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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:  HR Business Associate - GCR

Travel Required?:  No Travel
Date:  Nov 16, 2021
Partial remote working option

No Relocation Assistance Offered
# 115305 - Santo Domingo, Distrito Nacional (Santo Domingo), Dominican Republic

Job Summary

The HR Associate Business Partner works with the Business HR Partner on strategic and local business and human resources (HR) priorities including talent management, employee engagement and organization effectiveness (performance, organization design & capabilities and change management). Keep a finger on the pulse of the organization and external market and HR trends.

Main Responsibilities

  • Collaborate to support the business unit or function
  • Collaborate as a member of the Business HR Team, including (if applicable) Business HR Leader, and Business HR Partner(s), Workforce Planning and Analytics and People Relations
  • Partner with HR in the COHREs and CBS to influence and execute HR strategy, policies and programs
  • Promote adoption and continuous improvement of the HR Partnership Model in the business and facilitate collaboration among Business HR, CBS HR, CoHREs
  • Understand local market and external factors to develop insights and to support Business HR, CoHREs and business decisions
  • Collaborate on key business decisions
  • Use Workforce Planning and Analytics to inform solutions development (e.g. career planning, targeted compensation, incentives, retention, etc.) through anticipation and understanding of issues and trends
  • Provide support and guidance to business colleagues related to the execution and management of the HR strategy in the respective Business Unit/Global Function
  • Provide insights to the CoHREs for the design, execution and continuous improvement of HR programs to ensure relevancy to current and future business needs
  • Advise and coach business leaders on interpretation of HR policies, collaborating with CoHREs as needed
  • Understand and apply, as appropriate, the company’s philosophy, principles and programs (including, e.g., total rewards, learning, people development and mobility)
  • Deploy and execute CoHRE-developed strategies (including, e.g., rewards & recognition, employer brand, development and learning)
  • Share local insights with the CoHREs to inform the design and execution of HR programs to ensure relevancy to current and future business needs
  • Partner with the Talent Acquisition CoHRE and CBS and hiring managers to support the recruitment, hiring, and social onboarding of staff
  • Work with the Business HR Team to support succession plans
  • Partner with the Learning CoHRE to
  • Identify learning needs that are informed by business needs, current performance gaps, and future capabilities required
  • Support the execution of the Learning Demand Plan
  • Provide continuous improvement feedback and perspective
  • Execute campus recruiting programs, including orientation and rotational programs
  • Partner with the Compensation COHRE to
  • Support compensation actions for key talent
  • Identify areas of opportunity for Total Rewards
  • Ensure proper matches are identified for Salary Surveys
  • Lead, develop and manage Business HR trainees and interns (as applicable)
  • Execute international assignment transfers (legal documents, net pay estimates, onboarding)
  • Collaborate with HR and Business Leaders to support implementation of organization design
  • Facilitate and support change management execution tailored to specific Business Unit and Global Function needs
  • Collaborate with Business Managers on execution of employee engagement initiatives
  • Support leaders’ initiatives to create and maintain a positive employee relations work environment
  • Manage the internal grievance process
  • Support employee and labor relations training for management and supervisory staff, including coordinating the use of outside legal resources to deliver training
  • Establish proactive and responsive channels of communication to understand the pulse of the organization
  • Advise and coach business leaders and managers on the resolution of employee inquiries and issues, consulting with Legal as needed
  • Champion the company’s Ethical Leadership standards, behaviors and compliance
  • Partner with the Diversity and Inclusion CoHRE to implement relevant local initiatives

Basic Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree in Psychology, Administratio, Industrial Engineering or related
  • At least 5 years of progressive HR experience
  • Experience in Consumer Products Industry is preferred
  • Experience in providing HR advice to HR partners and business colleagues
  • Experience in implementation of HR initiatives and Change Management
  • Experience in at least one HR Specialty Area (Compensation, Benefits, People Relations, People Development, Diversity & Inclusion, Analytics, Organization Development/Design, Talent Acquisition)
  • Advanced English

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 recognised 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 programme, 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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