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Team Leader - Professional Products Group

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Date: Mar 15, 2017

Location: Chicago, IL, US



Colgate-Palmolive is a leading global consumer products company, tightly focused on Oral Care, Personal Care, Home Care and Pet Nutrition. Colgate sells its products in over 200 countries and territories around the world under such internationally recognized brand names as Colgate, Palmolive, Mennen, Softsoap, Irish Spring, Tom’s of Maine, Ajax, Fabuloso, Haci Sakir, elmex, and Suavitel, as well as Hill’s Science Diet and Hill’s Prescription Diet.


Location: Chicago, Illinois, United States

Relocation Assistance Offered Within Country




  • Use competencies to formulate a strategic plan to ensure maximum volume, profitability and customer service.
  • Provide leadership for both the Direct and Broker Sales force within the geographic team
  • Directional responsibility for the combined efforts of direct reports and broker personnel at all accounts to deliver sales objectives on volume, spending and retail execution. 
  • Directional responsibility for the combing efforts of direct reports and broker personnel at all accounts to deliver sales objectives on volume, spending and retail execution.
  • Ensure that all Colgate-Palmolive Customer Development fundamentals are optimized.
  • Responsible for developing plans to deliver designated account strategies (CP funding designation, Market all commodity volume impact, volume and level of Multi-cultural Development). 
  • Conduct detailed analysis of business trends in each account to include brand share, pricing, promotion levels, and trade class development.
  • Ensure post-evaluation (through Direct Reports) of ALL promotions (results vs. objective, implementation accuracy etc), supporting with qualitative commentary, communicating results to the commercial team, and using the results of promotion evaluations to refine customer tactics.
  • Stimulate a team approach across all functional areas involved in developing key customers’ business.
  • Leverage consumer insights associated with strong Colgate product equities to drive incremental growth.
  • Recruit, train and develop team personnel so that each individual performs at their highest potential.
  • Develop people to maximize career advancement while promoting and encouraging the use of technological skills.
  • Develop customer investment strategy, consistent with Retail Environment strategy, brand strategy, and Shopper Insights.
  • Provide substantial input in translating bottom up brand plans into Customer/CPG targets.
  • Provide CPG/Customer Insights in the development of commercial guidelines and category/brand strategies and targets.
  • Lead the translation of top - down customer targets into long term bottom up customer plans, incorporating customers' objectives and creating joint, "win-win" customer plans
  • Responsible for instituting ROI Mindset among the entire team to ensure focus on maximizing productivity of investments
  • Oversee the execution of 5P strategy implementation within established commercial guidelines.
  • Ensure systematic post evaluation of 5P activities and develop detailed understanding of the effectiveness of different investment levers (e.g., for promotions to calculate lift, return on investment, cannibalization effects, forward buying/pantry loading and all other relevant metrics)



  • B.A./B.S. Degree required, MBA preferred
  • 10+ years Sales supervisory experience and 2+ years key account experience with a syndicated service (Nielsen, IRI) account required


Are you interested in working for Colgate-Palmolive? You can apply to work with us using this online application.  Attach all relevant documents such as a cover letter and resume or CV. Applications received by e-mail are not considered in the selection process.


Become part of our team. We look forward to your application.


Equal Opportunity Employer
Colgate is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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