Business Manager - Personal Care

We are people against dirty® (PAD), and we’ve always done things differently. We are fearless thinkers, mad scientists and adventurous designers who believe that making soap leads to brave ideas, bold inventions and beautiful bubbles.

We are small, but we have big plans to make the world a cleaner, greener, more colorful place. And we invite everyone to join us as we pioneer a future where doing business is doing good for all.


Based in San Francisco and reporting to the General Manager of the Personal Care business, this role plays a pivotal part in the organization, helping to set business strategy and working directly with every other department on a day-to-day basis – sales, brand experience, new product development, operations and finance to drive business results including base business health and new product development. This is a hands-on role where leadership, initiative and energy level will make a difference within the central business unit and the larger method organization. The role has day-to-day exposure across not only the business unit and its functional leads, but also the leadership team.


The Business Manager will:

  • Support development of the annual business plan through in-depth analyses, identifying ways to resolve challenges and capitalize on growth opportunities
  • Develop business goals, strategies and tactics to deliver the business operating plan
  • Lead small cross functional teams through a collaborative process to deliver new products, claims, merchandising and on-pack messaging
  • Lead the analysis and integration of syndicated data (Nielsen), POS, market research and other internal data to monitor internal and external activity (sales, share, pricing, promotions, competition) across multiple categories and make actionable business recommendations
  • Work closely with Consumer Research to understand consumer insights and trends to shape new product positioning and launch plans
  • Partner with the Brand Experience team to build effective new parent acquisition marketing programs and go-to-market plans for new product launches
  • Work reception once a month

we are not joking. at people against dirty, everyone in the San Francisco office takes a spin as receptionist. costumes welcome.


  • 2-4 years of experience in marketing/brand management at a consumer products company
  • Experience in personal care and/or beauty a plus
  • Strong initiative and demonstrated leadership across functions and levels
  • A fast-paced multi-tasking expert with strong cross-functional project management capabilities
  • Someone with both strong analytical skills and a strategic instinct
  • A high energy individual who is passionate about building the personal care business
  • A team player, comfortable with ambiguity and deadline pressures
  • Outstanding communication skills – both oral and written
  • Experience analyzing and interpreting syndicated data

  • Bachelor degree required, MBA preferred

PAD PERKS:Our values are at the heart of everything we do. Here are a few of the

ways weCare like a Motherfor every person against dirty:
  • Rockstar health insurance benefits package
  • Jollydays: competitive vacation bundle
  • Generous retirement match + pre-tax savings options
  • 3 Care Days (a.k.a. Volunteer Time-Off) a year, to be a force for good
  • Global Ping Pong Tournament + heard that right-- let's dance
  • Work reception once a month*


LOCATION: San Francisco

HOURS: full time, exempt

REPORTS TO: General Manager – Personal Care

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information.

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