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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:  Retail Marketing Manager- Business Analytics & Retail Execution

Travel Required?:  Travel - up to 10% of time
Date:  Feb 2, 2023

No Relocation Assistance Offered
# 147103 - Surrey, England, United Kingdom

Location: Guildford, UK
Reporting to: Retail Marketing Manager- Toothpaste/ Retail Marketing Director


Why Work For Colgate Palmolive: 

  • The learning & development opportunities: You will refine your commercial mindset 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.

Job Purpose

  • To lead the development and implementation of the Business Analytics Strategy and Road Map for the Colgate UK business.

  • To strengthen and evolve the analytical capability of the UK Commercial Team through the ongoing development of data products, processes, techniques that enable identification and provide answers  to critical business questions in an efficient and effective manner.

  • Enhance the quality and speed of insight generation through standardisation, automation and connection of multiple data sources that enables better decision making and action planning.

  • To strengthen Category/ Brand/ Customer performance through the continuous assesement of all our commercial investments and support the development of new business plans.

  • To lead and manage the deployment of our third party in-market “execution” resource (McCurrach) to ensure that the customer/shopper activities are executed with excellence in our retailers. 

  • To be a recognised leader within the commercial team and to seek opportunities to develop, inspire, coach and mentor across the Customer Development team.

Main Responsibilities

  • As part of the Business Analytics Vision/ Road Map: 

    • Champion the development and implementation of the Business Analytics Vision.

    • Conduct an ‘As Is’ assessment to determine knowledge and capability GAPs

    • Develop ‘To Be’ goals based on identified business requirements.  

    • Conduct quarterly reviews with stakeholders on how we are tracking vs defined objectives.

  • Work with key data suppliers (Nielsen, Profitero, Kantar, Field Force Prom Grids) and key front-end analytics providers to build best-in-class value-added analytics products and capability as per the agreed Business Analytics Vision/ Road Map

  • Lead with Finance to build enhanced reporting capability around consumption modelling, LE planning and CIO assessment (Promotional ROI, Shopper ROMI, RGM, ASP Workshop, Golden Rules).

  • Collaborate with Retail Marketing and Consumer Marketing to build standardised templates and processes around Revenue Growth Management, Innovation Gateway and local GTM meetings.

  • Lead the UK Commercial Team CIO processes, strengthening the ROI/ROMI approach & mindset, leading the input development, support investment assessment, collate the learning and with the Retail Marketing Managers (Category) develop the recommendations for future implementation. 

  • Become the ‘Analytics Champion’ within the organisation via providing mentoring and training around business analytics. Work with the insights team to evolve the IWIKs and ‘20 Questions’ frameworks.

  • Perform a support role to key commercial business processeses via the creation/ updating of value-added analytics. 

  • Manage ongoing the:

    • Development and maintainance of local sku master data that feeds all analytics tools and key business processes.

    • Maintainance and evolution of the standardised promotional grids.

  • Develop & organise on-going / adhoc analytics training for key stakeholders in the business.

  • Be the main point of contact for all Master Data / 1PH  issues between UK & GIT / Global.

  • Lead and manage the McCurrach in-house Analyst ensuring all aspects of their development program are completed in a timely and effective manner.


Key Competencies

  • Analytical Thinking & Decision Making 

  • Strategy & Vision

  • Influence & Negotiation

  • Business & Global Perspective 

  • Self-Awareness / Personal Impact

  • Teamwork & Collaboration

  • Managing People 

  • Strong SQL knowledge

  • Expert in Excel

  • Python experience

  • Tabular reporting experience: (eg Tableau, Power BI or Data Studio)

  • Java or App script knowledge would be a bonus but can be learnt if good at Python


Personal Attributes

  • Educated to degree level.

  • Commercial acumen and knowledge of how analytics impact business decisions.

  • Strong communication, stakeholder engagement and proven project management skills.

  • Advanced analytical, numerate and logical reasoning

  • Ability to conduct ‘AS IS‘ assessment and collaborate with key stakeholders to develop and implement strategies to deliver the desired ‘future state’.

  • Ability to articulate complex analytical challenges / solutions in both technical and non-technical terms.

  • Conceptual understanding of relational database design and the on-going drive to extend knowledge in structured data methodologies (e.g. SQL)

  • Experience in statistical modelling techniques, unstructured data (‘Big Data’) and machine learning concepts.

  • A confident individual who is able to lead, inspire, coach and train cross functional teams.

Key Challenges

  • Balancing the everyday priorities of market execution and business performance analytics, with the focus on strengthening analytical capabilities of the organisation in the medium/long term.

  • Connecting multiple data sets together in such a way that enriches on-going insight generation. 

  • Assessing the systems, tools and skills gaps we have against the analytical road map.  

  • Determining the business requirements to help close gaps.

  • Managing multiple priorities and expectations of different teams in the development of new tools and processes.

  • Making solutions and tools ‘user friendly’ to motivate teams to use on a frequent basis.

  • Raising the profile of advanced analytics and inspiring an analytical ‘mind-set’ across every function and every business process, every day.


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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