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A part of Colgate-Palmolive since 2018, EltaMD is committed to providing physicians and their patients innovative products that help develop and maintain great skin for life.

For more than 25 years, EltaMD has developed wound healing, sunscreens and skin care products that are widely used and recommended by physicians and other medical professionals in hospitals, burn centers, rehabilitation clinics, and long-term and short-term care centers. EltaMD applies that experience to create innovative products that help restore, protect and maintain healthy skin.

EltaMD cares, and is proud to be the primary sponsor of The Sun Bus Mobile Skin Cancer Screening and Sun Safety Education Tour which provides free skin cancer screenings and sun-safety education to residents across the State of Colorado.

We are also privileged to collaborate with health care professionals and nonprofit organizations to support those who have experienced burn trauma. Through our Burn Camp Program, we provide sunscreens and skin care products that help children enjoy their camp and retreat activities and develop sun-smart habits.

A career at EltaMD or 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:  Marketing Manager, Category Innovation - EltaMD

Travel Required?:  Travel - up to 10% of time
Date:  Mar 13, 2023

No Relocation Assistance Offered
# 150646 - New York, New York, United States

CP Skin Health Group is a place for your career to thrive!  We offer opportunity, challenge, and a great team of driven and dynamic individuals.  Encompassing the innovative skincare brands of PCA SKIN, EltaMD, and Filorga, CP Skin Health Group is a fast-paced, agile organization dedicated to providing skin care solutions that are backed by science.


CP Skin Health Group is a part of the Colgate-Palmolive family, which provides our team with domestic and global career growth opportunities in all departments.  Our rich benefits package includes medical, dental, vision, matching 401K, company-paid disability and more.  Plus our employees have access to our amazing skin care products!

CP Skin Health Group is looking for a Category Innovation Manager to join our team and lead our efforts to uncover breakthrough innovation opportunities for the Skin Health Group.  The Category Innovation Manager is responsible for working with our EltaMD  brand teams, Insights, R&D teams and commercial partners to identify, validate and launch new products, services and solutions.  This individual is people centric and leverages empathy and creativity to envision new solutions to help people achieve their skin health goals. This position is based in New York, NY.


What you will do

  • Generate opportunity spaces by building a deep understanding of category unmet needs and challenges.
  • Monitor the external marketplace (both inside and outside of the category) for emerging trends, novel solutions, and technologies.
  • Collaborate with Insights,  R&D, brands, and external accelerators to identify, assess and validate new to the category and new to-world skin health innovation.
  • Work with regional teams to develop go-to-market models for innovation and develop incubation business plans.
  • Manage ongoing innovation projects and resources.

What We’re Looking for

  • Passionately curious with a strong need to find better ways to do things
  • Proficiency at connecting  dots: people needs, technologies & business opportunity
  • Experimental, resilient & agile: good at design thinking: able to design, carry out, and interpret creative experiments.
  • Experienced in marketing concept writing, and storytelling
  • Creative thinker & problem solver
  • Comfortable with ambiguity and working in a self-directed environment
  • Demonstrated ability to influence others for maximum effectiveness
  • Proven ability to successfully build a network and operate across a team member and to build and maintain a positive work environment


Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Marketing/Business or related discipline
  • 5+ years of work experience in a product marketing innovation role
  • Demonstrated creative problem-solving skills
  • Strong project management skills and ability to manage multiple innovation projects
  • Demonstrated experience in driving new thinking or changing the thinking of a team or organization 


Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree or MBA
  • Experience with Design Thinking / Business Model Canvas
  • Prior working experience in the skincare industry, sun care industry, and in a large, multi-national company
  • Prior working experience in global marketing



Salary Range $107,760 - $158,445 USD


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.

Nearest Major Market: Manhattan
Nearest Secondary Market: New York City

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