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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:  Director, APAC Division Brand Design

Travel Required?:  Travel - up to 10% of time
Date:  Nov 23, 2023

No Relocation Assistance Offered
# 154775 - Singapore, Singapore, Singapore


Overview of Role:

You are a global design leader with the creativity, empathy and courage needed to lead brand design for a Division of Colgate-Palmolive. The challenge of transforming a traditional CPG powerhouse into a design-integrated, industry leading company excites you. You inspire people around you, dream big and push boundaries but always deliver. 
Our Division Design Leaders have a deep experience of  the discovery, development and delivery of brand experiences across touchpoints – online and offline. You are a strategic designer. You understand the changing needs of business partners (e.g. Marketing) and convert them into holistic brand experience design. These solutions meet marketing and business objectives for the Divisions across 2D and 3D packaging, digital platforms, retail environments and e-commerce.


  • Lead (originate) the creation, delivery and sustained activation of our design systems for our Division brands 
  • Collaborate (adapt) the Global design systems for Global brands in our Division
  • You will lead the Division Brand Design team
  • Create and communicate Design strategy to influence and educate key stakeholdersDrive brand touchpoint design excellence with internal and external agency partners (starting with packaging and expanding to any and all meaningful brand activations)
  • Champion Colgate-Palmolive’s Design vision, approach, systems and governance. 
  • Lead / participate in design dialogue
  • Collaborate with cross functional business partners to develop Briefs and Project Plans
  • Build relationships to influence  regional marketing/business leaders to elevate impact and role of design
  • Design project timelines, deliverables and budget. 
  • Manage resources (photographers, Illustrators, internal and external design and production partners).


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 12+ years professional experience in design, brand or related creative industry
  • Working knowledge of necessary software applications and platforms
  • Hands-on packaging design skills
  • Omni-channel experience 
  • English language fluency
  • Prior people leadership


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Digital design experience 
  • Mandarin language skills
  • Deep understanding of great brand design systems (brand equity, architecture, visual assets, governance)
  • Able to effectively and calmly ‘juggle’ multiple assignments at one time
  • Great Communicator
  • Very good Presenter
  • Global Perspective and overall business curiosity  



  • Optimistic: You are positive and always look for the favorable side of a situation.
  • Curious: You have an intense desire to know, understand and grow.
  • Resilient: You adapt. You bounce back and stay calm in the face of crisis.
  • Courage: You are not fearful in the face of stress, conflict or danger.You speak up and take smart risks.
  • Humility: You are modest in the estimate of your own importance. No ego. 
  • Empathy: You value the feelings, thoughts and attitudes of others. You’re a team player. 





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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