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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 Specialist, Corporate Purpose Communications

Travel Required?:  Travel - up to 10% of time
Date:  Jan 5, 2023

No Relocation Assistance Offered
# 150522 - 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-Palmolive Company 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.



Colgate-Palmolive is a caring, innovative growth company reimagining a healthier future for all people, their pets and our planet. The Senior Specialist, Corporate Purpose Communications has a dual role to help fulfill this purpose: 


Public Relations Specialist
First, the candidate is responsible for creating an impact with the Company’s priority stakeholders (notably, the media) by communicating our purpose through public relations tactics – with a keen eye to conveying the  “innovative growth” prong within our purpose-filled story. The individual is an exceptional storyteller and executor: they are ready and excited to deliver proven PR results (read: press clips) and increase Colgate’s presence in the public eye.


The Senior Specialist will come to this role with exceptional writing skills, experience developing external and internal communications plans and a track record of successful media placements that they conceived, pitched, prepared for and secured. They will also be able to craft content beyond the earned channel to also populate the Company’s paid and owned channels – including news stories for The Feed (Colgate’s owned newsroom), social posts for C-suite executives, speeches, Q&As, and letters.


This is a highly influential role that requires someone who is creative and curious, a storyteller who can package news for digital, video, written platforms, is well organized, and able to juggle multiple projects and competing priorities.


Curiosity and Passion for Innovation
Second, the candidate will have a passion for innovation (think: Digital, Data & Analytics, R&D, Global IT and Global Supply Chain -- in addition to brand and product innovation), and will serve as Colgate’s storyteller to shed light on these important areas.


The Senior Specialist will create impactful global corporate programs and mine for innovation-related stories, supporting and communicating Colgate People’s work in this area. They will work closely with our Group President, Growth & Strategy; Chief Technology Officer; Chief Digital Officer; Chief Analytics & Insights Officer; Chief Clinical Officer; Chief Information Officer; and Chief Global Supply Chain Officer – supporting them, their communications and their teams’ actions and accomplishments. To do so, the successful candidate will be a passionate learner, mining stories and telling them in unique and interesting ways for different audiences across various channels in order to create the purpose-filled impact the Company seeks to make in the world

The Senior Specialist, Corporate Purpose Communications is a key Colgate storyteller and PR guru. Functional competencies required to fulfill the role include:


●    Cultivate Trust: Support the Chief Communications Officer to execute Colgate’s corporate communication strategy that reaches key stakeholders —notably the media — with priority messages that help the Company grow, and build trust with C-suite leaders to advise and guide their communications strategies 

●    Take Ownership: Key components of Innovation including the Technology, Digital, Analytics & Insights, Global Supply Chain, and Enterprise Oral Care functions. The Senior Specialist serves as the single point of accountability to communicate the work of those functions. He/she owns and drives a communications strategy that not only supports the communications needs of the leaders of those functions– but also the Company’s growth objectives related to those functions

●    Take Ownership: The candidate cultivates media relationships and creates and executes pitches needed to win with public relations: he/she is able to deliver PR results as an internal PR expert and is also able to clearly guide and closely manage a PR agency to drive results. 

●    Courageously Change: The impactful results the Senior Specialist delivers include enhanced press coverage for the Company's caring, innovative growth story first and foremost, in addition to securing strategic opportunities to communicate our company’s key messages such as speaking opportunities and awards.

●    Pursue Curiosity: Additionally, the Senior Specialist creates innovation-focused content for the Company's paid, owned and earned channels to ensure we are constantly marketing our own efforts to our stakeholders. 

●    Grow Together: The Senior Specialist collaborates to create innovation-related content in partnership with the Associate Manager, Social & Digital and the Manager, Global Corporate Communications – who is responsible for editorial content from our senior executives. 

Required Qualifications


●    Bachelor’s degree
●    5+ years of PR agency experience pitching and landing stories in business, trade and/or consumer-oriented outlets
●    Demonstrated social media copywriting and posting experience (personal or work-related)


Preferred Qualifications

  • Journalism background
  • PR experience
  • Portfolio of diverse writing samples 
  • Consumer-oriented
  • Strong project manager
  • Likes a fast-paced, global environment





Salary Range $96,640 - $126,840 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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