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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:  Brand Manager - Professional Oral Care (HCP)

Travel Required?:  Travel - up to 10% of time
Date:  Jan 15, 2022
Partial remote working option

No Relocation Assistance Offered
# 120342 - Surrey, England, United Kingdom

Location: Guildford, Surrey

Hub: NE Hub       

Reporting to: Professional Group Brand Manager


Why Work For Colgate Palmolive:


  • The learning & development opportunities: You will refine your commercial mind-set and continue to learn new skills working closely with a cross-functional team giving you exposure to all local market departments.
  • The challenge & variety: You will operate in a fast paced operational environment, directly impacting the day-to-day performance of the business, with personal accountability for your business.
  • The global experience: You will have the opportunity to work with global brands, participate in global strategies with potential to develop your career internationally.
  • The Colgate Values: Caring, global teamwork and continuous improvement are integral to how we operate every day


Job Purpose

  • Manage Prescription Only Medicine (POM) oral care product portfolio (Duraphat) to deliver all KPIs including net sales, prescription/application generation, margin and professional recommendation objectives.


  • Grow sales and demand for Duraphat portfolio- the established leader in high fluoride oral care products, clinically proven to prevent, stop and reverse dental caries.
  • Liaise and influence external UK stakeholders, including policy makers, active members of public health, local commission groups (CCGs) and professionals on strategic growth initiatives. 
  • Work closely with European team to assess strategic opportunities and build 5-year pipeline to expand market and demand for Duraphat portfolio.
  • Lead go-to-market for POM oral care portfolio product launches for N. Europe markets (UK, Ireland, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland).

Main Responsibilities

  • Manage pharmaceutical caries portfolio (Duraphat) to deliver net sales, prescription/application generation, margin and professional recommendation objectives
  • Own the development and implementation of annual brand plan for portfolio and ensure full stakeholder buy-in
  • Create and implement specific programmes following brand plan to drive increased volume and net sales of portfolio across the NE Hub
  • Manage communications to relevant internal stakeholders on brand portfolio, including development of detailing materials and roll out of product knowledge during training meetings
  • Ensure timely communication as required with key internal stakeholders on brand issues or activities (Customer Development, CS&L, Finance, Consumer Affairs, Division Professional Marketing)
  • Work with Scientific affairs manager to develop & liaise with KOLs as required
  • Work with relevant external agencies / consultants as required to build compelling story / proposal leading to expanded access or prescribing to key patient risk groups
  • Partner closely with the N. Europe Professional Group Brand Manager to:
    • Identify high fluoride market expansion opportunities leveraging market insights
    • Network and form strategic partnerships that support brand strategy and professional objectives
    • Develop and implement engagement plan to a) drive expanded access for relevant high risk group patients in need of professional high fluoride and other in-office or at-home oral care treatments, b) drive professional recommendation, prescribing and dispensing of Colgate branded professional oral care products.
  • Leverage insights and data to create strategies and programmes addressing prescribing barriers
  • Identify and executes opportunities to partner with NHS demonstrating deep understanding of changing NHS structures impacting dentistry
  • Work closely with EU team to progress current NPD projects and lead the development and implementation of go-to-market strategy and plan.
  • Collaborate with Professional Business Mgrs in N. Europe countries to build business case leveraging market insights, forecasting/projections and gain launch approval for NPD.
  • Manage advertising and promotions budget using key processes including A&P tracker and Ebuy
  • Manage product training for all Oral Care Consultants to drive knowledge of portfolio and clinical studies (ensure compliance with pharmacovigilance requirements)
  • Manage monthly data analysis and business review processes
  • Lead the commercialisation of new professional oral care bundles, including pricing and communication plans across NE countries (UK, Ireland, Sweden, Denmark, Norway and Finland)


  • Communicate all risks and opportunities within brand responsibility on a timely basis to Group Brand Manager
  • Ensure 100% compliance with Pharmacovigilance procedures and reporting of Adverse Events in line with procedures




Personal Attributes

  • Educated to degree level is desired
  • Highly competent commercial and analytical skills
  • Fluent in English (oral and written)
  • Basic (oral) health or life science a must
  • Previous healthcare or pharma marketing or market access experience desired
  • Strong and effective written and oral communication
  • Personal presence that (1) commands respect/trust and the ability to build strong relationships quickly throughout CP’s matrix structure and (2) commands respect/trust to be gained from dental professionals & government officials, esp. Department of Health
  • Confidence and gravitas to challenge the status quo and influence people at all levels of the organisation
  • Inquisitive, proactive and challenging to identify new opportunities for improvement and proactively work with other functions to gain buy-in and initiate change
  • Team player – motivate and enthuse others
  • Excellent communication skills and authoritative approach - sought out by others for opinion
  • Strikes the right balance of demonstrating consistent brand passion with objective, fact-based decision making


Key Competencies

Professional Partnership/ Relationship Building

  • Able to identify and exploit relevant professional networking opportunities
  • Build win-win relationships with measurable outcomes


Communicate Effectively

  • Clearly, concisely and convincingly expresses ideas to varying audiences   


Analysis & Decision Making

  • Applies logic in solving problems and making decisions using data and insights


Strategy & Vision

  • Leverages knowledge of competitors, customers and market to enhance competitiveness and accelerate business growth
  • Balances achieving both short-term objectives and long-term goals



  • Able to influence others and persuade them to support Colgate’s professional objectives
  • Able to facilitate cooperation and make mutually beneficial agreements happen
  • Able to inspire diverse influencers for oral health and Colgate brands


Leading Change

  • Initiating and managing change; demonstrating flexibility; showing confidence in the face of ambiguity.


Planning and Priority Setting

  • Aligning goals and helping others develop objectives to support business strategies; translating objectives into action plans


Key Challenges

  • Balancing workload through effective project management in a fast paced environment
  • Getting support for local marketing needs from divisional team
  • Demonstrating sound commercial and insight based judgement in making recommendations.
  • Securing fair share of voice for product with key internal stakeholders
  • Working in a highly regulated environment
  • Ensuring the oral care consultant team deliver the messages required to drive demand


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 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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