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Customer Development Internship

Date: Aug 2, 2019

Location: Surrey, ENG, GB

No Relocation Assistance Offered
# 73404 - Surrey, England, United Kingdom


Colgate-Palmolive is building a future to smile about through our global brands, caring values, and commitment to developing innovative products that delight consumers around the world


Why Work For Colgate Palmolive:

  • The learning & development opportunities: You will develop a commercial mind-set and learn new skills working closely with a cross-functional team giving you exposure to all local market departments
  • The challenge & variety: You will operate in a fast paced operational environment, directly impacting the day to day performance of the business with the opportunity to make a difference.
  • The global experience: You will have the opportunity to work with global brands, participate in global strategies with potential to develop your career internationally
  • The Colgate Values: Caring, global teamwork and continuous improvement are integral to how we operate every day


What the Role Involves:

  • Working as part of a customer development team engaging some of the UK largest and most dynamic retailers
  • Supporting the Customer development managers to execute a plan that delivers the Sales and margin targets for that retailer
  • Ownership of volume, financial and promo planning for all things related to these retailers
  • Responsibility for investment invoicing and financial analysis for these retailers
  • Building Internal & external relationships, networks within the retailers, driving engagement and optimising business plans.
  • Working cross functionally with Category managers, Retail & Shopper marketers, Finance, customer service & logistic teams to deliver growth
  • Excellent communication to lead and manage ad hoc projects across the team
  • Present and assist with customer engagement initiatives


What we offer:

  • A full induction, training, coaching to set you up for success
  • A dynamic, fast paced, collaborative environment that will accelerate your learning & will provide an opportunity to gain a commercial & customer development experience
  • Being part of a large customer development team which operates as one team
  • An ongoing development plan to help your personal development and potential evolution of your career in Colgate


Candidate Profile:

  • Degree level
  • Numerically and analytically strong
  • Someone who is motivated by delivering results
  • Likes working in a fast paced international environment
  • Proactive individual who is good at multi-tasking, planning and priority setting
  • Passionate about brands, retail, shoppers and the consumer.
  • Positive mindset is essential

Equal Opportunity Employer
Colgate is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, marital status, veteran status (United States positions), or any other characteristic protected by law.

Are you interested in working for Colgate-Palmolive? You can apply online and 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.

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, elmex, Tom’s of Maine, Sorriso, Speed Stick, Lady Speed Stick, Softsoap, Irish Spring, Protex, Sanex, Elta MD, PCA Skin, Ajax, Axion, Fabuloso, Soupline and Suavitel, as well as Hill’s Science Diet and Hill’s Prescription Diet.  

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

Reasonable accommodation during the application process is available for persons with disabilities. Please contact with the subject "Accommodation Request" should you require accommodation.