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KAO USA

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Consumer Products
Overview
Kao USA Inc. is a leading manufacturer of premium beauty care brands that are recognized around the world for their innovation and quality. Our Beauty Care business is organized into three unique sectors - Mass, Salon and Molton Brown.

Our Mass Business Sector represents skin and hair care brands are recognized world-wide for their innovation and quality, including the iconic Jergens® and Curél® body lotions; Ban® antiperspirants; Bioré® facial care; Guhl® hair care products; and John Frieda® hair care lines. 

The Mass Business Sector traces its origins back to 1882 with the founding of the Andrew Jergens Company.  With an innovation-driven strategy built upon a rich history of successful business performance of more than 100 years as a beauty care leader, our Mass Business Sector is dedicated to our mission to transform women’s lives through beauty.

Our Salon Business Sector is committed to creating beautiful show-stopping hair that represents the bold individuality and unique styles of our stylists and their clients through our Goldwell® and KMS California® brands.

The Salon Business Sector was founded in 1948 in Germany and expanded its operations to North America in 1986.  We partner with premium salons in the U.S. to provide them with a portfolio of cutting edge products, and the marketing they need to excel and grow their business and better serve their clients.

Molton Brown offers luxury beauty products made with exotic ingredients that are expertly blended for men and women and made in London, England.

The company was founded in 1973 and our body, skin, hair, men’s, home, fragrance, and travel products are available in Molton Brown stores and luxury department stores in the United Kingdom, USA, and more than 70 countries globally. 

The culture at Kao USA Inc. allows team members to have impactful employment experiences that truly make a difference for our family of brands.  Our people possess an entrepreneurial spirit, with a passion for beauty, style and excellence that reflects our commitment to enriching lives.

We want to speak to talented individuals with integrity who will help us deliver our ambitions across all locations and multiple disciplines.  If that describes you, please sign up to follow Kao USA, Inc. for regular updates and career opportunities.
Mission
Our mission is to strive for the wholehearted satisfaction and enrichment of the lives of people globally and to contribute to the sustainability of the world, with products and brands of excellent value that are created from the consumer's and customer's perspective. This commitment is embraced by all members of the Kao Group as we work together with passion to share joy with consumers and customers in our core domains of cleanliness, beauty, health and chemicals.
Careers

Creating a workplace that motivates all, irrespective of nationality,
creeds, race, gender, or age
The Kao Group respects human rights and diversity in terms such as culture, nationality, creeds, gender, and age. We firmly believe that bringing together the talents and personalities of individuals contributes to the overall strength of our organization.

Moreover, we aspire to be regarded by motivated and capable individuals as an attractive company, one that instills trust, pride, and a sense of community. To that end, we support our employees in their career development efforts, and cultivate the abilities of those who aspire to bold challenges by providing each of our employees with challenging roles and responsibilities, fair performance evaluations and appropriate compensation.

Moreover, the mission, vision, values, and principles outlined in our corporate philosophy, The Kao Way, are shared by all Kao Group divisions and members. Our philosophy guides us in the work we perform every day and acts as a foundation that enables us to realize sustainable growth of our organization and society.