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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:  Regulatory Affairs Specialist Americas, Global Skin Health (Fixed 2 year)

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

No Relocation Assistance Offered
# 155619 - 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!


The primary role of the Regulatory Affairs Associate is to help ensure regulatory compliance and to support the maintenance of the Company's marketed products throughout the product lifecycle. This support includes performing regulatory activities necessary to maintain and to grow the business. With moderate supervision by the Regulatory Manager, this position is responsible to perform regulatory activities to support product development and registration projects, including the launch of new and existing skin care cosmetic and drug products and other projects as assigned. The Associate will research product ingredients, review formulations, approve label ingredient statements, review and approve artwork to ensure product and ingredient claims are compliant with applicable regulations. S/he will support the Regulatory Operations team to assemble the product files for the country registrations in Americas region and reporting/listing to federal and state governments to help assure ongoing compliance with regulatory requirements. S/he will also follow up the Regulatory landscape (OTC Monographs/Administrative Orders, MOCRA, federal/state regulations on ingredients of concern, etc) for the SkinCare/Skin Health products in the Americas region and may also draft procedures accordingly.


  • Regulatory Project Coordination Coordinate new product Launch / Relaunch projects working in strong partnership with the cross functional teams (R&D, Marketing, Supply Chain, Legal, etc) to explain and guide them through the applicable regulatory requirements.  Work in close collaboration with the rest of the regulatory team in the other regions to accelerate the product launches globally.
  • Support Product Reporting, Notification and Licensing Guide Regulatory Operations team with the required documents to register/notify the products in the Americas region. Coordinate / work with the Regulatory Operations team for submissions to enable timely regulatory approvals for new cosmetics and non-prescription drugs, line extensions and formula/packaging updates. Support Reg ops team to obtain and assemble documentation and complete required forms. Assure records are accurate and up-to-date to track regulatory activities such as submissions and renewals.
  • Ensure Regulatory Compliance:  Help assure regulatory compliance of marketed skin care products in accordance with applicable regulations/guidances/market authorizations, including the documentation and filing of any changes. Perform routine regulatory activities such as the review and approval of raw materials, formulas, ingredient lists and artwork as assigned. With minimum supervision, perform routine pre-established tasks such as Regulatory Assessments for new and relaunch formula/ product types. Generate a compliance report for Americas and review reports against jurisdictional compliance.
  •  Assure good documentation practices including recordkeeping: Maintain accurate up-to-date records to track regulatory activities such as submissions, renewals and authority contacts/demands.  Help to improve and to document processes to reflect standard practices. Comply with all local and corporate SOPs. Draft procedures when necessary.

Required Education and Experience:

  • University Degree in a scientific field required (B.Sc., etc.)
  •  3+ years experience in North America regulatory affairs, with focus on cosmetics, cosmetic-drugs, NHPs and/or DIN drugs, sunscreens
  • Understanding of Global Regulatory Landscape

Preferred Education and Experience:

  •  Regulatory Affairs Certification is preferred but not required
  •  Good knowledge of Google tools for word processing, spreadsheets and presentations
  •  Project management and organizational skills
  •  Detail oriented. Good communication skills (interpersonal, writing and oral)
  •  Strong interpersonal and relationship-building skills
  • Sound analytical thinking; ability to analyze technical data, to interpret and recognize implication of results and to recommend next steps
  •  Ability to successfully juggle multiple competing priorities while maintaining attention to detail and adherence to priorities


Compensation and Benefits
Salary Range $90,000.00 - $100,000.00 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.

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