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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:  Associate Catman Manager, Walmart

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

Relocation Assistance Offered Within Country
# 155045 - Rogers, Arkansas, 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 connecting with others across the world, full of stimulating discussions, and making impactful contributions. If this is how you see your career, Colgate is the place to be!


Our trustworthy 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. As the brand with the highest household presence in the world, we go beyond physical boundaries. We win as a global organization by continually learning and collaborating. The pride in our brand fuels a workplace that encourages creative thinking, fosters experimentation, and promotes authenticity which has contributed to our enduring success. If you are passionate about working for a company that lives by their values, then give your career a reason to smile...every single day.

The Experience
In today’s rapidly evolving retail environment, Category Management has quickly become a top growth priority and at Colgate-Palmolive, we are excited by the challenges this dynamic space brings. Our dedicated Catman team is full of passionate individuals and we are seeking a leader with the same energy, diligence and positivity who can help us lead change for our business. We are looking for an inspirational leader and builder who can build the strategy for and deliver results against Colgate’s goals.


As the Associate Catman Manager, you will create and share compelling stories with Customers that provide insight to how shopper behaviors are influencing our categories. You will serve as the category expert by delivering insight-based engaging category presentations and highlighting opportunities. You will establish a solid customer relationship based on building thought leadership. As the category expert, you will scorecard and monitor the effectiveness of the 5Ps to ensure success in all that you do. This work includes new product introductions, pricing analyses, seasonal reviews and programs, promotional planning and evaluation, consumer usage analyses, and understanding the impact of assortment changes on category and brand growth. Utilizing category analysis, shopper insights and other available analytic tools  you will apply your expertise to drive solutions for Colgate and our customers. 

You will drive the discovery and use of consumer, customer, and market insights for use in building strategies across the Customer Development Team, category and planning, as well as customer communications, and initiatives that enhance brand and category performance. 

Who you are

  • You're a storyteller. The ability to interpret and communicate shopper & consumer data and effectively integrate the insights to tell fact based stories to drive category solutions. You will develop customer presentations, recommendations for new item introductions, and conduct plan-o-gram reviews.

  • You can strategize. Initiating and synchronizing our brand strategies and priorities with customer strategies for an outcome where we all win, execute new product initiatives accordingly, and conduct promotional post-analysis.

  • You like to collaborate. In this role, you'll establish key partnerships that thrive on mutual trust and integrity in working relationships as consultants to the customer. We will also rely on you to communicate and reinforce brand strategies & objectives internally.

  • You know the systems. Strong proficiency in Nielsen, IRi, 84.51/Stratum & JDA and other customer point of sale systems are required so that we can provide reliable, fact based analysis. You’ll apply shelf management software and category expertise to provide recommendations for shelf placement for new items and existing products. You will also coordinate “Fair Share of Shelf” support and utilize plan-o-gram software.

  • You are a continuous improver. We are constantly looking for opportunities to improve and seek creative solutions to further drive the Colgate Palmolive business.

  • You are curious. Continue to grow your capabilities by staying abreast of developments and best practices in category management. It is expected that you will pursue the knowledge needed to improve departmental capabilities and improve professional competence. Be a key participant in the account-specific strategic planning process. Act as a strong, clear, objective, and inspiring voice on behalf of and within the NA CDO Enterprise.


Required qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree

  • 3+ years of consumer product sales or category management experience, or other relevant sales/marketing experience  

  • 2+ years of experience analyzing syndicated data (Nielsen, IRI)

  • Experience working with retailer POS data required

  • Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, Google Sheets & Slides is required

  • Availability to travel 25% of the time  


Preferred qualifications

  • Experience working with customer Shopper Behavior Data (Luminate, Dunhumby, ExtraCare, 1010, etc.) preferred

  • Experience working with Household Panel data (Numerator, Nielsen Panel, etc.) preferred

  • JDA or other space planning experience preferred

  • Experience working in consumer product goods preferred 


Salary Range $100,000 - $131,250 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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