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HR Business Associate - Global Supply Chain

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Date: Jul 12, 2018

Location: Piscataway, NJ, 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: Piscataway, New Jersey, United States
No Relocation Assistance Offered
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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
  • Deploy and execute CoHRE-developed strategies
  • 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
  • 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


Positive Employee Relations

  • Advocate for employees through workforce relationships
  • Support leaders’ initiatives to create and maintain a positive employee relations work environment
  • Manage the internal grievance process
  • Support employee and labor relations training for management and supervisory staff, including coordinating the use of outside legal resources to deliver training
  • Establish proactive and responsive channels of communication to understand the pulse of the organization
  • 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


Education/ Experience Requirements


  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Business or related discipline
  • At least 4-7  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)



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.

Nearest Major Market: New Jersey

Job Segment: Supply Chain, Supply, Consulting, Compliance, HR, Operations, Technology, Legal, Human Resources

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