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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:  Customer Development Executive

Travel Required?:  Travel - 25% of time
Date:  Mar 3, 2023

No Relocation Assistance Offered
# 151230 - Istanbul, Turkey, Turkey

Do you want to come to work with a smile and leave with one as well? In between those smiles, your day consists of connecting with others across the world, full of stimulating discussions, and making impactful contributions!


If this is how you see your career, Colgate is the place to be! Our dependable household brands, dedicated employees, and sustainability commitments make us a company passionate about building a future to smile about for our employees, consumers, and surrounding communities. We win as a global organisation by continually learning and collaborating. The pride in our brand fuels a workplace that encourages creative thinking, champions experimentation, and promotes authenticity which has contributed to our enduring success. If you want to work for a company that lives by their values, then give your career a reason to smile...every single day.


Job Summary:

The Customer Development Senior Executive is responsible for delivering net sales, volume and market share targets for our customers through driving growth within categories. Responsibilities also cover establishing long term mutually helpful relationships with customers and optimally using resources within a certain budget. 

Main Responsibilities


- Translate customer development strategies into specific operational objectives (e.g., pricing, distribution, planogram execution, volume, profitability, and market share) and other key performance indicators. Performance metrics include trade investment, margin, forecast accuracy, account inventory levels, on shelf availability, and promotional performance.

-  Ensure “winning on the ground” is a top priority for the team, and that 5P tactics and demand marketing initiatives are performed with excellence at the point of sales

-  Influence customers to grow sales, improve service and identify efficiencies by applying new techniques, tools and information systems.

-  Work with Retail Marketing team to leverage trade spending and develop effective promotional and in store programs that drive consumption off the shelf. Ensure efficient and effective use of promotional material and equipment.

-  Conduct detailed analyses of trends and gain customer and CP agreement for a business plan that balances the needs of the customer and Colgate.

-  Performs other duties as assigned

-  Complies with all policies and standards

Required Qualifications:


-  Bachelor's Degree preferably with a business administration, economics and engineering bachelor degree.

-  Minimum 3 years of Customer and category management experience; preferably within a multinational FMCG company

-  Negotiation Skills

-  Proficient in English and Turkish

-  Driver Licence

Preferred Qualifications:

-  Innovative Approach & Digital Competencies


Disclaimer - Interested candidates are requested to upload their resumes drafted in English language only.

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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