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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 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, Hill's Prescription Diet and Hill's Ideal Balance.

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 Development Specialist/ Associate Manager (Personal Care) - Target

Travel Required?:  Travel - up to 10% of time
Date: 
Remote working option during the current situation

Relocation Assistance Offered Within Country
# 90100 - Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

ABOUT COLGATE-PALMOLIVE
Do you want to come to work with a smile and leave with one as well? In between those smiles, your day is comprised of connecting with others across the world, full of stimulating discussions, and making impactful contributions.

 

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

As the brand with the highest household presence in the world, we go beyond physical boundaries. We win as a global organization by continually learning and collaborating. The pride in our brand fuels a workplace that encourages creative thinking, fosters experimentation, and promotes authenticity which has contributed to our enduring success. If you are passionate about working for a company that lives by their values, then give your career a reason to smile...every single day.


THE EXPERIENCE
In today’s dynamic retail environment, it is an exciting time to be a part of the Customer Development team at Colgate. Our highly energetic and focused on Target Customer Team is dedicated to driving growth for Colgate Palmolive and for Target in this ever-changing landscape.

 

Colgate-Palmolive is a leading global consumer products company, tightly passionate about Oral Care, Personal Care, Home Care and Pet Nutrition serving consumers in more than 200 countries and territories around the world.

 

As the Category Development Specialist/Associate Manager, you will build and share compelling stories with Customers that provide insight to how shopper behaviors are influencing our categories. You will serve as the category specialist by delivering insight-based engaging category presentations and highlighting opportunities. You will establish a solid customer relationship based on building thought leadership. As the category expert, you’ll scorecard and monitor the execution of 5Ps to ensure success in all that you do. Utilizing category analysis, shopper insights and other available analytic tools you will apply your expertise to drive solutions for Colgate and our customers.

 

WHO ARE YOU?

  • You are a storyteller- Interpret and communicate shopper & consumer data and effectively integrate them to tell fact based stories to drive category solutions is essential so we can thrive and win.
  • You connect the dots- Initiate and synchronize our brand strategies and priorities with customer strategies for an outcome where we all win, execute new product initiatives accordingly, and determine the efficiency of Colgate and competitive promotions through post-analysis, which are critical inputs for the recommendations you make to the account.
  • You are a collaborator- Establish key partnerships that thrive on mutual trust and integrity in working relationships as consultants to the customer. Additionally you will be working cross-functionally across the Colgate Palmolive organization.
  • You are curious- Constantly looking for opportunities to develop creative solutions, and the ability to review the results and discover the reasons for what is driving those results and advise others.


WHAT YOU’LL NEED

  • Bachelor's Degree required
  • 3+ years of sales or category management experience, or other relevant experience required
  • Experience working with a syndicated service (Nielsen, IRI) account preferred
  • Experience working in consumer product goods preferred
  • Microsoft Office or Google Suite proficiency (i.e, Sheets, Slides, Docs) preferred
  • Ability to relocate for future career advancement opportunities

 

You can apply to work with us using this online application. Attach all relevant documents such as a cover letter and resume or CV. Applications received by email are not considered in the selection process.

 

Become part of our team. We look forward to your application!

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 http://www.colgatepalmolive.com. To learn more about Colgate Bright Smiles, Bright Futures® oral health education program, please visit http://www.colgatebsbf.com. To learn more about Hill's and the Hill’s Food, Shelter & Love program please visit http://www.hillspet.com. To learn more about Tom’s of Maine  please visit  http://www.tomsofmaine.com.

Reasonable accommodation during the application process is available for persons with disabilities. Please contact Application_Accommodation@colpal.com with the subject "Accommodation Request" should you require accommodation.


Nearest Major Market: Minneapolis

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