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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 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, Hill's Prescription Diet and Hill's Ideal Balance.

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:  Regional Security Manager, North America

Travel Required?:  Travel - 25% of time
Date:  Jun 22, 2021
Remote working option during the current situation

Relocation Assistance Offered Within Country
# 105026 - New York, New York, United States


Do you want to be part of a team that is building a future to smile about? What about having the opportunity to connect with others across the world, full of 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 Experience

This person will be part of the team were we keep Colgate-Palmolive employees, facilities and assets safe. We provide consistent, high-quality service, 24/7 to Colgate people and locations world-wide and provide Crisis Management and Business Continuity leadership, planning and training world- wide. The Regional Security Manager will lead security and manage the regional programs.


Who are you

You have outstanding communication skills both written and orally and able to connect with diverse audiences around the world.

Cultural awareness and strong diplomacy skills come naturally to you.

You connect the dots - it is crucial to have a pulse on the big picture, anticipate threats, and deliver timely and relevant analysis.

You are a team player - in this role you’ll establish partnerships with multiple stakeholders. These relationships thrive on mutual trust and integrity.


Main Responsibilities

  • Lead all aspects of implementation of approved Global Security programs for North America business and manufacturing operations, and confirm the effectiveness for these initiatives and strategies.
  • Directs the development, implementation, and management of a comprehensive headquarters security program.
  • Develop strategies to counter risks and gain consensus and support from appropriate management.
  • Identify, build, implement, and maintain security processes, practices, and policies throughout the area of his/her responsibility to reduce risks, respond to incidents and limit exposure and liability in all areas of assets, physical, personal and reputation risk.
  • Incorporate approved security standards and guidelines into projects to include construction, renovation and production related projects.
  • Direct the policy and procedure related to the management of identifying, assessing and addressing all potential loss exposures due to theft, vandalism, sabotage, or other identified unauthorized or illegal activities within North America.
  • Provides direct support, for investigations and surveys, for all North America facilities. This also includes electronic-countermeasures, event security, and special projects.
  • Act as an investigative liaison and as a criminal investigation subject matter expert to Ethics and Compliance and Brand Protection. Provide experienced advice and leadership on cases of mutual interest.
  • Coordinate processing and chain of custody for suspect product/potential product tampering.
  • Ensure conformity of current and planned security operations with approved security standards.
  • Provide technical support coordination, in conjunction with GS Technical Security Specialist, to the North America management teams and relevant company departments for the selection of security service providers and execution of security related contracts..
  • Build relationships with regional peers and leaders across the consumer products industry. Benchmark with partners and peers in the industry and share standard methodologies.
  • Maintain strong communication and support links with New York City Emergency Services, Federal Law Enforcement, and local law enforcement, emergency services, and regulatory agencies across the U.S, other (includes Tishman Speyer Group).
  • Manage the Global Security Workplace Violence Prevention Program.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 7-10 years of supervisory/management experience in the security/intelligence field.
  • Working knowledge of established corporate security practices and delivery of services within a business environment
  • Comprehensive experience with design and implementation of physical security programs and associated equipment/hardware, to include: access control systems, CCTV systems, alarm systems, communications systems, fire alarm systems, and uniform guard service operations and management.
  • Security risk management and threat analysis skills and demonstrated skill in writing and review of security procedures and plans.
  • Understanding of emergency management and life safety policy.
  • Experience in Crisis Management and Business Continuity planning and training.
  • Experience in performing sensitive investigations, both civil and criminal, in a corporate environment
  • Ability to problem solve in real-time and to coordinate preparedness plans in crisis situations for the facility and the division (when required)


Preferred qualifications

  • Experience in Federal Law Enforcement is highly preferred
  • In-depth experience in Supply Chain security preferred.
  • Board Certification in Security Management (CPP) or Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) preferred.



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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