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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:  Legal Administrative Executive

Travel Required?:  Travel - up to 10% of time
Date:  Mar 22, 2021
Remote working option during the current situation

No Relocation Assistance Offered
# 100622 -  Selangor, Malaysia

About Us :


We are Colgate - a caring, innovative growth company reimagining a healthier future for all people, their pets, and our planet. We are a leading global consumer products company with a portfolio in Oral Care, Personal Care, Home Care and Pet Nutrition. We serve consumers in more than 200 countries and territories around the world and are proud that Colgate-Palmolive is in more homes than any other.

Our strong culture of collaboration, diversity, sustainability and inclusion is rooted in our core values of Caring, Global Teamwork and Continuous Improvement. Employees are rewarded by rich development and career experiences and progression.

We pride ourselves on our work life balance, our focus on delivering high ethical standards and our dedication to developing our employees. With many local benefits such as Summer Hours, Live Better activities, Product Parcels and Health Checks.

This rare opportunity to join a global market leader that is highly regarded for employee development opportunities.


This role Reports to: Legal Director


Job Summary :


Provide overall legal services, advice and solutions to the CP South ASEAN Hub (i.e. Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Brunei).  You are required to understand the objectives and strategy of the overall business, and effectively communicate any risks and legal issues involved. This enables the business to assess and make business decisions within acceptable legal risk profile.  Safeguard legal rights and interests of the Company at all times, and  ensure compliance of legislation and processes to minimize exposure to liability


What would be the responsibilities for this role?


  • Work alongside other functions and departments within Company, to provide accurate and timely advice on various legal topics e.g. contracts, legal compliance of relevant laws and codes relevant to the business, as well as Company’s internal policies and assist monitoring compliance;
  • Provide advice on contract requirements, legal risks and liabilities, with research to evaluate risk factors impacting business decisions and operations, and apply effective risk management techniques, offer proactive advice on risk factors;
  • Communicate and negotiate with external parties (e.g. regulators / local authorities, external counsel, etc) and adherence to deadlines in relation to these relationships;
  • Draft, review and approve agreements, contracts and other legal documents across the business to ensure Company’s rights and interests are protected;
  • Provide clarification as first point of reference to business functions on legal compliance requirements, internal processes and pre-contract due diligence, contract/document drafting and review, and related issues;
  • Maintain current knowledge of amendments of legislations relevant to Company’s business in jurisdictions where the Company operates (Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia and Brunei), including preparing training materials and implementing internal process;


What does the ideal candidate profile look like?


  • Holds LL.B degree  (local or overseas)
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience, either in-house or private practice;
  • Excellent knowledge of corporate law and procedure (company secretarial qualification is an added advantage);
  • Excellent legal drafting and communications skills and proficiency in English & Bahasa Malaysia (written & spoken);
  • Excellent time management and prioritization skills, managing deadlines to meet stakeholders’ expectations;
  • Sound judgment and ability to analyze situations, facts and information, and full comprehension of external environment which influence Company’s business operations;
  • Strong interpersonal and presentation skills with effective communication at all levels of organization and ability to maintain strong relationships within various functions


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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