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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:  Stage Category Management

Travel Required?:  No Travel
Date:  04-Jan-2023

No Relocation Assistance Offered
# 150508 - Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands

Are you an ambitious student looking to gain marketing experience at one of the largest FMCG companies in the world? Do you like to work with famous brands such as Colgate, Elmex, Palmolive, Ajax and Sanex? Then join Colgate-Palmolive Netherlands as an intern and start your Marketing journey! 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 Category Management Intern for the Netherlands - based in Weesp (Amsterdam) per 1 April 2023. Note the startdate can be discussed. There is also a possibility to combine this internship with writing your thesis.


In this role you will be part of the Customer Development team of the Benelux and get full responsibility as of your first day. You will get the opportunity to gain experience in the dynamic FMCG market and put your own ideas into practice. 


Key accountabilities and responsibilities 

  • Supporting retailers’ mutation moments by developing category presentations which are used when presenting the shelf and category advice to our customers / retail partners

  • Analysing and building planograms (shelf recommendations) and working on advice projects.

  • Identifying big trends and opportunities in the market by analysing market data and market/consumer research.

  • Developing your data skills by analysing the market and creating monthly reports.


WHOA, this is totally me!

  • WO (/HBO) Bachelor or Master student with affinity with marketing/sales (product development, communication, activation);

  • Full command of the Dutch language is mandatory, as well as a good command of the English language;

  • Analytic mind and results-oriented;

  • Enthusiastic and driven;

  • Proactive and a strong communicator;

  • Independent;


What we offer you!

  • A unique opportunity to be part of a bold, ambitious and successful team, to learn what it is like working as a Category Manager. You will be a full member of the Category Management and Marketing team and attend meetings, allowing you to engage with all areas of the business.

  • A monthly internship allowance of 500 Euro and reimbursement of travel expenses. 

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

  • Flexibility; we have a hybrid working model providing the empowerment to take ownership of your work-life balance.



Interested? Please click on "Apply". 


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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