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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 Manager

Travel Required?:  Travel - 25% of time
Date:  Jul 3, 2024

No Relocation Assistance Offered
# 160297 - Istanbul, Turkey, Turkey

Who We Are
Colgate-Palmolive Company is a caring, innovative growth company that is reimagining a healthier future for all people, their pets and our planet. Focused on Oral Care, Personal Care, Home Care and Pet Nutrition, we sell our products in more than 200 countries and territories under brands such as Colgate, Palmolive, elmex, hello, meridol, Sorriso, Tom’s of Maine, EltaMD, Filorga, Irish Spring, PCA SKIN, Protex, Sanex, Softsoap, Speed Stick, Ajax, Axion, Fabuloso, Soupline and Suavitel, as well as Hill’s Pet Nutrition.

We are recognized for our leadership and innovation in promoting sustainability and community wellbeing, including our achievements in decreasing plastic waste and promoting recyclability, saving water, conserving natural resources and improving children’s oral health.

If you want to work for a company that lives by their values, then give your career a reason to smile and join our global team!


Job Summary :

The Customer Development Manager is responsible for achievement of commercial targets through excellence in the fundamentals execution for retail landscapes. The role holder must develop and support the partnership between Colgate Palmolive/Direct retailers/Service Providers at the customer’s headquarters, at the store and regional level by nurturing and engaging contacts & negotiating with all stakeholders. 


Job Responsibilities :

  • Building and managing relationships with key players in the customer(s) or retail environments at the regional and/or store level.
  • Conducting negotiations as necessary (listings, planograms, displays, promotion execution etc) at regional office and/or store level.
  • Implementing and maintaining in-store tactics developed within Category Management partnerships with the Customer(s).
  • Clearly communicating in-store objectives and monitoring execution of 5P targets: product availability, assortment by store format, shelf pricing (regular and promoted), promotion implementation vs. plan, share of shelf and planogram, POP placement vs. Plan.
  • Resolving operational issues at head/regional offices or in-store.
  • Presents preliminary business plans to customers and refines the plans with their input.
  • Allocates total commercial investment for customers into 5P activities aligned with the retail enviornment/brand strategies.

Required Qualification :

  • University Degree 
  • Minimum 5 years of sales and/or trade marketing experience in a multinational FMCG company
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Team player, ability to adapt to new demands and challenges
  • Strong planning and analytical skills
  • Familiar with digital ways of doing business
  • Fluency in both written and spoken English
  • Driving license is required



Our Commitment to Sustainability
With the Colgate brand in more homes than any other, we are presented with great opportunities and new challenges as we work to integrate sustainability into all aspects of our business and create positive social impact. We are determined to position ourselves for further growth as we act on our 2025 Sustainability & Social Impact Strategy.

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Achieving our purpose starts with our people — ensuring our workforce represents the people and communities we serve —and creating an environment where our people feel they belong; where we can be our authentic selves, feel treated with respect and have the support of leadership to impact the business in a meaningful way.

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.

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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