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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:  Front Office Manager

Travel Required?:  No Travel
Date:  29 Aug 2023

No Relocation Assistance Offered
# 154215 - Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands

Front Office Manager


Do you want to be part of a young and diverse team? What about having the opportunity to connect with others across the world, full of stimulating discussions, and make impactful contributions? If this is how you see your career, Colgate-Palmolive is the place to be! 


Our iconic brands (e.g. Colgate, Palmolive, Ajax, Sanex), 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 Front Office Manager you will be responsible for the general operation of our office  for Colgate-Palmolive Netherlands in Weesp (Amsterdam). It is a facilitating, but also representative role, with both organizing as well as administrative tasks.


What You’ll Do

Every day is different, but below is a sample of what you will experience and expect to accomplish:

  • General reception work is a big part of the job which  involves greeting visitors, answering incoming phone calls and general admin tasks. 

  • Light financial admin such as creating PO’s and vendors in the system

  • Provide back-office support to our Professional Oral Care team (webshop), as well as our external Consumer Affairs call center.

  • Support the local leadership team with various tasks and organize local events whether on or off-site - throughout the year 

  • Responsibility for our overall office environment in the broadest meaning of the word: purchasing office supplies and equipment and taking proper inventory ensuring a great workplace to smile about 


Communication, as well as keeping and following-up on appointments is important, as you will work with quite a few external and internal service providers and government services such as the building proprietor, the cleaning company, internal Colgate IT department,  maintenance companies, health authorities, etc. 


Furthermore there’s a great opportunity to discover the ‘people’ side of the company as there’s a wide range of (ad-hoc) support activities inside our HR department this person can be involved in as well. 


Overall it’s a great role for an energetic person who loves to connect with others and be a part of the different workings within the organization and aims to  make sure everything runs smoothly.


WHOA, this is totally me!

  • An optimist in action; fluent in Dutch is a must and English speaking

  • Minimum 2-3 years of experience in office administration

  • Hands-on “can do” approach

  • Strong communicator who can guide both with internal and external stakeholders

  • Basic computer skills

  • Team player who likes to juggle 1000 balls whilst delivering accurate results 


What we offer you!

  • Note this is a part-time on-site role of 3 days per week, the organization of the days is negotiable. Meaning you can work in 3 full days or a combination of half days as well. 

  • An important position in a young, ambitious and winning team

  • Both national and international career opportunities in one of the world’s leading consumer goods company

  • Great salary & benefit package including a 13th month, a bonus and a Sustainable Bicycle  plan

  • On an annual basis you are granted 29 holidays 

  • From the end of May till the end of September we have “Summer Hours”  where we provide the flexibility to enjoy the weekend earlier on Friday afternoon as of 14.00


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 and submit 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, 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 programme, please visit To learn more about Hill's and the Hill’s Food, Shelter & Love programme 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.

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