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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:  HRBP Legal, Corp Groups & Skin

Travel Required?:  Travel - up to 10% of time
Date:  May 15, 2024

No Relocation Assistance Offered
# 160346 - New York, New York, United States

Who We Are
Colgate-Palmolive Company is a caring, innovative growth company that is reimagining a healthier future for all people, their pets and our planet. Focused on Oral Care, Personal Care, Home Care and Pet Nutrition, we sell our products in more than 200 countries and territories under brands such as Colgate, Palmolive, elmex, hello, meridol, Sorriso, Tom’s of Maine, EltaMD, Filorga, Irish Spring, PCA SKIN, Protex, Sanex, Softsoap, Speed Stick, Ajax, Axion, Fabuloso, Soupline and Suavitel, as well as Hill’s Pet Nutrition.

We are recognized for our leadership and innovation in promoting sustainability and community wellbeing, including our achievements in decreasing plastic waste and promoting recyclability, saving water, conserving natural resources and improving children’s oral health.

If you want to work for a company that lives by their values, then give your career a reason to smile and join our global team!


HR Business Partner,  Global Legal Organization, Corporate Groups & Skin Health  SG 13-14


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, Mennen, Softsoap, Irish Spring, Tom’s of Maine, Ajax, Fabuloso, Haci Sakir, elmex, and Suavitel, as well as Hill’s Science Diet and Hill’s Prescription Diet.


Location: New York, NY

Relocation Assistance Offered within the US

Travel requirements: N/A, minimal


The HR Business Partner, GLO, Corporate Groups and Skin Health supports the Global Legal, Global Corporate Communications, Global Ethics & Compliance, Investor Relations, Global Security and Skin Health teams.  The ideal candidate will contribute at both day-to-day operational and strategic work to drive people and organization initiatives that support business growth. You'll work with the Sr. HR director GLO, Corporate & Skin Health, to execute business and HR priorities including talent management, employee engagement and organizational effectiveness (performance enablement, capability building and change management). You will join an HR team that shapes business and culture for Colgate to be at its best.


Key areas of responsibility include:

  • Be a lead point of contact for various client groups

  • Support talent reviews at Global Function and Subfunction level 

  • Manage core people processes, ensuring leaders and managers can effectively execute talent & succession planning, DE&I, performance enablement, compensation etc.

  • Practice an #evenbetter coaching culture by influencing and supporting managers and employees with day to day needs

  • Build engagement and collaboration across the various teams through  communication, learning and engagement initiatives 

  • Ensure the delivery of appropriate training and development programs 

  • Partner with Total Rewards to coordinate salary, bonus and stock planning and communication

  • Partner with TA to post and fill open positions

  • Support onboarding and relocation of new/ relocating senior leaders and other team members, Work with external immigration attorney to obtain appropriate visa documentation

  • Maintain org management and people data integrity 

  • Manage disciplinary actions and terminations according to local regulations and company policies

  • Participate in and lead other HR projects as assigned




Required Skills and Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in Human Resources, Business or related discipline

  • 5+ years  of progressive HR experience

  • Minimum 1 year of Experience as BHR + in at least one HR Specialty Area (Compensation, Benefits, People Relations, People Development, Diversity & Inclusion, Analytics, Organization Development/Design)

  • Outstanding prioritization skills and ability to work with multiple customer groups in a fast paced environment

  • Ability to utilize HR Technology (EC, Success Factors, One Model)  for reporting and organizational analytics to drive business results.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Global perspective, inclusion and ability to work across cultures  

  • Leadership skills: Cultivates Trust across all levels of leaders, Takes Ownership, Curiosity



 - consumer products and/or manufacturing industry preferred

 - masters degree

Compensation and Benefits
Salary Range $128 000,00 - $144 000,00 USD

Pay is based on multiple non-discriminatory, individualized factors including but not limited to experience, job-related knowledge and education, skills and office/market location. In addition to base salary, salaried employees are eligible for annual discretionary bonuses, profit-sharing and, for Executive-level (salary grade 16 and above) roles only, long-term incentives in the form of Restricted Stock Units and/or Stock Options.

Subject to the terms and conditions of the applicable benefits plans then in effect, all salaried employees are also eligible for a competitive benefits package which includes:

  • Insurance: Employees (and their eligible dependents) are eligible to participate in Company-sponsored Medical, Dental, Vision, Basic Life Insurance, Accidental Death & Dismemberment and Disability insurance plans.
  • Retirement Plans: Employees are eligible to enroll in Colgate's 401(k) plan, which provides for company matching contributions subject to eligibility requirements
  • Vacation/PTO: Employees receive a minimum of 15 days of vacation/PTO leave annually
  • Paid Holidays: Employees receive a minimum of 13 paid/floating holidays annually
  • Paid Sick Leave: Based on location and consistent with applicable state and local law, employees receive a minimum of 40 hours of paid sick leave on January 1st of each year
  • Paid Parental Leave: Eligible employees may take up to eight weeks of paid parental leave and 12 weeks of unpaid leave (varies for employees with fewer than 12 months of service and is subject to hours worked requirements)

Our Commitment to Sustainability
With the Colgate brand in more homes than any other, we are presented with great opportunities and new challenges as we work to integrate sustainability into all aspects of our business and create positive social impact. We are determined to position ourselves for further growth as we act on our 2025 Sustainability & Social Impact Strategy.

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Achieving our purpose starts with our people — ensuring our workforce represents the people and communities we serve —and creating an environment where our people feel they belong; where we can be our authentic selves, feel treated with respect and have the support of leadership to impact the business in a meaningful way.

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.

Reasonable accommodation during the application process is available for persons with disabilities. Please contact with the subject "Accommodation Request" should you require accommodation.

For additional Colgate terms and conditions, please click here.


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Nearest Secondary Market: New York City

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