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Customer Development Specialist/Associate Manager- Talent pool

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Date: 09-Aug-2019

Location: Schaumburg, IL, 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 recognised brand names as Colgate, Palmolive, Mennen, Softsoap, Irish Spring, Tom's of Maine, Ajax, Fabuloso, Haci Sakir, elmex and Suavitel, as well as Hill's Science Diet and Hill's Prescription Diet.

Location: Schaumburg, Illinois, United States

Relocation Assistance Offered Within Country



Note: If and when there is a job opening, the Company will contact only those individuals who have submitted resumes that match the skills, experience, and other requirements of the job opening. These candidates will receive an invitation link to apply to the specific job and must apply again in order to be considered for it.

We appreciate your interest in Colgate-Palmolive and look forward to connecting with you regarding specific job openings that become available at our various locations around the US.



Do you want to come to work with a smile and leave with one as well? In between those smiles, your day is comprised of connecting with others across the world, full of stimulating discussions and making impactful contributions.


If this is how you see your career, Colgate is the place to be! Our trustworthy household brands, dedicated employees, and sustainability commitments make us a company passionate about building a future to smile about for our employees, consumers, and surrounding communities. As the brand with the highest household presence in the world, we transcend physical boundaries. We win as a global organization by continually learning and collaborating. The pride in our brand fuels a workplace that encourages creative thinking, fosters experimentation and promotes authenticity which has contributed to our enduring success. If you are passionate about working for a company that lives by their values, then give your career a reason to smile...every single day.


The Experience

In today’s dynamic retail environment, it is an exciting time to be a part of the Customer Development team at Colgate.  What role will you play as a member of the team?


As the Customer Development Specialist/Associate Manager you will be the primary influencer to the customer to grow sales, increase the share of market, improve services, and identify supply chain efficiencies. This position is about achieving sales goals through relationship management. You will manage the relationship between Colgate and our clients, communicating our corporate and brand strategies, understanding customer objectives and strategy, and ultimately ensuring maximum profitability and a plan where we all win. You'll develop and present business plans and understand and refine plan implications and customer input so we can build growth through increased market share and financial return.



Who are you?

  • You connect the dots- Having a pulse on the big picture when identifying white space, developing necessary Customer Marketing strategies that are inclusive of consumer insights, finding alignment with Customer’s strategies, pursuing new business opportunities with products and programs, and being aware of competitor activity to plan the promotional strategy accordingly is critical for success in this role.
  • You are a collaborator- In this role, you’ll establish partnerships with multiple parties including internal cross-functional teams, brokers, and the customer retail team. These relationships thrive on mutual trust and integrity to achieve deliverables and execute against the strategy and goals.
  • You are an innovator- You will look for opportunities to improve and seek creative solutions. Your ability to adapt and adjust the strategy with the customer, revisit objectives and gain insights from pre and post evaluation and return on investment analyses to ultimately incorporate learning into the future strategy is essential.
  • You are curious- It’s important to understand business trends in each account through fact-based analysis to include brand share, pricing, promotion levels, and trade class development along with understanding the effectiveness of different investment levers. You’re curious about what works and what does not so we can work together to refine customer tactics.


What you’ll need:

  • Bachelor's Degree required
  • 3+ years of experience in sales roles or adjacent experiences required
  • Experience working with a syndicated service (Nielsen, IRI) account required
  • Experience working in consumer product goods preferred
  • Microsoft Office or Google Suite proficiency (i.e, Sheets, Slides, Docs) preferred




Our U.S.-based Customer Development teams are located in the following U.S. locations:

  • Boise, ID
  • Charlotte, NC
  • Lincoln, RI
  • Mason, OH
  • Minneapolis, MN
  • Nashville, TN
  • New York, NY – Global Headquarters
  • Piscataway, NJ
  • Rogers, AR
  • Schaumburg, IL
  • Atlanta, GA 


Are you interested in working for Colgate-Palmolive? Then apply 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, veteran status, marital status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Nearest Major Market: Chicago

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