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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:  Associate Brand Manager NEH-Home Care FTC

Travel Required?:  Travel - up to 10% of time
Date:  Sep 18, 2023

No Relocation Assistance Offered
# 155081 - Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark

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!


Location: Nordics- Sweden or Denmark

Travel expectations: up to 10%

Reporting to: Northern Europe Marketing Manager Home Care


Hey - Colgate is looking for you!


Do you want to come to work with a smile and leave with one as well? In between those smiles, your day consists of working in a global organization, continually learning and collaborating, having stimulating discussions, and making impactful contributions!


If this is how you see your career, Colgate is the place to be!


Our iconic household brands (like Colgate, Sanex, Palmolive, Ajax, Softlan and more), dedicated employees, and sustainability commitments make us a company passionate about building a future to smile about for our employees, consumers, and surrounding communities. The pride in our brand fuels a workplace that encourages creative thinking, champions experimentation, and promotes authenticity which has contributed to our enduring success.


If you want to work for a company that lives by their values, then give your career a reason to smile...every single day.


Now there is a fantastic opportunity for a curious and passionate Associate Brand Manager to join our Northern Europe Hub Team. Could this be you? 


Job Purpose

We work daily with the world's largest and most popular brands like Ajax, Dunlet, Softlan, Vel and Klorin,  and you will be a part of this team,  which ensures they continue being the favorite brand for consumers in Denmark, Sweden, Norway and Finland. 


To consistently deliver the category and brand objectives, aligned to the overall Division strategy and agreed priorities and support driving our digital transformation.


Main Responsibilities

  • Work closely with local markets to ensure projects that will add to their continue growth are approved and delivered on time for launch

  • Main contact point to Division on delivering our product launch. From when receiving the Kick-off form, Artwork-Text form and timeplan to make sure all steps are signed and approved from all parts. Then to be uploaded in our internal system BEAT with a brief on the change in Artwork.  

  • Build effective partnerships across the Nordic commercial organisation, Innovation and Category Manufacturing service, Regulatory and key local business partnerships.

  • Play a critical role in ensuring the quality and the schedule are adhered to and must be there to also be able to prioritize and push back if we can not deliver on time.


Personal Attributes

  • Bachelor and/or Master degree in eg. Marketing, Business Administration or similar

  • 1-2 years project management experience

  • Strong analytical skills

  • Good commercial and financial understanding

  • Creativity

  • Relationship building ability with brilliant communication skills

  • Fluent in Swedish or Danish a plus not required

  • Fluent English 

  • Digital savvy


For this role: 

  • We are looking for you who are service-minded, have an eye on process management and love to have several projects running at the same time. You need to be open and collaborative. Your flexibility taps into handling dialogues and alignment virtually across our different markets. 
  • You have an eye for details - big and small, and work systematically to secure world class quality and delivery in which you take pride. 
  • You need to be proactive and self-motivated to naturally follow up and chase closing of tasks cross functional. 
  • Ongoing daily support on ad hoc tasks is part of your varied responsibilities. 
  • Your background can be diverse. You do have experience with support, administration and project management/coordination, preferably from a consulting agency or a similar function in a larger global company / matrix organization. It is an advantage if you have previously sat in such a support function and you know you feel comfortable in this role.


Key challenges

  • You will interact with many stakeholders across our Hub and manage several projects at the same time. This will challenge your ability to prioritize, communicate clearly and get what you need in time for your deadlines. 
  • A task that you will be responsible for is when we get a schedule for a project from the production a so-called KOF (Kick-Off form) then you must ensure our products to the Nordics come safely through all the steps that follow from that schedule , which is shared with us. It requires you to get in touch with many different departments in the company.
  • You will navigate different digital tools and platforms internally and externally. This will require your ability to think logically and be one step ahead. Constant high volume of activity and required actions will challenge your set plans. 
  • Part of launching a new product also means supporting the local markets with their requested  information. You will support them to secure updated packshots, safety data sheets, dimensions, expected delivery at local warehouse ect.  

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
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.


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