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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 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, Hill's Prescription Diet and Hill's Ideal Balance.

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:  CP Search Manager

Travel Required?:  Travel - 25% of time
Date:  Apr 25, 2021
Remote working option during the current situation

No Relocation Assistance Offered
# 94900 - Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

About Us

We are Colgate - a caring, innovative growth company reimagining a healthier future for all people, their pets, and our planet. We are a leading global consumer products company with a portfolio in Oral Care, Personal Care, Home Care and Pet Nutrition. We serve consumers in more than 200 countries and territories around the world and are proud that Colgate-Palmolive is in more homes than any other.

Our strong culture of collaboration, diversity, sustainability and inclusion is rooted in our core values of Caring, Global Teamwork and Continuous Improvement. Employees are rewarded by rich development and career experiences and progression.

We pride ourselves on our work life balance, our focus on delivering high ethical standards and our dedication to developing our employees. With many local benefits such as Summer Hours, Live Better activities, Product Parcels and Health Checks.

This rare opportunity to join a global market leader that is highly regarded for career progression opportunities and employee development has come about due to an internal promotion!

About the Role

As Search Manager within Colgate-Palmolive, your main purpose is to manage Search across all current & future Digital platforms. Main objective is to maximize portfolio of Colgate-Palmolive brands’ ranking performance on all paid and organic search platforms, both off-platform and on-platform. You will demonstrate clear mastery of all search mechanics across Search Engine Advertising (SEA), organic search (SEO), eRetail optimization and Omni-channel customers to drive best impressions and conversion results. You’ll partner with our digital agencies, as well as our eCommerce teams (Digital Marketing & eCommerce team, Amazon & Omni-channel eCommerce commercial teams).


Please note: This role will be for a fixed term contract period of 12 months.


Search off-platform (40%)

  • Oral Care: working with RedFuse & APAC Division Search Manager to monitor and optimise Google / YouTube SEO & SEM for ANZ
  • Personal Care & Home Care: Test & Learn Google search in-house management, starting with one category and expanding to other categories if effective.
  • Social Search across categories

Search on-platform (60%)

  • Amazon: managing & optimising SEO in collaboration with internal & external teams. Working initially with current agency on SEM with an objective to in-house SEM management overtime to build internal capabilities and improve plans efficiency.
  • Other Brick & Clicks/ omni-channels retailers (Coles / WW etc.): managing & optimising SEO in collaboration with internal & external teams and managing SEM in-house through the Citrus platform

Education / Experience Required

Bachelor’s Degree required with 3+ years of search experience; Experience at Client or Agency leading strategic search and planning, activation of Search (SEM and SEO), CPG experience highly preferred.

Tool Requirements

Standard search industry reporting tools and ad-serving / bid Management technologies (Google Analytics, Google Adwords, Google Search Console, Google Keyword Planner, Amazon Advertising, Citrus etc.)

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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