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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:  Insights Manager

Travel Required?:  Travel - 25% of time
Date:  Nov 25, 2021
Remote working option during the current situation

No Relocation Assistance Offered
# 118647 - Midrand, Gauteng, South Africa

We are Colgate - a caring, innovative growth company reimagining a healthier future for all people, their pets, and our planet. We are a leading global consumer products company with portfolios in Oral Care, Personal Care, Home Care and Pet Nutrition.
At Colgate, we have a purpose! Every day around the world, we transform the lives of hundreds of millions people and pet families through groundbreaking innovation, outstanding products and nutrition, and committed people.

Our strong culture of collaboration, diversity, sustainability and inclusion is grounded in our core values of Caring, Global Teamwork and Continuous Improvement. Employees are rewarded by rich career development and career experiences. We pride ourselves on our focus on delivering high ethical, the richness that our diverse team brings, outstanding standards and our dedication to developing our employees. With many local benefits such as Summer Hours, Wellbeing programs, access to discounted Product, medical & life insurance, improved superannuation to name a few!

Job purpose - 

Lead personal care and home care insights to help the commercial organization drive growth through people centric and data-driven insights

Key Responsibilities -


1. Strategic Input


  • Identify insights gaps and opportunity areas for Personal Care/Home Care in RSA and EWA
  • Develop insights plans. This involves - (1) Prioritizing the learning needs and balancing these with available resources (2) Establishing the objectives and questions to be answered, and then (3) Developing appropriate solutions.
  • Work collaboratively with the key commercial teams (Marketing, Customer Development, Media, Division, etc) to gain clarity of the business needs and develop learning plans to address them
  • Ensure that data driven and consumer centric insights are delivered clearly to the business along with incremental and actionable recommendations 


2. Research Management 


  • Work collaboratively across functional areas but willing to challenge existing assumptions 
  • Maintain the relationship with research suppliers, ensuring excellence and agility in service and reasonable cost
  • Find creative solutions to address the business issues
  • Ensure data is turned into insights from both external and internal researches
  • Manage researches end to end from briefing to the report/presentation delivery


Required Qualifications - 


  • Bachelor’s degree preferably in Marketing, Business/social sciences, Consumer Insights or Statistics
  • Minimum 4 years of marketing research experience for either a research based organisation or another FMCG company
  • Must be fully familiar with the fundamentals of the research process and available techniques with in depth knowledge of statistics
  • Working knowledge of primary and secondary information sources within South Africa
  • Experience in digital insights/analytics
  • Experience in agile approaches (not only traditional)
  • Member of SAMRA (preferred, not essential)


Preference will be given to candidates from designated groups.

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 recognized 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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