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Colgate-Palmolive's Skin Health group is a place for your career to thrive! We offer opportunity, challenge, and a great team of driven and dynamic individuals. Encompassing the innovative skincare brands of PCA SKIN, EltaMD, and Filorga, we are a fast-paced, agile organization dedicated to providing skin care solutions that are backed by science.

For more than 30 years. PCA SKIN® has been and continues to be a trusted innovator in the development of highly effective professional treatments and daily care products. Our vision is to improve people’s lives by providing results-oriented skin care solutions that are backed by science for the health of your unique skin.

EltaMD made the journey to the US in 1988. Backed by science and a deep medical heritage, what started as a little Swiss secret quickly became the trusted choice for wound care and healing products by hospitals and physicians around the world. In 2007, we expanded from healing skin to include protecting skin with the launch of our cosmetically elegant line of sunscreens. Today, we are the number one trusted, recommended and personally used professional sunscreen by Dermatologists in the US.

Filorga was the 1st French aesthetic medicine laboratory founded in 1978. The brand has expanded its expertise in aesthetic medicine by providing to the general public a range of revolutionary cosmetic products formulated with NCEF, a unique compound encapsulating in topical application the same ingredients used in injections. More than fifty cosmetic products have become available over time, all of which share the same principle: to combine optimal and clinically proven effectiveness with sensorial textures and premium packaging.

Our brands are professionally recommended all over the world.

We are part of the Colgate-Palmolive family, which provides our team with domestic and global career growth opportunities in all departments. Our rich benefits includes giving employees access to our amazing skin care products!

Job Title:  Legal Counsel, U.S. Skin Health

Travel Required?:  Travel - up to 10% of time
Date:  Jun 9, 2022
Partial remote working option

No Relocation Assistance Offered
# 136083 - Phoenix, Arizona, United States

The Legal Counsel, U.S. Skin Health will be the key lawyer for Colgate-Palmolive Company’s skin health business in the United States.  The Legal Counsel will be a part of the management team for CP Skin Health Group in the United States.  The Legal Counsel will advise on all operational and executional matters covering marketing, customer development (including e-commerce), commercial contracts and procurement and other supply chain matters.  


The Legal Counsel will work closely with legal specialists in Colgate’s Global Legal Organization on specialized legal matters (including marketing, trademark, patent, commercial, litigation, employment, etc.).   


The Legal Counsel, U.S. Skin Health will report to the VP, Associate General Counsel - Corporate and Skin Health and will be based in Scottsdale, Arizona. 


  • Integral part of the U.S. management team for the CP Skin Health Group, actively advising the team and participating in management meetings, leveraging strong partnerships with commercial leaders in the operations to play a critical role in developing and executing skin health strategies in the U.S.

  • Customer Development – advise the U.S. organization on various customer development and retail marketing issues, including selective distribution policies, minimum advertised price and other commercial policies, standard commercial terms and conditions of sale, e-commerce, customer agreements and issue resolution, and sales and distribution agreements.  Provide advice regarding compliance with competition, antitrust and other fair dealings laws; conduct training on competition law and Colgate’s Commercial Selling Principles; 

  • Commercial Contracts – provide legal support to procurement and commercial teams in the U.S., and Supply Chain, including by reviewing commercial contracts, terms and conditions, etc. Provide support to other Skin Health  departments located in the U.S. (e.g. S&T, Division) in their contracting needs with service providers

  • Reviewing proposed execution of U.S. Skin Health marketing-related matters, ensuring legal compliance with privacy laws and applicable federal and state advertising and promotion laws, regulations, guidance and decisions, including the National Advertising Division (US) and non-US self-regulatory bodies, and in line with company standards and approaches or terms of use of social media sites and evaluating and identifying risk regarding advertising copy, labels, promotions, IMC, social, digital, etc
  • Educating other GLO members on Skin Health products and strategies.

  • Support on Intellectual Property matters, including identifying copyright, patent, and trademark issues and referring them to appropriate specialist(s) for attention and resolution

  • Perform Global Ethics & Compliance investigations and support the Legal Compliance specialists in NY with the roll-out of any global training or other compliance initiatives

  • Advise on, and conduct legal review of, corporate communications and responses to media requests (including social media) in the U.S.

  • Prepare and/ or review drafts of resolutions and minutes of meetings of the shareholders and board of directors of Skin Health and its subsidiaries in the U.S.; ensure compliance with the Subsidiary Action Approval Process.  

  • Provide legal support to human resources for Skin Health, including with respect to termination/voluntary separation, violations of the Code of Conduct, etc, working with HR Legal specialists in NY and Global Ethics & Compliance as required

  • Managing commercial disputes and marketing challenges arising in the U.S. Leading local aspects of litigation arising on all legal matters in Skin Health, supported by GLO litigation specialists



Education Requirement

  •  5+ years of experience in corporate legal environment preferred, but experience in law firm and/or other business environments could be sufficient.
  • Preferred education and experience: 5+ years of experience in a corporate legal environment specializing in Marketing Law.



Expected Areas of Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  1. Identifies potential legal issues in commercial operations and delivers legal advice and risk mitigation strategies

  2. Excellent verbal and written communication abilities, ability to work independently and collaborate with all levels of the business and legal organization

  3. Ethics and integrity with ability to balance business relationships with independent legal review and advice                                

  4. Strong leadership, teamwork and problem solving skills

  5. Strong time management and task prioritization skills with the ability to multitask

  6. Good analytical/quantitative skills

  7. Ability to work in a dynamic, fast-paced environment in order to resolve issues

  8. Ability to work and manage projects



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: Phoenix

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