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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:  Customer Development Coordinator

Travel Required?:  No Travel
Date:  Jul 28, 2022
Partial remote working option

No Relocation Assistance Offered
# 137224 - New York, New York, United States

About Colgate-Palmolive: 

Do you want to come to work with a smile and leave with one as well? In between those smiles, your day consists of connecting 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 trustworthy 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. As the brand with the highest household presence in the world, we go beyond physical boundaries. We win as a global organization by continually learning and collaborating. The pride in our brand fuels a workplace that encourages creative thinking, fosters experimentation, and promotes authenticity which has contributed to our enduring success. If you are passionate about working for a company that lives by their values, then give your career a reason to smile...every single day.

Roles & Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Provide administrative assistance and support to the Director, and all other members of the Team
  • Manage daily flow of administrative duties in a fast-paced environment
  • Identify and understand issues, problems, and opportunities; determine course of action and develop appropriate solutions
  • Maintain calendar for Director, take a proactive approach in anticipating and initiating information need for the Team
  • Coordinate on-site and off-site meetings for department
  • Prepare PowerPoint presentation materials for meetings with Sr. Management, key trade and chain customers.
  • Track and maintain NVO departmental budget including processing expense reports and processing invoices for payment
  • Prepare product sheets, price sheets, wall charts and data for Field Sales Force; prepare product samples for shipment to shows, customer calls and presentations.
  • Screen and prioritize all correspondence as well as drafts responses
  • Distribute information in a timely manner to Field Sales Force.
  • Complies, maintains and distributes itineraries of Director, weekly schedules of Field sales and Home Office and Marketing Team. Follow up with same to obtain various reports and information due to Sr. Management.
  • Manage phone coverage and file archive/management
  • Coordinate the use of shared conference rooms and other resources. Attend and organize 25 + conventions and trade associations per year.
  • Make all travel arrangements: airline tickets, hotel reservations, car service working through American Express Travel
  • Arrange travel plans and itineraries
  • Manages incoming & outgoing mail & carrier shipments, office supplies and equipment
  • Prepares reports, expense reports and documents as needed
  • Develops familiarity with basic policies and procedures
  • Knows the organizational structure and company mission
  • Flexible to jump to another project at a moment’s notice – recognizes the need for urgency
  • Enhances and maintains professional work ethics, i.e. confidentiality
  • Manages entering/exiting process for New Hires, Transfers, Terminations
  • Establish a timely process in executing EMPID and Element forms for NHs, Transfers, Terminations (e.g., EMPID, PHH, CARS request, PKAMSSSO, ID, Office setup)
  • Create an efficient process to disassemble and collect equipment from Terminated/or Transfer employees after HR notification (i.e., collect computer, AMEX, ID, Keys, Wireless cards, cell phones, blackberry, shut off access to computer, ACAT Tool)
  • Assist HR, Training Managers, Supervisors with in-house training
  • Collaborate with other Administrative Assistants for a seamless transfer process
  • Provides ongoing administrative support for the designated team including travel planning, HR assistance, system troubleshooting, and miscellaneous needs.
  • Implements a customer service assistance to the team with questions and plans ahead to troubleshoot issues
  • Supports team members by engaging in creative problem solving
  • Communicates and organizes Charitable Donations and Participation in Charitable Events
  • Tracks monthly attendance, vacation schedules
  • Composes routine and non-routine correspondence when needed
  • Streamlines and simplifies day-to-day processes for efficiency
  • Maintains Fleet Car changes
  • Improves the data management of department’s electronic files
  • Participates in department meetings to keep informed of business issues
  • Presents a positive, professional, self-confident image and maintains professional work ethics, i.e. confidentiality
  • Cultivates an appreciation of diversity
  • Implements ways to share job skills/knowledge with others to benefit the organization as a whole


  • Bachelor’s Degree OR General Educational Development (GED) Certification required
  • 3-5 years experience in fast-paced environment required
  • Excellent organizational skills is required
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite required
  • Ability to juggle many responsibilities at once and make independent, timely decisions
  • Attention to detail is critical to success in this position
  • Ability to work independently and self motivated
  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written is required

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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