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Date: Nov 23, 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 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: Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Relocation Assistance Offered Within Country
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We at Colgate Palmolive are hiring for Packaging Manager to join our team of professionals at our corporate office in Mumbai. Reporting into the Regional head of Oral care packaging, the incumbent in this role will lead a team of packaging professionals in India, supporting packaging & graphics development for Oral care & Personal care packaging.


Job Context & Challenges:

  • Will lead packaging design & development for Oral care & Personal care category for Indian Subsidiary.
  • Will work very closely with internal and external partners to identify, develop and deliver consumer relevant packaging solutions. 
  • Work closely with commercial and product development teams to identify new innovation from the very beginning and deliver them following a proper developmental process.
  • Responsible for identifying opportunities to reduce cost and improve efficiency working closely with plant and vendors.
  • Leads development of new materials/ process/ technology etc. in the subsidiary.
  • Responsible for training/ development plans and promotion recommendation for the team.


Functional linkages:

Internal: Marketing, Procurement, Category manufacturing, Legal, Quality, Global technology Centre, other packaging teams in the region, etc.

External: Suppliers, Engineering / Design firms etc.


Key Accountabilities:

  • Ensures effective implementation of global packaging bundles
  • Guides and prioritizes packaging team efforts in the design of packaging systems, component, ergonomics and equity aesthetics from the program brief through Engineering and Commercialization.
  • Prepares resource allocation plans including staffing and funding needs for budget purposes. 
  • Leads the conceptualization, development and implementation of breakthrough innovation for emerging markets
  • Develops, mentors, and manage team of packaging engineers, by providing specific technical training, business/organizational understanding, coaching, feedback, and career counseling.



  • 10 + years of experience in packaging development in a FMCG company.
  • Good understanding of packaging material development, packaging machines, qualification testing etc. 
  • Good spoken and written communication skill in English and local language.



  • Work experience in packaging development in personal care
  • Experience in managing a team



Professional Qualifications & Training

Essential: Science/Engineering graduate.


Desirable: Diploma in Packaging, Certification in Package technology development or plastic Product development


Generic Competencies:

Essential: Teamwork & Collaboration, Consumer / Customer Focused, Driving innovation,

Desirable: Leading Change, Effective Execution, Strategic outlook


Functional Competencies:

Essential:  Product or package design and development experience. (Product example includes moulded plastic parts, cartons etc.). Experience leading  external teams.

Desirable:   Plastic moulding experience, Experience working with graphics agencies.


Manpower / Subordinates


S & C




Contract / 3P resources



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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