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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 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, Hill's Prescription Diet and Hill's Ideal Balance.

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 Innovation Manager / Associate Director

Travel Required?:  Travel - 25% of time
Date:  Feb 16, 2021
Remote working option during the current situation

Relocation Assistance Offered Within Country
# 98241 - Piscataway, New Jersey, United States

About Colgate-Palmolive

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.

The Experience

In today’s dynamic technology environment, it is an exciting time to be a part of the Global Design & Packaging Innovation Team at Colgate. Our highly technical and innovative team is dedicated to driving growth for Colgate Palmolive in this ever-changing landscape.


What role will you play as a member of the Colgate’s Supply chain´s team?


As a Global Packaging Innovation Manager/ Associate Director, you will guide the development of experience-centric packaging that is user desirable, technically feasible, and business viable to propel accelerator innovation.


The ideal candidate will have command of the breath of packaging technologies & development approaches from conceptualization, proof-of-principle, prototyping, development, through to technology transfer. High capability for collaborating with Marketing, Technology, Supply Chain, & External Innovation partners around the world on emerging and dynamic opportunity spaces.


Highly hardworking innovator leading packaging development for breakthrough horizon 2 & 3 innovations, heading a team of packaging managers embedded in Colgate’s innovation accelerators around the world. This leader will guide the development of experience-centric packaging that is user desirable, technically feasible, and business viable to propel accelerator innovation.

Who you Are:

You are a functional specialist:

  • Lead global accelerator packaging team in the development of packaging and dispensing systems for breakthrough horizon 2 & 3 innovations. Ensuring delivery of experience-first packaging systems.
  • Identify innovation opportunity spaces based on accelerator commercial needs and distill into packaging innovation pipeline both global packaging innovation workstreams and external developments
  • Build and improve development/innovation capabilities for global accelerator packaging managers, especially around visualization/prototyping, human centric development, and external innovation.
  • Scout externally sourced packaging innovation from current and new suppliers, with an eye towards on up-and-coming companies and technologies
  • Act like a command of the financial components of packaging to guide development, across various stages of development from initial directional scouting through to pilot tool & tech transfer.

You will need:

Required: Bachelor Degree

At least 13 years of confirmed experience developing packaging technologies.

At least 2 years of experience advising a team.

Preferred: Consumer good industry,  Master´s Degree / Engineering, Industrial Design or Business related.


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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