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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:  Oral Care Consultant

Travel Required?:  Travel - 75% of time or more
Date:  Nov 17, 2021
No remote working option

No Relocation Assistance Offered
# 113800 - Surrey, England, United Kingdom

Location: Kent, UK

Reporting to:Senior Dental Area Manager, Europe


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 & Job Purpose

The Oral Care Consultants are field based specialists who work in close partnership with the UK dental professionals. This role involves detailing, selling and merchandising Colgate products to either existing or new customers in the dental sector.  

A diverse team of Oral Care Consultants operate across clearly defined territories UK wide. Oral Care Consultants are field-based and are crucial in maintaining and building brand awareness and sales for our professional products range.


Main Responsibilities

  • Visit dentists, hygienists & therapists within dental practices, area health authorities, hospitals and dental hospitals located within your territory

  • The aim of these visits is to establish contact, build rapport, sell specialist Professional products, drive recommendation & endorsement for our consumer brands

  • You will educate the dental professional and their teams in specific oral care areas, as well as the benefits of our Colgate products

  • Work closely with your regional supervisor to develop your skills and capability through coaching and an individual development plan

  • Responsible for maintaining and collating customer records within our C4C system, summarising where they have been, who you have seen, salient points of the conversation, competitor activity and feedback about our Colgate products.

  • Complete quarterly business plan and weekly visits plans

  • Provide technical/scientific and product information through arranging, administering and presenting at trade exhibitions, educational group meetings to dentists and on a one-to-one basis

  • Provide on-going feedback to Professional Marketing and Sales team

  • Deliver upon daily KPI’s, which involve contacting dental professionals and their teams face to face and/or by video call / phone


Essential skills and qualities required:

  • Strong relationship building skills

  • Excellent communication skills (written and oral)

  • Expertise in consultative and solutions selling 

  • Customer/Consumer centric in your approach

  • Experienced in being customer facing in the field

  • The ability to communicate clearly and concisely complex concepts (Medical and Scientific data) to customers

  • Analytical skills

  • The ability to make customer centric sales recommendations

  • Exposure to working/partnering with healthcare professionals would be an advantage but is not essential


Core competencies required:

  • Planning and Priority Setting

  • Analytical/Decision Making

  • Promote Teamwork

  • Influencing & Negotiating

  • Consumer / Customer Focus

  • Results Oriented


Travel Requirements 

  • Expected percentage of travel: Up to 100%

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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