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Established in 1806 as a small soap and candle business in New York City, Colgate-Palmolive is now a truly global company with products sold in over 200 countries and territories under such internationally recognised brand names as Colgate, Palmolive, Softsoap, Irish Spring, Protex, Sorriso, Kolynos, elmex, Tom's of Maine, Sanex, Ajax, Axion, Soupline, Haci Sakir, Suavitel, PCA SKIN, EltaMD, Filorga and Hello as well as Hill's Science Diet and Hill's Prescription Diet.

Colgate-Palmolive is a leading consumer products company that serves hundreds of millions of consumers worldwide with brands and products across four core businesses – Oral Care, Personal Care, Home Care and Pet Nutrition. We are committed to offering products that make lives healthier and more enjoyable, and programmes that enrich communities around the world.

Every day millions of people trust our products to care for themselves and the ones they love. Our goal is to use our technology to create products that will continue to improve the quality of life for our consumers wherever they live.

A career at Colgate-Palmolive is an excellent opportunity if you seek a global experience, constant challenge, and development opportunities in an environment that respects work/life effectiveness.

Job Title:  Territory Manager - SA

Travel Required?:  Travel - up to 10% of time
Date:  17 Jul 2024

No Relocation Assistance Offered
# 160791 - Adelaide, South Australia, Australia

Who We Are
Colgate-Palmolive Company is a caring, innovative growth company that is reimagining a healthier future for all people, their pets and our planet. Focused on Oral Care, Personal Care, Home Care and Pet Nutrition, we sell our products in more than 200 countries and territories under brands such as Colgate, Palmolive, elmex, hello, meridol, Sorriso, Tom’s of Maine, EltaMD, Filorga, Irish Spring, PCA SKIN, Protex, Sanex, Softsoap, Speed Stick, Ajax, Axion, Fabuloso, Soupline and Suavitel, as well as Hill’s Pet Nutrition.

We are recognised for our leadership and innovation in promoting sustainability and community wellbeing, including our achievements in decreasing plastic waste and promoting recyclability, saving water, conserving natural resources and improving children’s oral health.

If you want to work for a company that lives by their values, then give your career a reason to smile and join our global team!


About the Role


  • This territory would be based in Adelaide's northern suburbs, stretching from Sefton Park to Nuriootpa, with a regional run to the Yorke Peninsula.
  • As a Territory Manager you will be responsible for developing a range of diverse customers through your ability to build and maintain strong relationships and to influence key partners. Managing your own territory autonomously day to day, you will be supported by an experienced management team and will also maintain close contact with your peer network. 
  • Develop your insights and experience into the competitive Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) industry by:
  • Using category insights to increase share of space in-store and optimise ranging of our products on the supermarket shelf
  • Selling permanent and temporary displays into all customers
  • Ensuring efficient coverage of your entire store network 
  • All of the tools required to succeed will be provided, for example an iPad and fully maintained company car. You will also undergo a comprehensive induction and training program.
  • With over 90% of our Customer Development/Sales team beginning their careers as a Graduate Territory Manager, we are proud to say that many have gone on to become Colgate-Palmolive executive leaders all around the globe across various functions.


The opportunities are endless!


The Ideal Candidate


  • A University Degree qualified graduate who is keen to learn and develop into a corporate leader of tomorrow. The key to your success in this role is an interest in Customer Development/Sales, Logistics, Communications, Economics or Marketing. 
  • We are looking for a confident communicator with the ability to influence and build relationships. Strong time management and organisational skills are imperative, as is being self-motivated, resilient and determined to succeed. 
  • You must have a valid driver's license and Australian work rights to be considered for this opportunity. 


What you’ll need...

  • Valid driver's License
  • Australian working rights




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Our Commitment to Sustainability
With the Colgate brand in more homes than any other, we are presented with great opportunities and new challenges as we work to integrate sustainability into all aspects of our business and create positive social impact. We are determined to position ourselves for further growth as we act on our 2025 Sustainability & Social Impact Strategy.

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Achieving our purpose starts with our people — ensuring our workforce represents the people and communities we serve —and creating an environment where our people feel they belong; where we can be our authentic selves, feel treated with respect and have the support of leadership to impact the business in a meaningful way.

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.

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


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