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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:  Legal Business Partner - Supply Chain & GTC (Fixed Term Contract)

Travel Required?:  No Travel
Date:  Oct 24, 2021
Remote working option during the current situation

No Relocation Assistance Offered
# 110275 - Mumbai, Maharashtra, India




A degree in law from a reputed law college in India.


What would be the responsibilities for this role?

  • Provide advice to all areas of the business on supply chain related issues and assist with mitigation strategies, under the guidance of the Head – Legal / Chief Marketing Counsel; seek out assistance from GLO colleagues (e.g., Commercial transactions Specialists), as needed, to provide comprehensive advice to the business
  • Negotiate and draft supply chain related agreements in line with business goals.
  • Liaise with global and divisional commercial lawyers to confirm consistency (where appropriate) in supply chain advice across markets
  • Drafting and reviewing all commercial contracts like Vendor Contracts, Manufacturing &  Supply Agreements, Contract/Third Party Manufacturing Agreements, Master Services  Agreement, Service Provider Agreements, Loan Agreements, Distribution Agreements, Non Disclosure/ Confidentiality Agreements, Consultancy Agreements, Real Estate documents etc. 
  • Advising on Labour laws and drafting/ vetting of the response to notices / show cause notices under labour laws and  related litigation matters.  
  • Support new business development initiatives including negotiations and execution of  agreements. 
  • Assisting the India Global Technology Centre team in legal documentation related requirements
  • Limit litigation risk exposure, including risks derived from business activities and employee  relations. Interact with external lawyers/ counsels.
  • Effectively coordinate and handle the Statutory Compliance Portal of the organization as regards the Supply Chain/GTC operations. 


What does the ideal candidate profile look like?

  •  Minimum 6  years of experience out of which 2 years of experience in FMCG/Pharma  Industry is desirable but not mandatory
  • We are looking for someone with relevant experience of working with manufacturing organizations with significant exposure to supply chain operations 


What are the competencies required for this role?

  1. Strong domain knowledge
  2. Commercial acumen/ Business perspective
  3. Ability to work independently as well as part of a team
  4. Consumer & Customer Orientation
  5. Influence & Negotiation
  6. Relationship Building
  7. Effective Execution
  8. Planning & Priority Setting




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 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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