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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:  Senior HR Director, Mission Hills

Travel Required?:  Travel - up to 10% of time
Date:  Sep 10, 2023

Relocation Assistance Offered Globally
# 153530 - San Jose Iturbide, Guanajuato, Mexico

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 its values, then give your career a reason to smile...every single day.


MH Senior HR Director is responsible for driving People Strategy,maintaining peaceful labor relations and  effectively supporting business goals . This position supports the implementation of the Global supply Chain Strategy and leads our transformative enablers bringing to life our leadership principles.


Principle duties


  • Serve as a key member of the leadership team to assist in driving sustainable business results.

  • Drive  our SHAPE labor strategy

  • Maintain a healthy relationship with the Union and guarantee the compliance of all labor laws

  • Drive  and anticipate systemic organizational and people strategies that are aligned to and integrated with the business agenda.

  • Propose and lead HR projects and processes in order to support  plant Performance.

  • Design, propose and implement HR policies (recruitment, compensation, benefits & professional development), industrial relations policies, and HR strategy in partnership within the Business Unit.

  • Drive at a local level our Sustainability Strategy

  • Support Business Unit leaders with advice on labor law interpretations, human capital issues, and HR best practice acting both as a business partner and quality controller.

  • Drive Quality & timely recruitment of non S&C  staff as needed by business needs.

  • Structure and implement  learning & development plans driven by strategic business goals ensuring proper skills development for the future

  • Facilitate proper succession planning, and steer the career management of high potential and early in career employees.

  • Recommend and maintain remuneration, recognition and reward policies that reinforce excellent performance and assist management in motivating and retaining high caliber staff.

  • Employee Insight & Advocacy:

  • Build management capability to encourage open dialogue and to provide an escalation path for unresolved employee relations issues.

  • Ensure labor legal requirements are respected.

  • Leverage  the use of  data analytics to  provide solutions for  current and future needs 

  • Act as a trusted HR advisor for both employees and management by playing the role of a coach towards people managers, and career/development advisor towards employees.

  • Maintain high level communication with all HR functions local/regional/corporate

  • Complies with our code of conduct and all our internal policies 


Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree In Human Resource Management/ Administration 

  • 15+ years of experience in an HR Generalist / HR Manager role.

  • Must have proven Labor Relations Experience with Union management 

  • Proven track record as a HR Manager or People Business Leader in a multinational environment.

  • Ability to communicate effectively, openly and honestly.

  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively.

  • Ability to work in a matrix organization and through virtual teams.

  • Fully Bilingual english-spanish

  • Position is based in  San Jose Iturbide/ Guanajuato . 


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Proven negotiation skills
  • Ability to drive change initiatives and bring people along

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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