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A part of Colgate-Palmolive since 2006, Tom’s of Maine was founded in 1970 with a goal to simplify lives with natural, unprocessed, and unadulterated products.

Today our Oral Care, Bath & Body, and Deodorant & Antiperspirant products continue to meet the same high quality standards on which the company was founded and never use artificial colors, flavors, fragrances, preservatives or animal testing.

Tom’s of Maine is the kind of place where everyone knows everyone else, and people are not afraid to be themselves. Our supportive, team-based environment encourages creative ways of doing business.

A career at Tom’s of Maine or 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:  Steward for Sustainability and Everyday Good

Travel Required?:  Travel - up to 10% of time
Date:  Apr 8, 2021
Remote working option during the current situation

Relocation Assistance Offered Within Country
# 99440 - Kennebunk, Maine, United States

Tom’s was founded on core values of natural, sustainable, ethical and innovative. We make great products that help create a better world. 


Our sustainable steward will be the passionate, beating heart in our brand and enforce, expand, and uphold these values every day. 


Ideal background:  This role is a unique and powerful opportunity for the right person.  It’s a big picture thinking position grounded in a true passion for sustainability.


We’re flexible, but ideally the right candidate is comfortable from a technical/science background, as they will need to understand ingredients and work with R&D & outside certifications. But having a confident grasp on cross functional communications and brand strategy is a strong plus. You’ll be an important story-teller, crafting communication strategies for all of the good things we do and sharing them within our company and externally. 


What you’ll do: 

  • Enforce our position as the industry leader in naturals and sustainability. Is a new ingredient good enough? Is a formula clean enough? Is our packaging sustainable enough? YOU will be the person we turn to for these answers. 
  • Elevate and envision our Stewardship, Sustainability and Giving 4 Goodness Strategies for today and tomorrow.
  • Manage projects flawlessly, communicate clearly, act decisively. 
  • Safeguard our quality and ensure compliance of Toms' standards and approve new ingredients and packaging.  Lead 3rd certifications such as B-Corp.
  • Develop our “doing good” and “giving back” side. We need to walk the walk, not just talk the talk. You make this happen by identifying potential programs, adhering to selection criteria, and guiding the council through donation approvals.
  • Develop a long-term vision for Tom's internal and external sustainability by working with our innovation packaging & communication teams. 





  • B.A. / B.S. Degree required.  Degrees in the following a plus: Communications, Corporate Social Responsibility, Sustainability, Science, Engineering

  • 8+ years of work experience required; communications, social responsibility experience a plus

  • Experience working in consumer product goods preferred

  • Passion for corporate responsibility, natural products and sustainability 

  • Demonstrated leadership and strategy development skills

  • Highly collaborative and comfortable with working with cross-functional teams and various levels of management 

  • Experience engaging / partnering directly with customers and associations to build and execute mutually beneficial solutions

  • Demonstrated high level of initiative, assertiveness and self-direction

  • Strong project management skills, with the ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously

  • Strong written, verbal and presentation communication skills

  • Ability to embrace change.  Adaptable to changing consumer needs; willingness to be flexible

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 Tom's of Maine? 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.

Empowering a naturally healthy life – for our family and yours – for over 45 years.  When Tom and Kate Chappell moved to Maine and started making natural personal care products, they were guided by two simple philosophies.  
• First, that it was possible to make effective personal care products that were free from artificial flavors, fragrances, sweeteners, colors and preservatives.
• And second, that businesses should be good corporate citizens working to care for the planet and communities.  These same philosophies guide us to this day.  Tom’s of Maine products – including toothpaste, deodorant, mouthwash, bar soap, body wash, lotions and lip balms – are sold across the United States and Canada.  And because we are so committed to giving back, we donate 10% of our profits to charitable organizations, and our employees can use 5% of their paid time volunteering for causes they are passionate about.  

Tom’s of Maine is a division of Colgate-Palmolive, a leading global consumer products company, tightly focused on Oral Care, Personal Care, Home Care and Pet Nutrition, with sales of products in more than 200 countries.  To learn more about Tom’s of Maine and Colgate, please visit and, or find us on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube. 

Reasonable accommodation during the application process is available for persons with disabilities. Please contact with the subject "Accommodation Request" should you require accommodation.

Nearest Major Market: Portland Maine

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