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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, Oral Care Insights

Travel Required?:  Travel - 25% of time
Date:  Feb 27, 2023

Relocation Assistance Offered Within Country
# 143723 - New York, New York, United States

Do you 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 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, Oral Care Insights will lead all oral care insights for North America, including the commissioning of studies, interpretation of results and application of the findings to the business. They will coach and train the Oral Care Insights team to develop and expand their skillset, and develop new competencies. As well as drive a people-centric centric approach within the North America organization through strategic and innovation priorities


What you will do:

  • Oversee planning, analysis and insights activation of best-in-class strategic research to uncover foundational and groundbreaking knowledge around Oral Care business needs
  • Develop broader views of the category and cohorts beyond projects to be an inculcator of knowledge
  • Drive the creation of powerful insights to influence innovation and communication opportunities, business models, and emerging segments that will unlock category growth 
  • Promote experimentation and innovation in non-traditional insights generation approaches to uncover emerging human trends that drive better Oral Care category decision making
  • Be the "Voice of the Human" that champions human, consumer, shopper, and customer Oral Care trends, attitudes and behaviors throughout the organization
  • Elevate the performance and optimize impact of the Oral Care Insights team through proactive management, FEED principles and ongoing coaching and mentorship


Required Qualifications:

  • 12+ years of experience in research, ideally in CPG or with a focus on brand strategy, innovation and communication
  • Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s preferred
  • Experience managing a team of 3+ Insights professionals
  • Evident digital capabilities for research and strong experience with agile research platforms
  • Strong foundational knowledge of research tools and techniques
  • Drive to generate new initiatives and see them through to action 
  • Strong business-acumen
  • Ability to manage through ambiguity
  • Collaborative problem-solving
  • Ability to challenge the status quo
  • Ability to negotiate and influence




Salary Range $152,800 - $200,550 USD

Pay is based on several non discriminatory factors including but not limited to experience, education, skills and office location. In addition to your salary, Colgate-Palmolive offers a performance based bonus and competitive benefits package.


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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