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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:  Technical Associate / Senior Technical Associate

Travel Required?:  Travel - up to 10% of time
Date:  Jan 7, 2022
No remote working option

No Relocation Assistance Offered
# 121505 - 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 their values, then give your career a reason to smile...every single day.

In today's dynamic environment, it is an exciting time to be a part of the research and technology team at Colgate. Our highly technical and innovative team is dedicated to driving growth for Colgate Palmolive in this ever-changing landscape. What role will you play as a member of the Colgate's Research & Development team? As a Technical Associate/Sr Technical Associate you will lead the research and bring new product innovation to market across our product portfolios.

What you will do

  • Identify and lead the development of new products and technologies based on best practices in product development including experimental design, measurement science and formulation fundamentals
  • Actively participate in or lead cross functional teams, regional Consumer Innovation Centers, Global Technology Centers, Technology Insights, Clinical and Global Supply Chain to develop and validate new concepts and products and ensure flawless implementation and commercialization
  • Independently manage multiple product design and full development initiatives and effectively utilizes both internal and external resources to achieve project objectives
  • Manage a team of scientists, temporary employees and/or interns
  • Create and maintain all required documentation such as Project Timelines, SOP’s, Registration documents, Tech Transfer checklists, NODs, Change Control documents, Technical Justifications, Formula Databases, and Claims support
  • Performs other duties as assigned
  • Complies with all policies and standards

 

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, or related Degree
  • At least 10 years of functional experience
  • Strong project planning and people management skills
  • Prior formulation experience in CPG or similar field
  • In-depth knowledge of emulsion, suspension and dispersion systems, including methodologies to analyze phase behavior, to measure and predict stability of products and ability/experience to troubleshoot in a laboratory
  • Knowledge of surfactants, colloid chemistry, and surfactant-polymer interactions
  • Hands-on experience in processing
  • In-depth understanding of manufacturing complexity and implications in product design is essential
  • The candidate should be a strong innovator who can create/apply technical ideas and lead and translate them into an executable product prototype
  • Ability to effectively share knowledge through both written and oral presentations
  • Communicate effectively across the organization and negotiate with partners to reach acceptable project delivery dates

 

We are a results oriented company with a caring culture and work life balance. Do not miss the chance to join our outstanding team!

 

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 http://www.colgatepalmolive.com. To learn more about Colgate Bright Smiles, Bright Futures® oral health education program, please visit http://www.colgatebsbf.com. To learn more about Hill's and the Hill’s Food, Shelter & Love program please visit http://www.hillspet.com. To learn more about Tom’s of Maine  please visit  http://www.tomsofmaine.com.

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


Nearest Major Market: New Jersey

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