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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:  Deputy QPPV - EU

Travel Required?:  Travel - up to 10% of time
Date:  Nov 20, 2023

No Relocation Assistance Offered
# 154328 - Colombes, Top-of-Seine, France

Deputy QPPV

EU - Fully Remote Position - Must reside in EU


In order to continue its commercial success, Colgate-Palmolive is currently looking for a Deputy QPPV (fully remote/home office based in EU). The Deputy QPPV supports a seamless pharmacovigilance capability that ensures safety as a top priority for Colgate-Palmolive’s product line of drugs/medicines, medical devices, cosmetics and general products. The role requires an aptitude and willingness to have direct, hands-on involvement in the delivery of key projects globally. This is a permanent role and is home-based within the EEA with expected, targeted travel for training, on-boarding and company needs.


Job Responsibilities:

  • Knowledge and working practice of the EU Good Pharmacovigilance Modules (GVP)
  • Participate in local or global project teams as a subject matter expert in PV
  • Participate in company Signal Management activities; contribute to identification and evaluation of safety signals from all available sources
  • Knowledge of Brexit and its impact on PV systems
  • Participate in the timely planning, execution, submission, implementation and maintenance of EU RMPs, periodic aggregate safety reports (PSURs/PBRERs and DSURs) and ad hoc safety reports
  • Participate in the creation of response documents to EU Regulatory Authorities in cooperation with the QPPV and other stakeholders
  • As Deputy QPPV, support the QPPV function within the company and globally, ensuring constant compliance with European PV Legislation, EU Regulations and maintaining the company’s Pharmacovigilance system
  • Help to maintain a robust Pharmacovigilance compliance programme, company policies and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and ensure compliance with regulatory standards
  • Maintenance and support of the PV System Master File
  • Assist in building good working relationships with other departments, both globally and at European level, to ensure all PV-related activities are fully understood and successfully executed
  • Assist in the implementation of compliance standards and facilitate the regular collection of compliance metrics as required
  • Maintain/Oversee PV agreements, contracts, Safety Data Exchange Agreements (SDEAs) and data analysis relevant to the company’s quality compliance programme
  • Constantly maintain inspection readiness for PV and GCP audits and inspections; take part in the preparation and help conduct Pharmacovigilance inspections/ audits and contribute to GxP inspections/ audits, as necessary; support timely execution and submission of responses to inspections/ audits findings; maintain inspection/audit related documentation and PSMF files containing audit reports, responses
  • Prepare training materials and deliver Pharmacovigilance training for European employees, ensuring company training and training attendance log is kept and properly documented and stored
  • Support in the management of PV activities at affiliate level, in line with the company’s corporate procedures
  • Other tasks assigned by the GPV Head, as needed


Skills and Requirements:

  • Doctorate in Medicine or Pharmacy, preferred, other health care professionals considered
  • Min 5-10 years' experience in the pharmaceutical industry, predominately in Pharmacovigilance, having worked on both development and marketed products
  • Experience of working in a cross functional team
  • Knowledge, competencies and skills Proven expertise in Pharmacovigilance, including risk management - understanding, identifying, mitigating and communicating risks at the study or program level
  • Advanced knowledge of regulations governing Pharmacovigilance in the pharmaceutical industry and Research & Development processes in Europe and globally
  • Strong organisational, planning, prioritising and problem-solving skills
  • Effective multi-tasking skills, applied in different and complex assignments and ability to work effectively under the pressure and under strict timelines
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively and use own initiative
  • Ability to communicate effectively both locally and globally, internally and externally
  • Open to changes, suggestions and innovations, continuously on the look-out for work processes' improvements
  • Tolerance for ambiguity and ability to adapt quickly to a changing business environment
  • Highly resilient, tenacious and resourceful
  • High attention to details

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 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 program, please visit To learn more about Hill's and the Hill’s Food, Shelter & Love program 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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