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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:  eCommerce Merchandiser

Travel Required?:  Travel - up to 10% of time
Date:  29-Oct-2022
Partial remote working option

No Relocation Assistance Offered
# 143240 - Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands


eCommerce Merchandiser


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


Our iconic brands (eg elmex, Colgate and 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. If you want to work for a company that lives by its values, then give your career a reason to smile...every single day.


Currently, we’re looking for an eCommerce Merchandiser within our successful subsidiary located in Weesp (part of Amsterdam), the Netherlands.

In your role as the eCommerce Merchandiser, you will focus on improving the online execution and performance of our brands with additional responsibilities over time to provide objective category advice for our key retailers. You play a key and central role within the Commercial team and will work in close collaboration with Sales, Marketing, and Logistics as well as with regional teams and experts. 


What you’ll do:

Improving online execution & performance of our brands 

  • Understanding and leveraging key insights to drive our local plans

  • Leveraging key materials and activations

  • Ensuring execution of optimized premium online content

  • Checking that our critical counterparts are executed with key customers

  • Testing and evaluating ROI of campaigns for continuous learning and improvement


Over time provide objective category advice for our key customers 

  • With the help of  insights and data propose objective shelf and assortment recommendations to our key customers

  • Identify category challenges and turn them into opportunities by understanding the why and piecing together the different parts of the puzzle 

  • Work with research agencies by gathering new insights and putting them into action in our category vision stories and shelf recommendations

  • Continuously look for innovative ways to present our recommendations visually and through storytelling at our customers


To ultimately  increase (a) penetration of our brands (b) basket size of our shoppers and (c) loyalty of our consumers


WHOA, this is totally me!

  • BS/BA degree or equivalent required

  • 2-3 years of digital marketing, content management and analytics experience or commercial experience at an FMCG company

  • Agile mindset, able & willing to constantly adapt to changing realities

  • Fluent in Dutch is a must, English as well. 

  • Strong communication skills

  • Insights & Analytics: understanding the power of data and eager to dig to get the answer

  • Curious to understand the dynamics of eCommerce

  • Structured, accurate and efficient in delivering reliable data and insight in a visually appealing way


What we offer you 

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

  • Excellent salary & benefits 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 2-3 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.

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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