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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:  Regulatory Affairs Manager

Travel Required?:  Travel - up to 10% of time
Date:  Jun 4, 2022
Partial remote working option

No Relocation Assistance Offered
# 129943 - Surrey, England, United Kingdom

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.


Now there is a fantastic (once in a lifetime) opportunity for a curious and passionate Regulatory Affairs Manager to join our Northern Europe Hub and be responsible for filling the first RA Manager role for our UK & Ireland organization. Could this be you?


What’s the job purpose?  

As an Regulatory Affairs Manager you will support Colgate-Palmolive in the development and maintenance of the Company's products to ensure ongoing regulatory compliance with applicable laws and regulations in the UK and EU. 

You will be responsible for all regulatory activities, developing and implementing regulatory strategies for new and existing products, in a fast moving environment, through internal and external cross-functional work.


The responsibilities are: 

  • Ensure that regulatory strategies and regulatory activities for the UK and Ireland are effectively executed to meet the business objectives and legal requirements, in close collaboration with Regulatory Operations and other internal stakeholders (cosmetics, medicinal products, medical devices and foodstuffs/food supplements).

  • Support in the provision of expert regulatory input to strategic decision making.

  • Keep up-to-date with changes in regulatory legislation and guidelines.

  • Support in the development and implementation of regulatory standards that convey the best practices in the regulatory department.

  • Establish strong relationships within the European Division, Regulatory Operations and Global Partners on a cross-functional basis including Marketing, Legal, Technical, Supply Chain, R&D, Regulatory and Product Safety, to ensure alignment and synchronization between Regulatory strategies and Business goals. 

  • Collaborate in regional and global regulatory projects and act as a project manager in the projects assigned. 

  • Represent Colgate’s interests in the Trade Associations and Consortia in alignment with the defined strategies.


Yes - this is totally me! My key competencies are: 

  • Excellent working knowledge of the UK and Irish markets and of the UK and European regulators and other key associations and organizations (in the FMCG arena).

  • Team player, proactive, quick learner and independent worker able to effectively multi-task in a high pressure environment and follow issues through to conclusion.

  • Demonstrates high energy in tackling challenging goals.

  • Ability to think laterally, innovate and adapt quickly to new demands and challenges.

  • Develops strong working relationships with internal as well as external stakeholders.

  • Fluent in English. 


And my background holds: 

  • Bachelor or Masters in science, pharmacy, medicine, or law. 

  • Preferred: Advanced degree (PhD, PharmD) in science, pharmacy, medicine, or law. 

  • A minimum of +5 years in regulatory affairs and/or regulatory intelligence and experience in managing regulatory policy activities is ideal (i.e. within industry, professional organization or trade associations).


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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