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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 Paralegal- External Innovation

Travel Required?:  No Travel
Date:  Sep 7, 2023

No Relocation Assistance Offered
# 154488 - Piscataway, New Jersey, United States

Are you a skilled legal professional with extensive agreement drafting experience? Join our team as a Senior Paralegal!. We're seeking a detail-oriented team player with excellent communication skills and a knack for effective time management. If you're ready to contribute your expertise in managing agreements and thrive in a fast-paced environment, let's connect. Your skills and expertise can help shape the future of our legal operations!


We are looking for a Senior Paralegal to join our team in Piscataway, NJ.

This is a hybrid position.


Drafting and Processing of External Innovation Agreements (under the supervision of CP External Innovation attorneys)

  • Prepare initial drafts (based on templates) of Non-Disclosure, Material Transfer, Consulting, Services, Clinical, Statement of Work and Speaker agreements, as well as Renewals and Amendments;
  • Negotiating terms of agreements based on pre-determined CP fallback positions;
  • Communicating with CP attorneys on third party revisions that are not fallback positions;
  • Corresponding with third parties on CP attorney-reviewed provisions;
  • Obtaining signatures from third party and CP EVP’s on finalized documents for all EI attorney drafted agreements;
  • Providing executed copies of signed agreements to third party and agreement Requester and maintaining electronic copies of them in Online Agreement Request System. (OARS)
  • Miscellaneous clerical responsibilities

Agreement Portfolio Management

  • Management of requests and executed agreement documents in Online Agreement Request System
  • Manage (including assisting users) and update Online Agreement Request System

Interactions with Business Partners

  • Providing guidance and feedback to agreement requesters on confidentiality obligations;
  • Providing guidance and feedback to agreement requesters on agreement process and timelines;
  • Corresponding with Commercial Legal Attorneys to provide/obtain information and copies of agreements.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree or Paralegal Certificate
  • 5+ Years of Experience 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Contract/Agreement Drafting and Negotiation Experience
  • Extensive experience using MS Word and Adobe Professional
  • Experience using DocuSign/AdobeSign, Google tools (Docs/Sheets/Slides), Gmail




Salary Range $70,000 - $91,875 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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