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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:  Scientific Affairs Manager - North America

Travel Required?:  Travel - 25% of time
Date:  Feb 18, 2021
Remote working option during the current situation

Relocation Assistance Offered Within Country
# 95281 - New York, New York, United States


The Scientific Affairs Manager’s position is responsible for leading the Scientific Affairs team consisting of two direct reports (one in the US and one in Canada). The Scientific Affairs team is responsible for building and strengthening the scientific image of Colgate in North America. There is a focus on building external relationships and partnerships with experts, associations and the dental profession through leading relevant projects and developing communication tools. Communication and training internally are a significant part of the role along with overseeing COP’s Compliance Program.


Specific Responsibilities:


1. Key Thought Leader Management

● Responsibility for leading all communications with Key Thought Leaders (KTLs) at all levels. This would include management of any Advisory Boards, development of regular communication, distribution of materials and identification of KTLs of the future.


 2. Project Management

● Responsibility for the management and initiation of projects to support agreed strategies such as Public Health projects and Networking Studies.


 3. Technology Transfer

 ● Act as the primary point of contact between COP and the Technology Center to leverage their scientific publications and relationships for the benefit of COP. In addition the position is the primary point of scientific contact for the Field and Academic teams.


4. Scientific Communications

 ● Leadership and overall responsibility for Scientific Communications.


5. Participate in Marketing Projects to give scientific/dental professional insight and develop supporting education plans.


6. Oversee maintenance and implementation of COP’s Compliance Program (CPPG).



Basic qualifications:


● PhD in a Life Science and/or a Dentist required.

● Minimum of 5-7 years of experience in academia, oral care, pharmaceutical or other related industry.

● High level of initiative, assertiveness and self-direction.

● Results oriented and ability to influence others.

● Excellent communication skills (internal, external and at all levels).

● Demonstrated leadership and collaboration skills.

● Demonstrated creativity, curiosity and strategic thinking skills.

● Able to work on multiple projects at a time while delivering strong results.


Preferred qualifications:


● Oral Care Sciences and Brand Knowledge.

● Professional Partnership Building.

● Professional, Consumer and Competitive Insight.



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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