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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 recognised 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 programmes 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:  Asia Pacific Packaging Sustainability Innovation Manager

Travel Required?:  Travel - 25% of time
Date:  05-Aug-2022
No remote working option

Relocation Assistance Offered Within Region
# 136303 - Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China

Title: AP Packaging Sustainability Innovation Manager

Function: Global Design & Packaging

Location: HK

Reports To: Director, Division Packaging



Core Responsibilities

  • Lead the development, deployment, and advocacy of APAC Packaging Sustainability programs which are consistent with, draw from, and feed into our Global Packaging Sustainability strategy & goals.

  • Build and lead a APAC focused external engagement network for packaging sustainability with NGOs, Government Agencies, Recycling Value Chain and Infrastructure, Packaging Suppliers, and other organizations. 

  • Primary regional point of contact for Packaging Sustainability Initiatives within APAC

  • Initiate and lead projects, which have the primary goal of advancing key Sustainability goals within APAC. 

  • Initiate and lead projects, which have the primary goal of advancing key Sustainability goals within APAC. 


Key Competencies

  • Functional knowledge: Well-versed in packaging / plastics issues,  and sustainability best practices at global and regional FMCG companies. 

  • Has a well-developed network of contacts in the APAC industry, including consultants and thought leaders that can be harnessed to advance Colgate-Palmolive capabilities in APAC

  • Ability to leverage cross-functional partners to develop & implement programs. Can inspire and enroll teams in a vision.

  • Managing Ambiguity: Can set direction, make decisions and recommendations in the face of uncertainty or conflict. 

  • Ability to balance multiple stakeholders, both across functions and geographics

  • Strong presentation skills, speaking ability and interpersonal skills

  • Influence stakeholders internally and externally.

  • Data Savvy: Ability to use data & analytics to support perspectives, including LCA and other sustainability metrics

  • Business acumen: Understands trends, technology and information impacting the business and organization; knows how the business and competition works.

  • Integrity and values: Promotes inclusive behavior that cultivates high morale and a strong team culture. 


Primary Day-to-Day Business Partners & Stakeholders

  • Global Packaging Sustainability Manager

  • APAC Category Packaging Management & Teams

  • APAC & CIC Marketing Leadership

  • External Sustainability/Recycling NGOs

  • External Packaging Suppliers


Experience & Education: 

  • Required: BS in environmental science, material science, engineering, or related

  • Required: 7 years experience in Packaging and/or sustainability fields

  • Preferred: Masters Degree in one of the disciplines above

Equal Opportunity Employer
Colgate is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, 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 recognised 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 programme, please visit To learn more about Hill's and the Hill’s Food, Shelter & Love programme 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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