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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:  Senior Manager, Global People Relations

Travel Required?:  Travel - 25% of time
Date:  May 17, 2023

No Relocation Assistance Offered
# 152077 - 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.

Our Company invites applications for the position of Senior Manager, Global People Relations.  The Senior Manager, Global People Relations will be working in the Global People Relations Team reporting to the Worldwide Director of Global People Relations.  A description of major functions is listed below: 


What you will do    

  • Employee Relations (ER) Program Design & Development: Independently own the design, development and execution of global programs, ensuring their timely and effective delivery while applying strategic thinking to iterate and scale those programs to our growing global businesses.  Explore opportunities for standardization of process, policy etc, where appropriate.

  • Subject Matter Expertise: Work to understand new, evolving and unique ER challenges across the organization and utilize ER expertise to identify issues, predict and mitigate risk and develop and execute ER programs for the business.  Advise, mentor and guide all levels of management around complex ER decisions, e.g.: business conduct, performance management, terminations, and HR policies, guidelines and practices.  Support the Global People Relations strategy & Employee Relations practices across the organization, while ensuring consistency and standardization in our policies & practices.

  • Culture & Change Champion: Proactively identify and analyze data to identify global ER trends and patterns that will assist the HRBPs in their strategic work with leadership to create a unique and compelling culture. Develop action plans and recommend interventions to effectively address issues, where appropriate and in close partnership with Global People Development & Global People Analytics. Demonstrate a change management mindset through identification of opportunities to enhance the employee experience through process improvement and refinement of services; offer potential solutions to drive greater stakeholder satisfaction. Actively engage in change to drive successful execution.  Partner to engage in continuous improvement of communication vehicles and practices. 

  • Analytics and Measurement: Analyze key metrics to uncover trends and root causes that inform program design, mitigation efforts, and proactive engagement efforts. Use data to establish ongoing reporting requirements and key performance indicators to ensure programs realize intended ROIs.  Analyze quantitative and qualitative data from multiple sources including employee feedback mechanisms to identify trends and insight that can be used to inform business decision making to ensure positive employee relations.  Strengthen the employer-employee relationship through identifying and resolving workplace issues, measuring employee satisfaction, fulfillment and engagement.

  • Employee Relations Case Management: Effectively handle the timely investigation and dispositioning of ER matters and provide guidance and advice to the HR community and key stakeholders on sensitive, complex scenarios.

  • Trusted Voice: Develop a keen understanding of the voice/pulse of our workforce. Combine data and anecdotes to develop perspective. Ensure perspective is at the forefront of proposed solutions. Disrupt and advocate on behalf of our employees, creating new standards and mechanisms that solve for root cause.

  • Deliver Innovative Solutions: Challenge the status quo and think outside the box to generate creative ways to scale ER programs, tools and resources that meet timelines and deliverables.

  • Cross-Functional Collaboration: Build collaborative, influential internal and external relationships with business and HR leaders and other critical stakeholders to gather information, feedback and earn support and necessary resources to design and deliver ER programming and projects.  Key interfaces include Global Legal, Global Labor Relations, Global Legal, Global People Development, Global Learning, Global People Analytics, Global Benefits & HR Business Partner community.  Partners to implement strategies that enhance employee experiences, work environments and performance.

  • Partner with Global Learning to enhance ER related training for managers/leaders and to provide key learning updates for HRBPs.

  • Continually deliver a trusted ER brand known to employees as a place where their voices are heard and acted on accordingly.

  • Deliver a first class employee experience to all stakeholders through effective collaboration and communication.


Required Experience:

  • 10+ years direct experience in human resources, employee relations, labor relations, and/or labor/employment law 

  • Bachelor's degree; emphasis in Human Resources or Psychology preferred.


Preferred Experience/Skills:

  • Proactive and outstanding listening skills, validated consultative skills, and the ability to assess critical and sophisticated employee relations issues in a confidential, objective, and systematic manner.

  • Proven problem-solving and decision-making skills.

  • Demonstrated strong written/verbal communication and facilitation/presentation skills.

  • Demonstrated consultative, credibility assessment and investigative skills.

  • Ability to work collaboratively, lead and influence at all levels within the organization, and make decisions while keeping all partners and leaders advised.

  • Consistent track record of handling multiple projects with strong time management and prioritization skills. 

  • Strong project and program management skills, including change leadership and experience effectively handling multiple/conflicting priorities.



Salary Range $125,600- $186,900


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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