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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:  Customer Development Industrial Placement

Travel Required?:  No Travel
Date:  Mar 10, 2023

No Relocation Assistance Offered
# 151980 - Surrey, England, United Kingdom

Location: Guildford, UK

Duration: 1 Year

Start date: 10th July 2023



Hey - Colgate is looking for you!


Do you want to come to work with a smile and leave with one as well? In between those smiles, your day consists of working in a global organization, continually learning and collaborating, having stimulating discussions, and making impactful contributions!

If this is how you see your career, Colgate is the place to be!


Our dependable household brands, dedicated employees, and sustainability commitments make us a company passionate about building a future to smile about for our employees, consumers, and surrounding communities. The pride in our brand fuels a workplace that encourages creative thinking, champions experimentation, and promotes authenticity which has contributed to our enduring success.


Our Industrial Placement is designed 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. You will gain significant commercial experience and exposure working as part of our eCommerce team with exposure to Amazon, Ocado & Quick Commerce, while gaining valuable access to our leadership program and training courses.


Over the duration of the industrial placement you will be a key member of our Customer Development function. The Customer Development organisation is focused on ensuring our products are highly visible and supported with superior 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 single-minded focus on excellence in execution. 


With today’s fast-changing 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 we are looking for

  • On track for a 2:1 or above in your second year of university

  • The right to live and work in the UK for the entirety of the Internship programme


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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