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Customer Development Manager

Date: Jun 2, 2019

Location: Istanbul, 34, TR

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: Istanbul, Turkey, Turkey
No Relocation Assistance Offered
# 72258



  • University Degree
  • Minimum 4 years of sales experience in a multinational company
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Team player, ability to adapt to new demands and challenges
  • Strong planning and analytical skills
  • Good knowledge of MS Office applications (Excel, Powerpoint)
  • Fluency in both written and spoken English
  • Driving license is required


Job Description:

  • Translate sales strategies into specific operational sales objectives (e.g., pricing, distribution, and share of shelf, volume, profitability, and market share) and other key performance indicators. KPI’s include gross to net, margin, forecast accuracy, account inventory levels, out of stocks, and promotional performance.
  • Ensure “winning at the shelf” is a top priority for the team, and that 5P tactics and demand marketing initiatives are executed with excellence at the point of sale.
  • Influence customers to grow sales, improve service and identify efficiencies by utilizing new techniques, tools, and information systems.
  • Arrange customer meetings on a regular basis to set tactical goals and future activities. Ensure goals are met by means of regular analysis, store checks and audits.
  • Establish effective relationships with distributors to ensure fulfillment of customer’s orders.
  • Work with customer marketing to leverage trade spending and develop effective promotional and in-store programs that drive consumption off the shelf. Ensure efficient and effective use of promotional material and equipment.
  • Conduct detailed analyses of trends (brand share, pricing, category sales, competitive products, and promotional activity) and gain customer and CP agreement for a business plan that balances the needs of the account and Colgate.
  • Organize and provide effective management of sales representatives and merchandiser teams in accordance with Colgate-Palmolive procedures and policies. 

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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