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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:  Associate Customer Development Manager, Club & HIPE

Travel Required?:  Travel - 25% of time
Date:  May 22, 2024

No Relocation Assistance Offered
# 159989 - New York, New York, United States

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!


In today’s dynamic retail environment, it is an exciting time to be a part of the Customer Development team at Colgate! Our highly results-driven team focuses on the Club & HIPE channels and is dedicated to driving growth for Colgate Palmolive in this constantly evolving landscape. We are passionate individuals and are seeking a team member with the same energy, diligence, and positivity to help us lead change for our business.

As the Associate Customer Development Manager, Club & HIPE you will contribute to the national strategy for the 3 categories: Oral Care, Personal Care and Home Care. You will work against key objectives to improve sales results, market share, and financial return.
The essence of this job is to partner with the Sales team to anticipate innovative portfolio opportunities for retailers. You are the liaison between the commercial organization and internal teams such as Marketing and Supply Chain, ensuring efficient and effective execution of brand and retail strategies. You’ll oversee the end-to-end product development lifecycle, develop and maintain project timelines, ensuring timely delivery of new products, including Omni content creation. You will foster innovation and creativity within the team to drive continuous improvement, keep abreast of industry advancements and competitor products to maintain a competitive edge, and contribute to margin enhancement projects with the cross-functional teams.
Who are you?

  • You are entrepreneurial - You find creative opportunities to grow and improve the business across the board. Your ability to adapt and adjust the strategy, willingness to do things differently, and incorporate findings into the strategy quickly is the main way you can succeed.
  • You connect the dots - You have a pulse on the big picture to identify areas of opportunity for products and programs, develop Customer Marketing strategies that incorporate consumer insights, and have an awareness of competitor activity to create promotional strategies.
  • You are a collaborator - In this role, you’ll establish partnerships with multiple parties including the Marketing team, Supply Chain, and Customer teams across the country. Your peers who support specific Customers will rely on you for the latest trends and successes to share. These relationships flourish with mutual trust and integrity to achieve deliverables and execute against the strategy and goals.
  • You are curious - This role is about forward thinking. You are someone who wants to discover and promote new ideas that help the business grow in creative ways. It’s important to understand business trends in each category and/or account through fact-based analysis to include brand share, pricing, promotion levels, and trade class development along with understanding the efficiency of different investment levers.
  • You are adaptable - The business environment is constantly evolving. You’re comfortable with leading ambiguity and making time-critical decisions while maintaining the goal of looking for opportunities to deliver sales and share growth.

Required qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree 
  • At least 2 years of experience in sales roles or adjacent experiences 
  • Google Suite or Microsoft Office proficiency (i.e, Sheets, Slides, Docs)


Preferred qualifications

  • Experience working with a syndicated service (Nielsen, IRI) account 
  • Experience working in consumer product goods 

Compensation and Benefits
Salary Range $72,400.00 - $101,500.00 USD

Pay is based on multiple non-discriminatory, individualized factors including but not limited to experience, job-related knowledge and education, skills and office/market location. In addition to base salary, salaried employees are eligible for annual discretionary bonuses, profit-sharing and, for Executive-level (salary grade 16 and above) roles only, long-term incentives in the form of Restricted Stock Units and/or Stock Options.

Subject to the terms and conditions of the applicable benefits plans then in effect, all salaried employees are also eligible for a competitive benefits package which includes:

  • Insurance: Employees (and their eligible dependents) are eligible to participate in Company-sponsored Medical, Dental, Vision, Basic Life Insurance, Accidental Death & Dismemberment and Disability insurance plans.
  • Retirement Plans: Employees are eligible to enroll in Colgate's 401(k) plan, which provides for company matching contributions subject to eligibility requirements
  • Vacation/PTO: Employees receive a minimum of 15 days of vacation/PTO leave annually
  • Paid Holidays: Employees receive a minimum of 13 paid/floating holidays annually
  • Paid Sick Leave: Based on location and consistent with applicable state and local law, employees receive a minimum of 40 hours of paid sick leave on January 1st of each year
  • Paid Parental Leave: Eligible employees may take up to eight weeks of paid parental leave and 12 weeks of unpaid leave (varies for employees with fewer than 12 months of service and is subject to hours worked requirements)

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 with the subject "Accommodation Request" should you require accommodation.

For additional Colgate terms and conditions, please click here.


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