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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:  Junior Brand Manager

Travel Required?:  Travel - up to 10% of time
Date:  Jun 11, 2024

No Relocation Assistance Offered
# 160116 - 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!


Junior Brand Manager 


Do you want to be part of a team that is building a future to smile about? What about having the opportunity to connect with others across the world and make an impact with your brand? If this is what energizes you, Colgate-Palmolive is the place to be! 


Our iconic brands, dedicated employees and sustainability commitments make us a company passionate about building a future to smile about for our employees, consumers, and surrounding communities. 


We are looking for a new colleague to an important position in our young, ambitious and winning team as Brand Manager Sanex within our successful subsidiary located in Weesp (15 minutes from Amsterdam). In this Brand Manager role, you will be working on one of the most powerful body care Brands in Europe. Sanex is pouring all of its passion and dedication into offering the consumer the most advanced skincare solutions with one clear mission: to keep people's skin at its healthy best.


The assignment:

You are part of the Consumer Experience team and within it, you are the Brand Champion responsible for the growth of Sanex. Furthermore, you are the owner of local consumer insights, making sure they are at the heart of our local decisions and strategies; from budget creation, portfolio management, media campaigns and shopper programs, all while enhancing and strengthening the brand equity.

  • Strengthen the brand through impactful marketing campaigns in collaboration with our media agency.

  • Implement and manage the local social media and PR strategy in collaboration with our agencies, including an influencers & ambassador program and PR events.

  • Partner with the European Brand Team to build next year's pipeline, fitting the local consumer needs.

  • Lead the retail activations and development of high-quality POS material and promotion plans - for our key retail partners  in close collaboration with the Sales Team.

  • Set up marketing partnerships (media and brand partnerships) with the aim of generating consideration & trial.

  • Manage your local marketing budget.


WHOA, this is totally me!

  • From 2/3 years of experience  in Brand & Product Management  (incl P&L and budget responsibility) in a FMCG environment.

  • Fluent in Dutch and English. 

  • Stakeholder management

  • An excellent communicator easily adapting communication towards different audiences in a clear, concise, and appropriate manner

  • A positive can-do attitude that persists regardless of challenges, with a strong sense of collaboration

  • Thorough planning and priority setting

  • A fast paced environment is what keeps you energized. 

  • You can juggle 1000 balls, balancing analytics, creativity, strategic and critical thinking while making quick progress in the constantly evolving business landscape


What we offer you

  • A one-year contract (possibility for an extension)

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

  • Excellent salary & benefit package including a 13th month & a bonus 

  • 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

  • Flexibility; we have a hybrid working model providing the possibility to work from home 2 days per week. 


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.



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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