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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 / Sr. Associate Scientist

Travel Required?:  Travel - up to 10% of time
Date:  Jan 9, 2022
No remote working option

Relocation Assistance Offered Within Country
# 117720 - 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 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 conscientious 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 brings a workplace that encourages creative thinking, champions experimentation, and promotes authenticity which has weighed into 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 position is to lead & execute Oral Care product development programs for assigned brands/region by partnering with commercial & supply chain teams and by introducing new innovative products which cater to unmet consumer needs, modifications to existing formulae and simplification/harmonization of global bundles for the assigned geography, in compliance to safety standards, defined quality standards, FDA norms and government regulations. Additionally, also leads the technology transfer process of new products from lab/pilot scale development to commercial production phase at plants.


Main Responsibilities:

  • You are an innovator- You will look for breakthrough technologies and opportunities to integrate consumer insights to develop new products/technology to delight consumers. Identify & develop patents for competitive advantage technology/product. Apply scientific knowledge and a strong sense of curiosity in all aspects of the job including innovation, Improving existing product/technology/claim, problem-solving, troubleshooting etc. Challenge current ways of working/process and bring in new ways of working that will bring benefit to the overall process/organization.
  • Operational Excellence- It is crucial to have end to end knowledge on formula development till scale up and ensure 100% compliance to all safety, quality and regulatory requirements for the assigned product / brand. Leverage Science & Data Analytics to develop & bring products to market quickly. Understands the critical elements of the product delivery process and ensures its timely and cost-effective execution. Be agile and respond quickly to changing consumer and/or business expectations.
  • Stakeholder Management- In this role, you will establish partnerships with multiple parties including internal (Analytical, Micro, Regulatory Operations, Product Safety, Global Sciences & Systems) & external (Brand/Legal/Procurement/Packaging/Quality/Network operations etc) cross-functional teams. These relationships are vital to achieve deliverables and common goals.
  • Development - Leverage Colgate’s performance management & development process to enhance one’s own performance & capability. Seeks coaching and finds opportunities to continuously improve capability. Influences, coaches others and builds effective partnerships.


Required Skills:

  • M.Sc.(Organic Chemistry), M.Pharm. (Pharmaceutics/Chemistry) with minimum 5 year’s experience in Cosmetic/FMCG /Pharma product development.
  • Industrial experience in formulation development in FMCG or a Pharma company.
  • Experience in preparation of supporting data related to new product launches/ Re-launches to ensure smooth technology transfer to the plant.


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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