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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:  Legal Counsel

Travel Required?:  Travel - up to 10% of time
Date:  Feb 16, 2021
Partial remote working option

No Relocation Assistance Offered
# 98268 - San Jose Iturbide, Guanajuato, Mexico

This position is located in San José Iturbide, Gto. 45 minutes from Querétaro and 2 hours from Guanajuato. 


Support the Legal Director in providing general legal advice to the subsidiary. Proactively conduct analysis, interpretation and correct application of the Mexican regulations, partnering with Division and Corporate Legal specialist lawyers. Be an active member of the Demand and Mission Hills Staff Meetings to provide direct legal oversight. Developing, implementing and executing procedures that allow the correct application of the law with special attention regarding the impact over Colgate’s business.


Principal Duties and Responsibilities


● Provide legal services in matters related to Human Resources, Supply, Regulatory, EOHS, Demand and Procurement teams.
● Supporting the local Personal and Home Care Marketing Teams in a strategic projects and ongoing business needs.
● Drive the legal assessment to challenge competitor’s advertising & defend Colgate’s claims in challenges from competitors.
● Counsel business partners on a variety of business law issues.
● Ensure compliance with the internal controls, statutory regulations and other formalities.
● Support contract negotiations and lead drafting of agreements, contracts and other legal documents to ensure the company’s full legal right.
● Identify specific outside counsel support needed for litigations.
● Practical and business-minded with an ability to present a business partner with real-world, pragmatic advice.
● Represent the company before self-regulatory body and certain trade associations committees, such as Conar, Amcham and Canipec.
● Lead the legal responsibility over all labor matters.
● Proactively participate in the Company’s Brand Protection Unit strategic initiatives and training.
● Represent the Company before Public Entities and support the business when facing Government Agencies audits and inspections.



● Graduated of an accredited Mexican Law school, duly admitted to practice law in Mexico
● Fluent in English
● 5-years’ experience in Mexican Corporate Law


Preferred qualifications include:
● Previous working experience as a Legal Counsel on multinational corporations
● A degree or other academic qualifications, such as LLM in a Mexican Law school


Travel Requirements

Expected percentage of travel: 30%

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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