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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:  Human Resources Business Associate

Travel Required?:  Travel - up to 10% of time
Date:  Jan 8, 2021
No remote working option

No Relocation Assistance Offered
# 94309 - Morristown, Tennessee, United States


About Colgate-Palmolive: 

Are you looking for a Human Resources Business Associate role and 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 diligent 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 supplied 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.

The experience:

In todays multifaceted, it is an exciting time to be in the HR team at Colgate.


What role will you play as a member of the Colgate’s HR team?


The HR Business Associate will serve as a business partner to managers, supervisors, and employees across the organization by performing a variety of complex, professional level work in the multiple functional areas of Human Resources. The incumbent will provide leadership and counsel to business partners in issue resolution, policy and process development, adherence and renewal to ensure legal compliance, as well as maintaining a strategic and operational view that links the role of HR to business needs.


Main Responsibilities: 


  • Assist in resolving issues for employees as it relates to benefits by interacting with the HR Info Center, corporate benefits, and medical providers at the request of employees who have concerns and need assistance in resolution.
  • Understand and interpret benefit policies and procedures.
  • Advocate for employees through workforce relationships.
  • Advice and coach managers on the resolution of employee inquiries and issues, collaborating with Legal as needed.
  • Support informal and formal discipline discussions and documentation.
  • Work with managers to implement proactive employee relations and employee engagement initiatives.
  • Work with site leadership to develop and implement training processes and plans that drive operational excellence and functional/technical competence.
  • Drive training compliance and documentation/tracking.
  • Partner with the Learning Center of Excellence to identify learning needs that are informed by business needs, current performance gaps, and future capabilities required; support the execution of the Learning Demand Plan.
  • Coordinate and manage employee programs and celebrations including service awards, retirements, team buildings, Adopt-a-School and Colgate Live Better activities and other local site celebrations.
  • Support compensation processes including payroll, the quarterly bonus plan, annual wage surveys and technician wage increases.

Basic Qualifications:

  • BS Degree (Human Resources, Labor Relations or related field) or MS/MBA
  • At least three years of Human Resources experience (Generalist, Staffing, Compensation, Employment Law, Training, Employee Relations,(HRIS)

Preferred qualifications:

  • Human Resources professional certification (PHR, SPHR, GPHR)
  • At least 5 years of progressive leadership experience in Human Resources
  • At least 2 years of HR experience in a manufacturing environment
  • Strong proficiency with SAP-HRIS systems and reporting/analysis

Expected areas of skills:

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Proficient using Microsoft Office Applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), and Lotus Notes
  • Proficient using SAP GHP or similar HRIS system
  • Ability to develop and use HR tracking and metric reporting systems
  • Proficient in HR regulatory policies related to EEOC, FMLA, IRISA, HIPAA, AAP, & ADA

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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