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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:  Shopper Marketing Manager

Travel Required?:  Travel - 25% of time
Date:  Sep 23, 2022
Partial remote working option

No Relocation Assistance Offered
# 144860 - Hout Bay, Western Cape, South Africa

We are Hill’s - a caring, innovative growth company reimagining a healthier future for all people, their pets, and our planet. We are part of Colgate-Palmolive a leading global consumer products company with a portfolio in Oral Care, Personal Care, Home Care and Pet Nutrition.

At Hill's we have a purpose! Every day around the world, we transform the lives of millions of pet families through groundbreaking innovation, outstanding nutrition, and committed people.

Our strong culture of collaboration, diversity, sustainability and inclusion is rooted in our core values of Caring, Global Teamwork and Continuous Improvement. Employees are rewarded by rich career development and career experiences.

We pride ourselves on our work life balance, our focus on delivering high ethical standards and our dedication to developing our employees. With many local benefits such as Summer Hours, Live Better activities, Product Parcels and Health Checks.


Key Responsibilities - 


  • Lead and run all aspects of all marketing requirements for the Business Development. Team including Key Account, Shelter & ; and custom digital project launch and training support materials, Responsibilities including;
  • Effectively synthesizes shopper and customer insights, and other data to develop sound customer and program strategies
  • Understand requirements from partners
  • Seek innovative, creative media and merchandise opportunities
  • Develop copy to support projects and campaigns
  • Brief agencies on artwork, printed, POS and digital support materials
  • Manage the process of signing off creative within deadlines
  • Update, communicate and involve sales team and other key partners often
  • Forecast requirements including stock and promotional items. Set, allocate and coordinate budgets
  • Coordinate implementation including admin, mailing and customer service to implement campaigns
  • Assess progress and implementation, identify obstacles, problem solve and refine plans
  • Measure and report performance and all marketing campaigns, assessing measures against goals and providing insights and recommendations for improvement


You are a critical quick problem solver that always seeks to develop phenomenal outcomes for everyone. You use consumer insights and analytics to develop commercial recommendations that are aligned to business and our partner requirements. You will build tailored campaigns and projects and are comfortable not to follow a cut & paste formula. Be an Excellent communicator, that actively involves, updates and drives consensus for projects.


Be Digitally savvy and curious, understand the dynamics of eCommerce. You must have an agile approach, able and willing to constantly adapt to changing realities.


Have outstanding organization skills, able negotiator, seeks to discover common ground and identify vital interests and understand underlying priorities.


Required Qualifications -


  • A Bachelor's Degree or Diploma 
  • Minimum 3 years of experience in a Marketing role 

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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