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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:  CP Search Manager

Travel Required?:  No Travel
Date:  Jan 14, 2022
Remote working option during the current situation

No Relocation Assistance Offered
# 116060 - Sydney, New South Wales, Australia


About Colgate-Palmolive

Do you want to come to work with a smile and leave with one as well? In between those smiles, your day consists of connecting with others across the world, full of 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. We win as a global organization by continually learning and collaborating. 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.


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


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, also called SEM), and organic search (SEO). You’ll partner with our digital agencies, as well as our internal teams (Digital Marketing, eCommerce, Brand teams). You need to be both very strategic and hands-on as you will be managing the Search strategy from the strategy building to the implementation, with no direct report.


  • SEM (70%): 
  • SEM off-platform (Google): Set up the strategy, implement the actions, monitor performance and optimise on a weekly/daily basis in collaboration with our Division team. 
  • SEM on-platform (retailer websites): For Brick & Clicks omni-channels retailers (Coles / WW etc.), manage SEM in-house through the Citrus platform. Define strategy based on power portfolio, business priorities and shopper activation campaigns. Track KPIs and optimise campaigns on a daily basis. For Amazon: Work initially with current agency with an objective to in-house SEM management overtime to build internal capabilities and improve plans efficiency.
  • SEO (30%): 
    • SEO off-platform (Google):  Improve ranking and increase online reach by driving improvements in content and technical SEO. In collaboration with the Division, set up the vision, define the plans and implement actions at a local level.
    • SEO on-platform (retailer websites): recommend content optimisation on retailer websites (Brick & Click and Amazon) based on retailer algorithm understanding. 


An Ideal Candidate

  • Bachelor’s Degree required with 3 years minimum of search experience, across SEM only or SEM & SEO, on both Google and retailers websites.  
  • Some level of in-house Search management mandatory.
  • CPG experience preferred, but not required.



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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