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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. Specialist, HR Solutions

Travel Required?:  Travel - up to 10% of time
Date:  Jun 26, 2024

No Relocation Assistance Offered
# 160479 - New York, New York, United States

Who We Are
Colgate-Palmolive Company is a caring, innovative growth company that is reimagining a healthier future for all people, their pets and our planet. Focused on Oral Care, Personal Care, Home Care and Pet Nutrition, we sell our products in more than 200 countries and territories under brands such as Colgate, Palmolive, elmex, hello, meridol, Sorriso, Tom’s of Maine, EltaMD, Filorga, Irish Spring, PCA SKIN, Protex, Sanex, Softsoap, Speed Stick, Ajax, Axion, Fabuloso, Soupline and Suavitel, as well as Hill’s Pet Nutrition.

We are recognized for our leadership and innovation in promoting sustainability and community wellbeing, including our achievements in decreasing plastic waste and promoting recyclability, saving water, conserving natural resources and improving children’s oral health.

If you want to work for a company that lives by their values, then give your career a reason to smile and join our global team!


This role is responsible for ongoing support of the Employee Central global HR system. This person will collaborate with HR Solutions, GIT, GSSO and our external IT partner to implement new system functionality and troubleshoot system issues. Key support areas include Employee Central, Integration, Reporting/People Stories, Data Replication and Data Governance. 


What you'll do:

  • Supporting the transition and ongoing support of HR integrations to internal applications and external vendors and systems from on-premise SAP to Employee Central
  • Developing a comprehensive testing strategy for HR integration testing in close collaboration with the HR Solutions, GIT HR and GSSO HR teams
  • Creating testing plans and timelines aligned with internal and external stakeholders
  • Developing detailed test scripts 
  • Coordinating testing with internal HR teams and external vendors
  • Troubleshooting and resolving Data Replication issues resulting from replication of data from Employee Central to the on premise SAP HR system
  • Supporting the transition of HR operational reports from Canvas/Ad Hoc in Report Center to SuccessFactors People Stories and providing ongoing support
  • Assisting with management of backlog of post go-live Employee Central enhancements 
  • Prioritizing enhancements based on defined criteria
  • Gathering and documenting detailed business requirements for system changes
  • Coordinating testing internally with GIT/GSSO HR partners, and local HR teams
  • Ensuring that all timelines and deliverables are met 
  • Providing project management support where required
  • Keeping current on external HR technology trends
  • Supporting end user training and change management as needed


Leadership Competencies: 

  • Be experimental and creative to find solutions to challenges
  • Pivot and move seamlessly from one task to another if priorities change
  • Integrate and work as proactive member of a team
  • Provide clear status communication to the team on tasks assigned


Functional Competencies:

  • Strong project planning experience with project management tools 
  • Strong analytical skills (Google Sheets, Excel, Vlookups)
  • Good organization and planning skills
  • Ability to learn and adapt to new technologies

Basic Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 4 years experience supporting technology related projects in the HR space
  • Expertise in various SuccessFactors modules and other software testing
  • Experience in conducting complex end-to-end testing with various stakeholders
  • Experience in working with HR reporting and integration 
  • Experience as project team member or lead
  • Strong computer skills, communication, analytical, relationship building and teamwork skills 
  • Proficiency in Google applications
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to manage multiple projects responsibilities simultaneously
  • Ability to meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment


Compensation and Benefits
Salary Range $81 200,00 - $119 700,00 USD

Pay is based on multiple non-discriminatory, individualized factors including but not limited to experience, job-related knowledge and education, skills and office/market location. In addition to base salary, salaried employees are eligible for annual discretionary bonuses, profit-sharing and, for Executive-level (salary grade 16 and above) roles only, long-term incentives in the form of Restricted Stock Units and/or Stock Options.

Subject to the terms and conditions of the applicable benefits plans then in effect, all salaried employees are also eligible for a competitive benefits package which includes:

  • Insurance: Employees (and their eligible dependents) are eligible to participate in Company-sponsored Medical, Dental, Vision, Basic Life Insurance, Accidental Death & Dismemberment and Disability insurance plans.
  • Retirement Plans: Employees are eligible to enroll in Colgate's 401(k) plan, which provides for company matching contributions subject to eligibility requirements
  • Vacation/PTO: Employees receive a minimum of 15 days of vacation/PTO leave annually
  • Paid Holidays: Employees receive a minimum of 13 paid/floating holidays annually
  • Paid Sick Leave: Based on location and consistent with applicable state and local law, employees receive a minimum of 40 hours of paid sick leave on January 1st of each year
  • Paid Parental Leave: Eligible employees may take up to eight weeks of paid parental leave and 12 weeks of unpaid leave (varies for employees with fewer than 12 months of service and is subject to hours worked requirements)

Our Commitment to Sustainability
With the Colgate brand in more homes than any other, we are presented with great opportunities and new challenges as we work to integrate sustainability into all aspects of our business and create positive social impact. We are determined to position ourselves for further growth as we act on our 2025 Sustainability & Social Impact Strategy.

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Achieving our purpose starts with our people — ensuring our workforce represents the people and communities we serve —and creating an environment where our people feel they belong; where we can be our authentic selves, feel treated with respect and have the support of leadership to impact the business in a meaningful way.

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.

Reasonable accommodation during the application process is available for persons with disabilities. Please contact with the subject "Accommodation Request" should you require accommodation.

For additional Colgate terms and conditions, please click here.


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Nearest Secondary Market: New York City

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