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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:  Research Scientist (Team Lead, Analytical Science)

Travel Required?:  No Travel
Date:  Oct 8, 2021
No remote working option

Relocation Assistance Offered Within Country
# 112890 - 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.


As a team lead within the Analytical Sciences group at Colgate’s - India Global Technology & Design Centre you should be able to partner with multiple stakeholders (Internal & External) to deliver on the common business agenda for the organization & Manufacturing Sites. Should be well versed with laboratory compliance, USFDA and TGA norms, quality and safety standards and government regulations. Must have led a team size of 5-7 scientists, and proficient in digital tools like LIMS and eLN.


You  will have a primary responsibility of overseeing stability study requests from development labs across different Sites of Colgate-Palmolive - North America, Latam, Europe, Africa and Middle East. In addition, competition tracking and evaluation of counterfeit products will also be a vertical that this profile will supervise.


Main Responsibilities:

You are an innovator- You will look to identify breakthrough techniques in Analytical Chemistry for the assessment of Oral/Home and Personal care formulas. You should be able to leverage internal reports or external scientific literature to add value to projects. Challenge current ways of working/process and bring in new ways of working that will bring benefit to the overall process/organisation.


Operational Excellence- It is crucial to have end to end knowledge on techniques in Analytical Chemistry and ensure 100% compliance to all safety, quality and regulatory requirements. Leverage Science & statistics to make quick decisions on process improvements/optimizations in the Analytical Science Laboratory. Be agile and respond quickly to changing stakeholder and/or business expectations. You should have strong business acumen to support business strategy and must respond to stakeholder requests and priorities with a great sense of urgency.


Stakeholder Management- In this role, you’ll establish partnerships with multiple parties including internal (Reg Ops, PDM, Product Development, Supply chain, Global Analytical group, Global product development teams and Manufacturing units) & external (Suppliers, Contract Manufacturing Sites and Regulatory authorities) cross-functional teams. These relationships are vital to achieve deliverables and common goals. Ensure a state of USFDA audit readiness of the laboratory at all times.


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 the team and builds effective partnerships. You’ll lead a large team and therefore must create a plan to develop, engage and retain talent, and create an inclusive work environment to promote thought diversity.


What you’ll need...

  • M.Sc in Analytical Chemistry with strong fundamental knowledge in basic chemistry, compliance (CGMP, USFDA and TGA) and good knowledge of techniques and instrumentation - LC/GC/IC/ICP and AAS
  • Min 12 years of experience in Analytical Chemistry and working knowledge of formulations to help easy development of Analytical methods
  • Drive innovation by working closely with Oral Care/Personal Care development teams
  • Good communication skills and ability to work/provide input in a team of cross functional members
  • Build a future ready agile organization in terms of infrastructure, talent and processes while being compliant to defined safety, quality & regulatory norms.
  • Microsoft Office or Google Suite proficiency (i.e, Sheets, Slides, Docs) preferred



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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