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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:  NPD Project Manager

Travel Required?:  Travel - up to 10% of time
Date:  Jan 25, 2023

No Relocation Assistance Offered
# 151236 - Montclair, New Jersey, United States

We're on a mission to make the world a friendlier place, starting with your mouth. Hello is a new kind of naturally friendly personal care, built by a small, entrepreneurial crew using thoughtful ingredients so delicious you’ll rush to brush. For reals. 

The Sr. Product Development Manager will bring products to life from concept to shelf. Responsible for all phases of the development of new products, this role will also serve as a Project Manager, leading all aspects of the NPD calendar, budgets, and timelines. The position is fully responsible for these projects from end to end. Reporting into the Director of New Product Development.


  • Plan and supervise progress through the entire lifecycle of a product from concept to delivery; through close partnership with partners internally and externally.
  • Responsible for establishing timelines for delivering new products across platforms
  • Build and lead detailed project plans
  • Drive issues to resolution through partnerships and creative problem solving; use meticulous logic and methods to solve ambitious problems with effective solutions
  • Perform risk assessment to ensure project remains on time and in budget
  • Responsible for understanding and evaluating the end-to-end process and making recommendations on how it can be improved
  • Responsible for keeping key team members up to date on the progress of projects, risks and delivering on time and in full.


  • BA/BS degree is required
  • 5+ years’ experience in new product development in Fast Paced Consumer Goods
  • Shown knowledge of project management processes
  • Experience at a startup, packaging engineering, and insights
  • Proven track record to lead multiple projects and partners including cross-functional team and third-party vendors
  • Proven track record of taking ownership, creative problem solving and results
  • Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills
  • Knowledge of sourcing of components and raw materials
  • BA is helpful
  • Proficient in Project Schedule software (MS Project, Smartsheet, etc.), MS Excel, Google Drive and Adobe


Salary Range $88,800 - $116,550 USD

Pay is based on several non discriminatory factors including but not limited to experience, education, skills and office location. In addition to your salary, Colgate-Palmolive offers a performance based bonus and competitive benefits package.


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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