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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:  Manager, Data Excellence Architect

Travel Required?:  Travel - up to 10% of time
Date:  Mar 28, 2024

No Relocation Assistance Offered
# 158613 - Piscataway, New Jersey, United States

Who We Are
Colgate-Palmolive Company is a caring, innovative growth company that is reimagining a healthier future for all people, their pets and our planet. Focused on Oral Care, Personal Care, Home Care and Pet Nutrition, we sell our products in more than 200 countries and territories under brands such as Colgate, Palmolive, elmex, hello, meridol, Sorriso, Tom’s of Maine, EltaMD, Filorga, Irish Spring, PCA SKIN, Protex, Sanex, Softsoap, Speed Stick, Ajax, Axion, Fabuloso, Soupline and Suavitel, as well as Hill’s Pet Nutrition.

We are recognized for our leadership and innovation in promoting sustainability and community wellbeing, including our achievements in decreasing plastic waste and promoting recyclability, saving water, conserving natural resources and improving children’s oral health.

If you want to work for a company that lives by their values, then give your career a reason to smile and join our global team!


In today’s multifaceted technology environment, it is an exciting time to be a part of the information technology team at Colgate! Our highly technical and innovative team is dedicated to driving growth for Colgate Palmolive in this ever-changing landscape.

We are seeking an Architect, Data Excellence to spearhead our data management initiatives, tools, and technologies. As a subject matter expert, you will be the cornerstone of design, development, and implementation, providing thought-leadership that propels us to the forefront of the data space.

What you will do

  • Strategic Design & Development: Craft and refine our data management and governance strategy, ensuring the delivery of solutions that are both innovative and practical. Your designs will be the blueprint for our data excellence
  • Inspiring Leadership: Lead a dynamic team of data engineers and architects with a blend of servant leadership and thought expertise, preparing our workforce to manage data at scale
  • Cross-Functional Collaboration: Work hand-in-hand with business and IT teams across the globe, transforming sophisticated business requirements into stellar solution designs
  • Tech Strategy & Implementation: Drive our technology strategy, from evaluating innovative market solutions to negotiating favorable terms with vendors, ensuring we have the tools to thrive
  • Lifecycle Management: Manage the full systems development lifecycle, from coding to maintenance, ensuring our tools and technologies are robust and reliable
  • DevOps Champion: Implement DevOps principles and processes to drive continuous improvement and deliver high-quality technological solutions
  • Operational Excellence: Maintain the reliability of our production systems, using IT standard support and governance processes to meet the highest standards
  • Governance & Compliance: Uphold the integrity of our IT projects by adhering to the best practices in information technology project management and governance


What you will need (Required)

  • Bachelor's degree in computer science, information technology or related field
  • 12 years of data management experience with at least 3 experiences responsible for implementing enterprise data catalog and data quality solutions
  • Experience with delivering a technical metadata repository and integrations with multiple tech stacks
  • Experience with the following technologies and processes
    • Collibra, Informatica, Atlan, Alation, Atacama or similar tools
    • Building architecture in hybrid cloud (on-prem, GCP, Snowflake, etc.)
    •  Platform Engineering, Software Development and Infrastructure with programming experience in Java and Python and Integration Development with APIs
  • Strong technical acumen with the ability to communicate complex concepts to non-technical stakeholders


What you will need (Preferred)

  • Master’s degree in information management or library systems 
  • Knowledge about SAP Cloud Platform, SAP API, Python, Google Cloud Platform

  • Familiarity with Database, Server and Operating Systems

  • Awareness of new dimensional technologies like Machine Learning, RPA, Data Science

Compensation and Benefits
Salary Range $115,000.00 - $180,000.00 USD

Pay is based on multiple non-discriminatory, individualized factors including but not limited to experience, job-related knowledge and education, skills and office/market location. In addition to base salary, salaried employees are eligible for annual discretionary bonuses, profit-sharing and, for Executive-level (salary grade 16 and above) roles only, long-term incentives in the form of Restricted Stock Units and/or Stock Options.

Subject to the terms and conditions of the applicable benefits plans then in effect, all salaried employees are also eligible for a competitive benefits package which includes:

  • Insurance: Employees (and their eligible dependents) are eligible to participate in Company-sponsored Medical, Dental, Vision, Basic Life Insurance, Accidental Death & Dismemberment and Disability insurance plans.
  • Retirement Plans: Employees are eligible to enroll in Colgate's 401(k) plan, which provides for company matching contributions subject to eligibility requirements
  • Vacation/PTO: Employees receive a minimum of 15 days of vacation/PTO leave annually
  • Paid Holidays: Employees receive a minimum of 13 paid/floating holidays annually
  • Paid Sick Leave: Based on location and consistent with applicable state and local law, employees receive a minimum of 40 hours of paid sick leave on January 1st of each year
  • Paid Parental Leave: Eligible employees may take up to eight weeks of paid parental leave and 12 weeks of unpaid leave (varies for employees with fewer than 12 months of service and is subject to hours worked requirements)

Our Commitment to Sustainability
With the Colgate brand in more homes than any other, we are presented with great opportunities and new challenges as we work to integrate sustainability into all aspects of our business and create positive social impact. We are determined to position ourselves for further growth as we act on our 2025 Sustainability & Social Impact Strategy.

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Achieving our purpose starts with our people — ensuring our workforce represents the people and communities we serve —and creating an environment where our people feel they belong; where we can be our authentic selves, feel treated with respect and have the support of leadership to impact the business in a meaningful way.

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.

Reasonable accommodation during the application process is available for persons with disabilities. Please contact with the subject "Accommodation Request" should you require accommodation.

For additional Colgate terms and conditions, please click here.


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