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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:  Senior Chemist

Travel Required?:  Travel - 25% of time
Date:  Jun 24, 2022
No remote working option

No Relocation Assistance Offered
# 123301 - Guangzhou, Guangdong, China



  • Lead new product implementation/ development according to Marketing product grid and as assigned by supervisor/manager, including lab/ pilot batches, stability/ micro test, claim substantiation, etc.

  • Manage projects independently with cross-functional cross-geographic collaborations

  • Develop technical project timeline/ prepare technical bundle for assigned projects

  • Conduct local validation of formulae recommended by PD and/or other Colgate technical groups

  • Conduct EMO to ensure manufacturability and product integrity

  • Communicate project status/issues in a timely fashion to Marketing/Supply Chain/ R&D

  • Interface with Manufacturing and lead manufacturing process development and optimization, and trouble shooting as needed

  • Implement applicable Corporate Quality Standards and ensure GLP in the laboratory/pilot, and compliance with EOHS requirements



Internal: Category CIC, Division Marketing/ subsidiary Marketing, Procurement, CBS, Category PD, PDM group, Regulatory/ Legal, Dermal Clinical Research group, OEB group, Packaging , Technical service, Manufacturing, QA, EOHS coordinator

External: Raw Material suppliers (including fragrance houses), external clinical research labs, academic institutes, third-party analytical/micro labs


M.S.  (preferred) in Chemistry, Biochemistry or other related fields

BS degree in Chemistry, Biochemistry or other related fields



M.S. 0 – 2 years experience in Fast Moving Consumer Goods industry

BS minimum 3 years of relevant experience 


Special Knowledge:

  • Strong communication skills in written and oral English;

  • Familiar with office software: word, excel, power point, etc.

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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