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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 recognised 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 programmes 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:  Key Account Manager Trinidad and Tobago

Travel Required?:  Travel - 50% of time
Date:  24 May 2024

No Relocation Assistance Offered
# 159318 - Macoya, Tunapuna-Piarco, Trinidad

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 recognised 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!




As the Key Account Manager you will be the primary influencer to the distributor to grow market sales, increase share of market of our brands, build customer engagement, identify supply chain efficiencies and ensure flawless excecutions.

This position is about achieving mutually sustainable sales goals through relationship management. You will manage the relationship between Colgate and the distributor in the market, communicating our corporate and brand strategies, understanding customer objectives and strategy, and ultimately ensuring maximum profitability delivering top to bottom annual P&L results against objectives. 

You'll also provide leadership to your internal team and distributor sales teams with the responsibility of developing the business across all functional areas. You'll develop the strategy and lead all levels of customer engagement, understanding and refining plan implications and customer input so we can build growth through increased market share and financial return. You'll also conduct detailed analysis and post-analysis of business including sales performance,share of market, pricing, promotional activities, market and shopper insights. Key to the role is ensuring that we get our products into the store, off the shelf, and into the home of the consumers cost effectively and more efficiently than our competition.

Essential Functions


  • Responsible for delivering net sales, volume and market share targets for Trinidad and Tobago Market.
  • Responsible for establishing long term mutually beneficial relationships with Key Customers and effectively utilizing resources with a certain budget.
  • Developing a thorough understanding of the values, strategies and policies of the customer and anticipating future direction and needs in order to set long term objectives for the team.
  • Drive incremental distribution and availability of our products on all retail environments.





  • At least 5+ years of commercial experience
  • Strong experience working with P&L
  • Negotiation skills
  • Strong analytics skills
  • Microsoft or Google Tools
  • Experience managing people




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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