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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:  Senior Team Lead, LCL Enterprises Canada

Travel Required?:  Travel - up to 10% of time
Date:  Apr 5, 2024

No Relocation Assistance Offered
# 158058 - Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Who We Are
Colgate-Palmolive Company is a caring, innovative growth company that is reimagining a healthier future for all people, their pets and our planet. Focused on Oral Care, Personal Care, Home Care and Pet Nutrition, we sell our products in more than 200 countries and territories under brands such as Colgate, Palmolive, elmex, hello, meridol, Sorriso, Tom’s of Maine, EltaMD, Filorga, Irish Spring, PCA SKIN, Protex, Sanex, Softsoap, Speed Stick, Ajax, Axion, Fabuloso, Soupline and Suavitel, as well as Hill’s Pet Nutrition.

We are recognized for our leadership and innovation in promoting sustainability and community wellbeing, including our achievements in decreasing plastic waste and promoting recyclability, saving water, conserving natural resources and improving children’s oral health.

If you want to work for a company that lives by their values, then give your career a reason to smile and join our global team!


Colgate-Palmolive Canada is seeking an experienced Senior Team Lead to support LCL Enterprises! This person will deliver quarterly and annual business results, while managing, engaging and driving profitable growth at LCL Enterprises. As the direct liaison between Colgate-Palmolive Canada and LCL Enterprises, the Senior Team Lead will monitor customer planning and spending processes, so all sales, average selling price, and margin goals are met, while ensuring acceptable return on investment. The Senior Team Lead will also oversee and manage a team of cross-functional category team leads to deliver on strategic priorities. Are you interested in making an impact on the Colgate-Palmolive Canada team?
What you will do:
Core responsibilities

  • Responsible for the Customer Development, Customer Marketing and Supply Chain activities to develop cost effective programs

  • Ensure to monitor the execution of new item launches including distribution, assortment management, speed-to-shelf, pricing, placement, and trial generating support

  • Retail: Convert brand/promotional strategies into excellent in store merchandising execution

Day-to-day responsibilities

  • Respond to Customer Requests in a timely manner and as per established deadlines

  • Establish and follow Customer touch point calendars to ensure continuous engagement

  • Liaise with CP Customer Managers / RCD team and discuss comments and feedback from the Field

  • Store visits to ensure that CP products are well merchandised and available to shoppers

  • Address and respond to daily requests from other functions


Leadership and supervisory responsibilities

  • Lead and interact with a cross-functional category team including category management, supply chain, shipper marketing, and finance in delivering the strategic priorities

  • Coach and lead Customer Managers / RCD team in identifying opportunities to drive profitable sales growth, market share growth, maximize financial return and optimal retail 5P execution

Required qualifications: 

  • Bachelor's degree in Business or related area of study

  • 10+ years of Customer Management, Marketing or Business Finance experience

  • 3+ years of Supervisory experience

  • 3+ years of Consumer Goods Industry experience 


Preferred qualifications:

  • 3+ years of Functional experience 

Our Commitment to Sustainability
With the Colgate brand in more homes than any other, we are presented with great opportunities and new challenges as we work to integrate sustainability into all aspects of our business and create positive social impact. We are determined to position ourselves for further growth as we act on our 2025 Sustainability & Social Impact Strategy.

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Achieving our purpose starts with our people — ensuring our workforce represents the people and communities we serve —and creating an environment where our people feel they belong; where we can be our authentic selves, feel treated with respect and have the support of leadership to impact the business in a meaningful way.

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.

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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