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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:  Temporary Assistant Scientist

Travel Required?:  Travel - 50% of time
Date:  May 20, 2024

No Relocation Assistance Offered
# 160251 - San Jose Iturbide, Guanajuato, Mexico

Who We Are
Colgate-Palmolive Company is a caring, innovative growth company that is reimagining a healthier future for all people, their pets and our planet. Focused on Oral Care, Personal Care, Home Care and Pet Nutrition, we sell our products in more than 200 countries and territories under brands such as Colgate, Palmolive, elmex, hello, meridol, Sorriso, Tom’s of Maine, EltaMD, Filorga, Irish Spring, PCA SKIN, Protex, Sanex, Softsoap, Speed Stick, Ajax, Axion, Fabuloso, Soupline and Suavitel, as well as Hill’s Pet Nutrition.

We are recognized for our leadership and innovation in promoting sustainability and community wellbeing, including our achievements in decreasing plastic waste and promoting recyclability, saving water, conserving natural resources and improving children’s oral health.

If you want to work for a company that lives by their values, then give your career a reason to smile and join our global team!


Job Summary

  • Development of new formulas of Personal Care Products (Shampoo, Conditioners, Liquid Hand Soap, Shower Gel) across the different brands from Colgate-Palmolive Latam.
  • Responsible for formula development, stability evaluation, and evaluation of formula properties within assigned brand/category, and communicating results with other functions.
  • Actively participate to scale up formula developments from lab to pilot plant.
  • Interact with cross category partners  such as PD&I, Implementation & Support, Quality, Regulatory, Occupational Health and Safety (EOHS), Technology Insights, Legal, Supply Chain and Product Development.
  • Support changing formulas from batch system to continuous system



Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • To develop, manufacture and evaluate stability of different Personal Care formulas.
  • To generate recipes for different Personal Care formulas.
  • To scale up the formula developments from lab to pilot plant scale. Work in the pilot plant and learn the use of the continuous system, supporting whatever is required for its operation.
  • Collaborate with key internal Teams.
  • Strategic communication with external partners (suppliers, marketing, regulatory, packaging, safety, fragrance).
  • Communicate project status, strategies and proposals to business partners and senior management.
  • Properly document all work performed in the eLabNotebook.


Education, Experience, & Skill Requirements

  • Bachelor´S Degree in Chemistry Engineer, Biochemical Engineer or related field. 
  • 1-2 Years of Consumer Goods Industry Experience (Preferred)
  • 1-2 Years of Functional Experience
  • Candidates must demonstrate abilities in adapting to different scientific fields.
  • Advanced English
  • PDM / SAP experience (desirable)


Travel Requirements

  • Up to 50 %



Our Commitment to Sustainability
With the Colgate brand in more homes than any other, we are presented with great opportunities and new challenges as we work to integrate sustainability into all aspects of our business and create positive social impact. We are determined to position ourselves for further growth as we act on our 2025 Sustainability & Social Impact Strategy.

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Achieving our purpose starts with our people — ensuring our workforce represents the people and communities we serve —and creating an environment where our people feel they belong; where we can be our authentic selves, feel treated with respect and have the support of leadership to impact the business in a meaningful way.

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.

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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