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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:  Technical Associate/Senior Technical Associate

Travel Required?:  Travel - up to 10% of time
Date:  Jun 15, 2021
No remote working option

Relocation Assistance Offered Within Country
# 104267 - Piscataway, New Jersey, United States





Tech Associate/Senior Tech Associate position is responsible for supporting the development of new Personal Care product innovations for Softsoap, Palmolive and Protex. The ideal candidate will have a strong product development background and experience with Personal Care liquid cleansing products and/or surfactant systems. Candidate should also exhibit competencies in leadership, analytical/decision-making and planning/priority setting.


Specific Responsibilities:


• Shows leadership and works closely with Marketing and technical partners to ensure consumer needs are translated into winning products and that project timelines.

• Develop products from Marketing concepts through to I&S transfer including prototype development, stability, proof of concept testing, and consumer & clinical testing.

• Identify new or creative solutions to product development.

• Drives technology innovation to ensure robust pipeline.

 • Provide project findings and status through written documentation & presentations.


Basic Qualifications:



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry, Biology, Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Chemical Engineering, or related fields.


  • Minimum 10 years’ experience in development of consumer goods products.


 Special Knowledge:

  • Hands on experience in the development of personal/oral care products.
  • In depth understanding of the product development process.
  • Technical understanding in surfactants systems and rheology.
  • Strong project management skills to lead multiple projects.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Hands on experience in the development and analysis of personal care cleansing and/or lotion products.



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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