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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:  Retail Environment Manager

Travel Required?:  Travel - 25% of time
Date:  Mar 17, 2023

No Relocation Assistance Offered
# 151449 - Midrand, Gauteng, South Africa

Do you want to come to work with a smile and leave with one as well? In between those smiles, your day consists of working in a global organization, continually learning and collaborating, having stimulating discussions, and making impactful contributions!


If this is how you see your career, Colgate is the place to be! 


Our dependable household brands, dedicated employees, and sustainability commitments make us a company passionate about building a future to smile about for our employees, consumers, and surrounding communities. The pride in our brand fuels a workplace that encourages creative thinking, champions experimentation, and promotes authenticity which has contributed to our enduring success. 


If you want to work for a company that lives by their values, then give your career a reason to smile...every single day.


1. Identify, prioritize Shopper/RE Insights for specific RE (to be the expert in the RE)

2. Develop RE strategy and 5Ps by RE based on RE and shopper expertise/insights. Strategy needs to have clear guidance by RE in every brand on 5 Ps

3. Develop Promotion activity grid by RE and identify activities to grow the RE and customer

4. Manage the GTN investment for the retail environment, p.e. TPR’s, PPR’s, Business builders Direct & Indirect. Develop a RE investment strategy & track the KPI’s goals-pay for performance. Manage the visibility and activation budget in consumer promotion. Develop strategy and grids based on Category/RE strategy by brand. Seek alignment with Marketing teams

5. Build strategies by RE based on Category Strategy provided by Marketing. Build RE grids that reflect the whole spectrum of 5Ps for our brands. Give input and approve customer grids based RE grids. Provide input on retailer perspective in commercial process

6. Develop 5P’s communication tools to CDT to execute the plans.

7. Responsible for 5P’s tracking, for continuously monitoring and work w/ CDT for corrections when needed

8. Identify and activate RE Growth Initiatives and work together w/ RM Shopper Mkt including on the shopper programs

9. Define Budget Review/MYR Volume plan & Financial Goals by RE aligned with commercial team

10. Identify gaps and solutions by RE at correct brand level in Monthly Commercial Meetings (CBP Monthly Discipline, OPMEET, Strategic Meetings, MYR, Budget Review, Annual Commercial Planning, etc. 

11. Develop robust RE Business analysis. (e.g. SOM, Distributors) to be the expert on the business by RE. 


1. A Bachelor's degree

2. Minimum 4 years of experience in a Customer Marketing or related role. 


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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