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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:  HR Business Partner Global R&D

Travel Required?:  Travel - up to 10% of time
Date:  Mar 18, 2023

No Relocation Assistance Offered
# 148465 - 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 its values, then give your career a reason to smile...every single day.

The HR Business Partner will work with Global Research & Development business leaders on strategic and local business and human resource priorities including talent management, employee engagement, and organizational effectiveness (performance, organization design & capabilities, and change management).  This position will stay up-to-date on the pulse of the organization and external market and human resource trends. This position will also work closely with the Global R&D HR team and local HR teams outside the US to ensure consistency of global processes such as Calibration, Talent Planning, Performance Management & Development, etc., and will consolidate and analyze global information where needed.
General Responsibilities

  • Collaborate as a member of the Global R&D Business HR Team
  • Identify and implement forward-thinking HR solutions based on an understanding of relevant business operations and strategies aligned with the Human Capital Strategy
  • Partner with HR in the Center of HR Excellence (COHREs) and Colgate Business Services (CBS) to influence and execute HR strategy, policies, and programs
  • Promote adoption and continuous improvement of the HR Partnership Model in the business and facilitate collaboration among Business HR, CBS HR, CoHREs

HR Partnering

  • Understand external market factors to develop insights and to inform Business HR leader, CoHREs and business decisions
  • Use people analytics tools to inform solutions development (e.g. career planning, targeted compensation, incentives, retention, etc.) through anticipation and understanding of issues and trends on future labor, organi,zation and business needs
  • Provide leadership and guidance to business leaders related to the implementation and management of the HR strategy in the Global R&D organization
  • Provide insights to the CoHREs for the design, execution and continuous improvement of HR programs to ensure relevance to current and future business needs

Talent Management

  • Advise and coach business leaders on topics impacting leadership effectiveness and business results
  • Understand and apply, as appropriate, the company’s philosophy, principles, and programs (including, e.g., total rewards, learning, people develop,ment and mobility/immigration)
  • Co-own all talent management programs together with business leaders
  • Partner with the Total Rewards CoHRE to: Identify, in partnership with business leaders, compensation actions for key talent

Organization Effectiveness (Organization Performance, Design, Capabilities and Change Management)

  • Collaborate with business leaders on organization design, including structure, processes, capabilities, and resource requirements, and identify gaps and opportunities; action planning to support the implementation of organization design;employee engagement initiatives;
  • Facilitate and support change management tailored to specific needs

Positive Employee Relations

  • Serve as an employee advocate by establishing workforce relationships
  • Manage the internal grievance process
  • Partner with the People Relations CoHRE and Legal to develop responses to external complaints
  • Champion the company’s Ethical Leadership standards, behaviors and compliance
  • Partner with the Diversity and Inclusion team to implement relevant local initiatives
  • Monitor HR compliance on-site, including 3rd party contractors
  • This is not an exhaustive list of duties or functions.

Education/ Experience Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Business or related discipline; Master's degree is a plus
  • At least 7 years of progressive HR experience; Experience in manufacturing and/or consumer products industry preferred
  • Ability to use business tools to analyze and prepare data
  • Experience in:
    • Providing HR strategic advice to HR partners and senior business leaders
    • Development and implementation of HR initiatives
    • Coaching and guiding members of the HR and the business colleagues
    • One or more HR Specialty Area  (Compensation, Benefits, People Relations, People Development, Talent Acquisition, Diversity & Inclusion, Analytics, Organization Development/Design)
    • SAP HR and/or Success Factors / Employee Central is preferred




Salary Range $107,760 - $158,545 USD

Pay is based on several non discriminatory factors including but not limited to experience, education, skills and office location. In addition to your salary, Colgate-Palmolive offers a performance based bonus and competitive benefits package.



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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