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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 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, Hill's Prescription Diet and Hill's Ideal Balance.

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:  Administrative Assistant 3

Travel Required?:  Travel - up to 10% of time
Date:  Jan 11, 2021
Remote working option during the current situation

No Relocation Assistance Offered
# 94925 - New York, New York, United States

About Colgate-Palmolive


Are you looking for an Administrative Assistant role and 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 diligent 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 fuels a workplace that encourages creative thinking, champion’s experimentation, and promotes authenticity which has supplied 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.


The experience:


In today's multifaceted, it is an exciting time to be in the Latin America’s team at Colgate.


What role will you play as a member of the Colgate’s Latin America team?


The role entails varied administrative work applying judgment and in-depth knowledge of organization and policies/procedures, department's activities, terminology, customers, and interdependencies within the company.


The administrative assistant plays a critical role taking action and using initiative and judgment to see matters requiring attention are handled properly and anticipates when changes in workflow are necessary implementing creative solutions.


Who are you…?


You are an architect.-


  • Provide assistance to 3 Vice Presidents and their US based teams
  • Manages and coordinates calendar and schedules meetings
  • Arranges domestic and international travel for trips which may include several destinations
  • Organize, coordinate and support onsite or offsite meetings (including all planning & logistics)
  • Prepares expense reports with minimal supervision
  • Adept at coordinating meetings using new technologies and is a power-user and training resource for new meeting technologies – video/audit/net conferencing
  • Codes and monitors expenses to budget, resolves budget discrepancies. Creates, processes and follows-up on all invoices and purchase orders in a timely fashion and troubleshoot any issues in a timely fashion.
  • Initiates and composes both routine (schedules, letters, memos, e-mails) and non-routine correspondence (surveys, minutes, project plans, announcements and continuous improvement ideas) with significant narrative.
  • Support employee engagement initiatives and activities
  • Creates and uses informal networks to gain support and get things done.
  • Composes and proof-reads both routine and non-routine correspondence with attention to details and minimal supervision
  • Independently prepares responses to requests and/or takes appropriate actions and advises manager of actions
  • Partner with other Admins across US and Latam to collaborate together in day to day work and special projects


Basic Qualifications:


  • High School Diploma or GED (Bachelor's Degree preferred)
  • Minimum three years of executive / high level administrative support experience experience
  • Spanish: Advance ( writing, reading and speaking)
  • Demonstrated proficiency using G SUITE products (gmail, sheets, docs, slides, google meet, etc)
  • Previous experience in Concur expense management system
  • Proven experience in AMEX travel management system


Preferred qualifications:


  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Proven project management skills
  • Proven continuous improvement and documentation skills
  • Expected areas of skills:
  • Proactive and self resolutive
  • Analytical capabilities and attention to detail
  • Collaborative nature and team spirit
  • Strong ability to prioritizes work demands
  • Self-starter, works well without detailed supervision




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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