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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:  IT Supervisor

Travel Required?:  Travel - up to 10% of time
Date:  Apr 7, 2021
Partial remote working option

No Relocation Assistance Offered
# 99622 - Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil


The Information Technology (IT) Supervisor is responsible for the provisioning of Global Information Technology (GIT) infrastructure services (local, virtual and specialized services) and critical support to the Brazilian subsidiary (One commercial office, two manufacturing plants and one macrowarehouse). This position manages a team of 4 Colgate’s employees and contractors to oversee computer systems and software maintenance and repairs; assist with computer equipment procurement and installation; and to maintain networks and connectivity for over 2050 users. Additionally, this position maintains effective communication with plant and warehouse leaders as well as with Workplace & Collaboration Services (WCS) reporting upper managers.


Responsibilities include:


  • Develop a plan to support all Colgate Palmolive Brazil facilities and employees.
  • Manage a team of 4; conduct performance reviews, provide coaching and career development, assign work and lead the team.
  • Manage all members of the team, to develop their skills both individually and as a group, to ensure a world class service is being provided.
  • Lead, manage and direct the team to support all aspects of the IT infrastructure and IT service, taking operational responsibility for the team.
  • Mentor the team on key WCS activities, including project management, user interactions and technical research and troubleshooting.
  • Organize support, troubleshooting, and repair for IT equipment and networks
  • Oversees contractors that provide IT support, including providing direction, training, and feedback.
  • Coordinate IT support for all key Colgate Palmolive Brazil executives, including technology training, asset replacement and upgrades, repairs, moves, changes and general questions.
  • Ensure that appropriate action is taken to anticipate, investigate and resolve problems in systems and services ensuring that such problems are fully documented within the relevant system(s). Coordinate the implementation of agreed remedies and preventative measures and analyse patterns and trends.
  • Ensure that incidents and requests are handled according to agreed procedures and ensure that documentation of the supported components is available and in an appropriate form for those providing support.
  • Identify and implement process improvements that increase customer satisfaction and develop key performance indicators (KPI s) to measure the impact of improvements
  • Plan and manage the departmental budget and performance against plan; track spending on equipment, travel,contractors, etc.
  • Develop implementation plans for dealing with complex requests for change or for the introduction of new services, evaluating risks to integrity of infrastructure inherent in proposed implementations and review the effectiveness of change implementation.
  • Take responsibility for the definition, documentation and satisfactory completion of medium-scale projects identifying, assessing and managing risks to the success of the project. Ensure that realistic project and quality plans are prepared and maintained and provide regular and accurate reports to stakeholders as appropriate.
  • Communicate effectively, acting as a key liaison with customers, team members and colleagues in Colgate Palmolive Brazil; develop a reputation of IT leadership, as both a trusted subject matter expert in IT as well as a reliable partner in coordination of IT initiatives to executive leadership and business leaders.
  • Promote and assist in the implementation of WCS strategies, policies and procedures
  • Coordinate necessary development and support activities with GIT, line of business functional groups, as well as with outside vendors and contractors.
  • Work with internal/external auditors and WCS team to provide all required information, quickly anticipate and ensure any concerns are quickly remediated.
  • Ensure all audits were complete without any WCS Control Comments or concerns.
  • Establish plans to mitigate the risk with changes in end user technology.
  • Develop and maintains emergency plans to address equipment, power, or security failure to ensure preservation of technology and data
  • Has a thorough understanding of available technology and researches to learn about innovative solutions and new releases
  • Ensure all IT equipment in conference rooms is working appropriately
  • Lead Tech Expos to engage CP Brazil users in new technologies introduced by IT
  • Enable team to become experts in Google GSuite tools and act as liaisons with the core Collaboration team.
  • Pilot new technologies (eg: new devices, new tools) to provide feedback for global rollout projects.


Expected Areas of Skills:


Excellent problem solving, decision making, critical thinking, teamwork and attention to detail
Customer Oriented
Ability to work with multiple projects and tasks simultaneously.
Ability to work with cross functional relations, collaboration environment
Results oriented


Basic Qualifications:


  • Bachelor's degree in computer engineering, computer science or a related field
  • Strong experience in the Information Technology IT department with computers and networks or related technical field, preferably in a consumer goods organization, in a multinational environment
  • Solid people management experience
  • Strong written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills in English and Portuguese language


Preferred qualifications:


  • Experience with Cisco
  • Experience with Lenovo equipment



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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