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Associate Product Developer



Software Engineering, Product
Rocky Mount, VA, USA
Posted on Thursday, March 2, 2023

Title: Associate Product Developer - Consumer Chemicals

We seek an Associate Product Developer to join our team at Trove Companies, LLC working on developing new consumer chemical products. Product categories include automotive, home & garden, marine, and more. This role will have a lot of growth and opportunity to learn.

Role & Responsibilities.

  • In partnership with the lead Product Developer, you will be responsible for sourcing, vetting, validating, and bringing to market new consumer chemicals products.
  • You will partner with an experienced chemist to mix new formulations and operate standard lab equipment, such as mixers, scales, and analytical equipment.
  • With the support of the lead Product Developer, you will be responsible for creating technical testing plans, evaluating product performance, and reporting results to cross-functional teams.
  • You will address product performance issues through reformulation, testing plan iteration, and quantifying product improvements.
  • You will create consumer-facing usage instructions and highlight product features for consumers to help them use new products in the most effective way.
  • You will partner with Safety & Compliance consultants to generate SDSs, product label warnings, and reformulations to meet consumer safety targets.
  • In collaboration with Marketing, you will be responsible for the product positioning in the marketplace and help identify key product claims based on competitor products and customer reviews.
  • You will manage project timelines and communicate project issues and statuses to cross-functional teams.

Minimum Qualifications

  • 2+ years in formulation, product testing, or chemical manufacturing. B.S. degree a plus.
  • Ability to review Safety Data Sheets, product labels, and compliance documentation for accuracy and completeness.
  • Experience using lab equipment or following chemical formulation processes
  • Self-motivated worker that is a team player and is willing to work hard to get the job done.
  • Advanced project management skills with ability to manage and organize many different tasks and projects at once.
  • Excited to be the voice for the consumer in identifying product features, usage instructions, or products that delight and meet consumer needs.
  • Excited to join a high-performing team with ownership over product decisions.
  • Effective communicator able to deliver detailed information in a clear way.


On-site at the facility in Rocky Mount, VA.

Trove Companies, LLC is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status or genetic information