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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:  Consumer Innovation Center - Associate Director

Travel Required?:  Travel - 25% of time
Date:  Jul 20, 2022
Remote working option during the current situation

No Relocation Assistance Offered
# 137080 - Taguig, National Capital Region (NCR), Philippines

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 are interested in working for a company that lives by their values, then give your career a reason to smile...every single day.


Job Summary:


The Innovation Director for the Philippines will be responsible for human-centered design projects (from inception through testing to delivery). Part of an integrated marketing and brand building organization the role requires the person to be a part of a holistic approach to product design that begins with the consumer and rapidly iterates solutions to deliver meaningful consumer experiences that are simple, powerful and meaningful. Sets a new standard for excellence in the innovation pipeline.


In partnership with Insights, Design and Technology teams the Innovation Director will unlock opportunities to go after Oral Care and Personal Care categories in the Philippines and work to explore, test, refine, recommend and launch a final solution that brings a holistic approach to innovation that begins with consumer-first. Rapidly iterating solutions to deliver consumer experiences that are simple, powerful and superior. The individual will be part of a team that brings a structured approach and the ability to communicate highly complex information to both a technical and non-technical audience. Think creatively, and metaphorically, making technically complex solutions that may start out abstract and translating them into intuitive, obvious brand experiences to the non-technical audience.


What We’re Looking for:


  • Passionately curious with strong need to find better ways to do things
  • Proficiency at connecting dots: people needs, technologies & business opportunities
  • Experimental, resilient & agile: understands design thinking practices: able to design, carry out, and interpret creative experiments while taking calculated risks
  • Creative thinker & problem solver
  • Comfortable with ambiguity and working in a self-directed environment
  • Demonstrated ability to influence others for maximum effectiveness
  • Proven ability to collaborate, demonstrate project management skills and be able to interact effectively with various stakeholders, across cross-functional teams while building & maintaining a positive work environment


Required Qualifications:


  • Bachelor's degree and above, Marketing/Business is a plus
  • 10+ years of work experience in a marketing / innovation role including leading breakthrough innovation
  • Work experience in FMCG /Beauty / technology / connected health company is a plus
  • Demonstrated creative problem solving skills
  • Strong project management skills and ability to manage multiple innovation projects
  • Demonstrated experience of driving new thinking or changing thinking of a team or organization

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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