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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:  CD Industrial Placement - 12 Month FTC

Travel Required?:  Travel - 25% of time
Date:  Jul 16, 2024

No Relocation Assistance Offered
# 161037 - Surrey, England, United Kingdom

Who We Are
Colgate-Palmolive Company is a caring, innovative growth company that is reimagining a healthier future for all people, their pets and our planet. Focused on Oral Care, Personal Care, Home Care and Pet Nutrition, we sell our products in more than 200 countries and territories under brands such as Colgate, Palmolive, elmex, hello, meridol, Sorriso, Tom’s of Maine, EltaMD, Filorga, Irish Spring, PCA SKIN, Protex, Sanex, Softsoap, Speed Stick, Ajax, Axion, Fabuloso, Soupline and Suavitel, as well as Hill’s Pet Nutrition.

We are recognized for our leadership and innovation in promoting sustainability and community wellbeing, including our achievements in decreasing plastic waste and promoting recyclability, saving water, conserving natural resources and improving children’s oral health.

If you want to work for a company that lives by their values, then give your career a reason to smile and join our global team!


Location: Woking, UK
Duration: 12 Months

Reporting to: Customer Development Manager



Why Work For Colgate Palmolive: 

  • The learning & development opportunities: You will refine your commercial mindset 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: We are Caring, We are Inclusive,and We are Courageous are integral to how we operate every day.


Job Purpose
Our Customer Development Industrial Placement is crafted to develop you as a high performing individual that will enable sustainable business growth in highly competitive markets and help us to build a future you can smile about. Over the duration of the industrial placement, you will be a key member of our Customer Development team supporting the Amazon business. The Customer Development organisation is passionate about ensuring our products are available, highly visible and supported with outstanding 5P strategies at the shelves of all retail environments that sell our categories. We achieve our goals by building strong engagement with the trade to drive strong sell-in and sell-out, acting with efficiency and having a dedicated focus on excellence in execution. With today’s constantly evolving trade environment, broadening customer needs and shifting consumer and shopper expectations, new demands are being placed on Customer Development and the Commercial Organisation worldwide. To deliver outstanding business results, we must adopt a broader commercial perspective, be more category and shopper centric, engage more deeply with our customers and service providers and ensure excellence in the execution of our plans. You will be a key driver in ensuring Colgate-Palmolive can meet our targets and allow the business to thrive in the future.


What you will do:

  • Catalogue and Digital shelf: Ensure brilliant basics, accurate volume planning, Digital content, new line forms and catalogue fundamentals are in place.
  • PO and Rebates support: Regularly review and analyse PO cut reports, submit price form submissions, lead rebates and dispute chargebacks.
  • Cross-Departmental Collaboration: Actively collaborate with the Retail Marketing, Finance and Supply teams to align processes, resolve issues, and ensure excellence in execution.
  • Data Driven analysis: Leverage data to ensure Growth plans
  • Follow-up and Issue Resolution: Diligently follow up on any pending issues related to price discrepancies, content, catalogue, etc


Who you are:

  • On track for a 2:1 or above in your second year of university
  • Diligent and dedicated
  • Excellent communicator & collaborator
  • Proactive & engaging
  • Strong in analytics


Our Commitment to Sustainability
With the Colgate brand in more homes than any other, we are presented with great opportunities and new challenges as we work to integrate sustainability into all aspects of our business and create positive social impact. We are determined to position ourselves for further growth as we act on our 2025 Sustainability & Social Impact Strategy.

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Achieving our purpose starts with our people — ensuring our workforce represents the people and communities we serve —and creating an environment where our people feel they belong; where we can be our authentic selves, feel treated with respect and have the support of leadership to impact the business in a meaningful way.

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.

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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