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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, HRBP, North America Marketing

Travel Required?:  Travel - up to 10% of time
Date:  Sep 15, 2023

Relocation Assistance Offered Within Country
# 154645 - 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 HR Director role is responsible for driving the people and culture strategy within our North America (NA) Marketing Function. This role reports into the SVP HR, North America and will partner with leaders owning the Oral Care (inclusive of Colgate Oral Professional - COP), Home and Personal Care, Consumer Experience & Growth, and the hello business. As an HR leader within the division this role will support select people initiatives across the division as well deliver function responsibilities within talent and performance management, learning and development, employee relations, recruitment, organizational design, and change management. This role is a critical driver for ensuring an inclusive and high performing workplace.


Principal Duties & Responsibilities



Strategic Leadership and Business Partnership

  • Lead HR Business Partner driving the people and culture strategy as well as all core people processes for North America Marketing which is inclusive of Oral Care (OC), Home and Personal Care (HPC), and Consumer Experience and Growth (CXG)

  • Partners and advises multiple senior leaders in alignment with their business strategies to ensure a high performing work environment. To provide solutions or deliver optimization within the function

Talent Management and Development

  • Senior contributor to the NA HR team focused on enabling the HR Operating model, coaching and upskilling talent, and championing collaboration and partnership throughout the HR function

  • Manages a team of 3 HR professionals providing guidance and coaching within the HR business partnering and university recruitment space

  • Influences and collaborates with HR Shared Services and SMEs (Recruitment, Learning & Development, Workforce Planning & Analytics, Compensation, etc.) to drive positive people outcomes for the business

  • Serve as an employee advocate by establishing workforce relationships

  • Counsels and coaches business leaders and managers to create and maintain a positive employee relations work environment

Data-Driven Solutions and HR Strategy Alignment

  • Establish proactive and responsive channels of communication to understand the pulse of the organization

  • Use People Analytics to inform solutions development (e.g. career planning, targeted compensation, incentives, retention, etc.) through anticipation and understanding of issues and trends of future labor, organization and business needs

  • Identify and implement forward-thinking HR solutions based on understanding of relevant business operations and strategies aligned with the HR Strategy

Organizational Design, Change Management, and Employee Engagement

  • Partner with the CoHREs (COE) to advise on the design and execution of HR programs to ensure relevance to current and future business needs

  • Support leadership development to identify current and projected leadership and functional capability gaps and to work on solutions that are aligned with HR Strategy and CoHREs

  • Partner with the Learning CoHRE (COE) to identify learning needs that are informed by business needs, current performance gaps, and future capabilities required

  • Partner with the Compensation COHRE (COE) to identify, in partnership with Business leaders, compensation actions for key talent and overall Comp approach

  • Collaborate with the People Development CoHRE (COE) and Global Functions and Business Units on leadership succession plans

  • Collaborate with HR and business leaders on organization design, including structure, processes, capabilities, and resource requirements, and identify gaps and opportunities

  • Collaborate with business leaders on action planning to support implementation of organization design and change management efforts

  • Collaborate with Business Leaders and Managers on employee engagement initiatives


Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required, 10+ years of progressive HR experience

  • Experience in manufacturing and/or consumer products industry

  • Prior experience with the following preferred:

    • Business Partnering  at the VP and above level

    • Organizational Design

    • Changement Management of complex initiatives 

    • Complex Employee Relation scenarios

    • CoHRe speciality area (Compensation, Benefits, People Relations, People Development, Diversity & Inclusion, Analytics, Organization Development/Design)

    • Prior director or matrix talent management


 Preferred Qualifictions


  • MBA/Master’s  preferred
  • Ability to communicate effectively with all levels within the organization.
  • Strong analytical skills and data driven mentality.
  • Knowledge of Google Suite; SAP HR  
  • Ability to manage both tactical and strategic HR functions.
  • Experience partnering with HR colleagues across the organization i.e. TA, Compensation, Talent Management, etc.
  • Excellent communications skills both written and oral.
  • Ability to handle sensitive matters and maintain confidentiality
  • Proven organizational skills:  can work well under pressure, is kind and helpful, prioritize tasks and keeps track of deliverables  

Salary Range $178,000 - $198,000USD

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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