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Date: 13-Mar-2018

Location: Mumbai, MH, IN

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 recognised 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 programme, please visit To learn more about Hill's and the Hill’s Food, Shelter & Love programme please visit To learn more about Tom’s of Maine  please visit

Location: Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Relocation Assistance Offered Within Country
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Job Title: Business HR Associate / Business HR Partner
Experience: 1 - 5 years
Department :  Human Resources         
Location  Mumbai
Job Summary                                              
Works with the Business HR Partner on strategic and local business and human resource (HR) priorities including talent management, employee engagement and organization effectiveness (performance, organization design & capabilities and change management).  Keep a finger on the pulse of the organization and external market and human resource trends.
Principal Duties & Responsibilities
General Responsibilities
Collaborate to support the business unit or function
Collaborate as a member of the Business HR Team, including (if applicable) Business HR Leader, and Business HR Partner(s), Workforce Planning and Analytics and People Relations
Partner with HR in the COHREs and CBS to influence and execute HR strategy, policies and programs
Promote adoption and continuous improvement of the HR Partnership Model in the business and facilitate collaboration among Business HR, CBS HR, CoHREs
HR Partnering
Understand local market and external factors to develop insights and to support Business HR, CoHREs and business decisions
Collaborate with Business HR Team on key business decisions
Use Workforce Planning and Analytics to inform solutions development (e.g. career planning, targeted compensation, incentives, retention, etc.) through anticipation and understanding of
issues and trends
future labor, organization and business needs
Provide support and guidance to business colleagues related to the execution and management of the HR strategy in the respective Business Unit/Global Function
Provide insights to the CoHREs for the design, execution and continuous improvement of HR programs to ensure relevancy to current and future business needs


Talent Management
Advise and coach business leaders on interpretation of HR policies, consulting with CoHREs as needed
Understand and apply, as appropriate, the company’s philosophy, principles and programs (including, e.g., total rewards, learning, people development and mobility)
Deploy and execute CoHRE-developed strategies (including, e.g., rewards & recognition, employer brand, development and learning)
Share local insights with the CoHREs to inform the design and execution of HR programs to ensure relevancy to current and future business needs
Partner with the Talent Acquisition CoHRE and CBS and hiring managers to support the recruitment, hiring, and social onboarding of staff
Work with the Business HR Team to support succession plans
Partner with the Learning CoHRE to
Identify learning needs that are informed by business needs, current performance gaps, and future capabilities required
Support the execution of the Learning Demand Plan
Provide continuous improvement feedback and perspective
Execute campus recruiting programs, including orientation and rotational programs 
Partner with the Compensation COHRE to
Support compensation actions for key talent
Identify areas of opportunity for Total Rewards
Ensure proper matches are identified for Salary Surveys
Lead, develop and manage Business HR trainees and interns (as applicable)
Execute international assignment transfers (legal documents, net pay estimates, onboarding)
Organization Effectiveness (Organization Performance, Design, Capabilities and Change Management)
Collaborate with HR and Business Leaders to support implementation of organization design
Facilitate and support change management execution tailored to specific Business Unit and Global Function needs
Collaborate with Business Managers on execution of employee engagement initiatives


Positive Employee Relations
Ensure compliance with external labor regulations and internal policies and standards
Partner with the People Relations CoHRE to ensure alignment of employee and labor strategies with the broader HR vision and business needs
Provide input to and feedback on company policies concerning wages, hours, performance management and working conditions
Generate insights about labor and employee practices and turn them into business actions
Advise and coach business leaders and managers on the resolution of employee inquiries and issues, consulting with Legal as needed
Champion the company’s Ethical Leadership standards, behaviors and compliance
Partner with the Diversity and Inclusion CoHRE to implement relevant local initiatives
           This is not an exhaustive list of duties or functions.
Education/ Experience Requirements
Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Business or related discipline
1-5 years of progressive HR experience; experience in manufacturing and/or consumer products industry preferred
Experience in providing HR advice to HR partners and business colleagues
Experience in implementation of HR initiatives
Experience in at least one HR Specialty Area  (Compensation, Benefits, People Relations, People Development, Diversity & Inclusion, Analytics, Organization Development/Design)
Areas of Skills
Business acumen
Networking and Influence
HR Specialty Area(s)

Leadership Competencies  
Ability to collaborate and partner effectively with business and HR colleagues
Ability to build and maintain strong relationships with key internal  partners and key external constituents, including vendors
Understanding of the business environment including global and local business strategy and strategy execution
Strong interpersonal and listening skills
Critical thinking, and problem solving skills
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Strategic thinking and innovation skills


Functional Competencies  
Skilled in change management, succession planning, and workforce planning
Knowledge of HR policies, practices and programs
Application of HR analytics and data driven decision-making skills
Skilled in interpersonal, group and organization dynamics
Travel Requirements
Expected percentage of travel:  Approximately 0-10%

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 email 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, colour, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability,  marital status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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