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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:  Brand Manager, Innovation Accelerator

Travel Required?:  Travel - up to 10% of time
Date:  Nov 19, 2020
Remote working option during the current situation

Relocation Assistance Offered Within Country
# 93187 - New York, New York, United States


The Brand Manager is a key member of the cross functional project teams in the North America Innovation Accelerator. The BEM will own critical work streams within the team that is working to accelerate growth via a variety of projects primarily focused on product innovation, but also will include the evaluation of acquisition targets, rapid business critical projects, and developing new services and business models. This role will flex between categories, day to day managers, project types and project lengths depending on the opportunity.


Position description:


  • Supports the identification of new opportunities for the Growth Accelerator to pursue:

            - 1-2 times per year participates in opportunity generation process.

            - Maps category space, identifies trends and insights and determines opportunities scope for new ideas.

            - Synthesize opportunities and proposes the pitches to the Innovation Counsel.

  • Owns critical work streams in the agile working team to focus on 1-2 projects at a time:

            - Supports evaluation of opportunity space (people insights, competitors, category trends and future dynamics).

            - Manages day to day operations to develop prototypes, concepts or minimal viable offerings.

            - Integrates learning plan findings into new product, service, business model opportunities.

            - Member of cross-functional team to develop new product bundles (technology, insights, supply chain, packaging).

  • Assists in project transitions to execution teams:

           - Collaborates with base marketing and commercial teams to assist in execution of successful launch.

           - Supports development of customer presentation materials for new product review meetings.

           - Periodically presents project updates to Innovation Counsel for review and feedback.


Background required:


Basic qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Minimum 5 years prior experience.
  • 2+ years of experience in innovation roles.
  • Demonstrated creativity, curiosity and strategic thinking skills.
  • Demonstrated cross functional partnership and collaboration skills.
  • Demonstrated experience of driving new thinking or changing thinking of a team or organization.
  • Demonstrated passion for exploring people insights, developing solutions that meet real needs or interests.
  • High level of initiative, assertiveness and self-direction.
  • Able to work on multiple projects at a time while delivering strong results.
  • Demonstrated experience of working across seniority levels with ease.
  • Comfortable working in a fast paced, ever changing environment.
  • Positive attitude and resilience in the approach to new challenges and setbacks.





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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