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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 recognized 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 programs 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:  Account Manager

Travel Required?:  Travel - up to 10% of time
Date:  May 10, 2024

# 159059 - Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands

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 recognized 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!


Account Manager -  Food


We’re looking for an Account Manager within our successful subsidiary located in Amsterdam (Weesp), the Netherlands. Reporting to the Sr. Account Manager Manager who is responsible for Food in the Netherlands, the focus of the Account Manager is to build strong partnerships with the retailers to ensure a mutually profitable business. Furthermore the Account Manager is responsible for delivering market shares, sales and margin at your accounts.


What you'll do


Customers: e.g. Plus, Vomar & Sligro



  • Demonstrate a clear understanding of the customer strategy, their shopper and how Colgate-Palmolive can optimize their brands and strategy within this environment

  • Demonstrate commercial drive to identify issues and opportunities for resolution/optimization and target achievement.

  • Day to day contact with our Food customers

  • Yearly negotiation



  • Develop tailored commercial plans & implement them via a Joint Business Planning

  • Work closely and creatively with a cross-functional commercial team (e.g. finance, consumer engagement, category management and logistics) to identify, develop and implement the appropriate business solutions required to drive the business forward


WHOA, this is totally me 


  • 2-5 years experience in account management or marketing within a FMCG company.

  • An optimist in action; 

  • Fluent in Dutch and English

  • Hands-on “can do” approach, with willingness to learn and adapt quickly

  • A Bachelor or Master degree

  • Good knowledge & understanding of the FMCG industry and Dutch Retail

  • Passionate about brands and shopper behavior

  • Team player (easily develops relationship with customers and colleagues in other functions) with a winner mentality focused on delivering results

  • Strong analytical skills, accurate, curious and pragmatic


What we offer you


  • A unique opportunity to be part of a bold, optimistic and young successful team

  • Flexibility; we have a hybrid working model providing the empowerment to take ownership of your work-life balance. There is the opportunity to work remote and in the summer months the flexibility to enjoy the weekend earlier on Friday afternoons.

  • An attractive salary package with bonus, a car (allowance) and 13th month

  • Professional advantages of a multicultural environment that supports your development and recognizes your achievements

  • International career possibilities.


If you’ve read this far, we bet it’s because you’re serious about joining a group of passionate people so just hit the “apply” button, submit your application and give your career a reason to smile about! 



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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