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Date: Jan 23, 2019

Location: Del.Miguel Hidalgo, MEX, MX

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, Speed Stick, Lady Speed Stick, Softsoap, Irish Spring, Protex, Sorriso, Kolynos, elmex, Tom’s of Maine, Sanex, Ajax, Axion, Fabuloso, Soupline and Suavitel, as well as Hill’s Science Diet, Hill’s Prescription Diet and Hill’s Ideal Balance.

For more information about Colgate’s global business, visit the Company’s web site at To learn more about Colgate Bright Smiles, Bright Futures® oral health education program, please visit To learn more about Hill's and the Hill’s Food, Shelter & Love program please visit To learn more about Tom’s of Maine  please visit

Location: Del.Miguel Hidalgo, Mexico City, Mexico
No Relocation Assistance Offered
# 71962


Position Purpose:


Drive innovation for sustained growth by delivering the Divisional Activity Grid projects with quality execution and speed; efficiently and effectively adapting, validating, and implementing global bundles; selectively developing or implementing other new products for the regions; and continuously providing timely support for the base business and local initiatives to drive the growth.
Deliver assigned tasks from assigned brand/category. Support interaction with business partners such as Quality, Regulatory, Environmental Affairs, Occupational Health and Safety (EOHS), Technology Insights, Legal, Supply Chain and Product Development.

Assist with formula development, stability evaluation, and evaluation of formula properties within assigned brand/category, and communicating results with other functions.  Provide an applied, rather than theoretical, approach to problem solving on a day-to-day basis. Seek solutions to technical problems. Work may range from the use of defined methods to the exercise of some degree of technical judgment.


Main Responsibilities:


  • Conduct experimental tasks such as making lab batches, supporting batch scale-up, conducting laboratory testing on products, analyzing data and following aging studies.

  • Internal (e.g., peers and supervisors) communication of lab experiment results and information.

  • Keep detailed written record of experimental work, observations and summarizes results.

  • Maintain accurate documentation such as notebooks, necessary Standard Operating Procedures (SOP's) and bundle books.

  • Recommend new and/or improved product evaluation methods, procedures, and processes.

  • Ensure assigned activities are conducted and documented according to Quality requirements and systems; implement applicable preventive or corrective actions; ensure students and/or technicians collaborating in assigned projects execute and document activities according to Quality requirements and systems.

  • Conduct preliminary feasibility assessments on new technology and conduct basic foundation research, and lab performance evaluation.

  • Assist in formula development, stability evaluation, evaluation of formula performance and communicate results to other functions.

  • Summarize product and process development learning.

  • Compile data required to ensure and conduct efficient technology transfer; identify and communicate potential issues.

  • Understand and use safe handling procedures for corrosive chemicals, gases, high pressure steam, flammable solvents, and fine particle size powders.

  • Comply with, coordinate and execute Good Manufacturing Practices and Environmental Affairs, Occupational Health and Safety (EOHS) activities; take corrective actions to mitigate potential EOHS or Quality incidents.

  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned.


Basic Requirements:


- Bachelor's Degree Completed - Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Biochemistry, Material Science, Biotechnology or Cosmetic Science

- Advanced/Fluent English

- 2 Years of Consumer Goods Industry Experience - Plant implementation (Tech Transfer)

- Project Management


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, marital status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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