Share this Job

Site upgrade in progress. You will not be able to apply at this time. Please be patient and check back with us later.

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/Senior Manager, Executive Talent Acquisition

Travel Required?:  Travel - up to 10% of time
Date:  May 29, 2022
Remote working option during the current situation

No Relocation Assistance Offered
# 125297 - 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 Manager, Executive Talent Acquisition is a member of the Global Talent Acquisition team, which is responsible for developing diverse sourcing strategies to identify and attract the most competitive talent both internally and externally to ensure Colgate-Palmolive’s continued success.   This role will work on developing, driving, and executing the Global Talent Acquisition strategy. This role will also manage full life-cycle recruitment and talent sourcing efforts for executive positions and niche skills hiring for senior positions across Colgate.  A successful candidate will also advise business leadership on Diversity Equity & Inclusion, market trends and best practices in recruiting.  The Manager will help business and local Talent Acquisition Managers  optimize hiring strategies, scale best practices in talent acquisition, drive process improvements and deliver on key initiatives.  This role will be a driver of constant and impactful change, and be excellent at strategic thinking coupled with tactical implementation.


Principal Duties and Responsibilities:


  • Lead recruiting for key executive roles globally including developing a dynamic sourcing approach and managing requisitions end-to end;

  • Build partnerships with local, regional, and global leadership to identify important talent needs and develop creative strategies to attract and assess executive talent;

  • Develop executive recruitment best practices;

  • Ability to engage and influence senior business leaders on role visioning, balanced candidate slates, and succession plans;

  • Responsible for managing effective partnerships and measuring success with external recruitment partners;

  • Recommend and execute against effective recruitment marketing and advertising to attract top talent and highlight Colgate-Palmolive as an employer of choice;

  • Partner with Head of Global Talent Acquisition and Chief Diversity Officer to build and execute DE&I strategy globally for Talent acquisition;

  • Lead initiatives around candidate assessment, screening processes,  new ways of hiring, and candidate experience globally;

  • Foster a culture of excellence with deep recruiting subject matter expertise, strong business acumen, and a focus on innovation and scalable solutions;

  • Build TA team’s capability to proactively source and build diverse candidate active and passive talent pools that will fulfill our hiring demand;

  • Create and monitor talent acquisition performance KPIs / SLAs and adjust strategies accordingly for continuous improvement across geographies;

  • Build and maintain an external network of top prospects through proactive market research and ongoing relationship management;

  • Integrate the use of competitive intelligence, analytics and metrics in recruiting, sourcing, marketing etc. to make data-informed decisions.


Position Requirements/Qualifications:


  • Bachelor's degree required;

  • 8+ plus years of total experience is required;

  • Prior experience in recruiting talent across a range of functions is required;

  • Prior experience recruiting at the executive level is required;

  • Experience with an Applicant Tracking System (ATS) is required; 

  • Experience creating diverse talent pipelines is required;

  • Creating strategies related to Talent Acquisition like DE&I, skills based hiring, critical areas talent pipelines, attracting talent etc.;

  • Knowledge of recruitment regulations;

  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced work environment;

  • Experience in engaging and managing the performance of third-party search firms;


Preferred Requirements/Qualifications:


  • Experience with SAP/Successfactors Applicant Tracking System (ATS), CRM preferred;

  • Experience in designing and leading RPO and other outsourced talent solutions;

  • Experience with both corporate (in-house) and third-party executive recruiting;

  • In-depth knowledge of the executive recruiting landscape in the consumer packaged goods industry;

  • Recruitment agency or international recruitment experience is an asset;

  • Graduate degree (MS/MA, MBA);

  • Concentration (major) in Industrial & Labor Relations, Human Resources, Marketing, or Communications;

  • Professional HR/TA Certification.



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.

Job Segment: Recruiting, Marketing Manager, Manager, Employee Relations, Labor Relations, Human Resources, Marketing, Management