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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:  Global Packaging Capabilities Engineer

Travel Required?:  Travel - up to 10% of time
Date:  Sep 22, 2022
No remote working option

Relocation Assistance Offered Within Country
# 140597 - Piscataway, New Jersey, 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.


We are looking for a highly motivated Packaging, Product, or Software Development Engineer to join our team! This role is part of the Global Packaging Organization supporting Global Packaging Operations. The role is part of a new packaging team to strengthen and improve the functional capabilities, processes, and systems of our packaging teams around the world. It will help lead the transformation of Colgate Packaging processes through the use of failure mode analysis, data analytics, sustainability reporting, and other engineering tools.


What you will do

  • Support continuous improvement programs to revamp and strengthen Global Packaging functional capabilities, processes, & systems
  • Identify improvement opportunities within packaging systems such as Packaging Specifications, Artwork Approval, & Sustainability Reporting as well as other systems in which we interface such as Master Data Management
  • Co-lead the digital transformation of Colgate’s Packaging processes which includes the rollout of the capability expansion programs such as pallet utilization improvement, failure mode analysis systems, and other engineering tools
  • Oversee packaging sustainability reporting programs with a central business support team
  • Manage the creation Packaging Training & Development curricula development, in partnership with HR Learning team and external content providers
  • Utilize data visualization tools to share performance and opportunities
  • Performs other duties as assigned
  • Complies with all policies and standards


Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in Package Engineering/Technology/Science or related field
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with strong interpersonal skills
  • Understanding of technical development processes, systems, and ways of working
  • Knowledge about integrated systems/applications used for product specifications, master data management, supply chain management, and data analytics and visualization tools
  • Highly collaborative cross functionally, bringing technical depth, and thought leadership regarding new ways of working
  • Ability to partner with IT, Data Management, Supply Chain, R&D, Marketing, and Legal
  • Strong ability to understand day-to-day operational challenges and translate that into continuous improvement workstreams
  • Support Operations manager to build analytics capabilities and create the foundational knowledge / data driven approach to improve speed, accuracy and efficiency of work processes for the function of packaging


Preferred Qualifications

  • At least 3 years Packaging Development / Engineering related experience, preferably in the consumer products industry or
  • At least 4 years Product or Software Development related experience, preferably in the consumer products industry
  • Ability to work successfully in a global matrix organization

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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