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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:  Director, Executive Compensation

Travel Required?:  Travel - up to 10% of time
Date:  Jul 21, 2022
Partial remote working option

Relocation Assistance Offered Within Country
# 139240 - 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 Director, Executive Compensation supports the overall strategy, design, and implementation of all executive compensation programs, including base pay, short-term incentive programs, equity grants, long-term incentive structures and executive benefit programs. This position is also responsible for the design of Board of Directors compensation plans and external filing support and for developing executive salary structure and job pricing for all executive roles. The role works closely with HR Leadership, Executives and the extended Global Total Reward team, as well as a variety of internal and external stakeholders.

What you will do

  • Provide technical expertise on executive compensation policies and procedures, strategy, compliance and design
  • Build strategic executive compensation programs to support the delivery of strong business results and which rewards exceptional performance
  • Craft, lead and participate in transformation efforts to ensure continuous improvement and improved effectiveness of our HR/TR plans & programs
  • Act as business partner to HR and executive leadership by providing guidance on programs and policies
  • Partner with the Global Total Reward teams and HR executive leadership, Executive Board and Management and vendors/consultants as needed
  • Build education and communications materials to ensure understanding of the programs by HR business partners, executive leadership and plan participants
  • Develop materials for presentations to the CEO, CHRO, the senior team and the Compensation Committee / Supervisory Board of Directors
  • Manage the proxy submission annual process, collaborating closely with internal and external stakeholders
  • Lead, coach and mentor the Executive Compensation team
  • Collaborate with Legal, Accounting, Tax, Audit, and others regarding compensation programs to ensure accurate reporting and compliance with applicable laws and regulations
  • Monitor external market, shareholder activists and institutional investors for developments on governance and regulatory trends that impact design and disclosure rules of executive remuneration programs
  • Collaborate with Compensation Committee independent consultant
  • Be a thought leader, influencer and collaborator on our Human Capital Strategy to motivate and drive sustainable growth
  • Complies with all policies and standards


Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in Finance, Human Resources, Management or other related field, Master’s Degree preferred
  • At least 10 years of functional experience including planning, designing and developing strategic executive compensation programs
  • People management experience
  • Strong project management skills, must be agile with ability to multitask
  • Analytical/ Decision Making ability to systematically break down complex problems into component parts and clearly explain the ramifications
  • Ability to work independently in fast-paced environment and manage multiple priorities
  • Attention to detail, strong analytical and verbal communication skills, and integrity in creating and delivering high quality work;
  • Collaborative, team player who is capable of communicating with individuals at all levels of the organization and maintaining professional composure
  • Demonstrated strength in customer service, particularly initiative and the ability to anticipate needs
  • Takes initiative and anticipates customer needs and issues
  • Ability to demonstrate a high level of confidentiality and discretion

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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