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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:  Oral Care Consultant - East of Scotland - Fixed Term Contract

Travel Required?:  Travel - 75% of time or more
Date:  Jun 18, 2022
Partial remote working option


No Relocation Assistance Offered




Location: Guildford, UK (Field based - East of Scotland - EH, DD and AB postcodes)

Salary Grade: 10-11

Reporting to: Senior Dental Area Manager, Northern UK


There is a fantastic opportunity for a purpose driven Oral Care Consultant to join our Professional Oral Care team for a 10-12 month fixed term contract. Could this be you?

We are looking for someone that can partner with the dental profession to promote Colgate products, using localised business plans, to enable our oral care brands to grow. In other words, you will help get more people using our toothpastes, toothbrushes and mouthwashes!



The Oral Care Consultants are field based specialists who work in close partnership with dental professionals. This role involves detailing, selling and merchandising Colgate products to either existing or new customers in the dental sector.  

A diverse team of Oral Care Consultants operate across clearly defined territories UK wide and they are crucial in maintaining and building brand awareness, and sales, for our professional products range.



  • Visit dentists, hygienists & therapists within dental practices, area health authorities, hospitals and dental hospitals located within your territory

  • The aim of these visits is to establish contact, build rapport, sell specialist Professional products, drive recommendation & endorsement for our consumer brands

  • You will educate the dental professional and their teams in specific oral care areas, as well as the benefits of our Colgate products

  • Work closely with your Dental Area Manager to develop your skills and capability through coaching and an individual development plan

  • Responsible for maintaining and collating customer records within our C4C system, summarising where you have been, who you have seen, salient points of the conversation, competitor activity and feedback about our Colgate products.

  • Complete quarterly business plan and weekly visits plans

  • Provide technical/scientific and product information through arranging, administering and presenting at trade exhibitions, educational group meetings to dentists and on a one-to-one basis

  • Provide on-going feedback to the Professional Marketing and Sales team

  • Deliver upon daily KPI’s, which involve contacting dental professionals and their teams face to face and/or by video call / phone



  • You have strong relationship building skills

  • You are excellent in communicating - both written and oral

  • You have expertise in consultative and solutions selling 

  • You are a first and foremost Customer/Consumer centric in your approach

  • You LOVE being customer facing in the field - and have experience in this arena

  • You have the ability to communicate clearly and concisely complex concepts (Medical and Scientific data) to customers

  • You have strong analytical skills

  • You are a talent when it comes to customer centric sales recommendations

  • If you have had exposure to working/partnering with healthcare professionals this would be an advantage, but is not essential



  • You thrive being out and about, seeing dental professionals face to face - the expected percentage of travel is up to 100%. We have got remote/virtual options for connecting with clinicians as well to supplement your face to face visits!


If you’ve read this far, we bet it’s because you’re serious about joining a group of passionate people so just hit the “apply” button and submit your application. 


Are you interested in working for Colgate-Palmolive?

You can apply to work with us using this online application. 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.


Equal Opportunity Employer
Colgate is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, marital status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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