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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:  Senior Director, Global Professional Oral Care/Dental Strategy & Innovation

Travel Required?:  Travel - up to 10% of time
Date:  Nov 3, 2023

Relocation Assistance Offered Within Country
# 154003 - 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.


Position Overview:

In the role of Senior Director, Global Professional Oral Care/Dental Strategy & Innovation, you will have an executive-level position within Colgate's Enterprise Oral Care organization and report to the Chief Professional Engagement & Public Health Officer.  You will provide global direction for our professional engagement strategy and innovation to achieve revenue and margin growth across the dental and pharmacy channels while building the equity of Colgate-Palmolive's global brands across the profession.  


The ideal candidate will be an experienced dental industry professional who is a digital expert and is comfortable operating in a matrix, fast-paced organizational environment, with proven experience in the creation and oversight of strategies and product innovation. This position also requires expertise within the digital health and pharmacy channel, as well as understanding of the future dental care models. You should be comfortable leading cross-functional teams, developing and selling strategies, and leading global implementation.


Key Accountabilities will include:

  • Developing globally scalable strategies for professional engagement and innovation which includes Scientific Communication, Technology Innovation, Connected Health, Professional Education and Equity strategies with clear goals, priorities and resources to achieve measurable results 
  • Accelerating the digital engagement transformation, from dental school throughout professional practice, to improve  professional lifetime value for Colgate
  • Championing the importance of dental profession strategy throughout the organization and providing the business case for internal resource requirements.
  • Developing our strategic priorities for product innovation and aligning on resources with the supply chain and regulatory functions, as well as path-to-payment strategies, in coordination with innovation teams across the Colgate Divisions.
  • Tracking and measuring the impact of professional engagement and investment on overall business
  • Professional Advocacy:
    • Commercial (selling) strategy development, consistent record in growing sales 
    • Digital engagement with dentists, digital marketing/commerce, digital health models 
  • Leading multi-functional teams in the development of digital engagement strategies for key professional partners:  DSO’s, practicing dental professionals and KTL’s 
  • Implementing a strategy to engage university students, including the process for tracking and measuring results.
  • M&A strategy ownership to achieve growth and strategic goals, including the evaluation and identification of acquisition opportunities
  • Representing the professional business point of view in global Go-to-Market initiatives ranging from Connected Health, Pharmacy business building and brand demand generation models
  • Collaborating with Global Digital teams on CRM and MarTechStack strategies for professional engagement 
  • Developing and tracking KPI’s for strategies and building analytics capability for the dental profession to track impact of profession on equity and business performance (consumer and professional products)
  • Collaborating with the Customer Development/Sales function on pharmacy strategies to support innovation development
  • Providing guidance and expertise to consumer products which require professional strategy as part of the demand generation business model

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Dental Degree (Must be a dentist)
  • Commercial experience in the Dental Professional field/pharmacy channels
  • Prior work experience within another major, multinational company
  • Digital proficiency and experience within the health and pharma space
  • Experience with new product innovation, professional product development and business model creation
  • Business partnership experience working with senior business leaders to influence strategy and business decision making
  • Prior Experience managing a P&L with growth targets in a business selling to/from professionals


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in handling entire breadth of a global organization
  • Cross –border experience
  • Consumer Goods industry experience
  • Creative thinking, problem solving skills, and a never-ending desire for learning 
  • Excellent communication, presentation, and collaboration skills with both business and technical professionals 



Salary Range: $177,600 - $260,400 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.

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