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Date: 21-Apr-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 : Occupational Toxicology Associate

Location : Mumbai


Scope of Responsibility:  

Environmental and Occupational Toxicologist is responsible for providing expertise in the review of raw materials and formulas for environmental and occupational concerns.   As the individual becomes more proficient they will provide oversight and governance on foundation data and will conduct literature searches to support evaluation of new raw materials.  This individual’s core work includes:


Environmental Toxicology

  • Evaluate new raw materials which are being considered for use in Colgate products for environmental profile.
  • Conduct literature reviews on ingredients and obtain necessary information  from Suppliers to support evaluations.
  • Utilize toxicology data retrieval systems and modeling applications to supplement data.
  • Support Manager Environmental and Occupational Toxicology on specific project.
  • Responsible for highlighting to Management  new environmental issues on ingredients important to Colgate.  This will occur through monitoring scientific literature and being aware and cognizant of growing topics of concern.  


Occupational Toxicology & Occupational Health

  • Apply knowledge in toxicogy to support Health Effect Rating (HER) process.  This will include working with India based team and conducting quarterly audits on HER data base to support governance process.
  • As individual becomes more proficient they will calculate  Occupational  Exposure Limits ( OELs) for raw materials where an exposure limit does not exist.
  • Support occupational medical program – working closely with Manager Environmental and Occupational Toxicology.



  • Individual must demonstrate all Personal Leadership Competencies and Manage with Respect. 
  • Developing & Coaching People: Interact with team  members and provide support and coaching  to ensure success in shared goals and objectives. Take responsibility for personal technical strength and share learnings and opportunities with team. .
  • Encouraging Open Dialogue:  Create an open environment where people can express their views seeking input and engagement  across all functions and levels in the organization involved in Environmental and occupational toxicology .
  • Driving Innovation:  Champion ideas and initiatives that will drive continuous improvement in our Environmental and Occupational  strategies. 
  • Business/Global Perspective:  Stay abreast of issues relevant to Colgate relating to Environmental issues and understand how they relate to our business across various cultures and countries.
  • Teamwork Collaboration:  Foster an environment that values team work and sharing of ideas on Environmental  and and Occupational  initiatives. 
  • Relationship Building:  Develop internal and external networks to support technical programs and drive long term 


  • Work effectively in a heavily matrixed internal environment.

  • Influence/Negotiation:  Develop mutually beneficial solutions and persist in the resolution of important issues. 

  • Analysis/Decision Making:  Analyze technical data related to Environmental and Occupational  Toxicology. 

  • Planning/Priority Setting:  Ensure focus is on critical priorities and  goals that are well aligned with overall EOHS and Sustainability goals.

  • Effective Execution:  Ensure delivery with speed and quality against key project milestones.  Eliminate non-value added work and be  accountable for results.




  • An advanced degree M.S in Toxicology or other related sciences preferred.



  • 3+ years experience working in toxicology Environmental Science, Occupational health ,
  • Knowledge of information technology tools such as capabilities of SAP EHS module, PDM and Lotus Notes.
  • Knowledge of raw materials utilized in products and environmental and human safety profiles. 
  • Understanding of the manufacturing process as it relates to occupational exposures, environmental emissions and processes and resource utilization.


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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