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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:  Category Manager

Travel Required?:  Travel - up to 10% of time
Date:  May 30, 2023

No Relocation Assistance Offered
# 152260 - Madrid, Madrid, Community of, Spain

We are looking for a Category Manager who will be responsible for developing and delivering the Retail Category Development (RCD) Services to our 1 way and 2 way customers.

  • Category Knowledge
  • Category Optimization
  • Joint Category Planning

This role key objectives are: 

  • Maintain best in class customer engagement, partnering & advisorship in RCD
  • Accelerate category growth
  • Implement visible category POS solutions based on insights
  • Ensure high quality standards on RCD tools 
  • Lead RCD workshops with top customers 


Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Define RCD annual plan to ensure highest standards of partnering & engagement with our key customers based on building trust on our objective insights & recommendations. 
  • Lead the customer engagement process with prioritized customers, (including shop along,  collaborative research shopper study, RCD workshop and lead Value creation meetings in order to align with the customer on a strategy to accelerate category growth).
  • Keep developing and updating RCD Tools for the prioritized categories such as the Merchandising Manual or Category Newsletters to increase RCD coverage at 1 Way Customers. 
  • Develop Recommended Assortment and Planograms by RE & key customers
  • Close internal collaboration with Insights team, Field Force, CDMs, Consumer Experience & rest of retail execution team
  • Provide category diagnosis internally and externally to customers and training store staffs 
  • Provide key inputs to the GtM team for all NP development & new projects, help address Trade Stories...

This is not an exhaustive list of duties or functions.


Education/ Experience Requirements:

  • 4+ years of experience in a commercial area (category management /consumer marketing / customer development/ trade marketing) 
  • Fluent Spanish level
  • Advanced English Level 
  • Experienced contact with retailers (presentations/innovation days/commercial meetings) 
  • Nielsen data management & reports (Scantrack, homepanel, trade panel…) , Microsoft Office Tools (Excel, power point) and Google Tools (google sheets & google slides) knowledge & desirable planogram tools management like (i.e: Spaceman, Apolo…) 


Leadership Competencies:

  • Consumer/Customer Focused
  • Relationship Building
  • Communicate Effectively
  • Analysis/Decision making 
  • Planning/Priority Setting
  • Proactiveness 
  • Ownership


Travel requirements: Expected percentage of travel: 10% to 20% 

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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