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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:  Customer Development Officer - MP

Travel Required?:  Travel - 75% of time or more
Date:  Sep 14, 2021
Partial remote working option

No Relocation Assistance Offered
# 111120 - Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India

Job Purpose :
 Ensure width and depth of distribution of CP products in the given zone and implementation of CD strategies so as to achieve the sales and distribution objectives for the zone


Job Dimensions :

1.Manpower / Subordinates - Contract / 3P resources  :2 – 16 stockist sales men ( Average 9)  / 1- 6 PSR (Average 3)

PSR are on third party payroll and SSM are on stockist payroll

2.Other Parameters- (Revenues/Volume/Budget) :12.31 Cr. p.a. (Varies across zones)


Job Context & Challenges 
Ensure effective execution of the CD strategies and roll out of schemes by closely working with the stockists, SSMs and PSRs across the zone
Functional linkages (Indicate frequency where applicable )
Internal: CDTL, CDM, Area Managers, CDO IM, Customer Supply Chain Manager, Shopper Development Manager and Customer Finance Manager. 
External: Stockists, PSRs , Stockist Salesmen and trade (As per PJP) 
Key Accountabilities :
Distribution Management  

 • Trade management
-    Identify new markets/accounts and bring them under direct coverage on  a regular basis 
-    Ensure addition of speciality wholesalers 
-    Ensure stores in route list are classified according to the correct RE
-    Ensure that SSM efforts are directed to reduce number of non-purchasers
-    Ensure optimum usage of activations to drive sales
•    Ensure sales call efficiency 
-    Selling stories range selling, handling objections, etc.
In-store management  

 • Prioritise accounts for maximum impact through visibilities (ensure coverage of top 2 outlets in every route)
Market Updates
 • Secure and draw insights from any competitive information available in public domain regarding:
-    New products
-    Activities
-    Schemes 
-    Any other developments 
Data based working and communication

•    Utilize data to drive overall business performance 
-    Setting objectives for market visits 
-    Reviewing salesmen and PSR performance against plan
-    Reviewing stockist performance against plan
Developing and training     

•    Train and develop salesmen through required mode of training ( e.g. new products,  toothbrush assortment, focus on medical stores i.e. PASSION understanding)
•    Coach and motivate salesmen to perform well by ensuring that CP benefits are availed by SSMs 
-    Medical benefit
-    PPF
-    80% of HN1 earnings, etc.
•    Acknowledge any issues faced by salesmen in the field and provide support to resolve it
Meetings     

•    Conduct effective monthly and weekly salesmen meetings 
-    Updates on route wise overall STT 
-    Toothbrush STT 
-    Route wise ERC and productivity
-    Brand wise ERC
-    Visibility booking 
-    HN1 tracking 
-    Best practises sharing and mock calls
Reporting    

•    Compile reports and information as per requirements communicated by AM
Relationship Building    

•    Maintain trust and understanding in working with stockist and trade in general, especially partner with key wholesalers to drive business 
-    Share success stories
-    Communicate program to build off-takes
-    Mutually work towards category growth
-    Resolve issues, etc.

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.

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 recognized 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 http://www.colgatepalmolive.com. To learn more about Colgate Bright Smiles, Bright Futures® oral health education program, please visit http://www.colgatebsbf.com. To learn more about Hill's and the Hill’s Food, Shelter & Love program please visit http://www.hillspet.com. To learn more about Tom’s of Maine  please visit  http://www.tomsofmaine.com.

Reasonable accommodation during the application process is available for persons with disabilities. Please contact Application_Accommodation@colpal.com with the subject "Accommodation Request" should you require accommodation.


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