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Colgate-Palmolive's Skin Health group is a place for your career to thrive! We offer opportunity, challenge, and a great team of driven and dynamic individuals. Encompassing the innovative skincare brands of PCA SKIN, EltaMD, and Filorga, we are a fast-paced, agile organization dedicated to providing skin care solutions that are backed by science.

For more than 30 years. PCA SKIN® has been and continues to be a trusted innovator in the development of highly effective professional treatments and daily care products. Our vision is to improve people’s lives by providing results-oriented skin care solutions that are backed by science for the health of your unique skin.

EltaMD made the journey to the US in 1988. Backed by science and a deep medical heritage, what started as a little Swiss secret quickly became the trusted choice for wound care and healing products by hospitals and physicians around the world. In 2007, we expanded from healing skin to include protecting skin with the launch of our cosmetically elegant line of sunscreens. Today, we are the number one trusted, recommended and personally used professional sunscreen by Dermatologists in the US.

Filorga was the 1st French aesthetic medicine laboratory founded in 1978. The brand has expanded its expertise in aesthetic medicine by providing to the general public a range of revolutionary cosmetic products formulated with NCEF, a unique compound encapsulating in topical application the same ingredients used in injections. More than fifty cosmetic products have become available over time, all of which share the same principle: to combine optimal and clinically proven effectiveness with sensorial textures and premium packaging.

Our brands are professionally recommended all over the world.

We are part of the Colgate-Palmolive family, which provides our team with domestic and global career growth opportunities in all departments. Our rich benefits includes giving employees access to our amazing skin care products!

Job Title:  Category Breakthrough Innovation Lead

Travel Required?:  Travel - up to 10% of time
Date:  Jan 19, 2023

Relocation Assistance Offered Within Country
# 149502 - 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 communitites.  The pride in our brand fuels a workplace that encourages creatie thinking, champons 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.


CP Skin Health Group is a place for your career to thrive!  We offer opportunity, challenge, and a great team of driven and dynamic individuals.  Encompassing the innovative skincare brands of PCA Skin, EltaMD, and Filorga, CP Skin Health Group is a fast-paced, agile organization dedicated to providing skin care solutions that are backed by science.  


The CP Skin Health Group is a part of the Colgate-Palmolive family which provides our team with domestic and global career growth opportunities in all departments.  Our rich benefits package includes medical, dental, vision, matching 401K, company-paid disability and more.  Plus our employees have access to our amazing skin care products!
We are looking for a Category Breakthrough Innovation Lead to join our team and lead our efforts to uncover breakthrough innovation opportunities for the Skin Health Group.  The Category Breakthrough Innovation Lead is responsible for working with our EltaMD, PCA and Filorga brand teams, Insights, R&D teams and commercial partners to identify, validate and launch new products, services and solutions. This individual is people centric and leverages empathy and creativity to envision new solutions to help people achieve their skin health goals.  This is a Hybrid position providing both on-site and remote work.


What You’ll Do:

  • Generate opportunity spaces by building a deep understanding of category unmet needs and challenges;
  • Monitor external marketplace (both inside and outside of category) for emerging trends, novel solutions and technologies;
  • Collaborate with Insights, R&D, brands and external accelerators to identify, assess and validate new to category and new to world skin health innovation;
  • Work with regional teams to develop go to market models for innovation and develop incubation business plans;
  • Manage ongoing innovation projects and resources.


What We’re Looking for:

  • Passionately curious with strong need to find better ways to do things;
  • Proficiency at connecting the dots: people needs, technologies & business opportunity;
  • Experimental, resilient & agile;
  • Creative thinker & problem solver;
  • Comfortable with ambiguity and working in a self-directed environment;
  • Demonstrated ability to influence others for maximum effectiveness;
  • Proven ability to successfully build a network and operate across teams and build and maintain a positive work environment.


Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Marketing, Business or a related discipline;
  • Minimum of 10 years of relevant work experience in a marketing innovation role;
  • Prior working experience in the skincare industry;
  • Demonstrated creative problem solving skills;
  • Strong project management skills and ability to manage multiple innovation projects;
  • Demonstrated experience of driving new thinking or changing thinking of a team or organization.


Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree or MBA
  • Digital marketing / eCommerce experience



Salary Range:  $ 142,400 - $186,900 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.

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Nearest Secondary Market: New York City

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