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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:  Sr. Global Talent Acquisition Specialist / Manager

Travel Required?:  Travel - up to 10% of time
Date:  Nov 19, 2021
Remote working option during the current situation

No Relocation Assistance Offered
# 115303 - 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.

In this role you will partner with the Global Head of Talent Acquisition, the Business and HR to understand their priorities in order to provide proactive recruitment practices, requisition management and customer service to internal / external candidates. This person will be responsible to drive the campus recruitment strategy and talent attraction. This role will be responsible for enhancing the technology and analytics ecosystem for Talent Acquisition powered by AI, data and analytics for a good employee experience and to help us make data informed decisions.

What you will do


  • Manage recruitment processes: sourcing, screening, interviewing, background checks, reference checks, and onboarding;
  • Lead the campus recruitment and talent attraction initiative with Business/HR in North America;
  • Lead the constant improvement of the recruiter, candidate, and hiring manager experience through new solutions and technology;
  • Partner with other teams such as HR Business Partners, DE&I, People Analytics, IT, Legal, Total Rewards, and Internal Mobility as a TA Expert to influence and ensure an excellent experience for candidates, recruiters, hiring managers and others;
  • Identify measurable success metrics and business trends and communicate them with the right audience;
  • Maintain an understanding of the talent market as it pertains to technology, programs, metrics and process best practices;
  • Lead and manage large-scale, Tech-wide projects through planning, development, launch and close;
  • Create transformational and innovative approaches to attracting top talent;
  • Provide market intelligence and metrics to the business in order to enable well-managed resources;
  • Manage executive search engagements from requisition intake meetings with hiring managers to candidate contact including research, engagement strategies and candidate experience;
  • Integrate the use of competitive intelligence, analytics and metrics in recruiting, sourcing, marketing etc. to make data-informed decisions;
  • Utilize innovative sourcing techniques to drive effectiveness of position filling based on needs (e.g. time, cost, skill set, and diversity);
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications


  • Bachelor's degree;
  • At least 5 years of total experience, with at least three or more years of Recruitment or Business Partnering experience;
  • Ability to understand and implement HR technology;
  • Ability to be agile, adapt, adjust in a fast paced environment;
  • Experience in engaging and managing the performance of third-party search firms;
  • Knowledge of recruitment regulations for the region;
  • Ability to understand, analyze data;
  • Proficient in HRIS, applicant tracking systems (ATS), (SAP, Successfactors or similar);
  • Ability to navigate on social media to source for people during the recruitment and selection process;
  • Ability to speak on behalf of the organization and represent the business;
  • Strong written and verbal skills to effectively communicate with internal and external customers;
  • Strong ability to manage competing priorities in a fast-paced and demanding environment;
  • Proficiency using HR information systems and reporting functionality;
  • Excellent research, project planning, and time management skills;
  • Establish strong partnerships with hiring teams to quickly assess business needs, determine candidate profile and launch a thorough hiring strategy;
  • Understanding and knowledge of building a global talent pool.

Preferred Qualifications


  • Master's Degree Concentration (major) in Industrial & Labor Relations, Human Resources, Marketing, or Communications Graduate degree (MS/MA, MBA);
  • Professional HR / TA Certification;
  • Experience of working with a third party recruitment model (RPO)


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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