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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 recognised 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 programmes 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:  Brand Manager - Liquid Hand Soap

Travel Required?:  Travel - up to 10% of time
Date:  20-Nov-2021
Partial remote working option

Relocation Assistance Offered Within Region
# 115585 - Therwil, Switzerland, Switzerland

We are Colgate-Palmolive - 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.


At Colgate-Palmolive we have a purpose! Every day around the world, we transform the lives of millions of families through groundbreaking innovation, outstanding products and committed people.


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 career development and career experiences.


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.


We are excited to invite applications for the Brand Manager Palmolive Liquid Hand Soap (LHS) in the Palmolive Brand team. The position is part of the Europe Division Brand Team and the role is in direct report to the Brand Marketing Manager Palmolive


The job will be located in Basel.

How will you contribute to this role?:

The Brand Manager Palmolive Liquid Hand Soap will be responsible for the development of the liquid hand soap strategy and innovation at the European level.


The selection of the candidate will focus on strong capabilities regarding strategic and forward thinking, ability to drive complex projects in autonomy, be an innovator in every aspect of our way of work and a good knowledge of the Digital space.


In addition to that the candidate will be responsible for:

  • Developing a growth strategy (including portfolio management principles) for Palmolive liquid hand soap business, while identifying synergies with our non Palmolive LHS businesses (Protex, Unicura, Sanex)
  • Developing Palmolive liquid hand soap  innovation pipeline and lead the new product development with R&D, regulatory, legal, supply chain and packaging cross-functional teams 
  • Accelerating breakthrough innovation (incubation and scale up plans)
  • Collaborating with marketing departments of European HUBs on the Go-To-Market process
  • Growing the core business of Palmolive liquid hand soap: help Hubs identifying short term growth opportunities & simplification across the portfolio
  • The role will also oversee our Palmolive bar soap portfolio

What are the required skills and competencies?:

  • Experience in managing complex projects and external suppliers 
  • Experience in managing relationships with senior individuals and within a demanding environment 
  • Drive for results and leadership skills
  • Excellent understanding of the full marketing mix
  • Strong analytical skills and data-driven thinking 
  • Up-to-date with latest trends and marketing best practices
  • Seeking an international career path, mobile, open to experiences in different markets and environments.
  • English fluency is mandated


What are the required qualifications?:

  • University degree at a minimum, graduate degree, particularly MBA an asset 
  • 3-4 years of relevant marketing experience supporting the development and implementation of successful marketing strategies, new products and innovation and business plans. Background in a FMCG multinational company, including a specific experience on innovation would be preferable.

Equal Opportunity Employer
Colgate is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, 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 recognised 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 programme, please visit To learn more about Hill's and the Hill’s Food, Shelter & Love programme 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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