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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:  Marketing Manager Toothbrush, Mouthwash & Devices - 10-12 month maternity cover

Travel Required?:  Travel - up to 10% of time
Date:  Jun 11, 2022
Partial remote working option

No Relocation Assistance Offered
# 134141 - Surrey, England, United Kingdom




  • 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


Now there is a fantastic opportunity for a passionate Marketing Manager to join the Colgate Family and our Northern Europe Marketing Team for a 10-12 month maternity cover. Could this be you?



In this role you will lead a team to develop and execute our Brand strategy across the Northern Europe Hub (including UK, IR, DK, SE, FI, NO) to consistently deliver the category and commercial objectives and build our equity with consumers. You will be a key member of the NEH Consumer Experience Leadership Team and manage complex sub-categories, both established (eg manual and battery toothbrushes, regular and medicated mouthwashes) as well as new, growing (eg at-home-whitening) categories and breakthrough innovation. 


The role is reporting to Northern Europe Hub Consumer Experience Director (Heads Marketing, Digital, Shopper and Professional for the Hub).



Portfolio and People Responsibility

  • Build exceptional brand experiences to grow our Toothbrush, Mouthwash and Whitening device businesses along the full consumer journey (Attention, Consideration, Purchase and Loyalty)

  • Elevate the digital maturity of the brand through key digital channels and priorities (eg websites, search, eCommerce) to drive visibility and conversion, while building our 1P data capabilities 

  • Drive the category Budget and LE Planning process including forecasting of volume, ASP, category dynamics, volume/value shares and relationship of shipments to consumption.

  • Partner in monthly commercial processes to monitor business health and identify appropriate plans and incremental opportunities to deliver and exceed KPIs.

  • Develop NEH innovation grid based on Division grids. Influence division bundle development and timing to maximise local success and identify further opportunities. 

  • Partner across NEH commercial organisation, division/global to drive Brand Planning and Gateway process to ensure brand critical initiatives are progressed on time and on target.

  • Plan, implement and control all marketing investment against agreed objectives, within budget, and aligned to Commercial Investment Optimisation (CIO) principles to achieve category and brand goals.

  • Partner with Insights to identify and disseminate consumer, market, shopper and competitor category insights to build recommendations for brand action.

  • Lead and develop marketing team - Motivate, mentor and empower team in the development and execution of best in class brand and digital marketing plans.



  • You have highly competent commercial and analytical skills

  • You are results oriented, passionate and have a strong work ethic

  • You are optimistic, flexible, with a confident approach to work

  • You have an effective managerial and interpersonal style including the ability to communicate at all levels

  • You LOVE teamwork

  • You are resilient and solutions oriented

  • And you are curious and have that external mind set



  • Develop and execute brand marketing plans with appropriate strategies and IMC which maximise the available resources to achieve brand objectives

  • To influence the  Innovation Center & Divisional strategy to ensure UK and Ireland needs are maximised

  • Planning and prioritising multiple initiatives across teams


If you’ve read this far, we bet it’s because you’re serious about joining a group of passionate people so just hit the “apply” button and submit your application. 


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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