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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:  Omni Channel Industrial Placement 12 month contract

Travel Required?:  Travel - 25% of time
Date:  May 15, 2024

No Relocation Assistance Offered
# 159462 - 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
Duration: 12 Month Contract

Reporting to: Omnichannel Shopper Manager


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. If you want to work for a company that lives by their values, then give your career a reason to smile...every single day.

Over the duration of the industrial placement you will be part of the UK Omnichannel Shopper Marketing Team playing a vital role in accelerating our strategic brands across core UK & Ireland retailers, reaching shoppers at various points along the path to purchase to drive awareness, consideration and purchase. 

This role reports to the Tesco Omnichannel Shopper Marketing Manager and you will work across the full marketing funnel including in store point of sale, online, social, events and influencer content. 

In this exciting role: 

  • You will be responsible for your own retailers Tesco Ireland, Waitrose, Ocado, and support the wider shopper marketing team. 
  • Create strong omnichannel media plans that align with both strategic brand and commercial priorities 
  • Manage budgets and assist in artwork creation of digital and in store content.
  • You will work closely with media agencies 
  • Gain experience on working with influencers and lead on a fully immersive beauty event driving Colgate's whitening portfolio.

If you are keen to learn how shopper marketing and retail media networks can help brands grow, then look no further!

What you will do:

  • Deployment of activations for core accounts 
  • Develop and implement Category Demand Omnichannel shopper marketing programs for Waitrose and Tesco Ireland
  • Deliver Ocados digital plan collaboratively with CDM
  • Work closely with Colgate Palmolive’s brand teams on content creation
  • Build strong relationships and work closely with customer development managers (CDM) to influence plans based on ABL (above the line) media strategic priorities and align with promotional / commercial commitments
  • Review results against plan KPIs, report back to the business on progress, learning and key successes and take corrective action
  • Take ownership and effectively manage budgets 
  • Manage account budgets on an ongoing basis ensuring phasing is maintained, there are no overspends and concerns / opportunities are communicated effectively
  • Ensure monthly budget processes are made in a timely manner
  • Lead on Superdrug Presents experiential event 
  • Work with commercial team & brand on objectives, KPIs and brand focus to support Superdrug Presents Event
  • Work closely with agencies on briefing, planning and execution of an unmissable stand design and stand engagement (competitions). Provide assets and guidance to agency to ensure look and feel aligns with brand
  • Ensure relevant approval and sign off is carried out (brand, shopper, legal)
  • Work closely with the digital marketing team to ensure a full digital support plan is in place to drive strong engagement on the stand and extend awareness beyond the event

Required Skills & Competencies 


  • Team work, curiosity, energy and positive attitude.
  • Flexibility to adapt and to manage ambiguity 
  • Creative thinking, highly organized, with ability to work across cultures and in remote teams. 
  • Leadership skills, results-oriented with strong communication skills and capacity to take the lead in projects. 
  • Good understanding of the marketing mix, up-to-date with latest trends, digital marketing and overall marketing best practices.
  •  Eye for details and comfortable working with numbers, metrics and spreadsheets.
  • Cross-Organisational Collaboration
  •  Works effectively across functions, channels and categories to align priorities, solve problems, optimise resources and drive efficient execution

Required Qualifications 

  • University degree at a minimum, BS degree in marketing or a related field 
  • Experience in marketing and in FMCG companies would be preferable. 
  • English fluency is mandated, other European languages would be a plus.

About You


  • Experience in creating content for digital platforms and traditional media channels
  • Knowledge of analytical tools
  • Creative mindset, ability to multitask and work in a team 
  • Strong ability to balance workload through effective project management in a fast paced environment 

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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