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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:  meridol Brand Marketing Lead (m/f/d) Profession & Consumer

Travel Required?:  No Travel
Date:  Jan 23, 2023

No Relocation Assistance Offered
# 149966 - Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany


Job Purpose
The meridol brand lead (m/f/d) owns the brand equity, growth & financials across both Profession & Consumer channels for the CEW region (Central Europe West / Germany - Switzerland - Austria).

Leading a team of 3 brand managers & being accountable for the full patient to people journey across the ACPL funnel (Attention / Consideration / Purchase / Loyalty).

Job Responsibilities

  • Owning the brand equity development, share of markets, sales & profitability across the region. 
  • Defining the brand strategy & growth drivers for the region in line with Global. 
  • Developing holistic, people centric brand growth plans across Profession & Mass Market.
  • Develop winning professional plans to gain dental recommendation. 
  • Steering the execution excellence of the professional & commercial brand plans.
  • Management of a team of 3 brand managers (2 mass / 1 professional).
  • Owning the brand professional & consumer portfolio (Core/Innovation) execution for the region.
  • Daily cooperation with the cross functional team ; Scientific Affairs, Shopper Marketing, Customer Development, Digital Transformation, Global, Insights.


Key Skills, Competencies & Qualifications:

  • College or University degree. A proven track record of performance with min. 10 years of work experience in Brand Management, preferably in Consumer Goods & Healthcare Goods, OTC / OTX. Experience in medical marketing & working with health care professionals 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. 
  • 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. Gains buy-in & implements new ideas quickly & effectively. Adopts a flexible approach to problem solving and taking risks and quickly learn.
  • Interpersonal & collaboration skills: Works within the Hub team to influence people and build strong trusted relationships internally/externally to drive action and progress. Close collaboration with local and divisional Brand teams, Scientific Affairs, Shopper Marketing, Digital Transformation and CD teams. 
  • Highly influential: Able to influence people and build consensus, at all levels of the organization, sometimes without direct authority.
  • Leadership: Able to lead a team by example. Inspiring, forward thinking and going the extra mile to reach business impact. Coaching of the team will be a key skill. 
  • Data analytics: Ability and financial knowledge to evaluate and digest complex business processes, identify insights and opportunities and then capitalize and execute on learnings.
  • Effective execution: Achieving results with speed & excellence, eliminating unnecessary work, driving simplicity and being self-accountable for results.  Creates clear priorities.


Personal Attributes

  • Ambitious & willing to keep developing to more senior roles in the organization.
  • Positive attitude, through challenging situations. Highly resilient and advocate for change.
  • Highly 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 wants to learn and loves to teach others.
  • Shows clarity of thought in complex situations. Can clearly explain scientific terms in simple, clear language. 


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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