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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 Director, Digital and Design

Travel Required?:  Travel - up to 10% of time
Date:  Jul 28, 2022
Partial remote working option

No Relocation Assistance Offered
# 138012 - New York, New York, United States

Do you want to be part of a team that is building a future to smile about? What about having the opportunity to connect 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. 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.


The Associate Director, Digital & Design is responsible for the design, development and ongoing activation of Colgate-Palmolive’s digital and social communications activities from strategy and planning to design and messaging. This person will lead our digital communications strategy for internal and external stakeholders, building a world-class digital positioning and narrative that promotes our purpose - reimagining a healthier future for all people, their pets and our planet.  This individual will be a proven design leader providing strategic direction for telling stories in compelling, dynamic  and engaging ways. In addition to thinking systematically and understanding the broad reaching implications of any one design within the framework of the world it lives in, this person will also roll up their sleeves to execute with a high degree of creativity, innovation and substance for publications, presentations, corporate templates, advertising, logos, etc. The ideal person for this role is a builder – someone who has a passion for great brands, is energetic with a “what if” attitude who loves a fast-paced environment. This individual is detail-oriented, a creative thinker, and also very organized and dependable, able to lead multiple projects to completion with little direction.


What you will do

  • Oversee all of Colgate-Palmolive’s digital and social owned channels and develop paid and earned strategies for the corporate brand.
  • Oversee a multi-platform content strategy to push content including existing and emerging web sites, mobile, social channels - internal and external
  • Lead the development, implementation, and ongoing optimization of insights-driven strategic plans and tactics
  • Meet specific internal client objectives for conversion, audience growth and increased brand awareness.
  • Partner with People insights, analytics, design, and businesses to drive engagement and continual optimization.
  • Stays abreast of industry best practices, rules and regulations pertaining to digital content
  • Lead content agency and stay on message with a coordinated voice, internally and externally.
  • Develop and implement public outreach and communications strategies to promote Purpose and Colgate 2025 priorities.
  • Direct and execute exceptional graphic design across all communications - from corporate branding and websites to templates and meeting materials to holiday cards and special events
  • Advise executive social media strategies
  • Partner with leaders, global communicators and Internal corporate Communications to improve employee affinity and engagement 
  • Collaborate with the broader Corporate Marketing and Communications teams to execute global external and internal communications plans and programs within the divisions that support our CP priorities, and drive awareness and engagement of key initiatives and developments.


Required Qualifications

  • 10+ years in corporate communications 
  • 7+ years focused on social and digital communications
  • Expert in graphic design
  • Excellent written and oral skills
  • Ability to multitask and work on multiple projects at once
  • Ability to communicate effectively
  • Excellent organizational ability and attention to detail
  • Ability to manage time well and prioritize tasks


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.

Nearest Major Market: Manhattan
Nearest Secondary Market: New York City

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