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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 Manager, NA Oral Care

Travel Required?:  Travel - 25% of time
Date:  Mar 15, 2023

No Relocation Assistance Offered
# 151509 - Piscataway, New Jersey, United States

The Technical Manager is responsible for assuring availability and appropriate transfer of technology to the regional manufacturing locations and Contract Manufacturers in order to deliver business goals. He/she will interface regularly with Product Development R&D, Implementation and Support I&S (GTC), Engineering, Marketing, Operations, Regional/Global Quality and Regional/Global Supply Chain Management, Network Operations, Regional/Global Packaging, EOHS, and Procurement, as well as, outside suppliers and consultants.


Core Responsibilities:

-Develops the timeline for the projects and leads the technology transfer process for implementation of category new product commercialization, identified Funding the Growth projects, and continuous improvement in both ColgatePalmolive & 3rd party regional manufacturing locations. Follows closely the Technology Transfer SOP to ensure all steps are complete which includes Tech Readiness Reviews, Launch Readiness and scale up EMO's, updates to process/packaging/material changes, SOP's & specifications.

-Manages commercialization timeline for new products and ensures availability of equipment, packaging, raw materials, and components.

-Leads category Funding the Growth initiatives to meet regional P&L goals. Responsible for establishing key milestones and measuring progress against identified deliverables with multi - functional project team.

-Drives continuous improvement initiatives in regional facilities with a focus on process, finishing, & supplier capabilities.

-Ensures process, equipment, and operational specifications are consistent with, and comply with Quality and Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) Standards & Global Regulatory requirements.

-Ensures manufacturing processes and equipment support manufacturing of new product bundles to targeted cost and commercial expectations and works to identify ongoing margin improvement opportunities.

-Ensures that product development addresses standardization and simplification for materials, formulas, manufacturing processes and packaging.

-Participates in Category Product Supply Chain meetings, Marketing meetings and New Product Grid reviews to address technical aspects and implications of new product launches and Funding the Growth projects.




-B.S. or M.S. in a technical/Engineering field required


-5+ years of technical experience in Product Development R&D, OR Implementation and Support I&S OR Manufacturing AND/OR Project Management required



-MBA a plus

-Prior experience in the Supply Chain, R&D, Quality, or GBD/Marketing is a plus

Salary Range $112,000 - $164,850 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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