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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:  Sr. Associate Scientist [Analytical Science]

Travel Required?:  No Travel
Date:  Jun 7, 2022
No remote working option

Relocation Assistance Offered Within Country
# 124414 - 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.


We are looking for 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 of planned analytical science initiatives in partnership with local & global analytical & product development teams for respective categories for India GTeD while being compliant to defined safety, quality & regulatory norms.


Main Responsibilities:

Analytical Sciences


  • Coordinate the India business requirements end to end for Analytical activities in partnership with global and local analytical and product development project teams and to manufacturing sites across geographies and provide Analytical expertise to Oral Care and stability projects.
  • Perform and report the results of routine analysis, new product formats and analytical method validations using Analytical Instrumentation in a cGMP environment.
  • Analyse raw materials, experimental formulas, finished products, competitive products, and troubleshooting samples. Transfer analytical methods and new technologies in consultation with the operational manager and provide analytical support and training for troubleshooting samples. Follow written analytical lab procedures from global and experimental methods and published standard or compendia sources. 
  • Develop, optimize and validate analytical methods. Solve problems and apply troubleshooting to analytical instrumentation. Maintain, calibrate, qualify and troubleshoot instrumentation. Maintain accurate, up to date and concise laboratory records.


Functional Linkages

Internal: Micro, PD/I&S, Technical services, Supply chain, manufacturing units and suppliers.

External: Global Manufacturing sites, analytical group & Quality Team.


Operational Excellence

  • Demonstrate mastery of 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.
  • Share internal and external technical knowledge discoveries, ideas, and vision with colleagues through documentation, presentations, publications, and patents.
  • Drive initiatives to simplify and improve technical processes. Translate technical attributes into simple, utilize statistical approaches to experimental design to maximize learning with the least amount of time and with minimum resources.
  • Be 100% compliant to all Product Safety, Quality, and Regulatory requirements to operate with cost effectiveness 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 Skills & Qualification

  • M.Sc.(Analytical Science, Inorganic /Organic Chemistry or similar qualification)
  • Worked as an analytical scientist with a large multinational FMCG organization with experience in managing business support
  • Minimum 7 yrs experience
  • Hands on experience of operation, maintenance and troubleshooting of instruments - HPLC, GC and AAS.
  • Support analytical method validation , forced degradation studies, prepare method validation documentation and reports
  • Sound experience in CGMP &  USFDA audits
  • Conduct analysis of suspected counterfeit products – either actual analysis or study of packaging and artwork 
  • Responsible for data integrity and retrieval 
  • Technology Fundamental, Technology Innovation, Product Safety, Regulatory and Quality, Execution Excellence, Analysis & Decision Making, Problem Solving and Business Presentation skills


Preferred Qualifications:

  • M.Sc. (Analytical Science, Inorganic /Organic Chemistry or similar qualification).



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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