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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 Brand Manager (f/m/d)

Travel Required?:  Travel - up to 10% of time
Date:  May 24, 2024

No Relocation Assistance Offered
# 160578 - Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany

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!



As a Senior Brand Manager Elmex (f/m/d) at Colgate-Palmolive you are leading the brand growth plan for mass & professional channels for the biggest sub-brand platforms sensitivity and you are multifaceted, encompassing various strategic and tactical responsibilities aimed at elevating the company's brand image and market position.



  • Leads functionally, coaches and develops one (Junior) Brand Manager & a Trainee (subject to Graduate Trainee Program timeline)
  • Develops holistic brand growth plan in cooperation with the elmex brand lead and cross-functional team
  • Responsible for P&L and the SOM development
  • Develops media and marketing plans & all required assets 
  • Develops sales and training plans & materials for both mass & professional sales teams
  • Works closely with Scientific Affairs, Customer Development, Digital Transformation & Division team


Key Skills, Competencies & Qualifications:

  • College or University degree
  • At least 5 years of Brand Management or Shopper Marketing experience in the FMCG / OTC environment. Experience in medical marketing & working with health care professionals is a plus
  • First leadership experience is a plus
  • Consumer & Profession focused: Works with agility and finds new ways through the use of digital tools and data to get closer to consumers and shoppers. Puts consumer needs and experience at the heart of all activities and decisions
  • Data analytics: Ability and financial knowledge to evaluate and digest complex business processes, identify insights and opportunities and then capitalize and execute on learnings
  • Digital savvy: Experience with digital media to drive clear plans by media/ channel across the people journey together with the specialists in the Digital Transformation team 
  • Innovative thinker: Champions new initiatives and experimentation. Adopts a flexible approach to problem solving and taking risks and quickly learn 
  • Interpersonal & collaboration skills: Builds strong trusted relationships internally/externally to drive action and progress. 
  • Highly influential: Able to influence people and build consensus at all levels of the organization
  • Effective execution: Achieves results with speed & excellence, eliminating unnecessary work, driving simplicity and holding self-accountability for results.

Personal Attributes:

  • Positive attitude, through challenging situations. Highly resilient
  • Organized and competent project management skills. Sets clear priorities
  • Confidence to challenge the status quo and identify new opportunities for improvement
  • Inquisitive and curious, always want to learn and love to teach others
  • Shows clarity of thought in complex situations. Can clearly explain scientific terms in simple, clear language  

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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