorox:

The Sr. Manager of Sustainable Packaging will join Clorox’s Global ESG and Sustainability Team to support our IGNITE ESG packaging agenda and 2030 targets. Many of the sustainable packaging challenges Clorox faces require strategic collaboration with partners throughout our value chain. This role will partner with external industry organizations, internal functional teams, and our business units to develop programs to reduce, reuse, and reinvent plastics packaging – providing critical guidance and execution support to accelerate performance and achieve our 2030 targets. This role will also lead compliance with EPR requirements and Clorox’s packaging reporting requirements for EMF, U.S. Plastics Pact and others.

This position can be located in one of the following offices: Oakland, CA; Pleasanton, CA; Durham, NC; or Alpharetta, GA. (Relo will not be provided.)

In this role, you will:

Lead the Company’s sustainable packaging strategies through the sustainable packaging working group, which is part of Clorox’s overall ESG governance structure and the Alternate Resin Steering team.

Support the business units in building roadmaps and programs, initiatives, and strategies designed to meet Clorox’s plastics and packaging commitments.

Work in conjunction with R&D and procurement to drive sourcing options for Glad to achieve their goal of 50% virgin plastic reduction.

Conduct competitive and emerging issues analyses within the circular economy space that inform Clorox’s global and/or business unit-specific plastics and packaging strategies.

Share insights and best practices across projects and business units to a) strengthen program efficacy and b) inform design/execution of new initiatives.

Oversee plastics/packaging-related disclosures including USPP, EMF, and other ratings and rankings and investor questionnaires.

Create executive-level decision-making materials for internal or external meetings/events.

Lead the development and implementation of Clorox’s EPR strategy addressing key priorities including:

Representing Clorox in Producer Responsibility Organizations (PRO) in EPR states to influence program design and implementation consistent with Clorox packaging choices and circular economy principles, ensuring a level playing field for Clorox in the development relative to recycling and eco-modulation strategies.

Ensuring the Company has sufficient tracking and reporting systems for EPR compliance and work to optimize Company ROI on packaging decisions.

Working closely with BU packaging teams to ensure overall company compliance with EPR requirements.

Working externally with policy organizations, including Ellen MacArthur Foundation, U.S. Plastics Pact, The Recycling Partnership, Consumer Goods Forum, Ocean Plastic Leadership Network, and other organizations to influence recycling and sustainability actions to create a more circular economy model for packaging.

Builds multi-party partnership networks & Ecosystems for obtaining alternate resin.

Evaluate new partner(ship) opportunities with pre-competitive platforms such as The Recycling Partnership, Consumer Goods Forum and others that focus on project design/execution and strengthen Clorox’s leadership role in the circular economy.

Lead a direct relationship with NGOs and consortiums to receive emerging sourcing/partnering leads and to influence their thinking.

Coordinate with strategic external partners to identify, plan, and execute projects that focus on sustainable packaging solutions along our value chain.

What we look for:

Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in environmental science, sustainability, engineering, or equivalent experience; Master’s degree in business, environmental science, public policy or sustainability a plus.

7-10 years in environmental sustainability roles, with experience in sustainable packaging; Deep understanding of CPG / manufacturing industry, with specific expertise in Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR).

Outstanding multi-stakeholder project/leadership management skills and proven ability to effectively collaborate across a range of internal/external stakeholders to deliver project outcomes.

Strong understanding of corporate sustainability landscape, trends, and emerging issues, particularly those related to the circular economy.

Subject matter expert in sustainable packaging; understanding of supply chain, manufacturing, and resin technology/processing.

Proven track record in delivering results, with demonstrated ability to work both independently and collaboratively.

Strong analytical skills and attention to detail to enable thorough understanding of implications of recommendations and accuracy of information disclosed.

Strong organizational, project management, and communication skills, with ability to lead teams, synthesize input and information, offer recommendations / solutions, and be able to develop presentation materials for an executive audience; negotiation skills.

Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to develop and maintain excellent working relationships with stakeholders of multiple levels, within and outside the company.

Commercial acumen, experience to understand commercial implications of options, and experience with related NGOs and consortiums.

Workplace type:
Hybrid: This position will be hybrid, working 2 days a week in the office location where the individual is hired.

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


[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: $144,200 - $289,900

–Zone B: $132,200 - $265,700

–Zone C: $120,200 - $241,600

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.

Please apply directly to our job postings and do not submit your resume to any person via text message. Clorox does not conduct text-based interviews and encourages you to be cautious of anyone posing as a Clorox recruiter via unsolicited texts during these uncertain times.

To all recruitment agencies: Clorox (and its brand families) does not accept agency resumes. Please do not forward resumes to Clorox employees, including any members of our leadership team. Clorox is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.

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