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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:  Regional Packaging Manager

Travel Required?:  Travel - up to 10% of time
Date:  Jun 23, 2022
Partial remote working option

No Relocation Assistance Offered
# 128292 - Gebze - Kocaeli, Turkey, Turkey


We are Colgate - a caring, innovative growth company reimagining a healthier future for all people, their pets, and our planet. We are a leading global consumer products company with portfolios in Oral Care, Personal Care, Home Care and Pet Nutrition. At Colgate, we have a purpose! Every day around the world, we transform the lives of hundreds of millions people and pet families through groundbreaking innovation, outstanding products and nutrition, and committed people.


Our strong culture of collaboration, diversity, sustainability and inclusion is grounded in our core values of Caring, Global Collaboration and Continuous Improvement. Employees are rewarded by rich career development and career experiences. We pride ourselves on our focus on delivering high ethical, the richness that our diverse team brings, outstanding standards and our dedication to developing our employees. With many local benefits such as Summer Hours, Wellbeing programs, access to discounted Product, medical & life insurance, improved superannuation to name a few!


Job Summary :

The individual will have responsibility for leading the packaging and artwork teams for development, implementation, and improvement of packaging projects in the Africa Eurasia region and will provide leadership to his/her teams. The scope of this role covers all Colgate Palmolive product produced in Turkey, and in various Colgate Palmolive plants or Contract Manufacturers in other countries. .


Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead the packaging teams based in Turkey and in South Africa and provide them with the leadership support needed, with mentorship for implementing packaging projects according to global procedures and looking after their personal development.
  • Lead the conceptualization, initiation, development and implementation of new and improved packaging, through: design, prototyping, engineering specifications, mold and machinery qualification, functionality and quality testing, technology transfer, artwork development.
  • Work with Regional Engineering to provide early capital estimates for new structures and plan the appropriate support from packaging teams for successful new equipment installation and new mold validation.
  • Collaborate with Global Packaging Network and packaging partners, Product Development and other Global Supply Chain functions to ensure packaging projects meet agreed upon goals. Continuously assess and communicate project results vs. goals and take corrective action when required.
  • Identify and implement specific standardization and simplification, sustainability and margin improvement projects.
  • Partner with the plant leadership team to understand and implement the Supply Chain Strategy and with Procurement to validate, audit, assess alternative suppliers or alternative materials
  • Assure that specifications for packages (PGSS), processes, and/or equipment, are consistent with global packaging specifications, KPI goals, and support Quality and EOHS Standards.


Required Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor's or Master Degree in Engineering
  • Excellent command of both written and spoken English
  • Good knowledge of MS Office, especially Excel, knowledge of SAP is preferable
  • Good knowledge of Packaging technologies (IM, IBM, Printing) is preferable
  • Minimum 10 years of experience in R&D or Supply Chain roles of which Minimum 4 years in Packaging.
  • Minimum 3 years of team leading experience.


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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