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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:  Marketing Manager, Innovation

Travel Required?:  Travel - 25% of time
Date:  24 Sep 2023

No Relocation Assistance Offered
# 152630 - Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China

Role & Responsibilities

The Marketing Manager, Innovation oversees projects from innovation design to delivery, coordinating the various internal and external contributors. He/She will be reporting to the Sr. Project Manager, and responsible for the completion of all assigned product innovation projects within required time frames and budget, meanwhile implement continuous improvement for the product innovation processes.


Key responsibilities:


  • Generate opportunity spaces by building a deep understanding of category & consumer unmet needs and challenges.

  • Monitor external marketplace (both inside and outside of category) for emerging trends, novel solutions and technologies.

  • Collaborate with internal and external Innovation partners (Design, Insights,  R&D, brands and agencies) to identify, assess and validate new innovation spaces for Oral Care Devices.

  • Work with regional teams to develop go to market models for innovation and develop incubation business plans.

  • Work closely with the China Devices team to drive learnings and synergies, and translate these into innovation opportunities and concept spaces for APAC (ex-China) markets. 

  • Manage ongoing innovation projects and resources.


What you can expect at Colgate-Palmolive:


  • Be a part of living a culture of agility, growth and innovation

  • Learn how a large business operates and grow in your overall business knowledge and acumen

  • You will be exposed to  learnings on a global scale that will challenge and stretch your strategic and analytical capabilities

  • Work with great colleagues. As people at Colgate will tell you it’s the people that make the


  • You will establish great personal networks and work across a multitude of cultures


What we ask.

  • Passionately curious with strong need to find better ways to do things

  • Proficiency at connecting  dots: people needs, technologies & business opportunities

  • Experimental, resilient & agile: good at design thinking: able to design, carry out, and interpret creative experiments while taking calculated risks

  • Creative thinker & problem solver

  • Comfortable with ambiguity and working in a self-directed environment

  • Demonstrated ability to influence others for maximum effectiveness ​​

  • Proven ability to collaborate, demonstrate project management skills and be able to interact effectively with various stakeholders, across cross-functional teams while building & maintaining a positive work environment

  • Genuinely interested in devices, technology and innovation opportunities in these spaces


Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree and above,  Marketing/Business is a plus

  • 5+ years of work experience in a marketing / innovation role including leading breakthrough innovation

  • Work experience in FMCG / technology / devices / electronics / connected health company is a plus

  • Demonstrated creative problem solving skills

  • Strong project management skills and ability to manage multiple innovation projects

  • Demonstrated experience of driving new thinking or changing thinking of a team or organization 

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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