Share this Job

Site upgrade in progress. You will not be able to apply at this time. Please be patient and check back with us later.

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:  Global Engineering Technical Associate (PTB and Devices)

Travel Required?:  Travel - 25% of time
Date:  Aug 27, 2021
No remote working option

Relocation Assistance Offered Within Country
# 109944 - Piscataway, New Jersey, 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 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.


The Experience

This position is part of Colgate’s Global Engineering Organization responsible for Capital Management to support the PTB and Device development and implementation supporting manufacturing. This position will also provide support for Manual Toothbrush, Oral Care Devices and Interdental development and operations. Oral Care is the company’s largest and most profitable division, delivering nearly 40% of annual sales and profit of which Toothbrush is 1.3 Billion in sales. This position supports the primary company strategy of Driving Growth, by developing and implementing innovative consumer Oral Care devices, coordinating the manufacturing readiness of key contract manufacturers, funding growth by driving efficiency improvements in manufacturing and supporting the overall Global Toothbrush Capital Program. This role is cross-functional in nature, working closely with Marketing, Product Development, Manufacturing, and Supply Chain Operations. Partnerships with outside suppliers and contract manufacturers are a critical element of the job responsibilities.


As part of the Global Corporate structure, this role supports Toothbrush and Device priorities across all business Divisions of North America, Europe/Africa Eurasia, Latin America, and Asia/South Pacific.


Who are you

You're a storyteller- you have excellent written and verbal communication skills

You're great presenting- you have the ability to simplify complex ideas for a broad audience.

You're an individual contributor as well as a team player.


Specific Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate Capital Budget and Requirements for Global Toothbrush Division.
  • Generate capital requests and other pertinent financial information for Power Toothbrushes and Devices.
  • Identify and provide rationale to execute capital projects needed to successfully deliver new products and to support manufacturing initiatives.
  • Support the PTB (Power Toothbrush) and Device engineering development.
  • Partner with Global Marketing, Divisional/Subsidiary Management and packaging partners, Toothbrush and Device Product Development, and Supply Chain functions to ensure projects meet agreed upon goals. Continuously assess and communicate project results vs. goals and take corrective action when required.
  • Manage and develop Contract Manufacturing relationships and capabilities.
  • Build competitive advantage by identifying, evaluating, and championing technical advancements. Monitor supplier and competitor new developments, and highlight to leadership teams to Support Divisional product requirements.


Basic Qualifications:

  • BS or MS in Engineering or Material Science.
  • Understanding of Capital Management Programs and Processes.
  • Experience in a consumer products, medical device or pharmaceutical industry.
  • Experience with injection molding development and assembly processes.
  • Experience in injection molding.
  • Ability to travel 25% (international) based on project needs.


Preferred Qualifications

Experience with electronic device assembly processes.

  • DFM, FMEA and/or Six Sigma experience.
  • Previous experience in a multinational company.
  • Experience coordinating development projects with Product Development, (R&D), Marketing and Supply Chain.
  • Experience in electrical component testing requirements.
  • Strong communication and project management skills.
  • Awareness of sustainability and applications.
  • Knowledge of plastic decoration treatments.
  • Quality processes and systems, tech transfer, audit skills.
  • CAD/CAE programs experience.
  • Bilingual in Chinese is a plus.



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: New Jersey

Job Segment: Engineer, CAD, Drafting, Electrical, Outside Sales, Engineering, Sales