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How do we do it?
The first step to changing the world
is changing hearts and minds. The stories of people who are leading by example
are moving millions to action. The Better India (www.thebetterindia.com) was
started to give a voice to millions of change makers and innovators of the
country, using the power of storytelling to inspire change. With over 60
million readers and participants, it is Asia’s largest solutions-focused
venture is The Better Home, a consumer products brand conceptualized and
crafted around the core of sustainable living. Our mission is to make it
India’s largest and most credible brand of sustainable products. It is a brand
with impact at its heart – impact on health, environment and our
We are looking for a dynamic and self-motivated Director
– New Product Development to join our team.
This is a
strategic role, with razor-sharp focus on development of innovative and
sustainable products, starting with the home care category (laundry detergent,
dishwashing, floor and toilet cleaners), subsequently expanding to other
categories per business requirements. Sustainability sits at the core
of The Better Home brand, and the mandate is to deliver
high-performance products that are healthier, environmentally safe, and
categorically backed by scientific evidence for eco-friendliness, toxicity,
As a Director – New Product Development at The
Better India, Bangalore, you will
Lead our new product innovation
with commercial viability to ensure we own the IP and go to market on time with
Leverage consumer insights and competitor
analysis data to create formulations that fit needs of the environmentally
Develop quality parameters for
ingredients, create specifications for the recipe and production process, and
ensure Quality audits are done as required.
Work with third parties like
research agencies, testing labs and certification institutions to ensure
end-product quality, timelines and adherence to fundamentals of product
Identify partners (preferably
MSMEs) for sourcing and manufacturing at commercially viable terms.
Focus on packaging material
innovation to ensure that the product is ready to ship in 100% sustainable
Manage product trials, go-to-market
planning and partner agreements etc.
Our ideal colleague will be
A postgraduate in Chemical
Engineering or Life Sciences with 10+ years of applied research experience.
Experienced in scientific/technical
management, and a specialist in new product formulation / R&D/ innovation
in the domestic cleaning products category.
Well versed with Sourcing and
Supply Chain processes.
An individual with creative
instincts, along with strong analytical skills.
A well-networked individual, with
access to third party expertise required to deliver the project.
Self-driven and keen to work as an
individual contributor in a lean set-up.
Excellent at Project management and