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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:  IT Manager - NE & Ireland

Travel Required?:  Travel - 50% of time
Date:  May 9, 2024

No Relocation Assistance Offered
# 159594 - 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

Region: Northern Europe Hub

Reporting to: Sr Director, Workplace & Collaboration Service Governance & EU/AME


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 organisation, 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 internationally-recognised 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 brands and our values of CARING, INCLUSIVE and COURAGEOUS fuel a workplace where we succeed as one team and where everyone can be their authentic self.


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: We are Caring, We are Courageous, and We are Inclusive are integral to how we operate everyday


Job Purpose

Colgate-Palmolive invites applications for the position of an IT Manager Hub to be based in Woking (UK). The NE Hub includes the countries United Kingdom, Ireland, Netherlands, Sweden, Norway, Finland and Denmark. Periodic visits to each office in the different countries will be included in the role responsibility.
The position is within the global Workplace & Collaboration Services (WCS) team which is part of the Global Infrastructure Technology (GIT) team and is responsible for the provision of IT infrastructure and IT services to the respective Colgate and Hills sites in the countries mentioned above. This position will manage several business partners who are located in Colgate sites mentioned in the countries above.

What you will do



  • Lead 3 IT business partners located in UK, Ireland and Denmark, further collaborate with a cross functional IT team in the Netherlands
  • Local provision of globally standardized and pre-configured infrastructure including Windows laptops, MacBooks, network and to a limited part also servers. This role includes also the estimation of the future demand, ordering of equipment, arranging and settlements of leasing contracts, replacing end of life devices 
  • Support IT Onboarding and Offboarding of employees and equipping them with IT infrastructure including laptops and mobile devices
  • Promote Colgate’s Google Workspace solutions, including supporting Google Meet hardware in meeting rooms
  • Lead Mobile devices including Iphones , data plans and lease agreements
  • Provision 2nd IT level support to including senior management IT support
  • Responsible for vendor management, licensing(OSP, ISP etc), liaising with procurement team, legal, finances etc.
  • Initiate and manage IT procurements by raising purchase orders and collaborate with vendors and indirect procurement
  • Adhere and pro-actively ensure the Colgate’s standards and compliance principles are applied to the all the sites in the region; this involves periodic infrastructure checks 
  • Ensure IT audits are completed without any repeated findings or concerns
  • Partner with GIT cross functional teams for example, but not limited to, IT Helpdesk, Distributed Systems team (ADS), network team, security team and collaboration team
  • Act as critical issue point when required for the coordination with GIT, functional groups and outside vendors/contractors of the troubleshooting and resolution of sophisticated issues
  • Build and maintain positive relationships with business users, senior leaders and functions such as (but not limited to) Finance, Legal, HR  and Procurement
  • Manage IT budgets for the Hub region and performance against plan
  • In collaboration with Legal manage IT contracts (draft, signature, renewal and termination)
  • Participate in cross-divisional meetings and projects as a participant or leader when required
  • Handle escalations to global teams for all IT related issues
  • Ensure business continuity for our IT infrastructure in the respective sites (laptops & connectivity). Advance to Senior Management and engage central IT teams when required.
  • Coordinate refresh of IT equipment such as Server, switches, wireless and other IT related equipment 
  • Asset Management lifecycle

Required Qualifications:


  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Technology or Engineering
  • 6+ years of experience in IT preferably with people management experience
  • Strong written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills 
  • Demonstrated people leadership skills, team building, able to collaborate in a multi-functional environment
  • In depth understanding of PCs, MacBooks, mobile devices and networks
  • Excellent in Problem Solving, Decision Making, Critical Thinking, Attention to Detail
  • Team worker who demonstrates proactivity, decisiveness, adaptability and is able to work under pressure
  • Strong personal and professional ethical values, impeccable integrity, and the energy level required to meet the demands of the position.
  • Ability to quickly learn new technologies in a fast paced environment, adapt and work effectively with a variety of situations, individuals and cultures.
  • Experience in the following technologies would be considered a plus:
  • Windows and Mac environment: Win 11, Mac OS, Active Directory
  • Google Workplace including Google Sheets, Google Docs and Google Slides
  • Network: Cisco LAN, Wi-Fi and VOIP
  • End user devices (PC’s, Macs, Smartphones, Tablets, Printers)

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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