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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:  Oral Care Consultant

Travel Required?:  Travel - 75% of time or more
Date:  Aug 28, 2021
Full remote working option

No Relocation Assistance Offered
# 110279 - Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal

Oral Care Consultant


Job Summary/Accountabilities: 

Briefly summarize the purpose and principle accountabilities of the generic role:

  • Responsibility for the identification and implementation of the local cooperation between dentists and pharmacies to grow the business for all 3 involved parties (dentists, pharmacists & CP) uniting the “from Dental Chair to Pharmacy shelf” activation

  • Partner with & upweight the connection between dental profession and local pharmacies to drive in-office use, generate branded recommendation, demand & prescriptions to thereby unlock growth opportunities regarding distribution, assortment, placements, net-sales & SOM via 5 P excellence  

  • Builds, manages & continuously sustains an excellent & loyal customer partnership between Colgate and Dental & Pharmacy Professionals in assigned geographic territory in the given frequency



Describes the key responsibilities as well as the degree of authority of the generic role:


  • Responsibilities:

    • Grow recommendations, generate demand, drive prescriptions & Share of Market targets in the assigned territory per sub-category for PPs, TP, MR and TB

    • Achieve coverage requirements including Face to Face and remote detailing

    • Implementation of the defined assortment strategy on shelf, initiatives and promotional initiatives per classification (5P, Mandated Assortment Execution & commercial selling principles)

    • Achievement of the number and implementation quality of contracts with customers (dental = annual agreements for patient sampling programs, contracts)

    • Conducting  amount  of training courses, 1-to-many events and the number of people reached

    • Challenging traditional approaches and implementing new digital engagement formats 

  • Effectively delivers brand and product superiority messages using latest and up-to-date company provided communication materials, value propositions & activation programs in digital and other formats towards assigned target groups influencing customers to personally use, purchase, prescribe and proactively recommend CP products to their clientele & to make CP their preferred business partner for Oral Health 

  • Continuously identify & activate new customers, updates the pool of professional customers & integrates newly opened/founded high traffic customers into territory coverage 

  • Execution of 1 to many product education sessions within & outside opening hours (L&L, evening events,      OC & Cocktails, etc.) 

  • Organizational support for regional advanced training and brand training, including on-site participation

  • Updates Professional CRM database on a daily basis with relevant account and contact information; reports relevant interaction information and follows up on performance analytics

  • Proactively keeps own oral care/oral health and product brand knowledge up-to-date and participates in all assigned and mandated company training

  • Manages effectively the inventory of product samples and other marketing and service materials and provides feedback to manager and/or local Retail Marketing on learnings and feedback from professionals

  • Systematically monitors and provides feedback on publicly available competitor activities to manager and local Retail Marketing



Range of Qualifications

Describes the formal education, experience, technical skills required to successfully perform the generic role:

  • Level of Education:  

    • Bachelor's degree in business administration or natural sciences; alternatively, a commercial apprenticeship / sales apprenticeship with a dental / pharmaceutical background

    • Ideally certified for detailing of medicinal products (pharmacy representative training)

    • At least 2-3 years of experience in the professional field in Portugal (FMCG, cosmetics, OTC)

    • Confident knowledge of Office programs e.g. MS or Google G Suite, user knowledge in dealing with CRM systems

    • Excellent negotiation & communication skills

    • Structured way of thinking and an independent way of working

    • Fluent written and spoken Portuguese, good knowledge of English

    • Valid class B driving license

  • Years of Experience (range):

    • min. 2-3 years in-field selling experience is a must, preferably in an oral care, pharmaceutical or consumer goods company

    • Experience working in oral health care will be considered a plus


Functional Experience and Technical Skills:


  • On the job experience with Field Force Automation tools (e.g. sale force CRM) and standard  Microsoft Office software skills are required

  • Excellent negotiation & communication skills


Location: Lisboa

Contract: Temporary contract



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 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 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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