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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:  Category Management Manager - Albertson's, Oral Care

Travel Required?:  Travel - 25% of time
Date:  May 20, 2024

Relocation Assistance Offered Within Country
# 160397 - Boise, Idaho, United States

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!


** Applicants may be located in Cincinnati, Chicago, Boise, New York or New Jersey, though please note, individuals located in Cincinnati, Chicago, New York or New Jersey, you will be required to work on a hybrid model at a Colgate-Palmolive office.**


As the Category Management Manager - Albertson's, Oral Care, you will be the Oral Care Category Advisor, leading the development and building of Category Vision and Strategy for our Oral Care category. 


You will build and share compelling stories that provide insight to how shopper behaviors are influencing our categories. You will serve as the category expert by delivering insight-based, engaging category presentations to highlight opportunities. You will establish solid internal and external relationships based on thought leadership. You will analyze the 5Ps and analyze product introductions, pricing, seasonal reviews and programs, promotional planning and evaluation, consumer usage analyses, and understanding the impact of assortment changes on category and brand growth. You will apply category analysis, shopper insights and other available analytic tools and will apply your expertise to drive solutions for Colgate and our customers. 

You will drive the discovery and use of consumer, customer, and market insights for use in building strategies across the Customer Development Team, category and planning, as well as customer communications, and initiatives that improve brand and category performance.


** Applicants may be located in Cincinnati, Chicago, Boise, New York or New Jersey, though please note, individuals located in Cincinnati, Chicago, New York or New Jersey, you will be required to work on a hybrid model at a Colgate-Palmolive office.**
What you will do

  • Interpret and communicate shopper & consumer data and effectively integrate the insights to tell fact based stories to drive category solutions. Develop customer presentations, recommendations for new item introductions, and conduct plan-o-gram reviews.
  • Initiate and synchronize our brand strategies and priorities with customer strategies for an outcome where we all win, execute new product initiatives accordingly, and conduct promotional post-analysis.
  • Establish key partnerships that thrive on mutual trust and integrity in working relationships as consultants to the customer. Communicate and reinforce brand strategies & objectives internally.
  • Work with Nielsen, Numerator, Symphony, dunnhumby, and other customer point of sale systems to provide reliable, fact based analysis. Apply shelf management software and category expertise to provide recommendations for shelf placement for new items and existing products. Coordinate “Fair Share of Shelf” support and utilize plan-o-gram software.
  • Assess and reassess opportunities and seek creative solutions to further drive the Colgate Palmolive business.
  • Grow your capabilities by staying abreast of developments and best practices in category management. It is encouraged that you pursue the knowledge needed to improve departmental capabilities and improve professional competence. Be a key participant in the account-specific strategic planning process. Act as a strong, clear, objective, and inspiring voice on behalf of and within the North America CDO Enterprise.

Required qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 8+ years of consumer product sales or category management experience, or other relevant sales/marketing experience  
  • 5+ years of experience analyzing syndicated data (Nielsen, Circana)
  • Experience working with retailer POS data 
  • Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, Google Sheets & Slides
  • Availability to travel up to 25% of the time 

Preferred qualifications

  • Experience working with customer Shopper Behavior Data (Luminate, Dunhumby, 84.51/Stratum, Symphony, etc.) 
  • Experience working with Household Panel data (Numerator, Nielsen Panel, ect.) 
  • Apollo, JDA or other space planning experience 
  • Experience working in consumer product goods

Compensation and Benefits
Salary Range $115,200.00 - $144,000.00 USD

Pay is based on multiple non-discriminatory, individualized factors including but not limited to experience, job-related knowledge and education, skills and office/market location. In addition to base salary, salaried employees are eligible for annual discretionary bonuses, profit-sharing and, for Executive-level (salary grade 16 and above) roles only, long-term incentives in the form of Restricted Stock Units and/or Stock Options.

Subject to the terms and conditions of the applicable benefits plans then in effect, all salaried employees are also eligible for a competitive benefits package which includes:

  • Insurance: Employees (and their eligible dependents) are eligible to participate in Company-sponsored Medical, Dental, Vision, Basic Life Insurance, Accidental Death & Dismemberment and Disability insurance plans.
  • Retirement Plans: Employees are eligible to enroll in Colgate's 401(k) plan, which provides for company matching contributions subject to eligibility requirements
  • Vacation/PTO: Employees receive a minimum of 15 days of vacation/PTO leave annually
  • Paid Holidays: Employees receive a minimum of 13 paid/floating holidays annually
  • Paid Sick Leave: Based on location and consistent with applicable state and local law, employees receive a minimum of 40 hours of paid sick leave on January 1st of each year
  • Paid Parental Leave: Eligible employees may take up to eight weeks of paid parental leave and 12 weeks of unpaid leave (varies for employees with fewer than 12 months of service and is subject to hours worked requirements)

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.

For additional Colgate terms and conditions, please click here.


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