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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:  Digital Transformation Lead

Travel Required?:  No Travel
Date:  Jun 6, 2021
Remote working option during the current situation

No Relocation Assistance Offered
# 101680 - Surrey, England, United Kingdom

Location: Guildford, UK

Reporting to: Consumer Experience Director, Northern Europe Hub


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


Background and Job Purpose


Colgate-Palmolive is engaged in a profound digital transformation from a strategic, organisational, knowledge/experimentation and investment aspect, which impacts all our current and future marketing and business activities. To help fuel this transformation, we are looking for a Digital Transformation Lead to join our Northern Europe (NE) Hub (includes UK/IRE, Sweden, Norway, Finland and Denmark), reporting to Europe Digital Marketing Director. 


This person will have a seasoned Hub digital/media team reporting to them across Digital Marketing and IMC/Media and will collaborate with all key stakeholders (local eCommerce and Hub Marketing teams, central IBE/IMC and OAC-Online Acceleration Center digital teams) to strengthen our Brands online, help accelerate eCommerce growth and create holistic brand experiences online for our consumers. This person will influence the organisation at all levels, create alignment and mobilize the broader team to build a digital-first mindset and culture within the NE Hub. 


Main Responsibilities


  • Drive the digital transformation across the Northern Europe Hub, setting a clear strategy and priorities and ensuring delivery against objectives. Help translate Hub Marketing goals into digital strategy to deliver against commercial objectives across all categories and brands in the region. 
  • Ensure digital strategy and activation is across the full consumer funnel, connecting the eCommerce teams with digital marketing teams to create a seamless online experience across the consumer journey. 
  • Overall, partnering with the central digital Online Acceleration Center and IBE team, accelerate our growth along the data-maturity journey through our ad tech, personalisation at scale, smarter audience segmentation, an agile, rapid optimization operating model, automation and clear measurement. 
  • This person will lead their team and oversee 
    • paid, owned and earned digital media (including social, paid and organic search, websites) 
    • communications planning and buying (with heavy focus on programmatic) and activate IMC campaigns with media agency, deploying central communication strategy
    • performance marketing campaigns and embed a performance mindset within the company
    • Establishment, implementation and activation of 1P data strategy (including CRM) to build our database, drive media efficiencies and create deeper engagement with audiences.
    • eCommerce marketing through supporting markets with content, retailer media support and search for both brick and as well as pure play to drive product visibility and demand. 
    • clear KPIs/reporting, as well as actionability of data in the hands of the commercial team
  • Lead online capability building across the Hub to raise the digital capabilities and skills of everyone, in order to create a digital-first organisation
  • Build and cultivate partnerships with agency/partners/vendors to accelerate our digital progress
  • Constantly seek out innovation in the digital space and identify new opportunities for the business to drive growth and meet objectives
  • Lead, coach and develop a seasoned digital/media team of 5-6 people


Experience and Personal Attributes


  • Driven by achieving business results, commercially & analytically strong
  • Service-oriented, with a proactive mindset
  • Willing & able to go off the beaten track of the Colgate-Palmolive organization, processes, and culture – enthusiastic about setting up something new
  • Affinity & passion in digital and eCommerce, able to learn very fast, and eager to continuously improve
  • Excellent communication skills, able to forge alliances & align stakeholders
  • Proven team leadership skills and an effective problem solver
  • Agile way of working (able to adapt quickly) and looking forward to building an agile organization
  • Capable of inspiring, winning confidence and raising consensus at all levels: peers, executives, team members
  • Can do attitude, self-starter, capable of working in a fast-paced corporate environment without full guidance; Resilient and confident

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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