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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, ESG Communications

Travel Required?:  Travel - up to 10% of time
Date:  Sep 19, 2022
No remote working option

No Relocation Assistance Offered
# 137225 - New York, New York, United States

Colgate-Palmolive is a caring, innovative growth company reimagining a healthier future for all people, their pets and our planet. The Senior Specialist, ESG Communications is a storyteller who can leverage their strong PR background to make an impact and help grow our Company through our purpose. 


First, as a PR specialist, the candidate is responsible for creating an impact with the media by communicating our purpose through public relations tactics – with a keen eye to our “innovative growth” and “healthier future” angles of our purpose-filled story.


The individual is an exceptional storyteller and executor: he/she is ready and excited to deliver proven PR results and increase Colgate’s presence in the public eye – working closely with the Chief Communications Officer; Director, Corporate Purpose Communications; and Senior Specialist, Corporate Purpose Communications to ensure priority messages are being delivered.


The Senior Specialist, ESG Communications will come to this role with a strong PR portfolio created with their own labor. They will also be able to craft
content beyond the earned channel to also the paid and owned channels– including news stories for the Feed (Colgate's owned news channel), social posts, speeches, Q&As, and letters.


This is a highly influential role that requires someone who is creative and curious, a strong writer who is comfortable with digital platforms, well organized, and able to juggle multiple projects and competing priorities.

Second, a specialist in ESG Communications, the candidate will have a passion for ESG -- and aspects of ESG such as Sustainability & Social Impact and Diversity, Equity & Inclusion. The Senior Specialist will create impactful global corporate programs such as webcasts and signature day content (example: Earth Month, Pride Month) while also mining for others’ ESG-related stories, supporting and communicating Colgate People’s work in this area – such as being on point to support delivery of the annual Sustainability & Social Impact Report as well as DEI Report. Indeed, the successful candidate has a
passion for learning, mining stories and telling them in unique and interesting ways for different audiences across various media in order to create the purpose-filled impact the Company seeks to make in the world.


Main Responsibilities


The Senior Specialist, ESG 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.
● Take Ownership: Key components of ESG are Sustainability & Social Impact and Diversity, Equity & Inclusion. Those are also facets of the aforementioned corporate communication strategy, and 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 Chief Sustainability Officer and Chief DEI Officer’s objectives – but also the Company’s growth objectives.
● 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.
● Courageously Change: The impactful results the Senior Specialist delivers include enhanced press coverage for the Company's caring, innovative growth story first and foremost.
● 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 ESG-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 or corporate experience pitching and landing stories in consumer-oriented outlets



Preferred Qualifications


●  Journalism background
●  PR experience with a proven record of success
●  Portfolio of diverse writing samples
●  Consumer-oriented
●  Strong project manager
●  Likes a fast-paced, global environment
●  Not afraid to speak up
●  Creative
●  Team player
●  Self-starter
●  Resourceful
●  Sense of humor
●  Ability to engage with senior-most executives on routine basis
● Optimistic attitude


We are a results oriented company with a caring culture and work life balance.

Apply with us! Come and join our amazing team!




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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Nearest Secondary Market: New York City

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