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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:  Associate Scientist - Analytical Science

Travel Required?:  No Travel
Date:  Jun 3, 2023

No Relocation Assistance Offered
# 152927 - Mumbai, Maharashtra, India


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 consists 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 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. We win as a global organization by continually learning and collaborating. 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.


Job Summary (purpose):

We are looking for a Senior Associate  Scientist - Analytical Sciences to join our ambitious team at our IGTeD center. The incumbent in this role will be responsible for end to end planning & implementation in partnership with local & global analytical & product development teams for respective categories for India and other Colgate Zones  while being compliant to defined safety, quality & regulatory norms.


Main Responsibilities:


Analytical Sciences

  • As a part of the Analytical Sciences team, work with Implementation & Support, procurement and suppliers to lead matters pertaining to raw materials used in Colgate formulations.
  • Support business cost savings targets on formulations by valuing and consciously improving Colgate’s portfolio of raw materials - all  this by collaborating closely with the formulators, quality, suppliers and procurement teams, esp. on alternate vendor selection.
  • Use technical knowledge as well as understanding of Colgate specific guidelines to ensure that new raw materials for oral care comply to Colgate’s standards.
  • Be a key contact to external/vendor labs for questions and education on Colgate’s raw material quality guidelines.
  • Clearly and concisely communicate on the status of the raw materials (India and Europe) in the qualification/integration process.
  • Work in tandem with the reporting manager to allocate resources and prioritize projects based on dynamic launch timelines  for the India biz.
  • Lead Quality & EOHS standards either independently or as a part of a cross-functional groupCoordinate with external labs and institutes for advanced analytical techniques
  • Analyze raw materials, experimental formulas, finished products, competitive products, and troubleshooting samples. Follow written analytical lab procedures from global, experimental methods and published standard or compendia sources. 
  • Perform Method development, method validations, Tech transfer to plants and perform and report the results of routine analysis using Analytical Instrumentation in a cGMP environment.
  • Maintain, calibrate, qualify and troubleshoot instrumentation. Maintain accurate, up to date and concise laboratory records.


Functional Linkages

  • Internal: PD/I&S, Microbiology, Technical services, Supply chain, manufacturing units and suppliers.
  • External: Global Manufacturing sites, regulatory, global analytical sciences group & Quality Team.
  • Develop and maintain partnerships with global counterparts from other technology centers to reach objectives; integrate the international scope of analytical sciences by striking a balance between best practices of standardization and local country requirements.


Operational Excellence

  • Demonstrate knowledge in the identified scientific field. Stay abreast of the latest technical developments and breakthroughs by drawing on industry contacts, scientific literature, conferences, and patent filings. Build on technical expertise, expanding it in complementary directions. Use technical expertise and creativity to proactively identify potential problems and address them using appropriate resources.
  • Be 100% compliant to all Product Safety, Quality, and Regulatory requirements to operate with cost efficiency and speed. Practice good documentation practices.


Building Future Ready Agile Organization

  • Should handle assigned business programs independently with minimum supervision.
  • Should be able to give & seek feedback on an on-going basis by leveraging Colgate’s coaching program and initiatives.


Required (Education, Knowledge required, Language skills, etc) :

  • M.Sc. (Analytical Chemistry, Inorganic/Organic Chemistry/Bioanalytical  or related stream of study)
  • Minimum 5-7  yrs experience, elemental testing focus is required.
  • Experienced with ICP-OES based systems is a must
  • Raw material characterization dexterity and design protocols to identify and test the same in oral care formulations 
  • Have a good experimental background and skills using HPLC, GC and FTIR (hands-on with Perkin-Elmer and Bruker databases)
  • Actively participate in global thematic community on vibrational spectroscopy 
  • Working experience in ICH guidelines, cGMP norms, with strength on good documentation practices with strong & unwavering focus on data-integrity
  • Technology Fundamental, Technology Innovation, Product Safety, Regulatory and Quality, Execution Excellence, Problem Solving and Business Presentation skills.
  • Able to integrate seamlessly into a successful team
  • Good knowledge of computer systems and softwares (eLN, LIMS and OpenLab for Agilent enterprise workspace)
  • Strong prioritization skills and self-directed
  • Strong attention to details, decision making skills and adherence to safety procedures and practices. 



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

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