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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:  Fragrance Development Scientist

Travel Required?:  Travel - up to 10% of time
Date:  May 8, 2024

No Relocation Assistance Offered
# 159420 - Del.Miguel Hidalgo, Mexico City, Mexico

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!


Job Summary: 

Our company encourages applications to the Fragrance Development Scientist position. This position  will be responsible for delivering the best fragrance options with business orientation working on assigned and proactive projects. It is important that this leader understands the fragrance strategy, market trends, business needs and identifies market and business opportunities to keep a continuous improvement loop. The Fragrance Development Scientist will be responsible for building networking with the Commercial, I&S and PD teams as well as with the houses to have a more integrated vision of business needs.


Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Lead and guide the fragrance development work for a given category or categories or emerging categories (e.g. Fabric Conditioners, Personal Wash, Skin Care, etc).

The work involves:

  • Creation, strengthening and maintenance of the fragrance collection(s) for the assigned category (or categories) ensuring the collections are kept updated and in line with brand equities and planned initiatives and projects.
  • Selection and recommendation of fragrances for B and C projects, consumer research and/or market introduction based on hedonic, performance, cost parameters, fit to concept and fit to brand.  
  • Leading and guiding cross-functional teams in the development of new fragrances for all A projects within the assigned category.  The person needs to identify and align fragrance deliverables and technical issues with partners in other functions and with management.
  • Seeks for and introduces new approaches, ideas or processes to fragrance development that will strengthen CP’s fragrance portfolio beyond current levels.  
  • Incorporates new fragrance technologies identified by the Fragrance Early Research team into the downstream pipeline of fragrance initiatives when needed to deliver a new or improved benefit to the consumer.
  • Provides proactive ideas and concepts to their Marketing counterparts ground in fragrance market trends considering adjacent categories and key competitors’ latest moves.
  • Leading and guiding the involvement and the work of our external partners (Fragrance Houses) in the development of fragrances for the assigned category.


Education, Experience, & Skill Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Biology, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering or any other related field.
  • English: Advanced- Proficiency
  • 4 to 5 years in R&D
  • Experience in fragrance development, fragrance evaluation, project management and development, coordinating several areas (Mkg, CIC, TI, SC) to achieve project milestones and deliverables.

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.


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