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A part of Colgate-Palmolive since 2020, Hello is on a mission to make the world a friendlier place, starting with your mouth. Hello is a new kind of naturally friendly™ oral care, created by a small, entrepreneurial crew using thoughtful ingredients so delicious you’ll rush to brush.

Hello’s products, which include adult and kids toothpaste, mouth rinse, toothbrushes and floss are all derived from thoughtful, responsibly sourced ingredients and materials, from sustainable bamboo and stevia to boxes made from 100% recycled paper printed with soy-based ink.

A career at Hello or 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:  Sales Manager

Travel Required?:  Travel - 25% of time
Date:  Sep 20, 2021
Remote working option during the current situation

No Relocation Assistance Offered
# 113807 - Montclair, New Jersey, United States

a bit about us

Well, hello. We’re psyched you’re reading this job description (thanks in advance), and we hope you’re psyched, too. We’re looking to change the world for the friendlier, and we’re obsessed with people—which is why we’ve written this thing, and hopefully why you’re reading it—because you feel that same way. We’re also obsessed with making amazingly awesome products that are safe, effective, delicious, and as natural as we can make them. And while we’re listing all of our obsessions here, we’re also obsessed with elevating the everyday, and in crafting naturally friendly™ products that are as accessible as they are beautiful. We think everyone deserves a little awesomeness, which is why hello is for the 100%, not for the 1%.

We’re a small but mighty team with big dreams, a big loft, and big expectations and rewards for those that join in our mission. Together we’ll achieve incredible things, and our ideal candidate, and we sure hope that’s you, will share and champion our values. We believe…

  • personal care should be more, well, personal.
  • everything we do and build should be thoughtful, transparent, and imbued with fun and beauty.
  • everything communicates, and we take pride in how we share our story, how we listen and respond, and how we “spread the friendly” to make a positive impact around the world.
  • we’re creative doers and makers who are strategic problem solvers. We don’t just lead processes, we live to make meaningful change happen.
  • how our products, brand, and interactions make people feel is exceptionally important to us. It’s all friendly all the time, without exception.
  • thoughtful design is at the heart of everything we build; design differentiates, and enables our products to transcend basic functionality, elevate the everyday, and generate deeper emotional connections. Design is magic, it’s part of our secret sauce, and we never take it for granted.
  • people are at the core of all things at hello. The peeps who join our brand and use our products, and the peeps that work with us to build a friendly future. It’s all about the peeps.

 

a bit about the role

The friendly sales manager role here at hello is an incredibly important role that will help craft our business at some of our fabulous retailer partners including Target, Ulta, Grove, and Harmon. This person will join a fun, passionate, creative bunch obsessed with bringing our brand to life on shelves across the country. We look for those who are serious about being seriously friendly. You’ll have a direct impact on our growth as we continue to build scale, broaden brand awareness, and generate trial. Of course, you’re an extraordinary customer development leader who understands customer needs and requirements. Above and beyond that, you can also translate and execute the hello vision for our retailers and you know how to make people genuinely smile. As this role works across multiple hello functions, it requires collaboration skills and attention to detail. You’re the type of person who gets totally fired-up when you not only meet but also totally exceed customer expectations.

The sales team is the face of hello to our retail partners and drives hello growth. Members of our team must be strong representatives of the hello brand and be able to articulate our naturally friendly™ brand positioning, mission and values. The team works as a close unit, responsible for all customer development activities at each retailer, and for cultivating relationships across all functions including marketing, digital, finance, supply chain and hello’s senior management. Folks who are smart (but may not always have the right answer), innovative (but pragmatic), and are committed to forward motion (but make sure they keep the team in the mix) will make for the best fit with our vibe and work ethic.

Who you are

  • You have the woo- you’re a natural. you’ll represent hello through our customer relationships by always being naturally friendly, and by overflowing with authentic brand optimism…because hey, that’s just the kind of person you are.
  • You connect the dots- You understand our business and our brand to develop and deliver annual promotional and business plans for retail partners that deliver on revenue and profit goals. You’ll work across company channel strategy while developing our brand and driving category growth. You’ll also handle the Customer P&L including Trade Spending and merchandising as well as contributing to the forecasting process for your accounts and ensure you use analytics to craft your retailer strategy.
  • you’re a collaborator- you dig getting your hands dirty (don’t worry, we’ve got lots of hand wash and sanitizer for you). In this role, you’ll establish partnerships with multiple parties including internal cross-functional teams at hello, Colgate, and Tom’s, brokers, and the customer retail team.
  • You are an innovator- You'll bring our innovation to life with outstanding launch plans and ensure that brand development in store and online is improved so that it translates our strategy into “holy spit, look at that!
  • You're curious – your innate hunger to learn the nuanced complexities of our business will help our team identify and tackle the most important problems. You are ready to jump right in and learn, improve yourself and your team, and the world around you.

What you’ll need

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • 3+ years of CPG brand experience or emerging brand experience
  • Experience working in consumer product goods preferred
  • You care a ton about the environment and about the product choices you make. You have ideals as well as ideas. You’re forward-thinking, you’ve got grit, and you’re comfortable in an ambitious environment.
  • You’re ok with dogs in the office, with having to book your own travel, and with various musical genres.

So what do you think, sounds like you? We sure hope so, and we look forward to your application. Thanks!

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 http://www.colgatepalmolive.com. To learn more about Colgate Bright Smiles, Bright Futures® oral health education programme, 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.


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Nearest Secondary Market: Newark

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