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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:  Manager Oral Care Insights

Travel Required?:  Travel - 25% of time
Date:  Nov 6, 2023

No Relocation Assistance Offered
# 154537 - 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!




In today’s dynamic marketing environment, it is an exciting time to be a part of the Insights team at Colgate. You will implement and support the development of the insights' agenda across key verticals within the North America Oral Care business as part of a broader Oral Care Insights team, supporting an array of products and sub-brands within the Colgate-Palmolive portfolio. In this role, you will serve as a strategic partner to cross-functional stakeholders responsible for the Oral Care business, delivering growth-driving insights grounded in synthesized insights findings, incorporating an array of research methodologies and data sources. This role will leverage a people-centric insight approach to drive thought leadership, creative research approaches, and to be the “voice of the consumer” for Colgate's Oral Care business.


Who are you?

  • You are fully committed to Learning, Collaboration, Driving Results, and Having Fun.
  • You connect the dots: You have a strong grasp on the "big picture" and can clearly identify areas of opportunity across a broad range of business development opportunities. From strategy through insights, onto tactics, you enjoy solving problems.
  • You are a collaborator: In this role, you’ll establish partnerships with multiple stakeholder groups across the Oral Care business. These relationships grow with mutual trust and integrity to achieve results.
  • You are impact-minded: In this role, it is key to understand opportunities via fact-based analysis, but even more valuable to optimally and concisely share the insights and opportunities in an action-oriented narrative.
  • You are adaptable: You are comfortable with navigating through ambiguity and delivering against short timeframes, while maintaining the overarching goal of looking for opportunities to deliver profitable sales and share growth.


What you will do:

  • Scope, implement, and deliver insights initiatives guiding business decisions regarding product and brand innovation, communication strategy, and go-to-market execution, across a diverse toolbox of research methodologies
  • Be an “insights champion” within the organization to facilitate stakeholder adoption of research findings, supported by strong presentation and influencing skills
  • Drive a proactive insights agenda for relevant segments of the Oral Care portfolio based upon ongoing business needs, working in partnership with stakeholders, the Director of Oral Care Insights, and Enterprise [Global] Oral Care to identify potential gaps and deliver diversified insights solutions that will drive growth for the business
  • Facilitate the overall insights knowledge management agenda, bringing to bear previous studies and integrating these findings with current projects
  • Partner with the product innovation team to develop insights pertaining to the early product development lifecycle stage
  • Partner with Integrated Brand Experience & communication teams to drive excellence in storytelling and creative development as well as testing and measurement across media platforms
  • Serve as an integral part of business “sprint teams” providing insights/trends perspective and integrating existing insights knowledge into sprint team outcomes


Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 7+ years of proven experience in research, ideally in CPG or similar categories, with a focus on brand strategy, innovation, and communication
  • Strong foundational knowledge of research tools and techniques, with a particular focus on both digital and agile research platforms
  • Proven track record to translate data into a practical narrative, with a clear link to business implications
  • Extensive experience in presenting to partners across levels of organizational experience
  • Drive to find opportunities where insights can make valuable contributions to the organization and see them through to action 
  • Strong business insight across both brand and commercial understanding
  • Collaborative problem solving skills and demonstrated cross-functional collaboration experience


Preferred qualifications:

  • Ability to lead through ambiguity in business needs and research approach
  • Ability to challenge the status quo to negotiate and influence customer decision-making




Compensation and Benefits
Salary Range $112,000.00 - $150,000.00 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.

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