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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:  Oral Care Technical Associate

Travel Required?:  No Travel
Date:  Jan 12, 2021
Remote working option during the current situation

No Relocation Assistance Offered
# 96545 - 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 is comprised of connecting 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 trustworthy 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. As the brand with the highest household presence in the world, we go beyond physical boundaries. We win as a global organization by continually learning and collaborating. The pride in our brand fuels a workplace that encourages creative thinking, fosters experimentation, and promotes authenticity which has contributed to our enduring success. If you are passionate about working for a company that lives by their values, then give your career a reason to smile...every single day.



The Experience


The Global Naturals and Tom’s of Maine oral care product development team is seeking to fill a Technical Associate position with an independent, highly motivated individual.

The candidate should have strong creative, management, and leadership skills to drive innovation and growth in the multifaceted, globally fast growing oral care naturals category. The candidate will supply to the category strategy by understanding people's insights, critical technical requirements, connecting with diverse partners, and developing/executing an overall project plan that fulfills the business objectives.



Role Scope:


  • Innovate and apply technical ideas and translate them into executable products.
  • Lead independently the development and validation of new products and technologies to support the Tom’s of Maine and global naturals businesses.
  • Run direct report and execution of multiple programs to support the business product grids and technology innovation pipeline across multiple markets.
  • Take leadership, conduct meetings at various interfaces and see opportunities to leverage partnerships.
  • Collaborate effectively cross-regionally and cross-functionally including Marketing, Global Technology, Packaging, Design and Supply Chain.
  • Understand and ensure safety, regulatory, and cost compliance across the product development process.
  • Identify innovation opportunities to file intellectual property.
  • Transfer technologies and all appropriate documentation to ensure magnificent market implementation.
  • Provide technical support globally for all oral care naturals product portfolios.



Basic Qualifications:


  • Master’s degree in Chemistry, Biology, Chemical Engineering, Biomedical Sciences or related field with a minimum of 9 years of previous proven experience is required.
  • Formulation experience and passion about lab experimentation is required.



Preferred Qualifications:


  • PhD degree i n Chemistry, Biology, Chemical Engineering, Biomedical Sciences or related field with a minimum of 4 years of previous proven experience is preferred.
  • Open to l earn and acquire new skills to bring in value for the oral care naturals category.
  • Strong collaborative, project planning, leadership and management skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and team skills; ability to communicate, influence and thrive in a cross functional environment.







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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