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Administrative Assistant - Global Oral Care

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Date: Nov 10, 2017

Location: New York, NY, US

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: New York, New York, United States
No Relocation Assistance Offered
# 57644


The Administrative Assistant - Global Oral Care is responsible for providing administrative support to:


  • President, Global Oral Care
  • WW Director, Toothpaste and team
  • WW Director, Mouthwash and team
  • WW Director, CMI and team


Key Responsibilities/Accountabilities include:


  • Coordinate travel arrangements and approvals for supported teams
  • Manage visa requests by supporting to secure required documentation


Email and Calendar Management:

  • Manage email and calendar for President, Global Oral Care
  • For President, Global Oral Care work with various Executive Assistants to coordinate schedules for various meetings
  • Track and consolidate team travel calendar


Meeting Management:

  • Facilitate department meetings and events (leadership, extended team meetings etc both on and offsite)
  • Provide comprehensive administrative support before, during, and after large conference meetings
  • Coordinate meetings with people from multiple locations for off-site meetings. May be required to be physically present to provide administrative assistance at off-site meetings



  • File expenses for President, Global Oral Care


NVO Monitoring:

  • Follow up on any expense items as deemed by Finance
  • Set up new vendors, process and track Purchase Orders and troubleshoot any issues in a timely fashion
  • Assist Finance to determine accruals needed and track accrual offsets once purchase orders are completed



  • Coordinate logistics for new hires/transfers/STA/visitors set-up for supported teams  


Facilities and Logistics:

  • Interact with Facilities to ensure office supplies and equipment are in working order



  • When required, initiate and compose both routine (schedules, letters, e-mails) and non-routine correspondence (surveys, minutes, announcements and continuous improvement ideas)


*This is not an exhaustive list of duties or functions.


Required Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or GED; Bachelor's Degree preferred
  • Minimum 5 years related administrative experience
  • Strong knowledge of MS Word, PowerPoint and Excel
  • Basic knowledge to interpret and analyze financial expenses
  • Knowledge of Google, Concur, eBuy as well as an aptitude to learn other programs required


Competencies Required:

  • Understanding of company policies and procedures.
  • Customer Service – Identifies key customers, knows their needs and issues.
  • Ability to interface with different groups.
  • Strong communication skills and ability to use sensitivity when handling confidential information
  • Strong organization and prioritization skills
  • Ability to work in a team-oriented environment and exercise good judgment
  • Initiative and the ability to work independently
  • Ability to work well in a fast-paced environment and manage time efficiently



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

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