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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:  Category Management Specialist

Travel Required?:  Travel - 25% of time
Date:  Jan 12, 2021
Remote working option during the current situation

No Relocation Assistance Offered
# 96500 - Garza Garcia, Nuevo Leon, Mexico

Who we are:
About Colgate-Palmolive

Are you looking for a role in Category Manage,ment and 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 diligent household brands, 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

The experience

What role will you play as a member of the Colgate’s Catman team?




Support Category Management Specialist in development of an indispensable category management offering in assigned categories and with assigned accounts based on Best Practices methodology, helping retailers get our products into the store, off the shelf, and into the home of our consumers more efficiently and profitably, so increasing their return on investment


Main Responsibilities


Best Practices Category Management 
● Help complete Best Practice templates for each stage of process for assigned categories using Nielsen and Consumer Insight studies to understand channel, segment and size trends, consumer needs and purchase decision process, purchase frequency, intensity and transaction size etc, with the objective of helping partner accounts improve management of the category through the supply chain to the point of sale 
● Analyze partner account data and compare with market to identify category opportunities and develop category strategies and tactics for assortment, pricing, promotion and merchandising at the point of sale 
● Coordinate regular meetings between multi-functional category teams, ensuring meeting infrastructure meets all team needs at minimal cost 
● Assist in development of motivating strategic presentations for all stages of process in core categories 
● Manage category partnership process to ensure delivery of high quality, timely analysis and become an indispensable part of the account´s business

● Help coordinate in-field tests and rollout of implementation plans using Field Salesmen and specially trained Promoters, keeping Field Sales and Customer Marketing Management updated on progress and issues as they arise

● Help evaluate and monitor all tests before, during and after implementation and against control stores in order to build understanding of the impact of different tactics at the point of sale and improve CP´s overall understanding of category demand drivers 

Merchandising/Shelf Management 
● Finalize generic category planograms based on strategies and tactics developed in Best Practices process 
● Perform analysis of Account data and tailor planograms to account needs

● Support Field Sales, Consumer Marketing and Channel requests for merchandising support to help us “win at the shelf”


What do you need?


Bachelor´s Degree completed 

Minimum 3 years of experience in Category Management

Knowledge of the category process

Microsoft Access Domain

Knowledge of planogramming tools (SpaceMan)

Upper Intermediate English Level 

Experience working with Soriana is highly preferred 


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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