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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:  Trainee

Travel Required?:  No Travel
Date:  Jul 6, 2024
On-site

Who We Are
Colgate-Palmolive Company is a caring, innovative growth company that is reimagining a healthier future for all people, their pets and our planet. Focused on Oral Care, Personal Care, Home Care and Pet Nutrition, we sell our products in more than 200 countries and territories under brands such as Colgate, Palmolive, elmex, hello, meridol, Sorriso, Tom’s of Maine, EltaMD, Filorga, Irish Spring, PCA SKIN, Protex, Sanex, Softsoap, Speed Stick, Ajax, Axion, Fabuloso, Soupline and Suavitel, as well as Hill’s Pet Nutrition.

We are recognized for our leadership and innovation in promoting sustainability and community wellbeing, including our achievements in decreasing plastic waste and promoting recyclability, saving water, conserving natural resources and improving children’s oral health.

If you want to work for a company that lives by their values, then give your career a reason to smile and join our global team!

 

We are looking for smart, dynamic candidates to join us as trainees who will work in our India Global technology center (GTC) based in Mumbai. It will be a learning & growth opportunity for them to develop Ora Care (OC), Personal Care & Home Care products (PC/HC) to address the consumer needs/trends in Europe, Africa Eurasia & Indian subcontinent markets. All activity related to product development starting from Raw material organizing/testing, Batch making, stability analysis, inventory management etc to be performed as per standard protocol and practice. Along with new product product development every Scientist in India GTC is expected to be integral part of EOHS & Quality standards that ensures Safety & Quality of our products and working environment. This team works on strong partnerships with cross categories within India GTC & other GTCs & plants.  The tenure for a trainee is proposed to 22 months from the date of joining.

 

What you will do - 

 

  1. Develop New products in OC/PC/HC as per brief and provide support in technology transfer to manufacturing plantsMaking/screening prototypes/formulas, monitor stability as per protocol and analysis products to establish stability/performance data 
  2. New vendor qualification for Raw & pack material
  3. RM sourcing/ordering/inventory for associated projects 
  4. Understand the manufacturing facility set up and impart the requirements during product making. 
  5. Daily verification and calibration of basic OC/PC/HC equipments
  6. Conduct basic analysis on various OC/PC/HC products (Rheology/Foam/Physiochemical parameters) and Document the results as per internal documentation standard

 

What you will learn:

  1. Core expertise on new product development and technology transfer - both theoretical and experimental.
  2. Functional Linkages - you will get an overview of how different departments are integrated into overall R&D eg: Analytical, R&I, Microbiology and implementation & support teams. 
  3. Operational Excellence - 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 in discussion with team leads. You will also learn to integrate yourself into a high-performing team focused on balancing both execution and innovation. 
  4. You will be coached for success on technical and soft skills. We will evaluate your progress periodically and ensure scheduled training sessions for your continued success during your traineeship at Colgate. 
  5. Quality and Safety principles: At Colgate we strive for excellence in everything we do, Quality and safety is not far away. These principles are not only important for our trusted brands but also to our workplaces. You will be exposed to specific training on Q & S, to assure your trust while working in a safe environment where quality is paramount. ​​​​​​​

Who We Are
Colgate-Palmolive Company is a caring, innovative growth company that is reimagining a healthier future for all people, their pets and our planet. Focused on Oral Care, Personal Care, Home Care and Pet Nutrition, we sell our products in more than 200 countries and territories under brands such as Colgate, Palmolive, elmex, hello, meridol, Sorriso, Tom’s of Maine, EltaMD, Filorga, Irish Spring, PCA SKIN, Protex, Sanex, Softsoap, Speed Stick, Ajax, Axion, Fabuloso, Soupline and Suavitel, as well as Hill’s Pet Nutrition.

We are recognized for our leadership and innovation in promoting sustainability and community wellbeing, including our achievements in decreasing plastic waste and promoting recyclability, saving water, conserving natural resources and improving children’s oral health.

If you want to work for a company that lives by their values, then give your career a reason to smile and join our global team!

 

We are looking for inquisitive, dynamic candidates to join us as trainees who will work in our India Global technology center (GTC) based in Mumbai. It will be a learning & growth opportunity for them to develop Oral Care (OC), Personal Care & Home Care products (PC/HC) to address the consumer needs/trends in Europe, Africa Eurasia & Indian subcontinent markets. All activity related to product development starting from Raw material organizing/testing, Batch making, stability analysis, inventory management etc to be performed as per standard protocol and practice. Along with new product development every Scientist in India GTC is encouraged to be integral part of EOHS & Quality standards that ensures Safety & Quality of our products and working environment. This team works on strong partnerships with cross categories within India GTC & other GTCs & plants.  The tenure for a trainee is proposed to 22 months from the date of joining.

 

What you will do - 

 

  1. Develop New products in OC/PC/HC as per brief and provide support in technology transfer to manufacturing plants
  2. Making/screening prototypes/formulas, monitor stability as per protocol and analysis products to establish stability/performance data 
  3. New vendor qualification for Raw & pack material
  4. RM sourcing/ordering/inventory for associated projects 
  5. Understand the manufacturing facility set up and impart the requirements during product making. 
  6. Daily verification and calibration of basic OC/PC/HC equipments
  7. Conduct basic analysis on various OC/PC/HC products (Rheology/Foam/Physiochemical parameters) and document the results as per internal documentation standard

 

What you will learn:

  1. Core expertise on new product development and technology transfer - both theoretical and experimental.
  2. Functional Linkages - you will get an overview of how different departments are integrated into overall R&D eg: Analytical, R&I, Microbiology and implementation & support teams. 
  3. Operational Excellence - 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 in discussion with team leads. You will also learn to integrate yourself into an impactful team focused on balancing both execution and innovation. 
  4. You will be coached for success on technical and soft skills. We will evaluate your progress periodically and ensure scheduled training sessions for your continued success during your traineeship at Colgate. 
  5. Quality and Safety principles: At Colgate we strive for excellence in everything we do, Quality and safety is not far away. These principles are not only important for our trusted brands but also to our workplaces. You will be exposed to specific training on Q & S, to assure your trust while working in a safe environment where quality is paramount. ​​​​​​​


Our Commitment to Sustainability
With the Colgate brand in more homes than any other, we are presented with great opportunities and new challenges as we work to integrate sustainability into all aspects of our business and create positive social impact. We are determined to position ourselves for further growth as we act on our 2025 Sustainability & Social Impact Strategy.

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Achieving our purpose starts with our people — ensuring our workforce represents the people and communities we serve —and creating an environment where our people feel they belong; where we can be our authentic selves, feel treated with respect and have the support of leadership to impact the business in a meaningful way.

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.

Reasonable accommodation during the application process is available for persons with disabilities. Please contact Application_Accommodation@colpal.com with the subject "Accommodation Request" should you require accommodation.


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