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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 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, Hill's Prescription Diet and Hill's Ideal Balance.

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:  Total Rewards Lead

Travel Required?:  Travel - up to 10% of time
Date:  Nov 16, 2020
Partial remote working option

No Relocation Assistance Offered
# 91261 - District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam

Job Purpose (Summary of what the job exists to accomplish)


Responsible for providing oversight, coordination and act as  the escalation point for  total rewards activities or practices bound to legal or regulatory requirements.


Responsible to track and report effectiveness of the COHRE’s work and identify continuous improvement opportunities and make recommendations in the design/ re-design of programs/ processes and practices to be competitive in order to attract and retain talents

Responsible for people compensation & benefits, people management and effectiveness

Extend role to Myanmar Commercial Total Rewards and also be part of Vietnam Business Partner 


Job Dimensions (Impact of the job measured in quantitative terms)


Manpower / Subordinates




S & C








Contract / 3P resources




Other Parameters 




Business Partnership (Cross functional which work closely )

  • Internal: All Functions in Commercial and MP3

  • External: Suppliers


Key Accountabilities (A collection of duties and/or responsibilities assigned) 

Accountability - Total Rewards

  • Design, plan and manage benefit plans and programs while ensuring cost effectiveness to the organization (e.g., insurance plans, retirement plans, vacations, etc.)

    • People cost analysis for budget planning (e.g. salary, other employees benefits such as insurance, allowances)

    • Monitor, evaluate and redesign rewards programs. Participate in regional and global rewards initiatives and projects. 

  • Design, plan and manage compensation strategy in accordance to the business requirement in order to achieve market competitiveness while complying with national and local legal requirements

    • Proactive, able to look at business issues & propose solutions to maintain CP’s competitive position in market within affordability, e.g sales incentive/ benefit schemes for CP headcount and 3rd  employees whose salary & benefits are reimbursed by Colgate

  • Implement Compensation and Benefits processes, procedures, and policies that align with Colgate’s Total Rewards strategy

  • Responsible for the competitive positioning of Total Rewards via active participation in surveys and industry meetings

    • Job evaluation and matching to align with Colgate Global grading

  • Manage, govern and implement HR technology including SAP, SuccessFactors, Comp Offer System, Benefits Online Portal (Thomsons Darwin)

  • Manage and plan the Salary Planning Process (e.g design salary structure, merit matrix and increase planning)

  • Manage, Plan the Annual Salary Review/Recommendation Process to ensure that the spending is within the approved budget.

  • Design, implement and manage the Total Rewards communication strategy

  • Make sure that the compensation and benefits programs are aligned across location - HO & MP in Vietnam and Commercial & Plant in Myanmar 

  • Source of expertise advice for HRBP & business

  • Ensure clarity and employee’s understanding of our total rewards 

  • Work with Hub Total Rewards to implement global guideline in local context, as well as be able to provide some recommendations to Hub on local context

Accountability - HR Business Partner for Vietnam Commercial

  • Work with the CD Leadership  to manage manpower planning & deployment at the branch level and ensure optimal manning of zones/positions

    • Plan movements within the branch and outside to ensure that Hi-Pos are continuously engaged 

  • Recruitment & Selection done within the stipulated Turn Around Time

    • Coordinate with CBS to facilitate external hiring processes

    • Build pipeline for high turnover areas

  • Manage, Plan and facilitate the Annual Performance Review

    • Ensure that employees complete the performance review process

    • Facilitate the Annual Performance Calibration, and ensure that the distribution is within guideline

  • Capability Development

    • Partner with CD team to build capability for CD employees

  • Manage and Support the Exit Process



  • 10 years of progressive working experience with minimum  3 years in compensation & benefits and 1-2 years in HR Business Partner

    • Familiar with total rewards tools and processes, make sure that required processes are completed

    • Familiar with Job matching and evaluation, benefits program design

    • Advanced knowledge of HR processes and analytics



Functional Competencies  

  • Knowledge of Commercial business operation and manufacturing environment

  • FMCG industry knowledge

  • Knowledge of HR policies, HR labour law, practices and programs

  • Skilled in interpersonal, group and organization dynamics

  • Creative  and Analytical thinking




  • Business acumen

  • Collaboration

  • Approachable to business partners employees

  • Be visible in both commercial and plant, can build relationship and trust from MP3

  • Attention to details

  • Organizational skills

  • People Management Skills

  • Continuous Improvement

  • Analytical Skills

  • Communication Skills

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 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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