Share this Job

Site upgrade in progress. You will not be able to apply at this time. Please be patient and check back with us later.

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:  Associate Category Development Manager

Travel Required?:  Travel - up to 10% of time
Date:  Mar 17, 2023

Relocation Assistance Offered Within Country
# 151557 - Virginia Beach, Virginia, United States

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 is comprised 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 trustworthy 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.


As the brand with the highest household presence in the world, we go beyond physical boundaries. We win as a global organization by continually learning and collaborating. The pride in our brand fuels a workplace that encourages creative thinking, feeds experimentation, and promotes authenticity which has supplied to our enduring success. If you are passionate about working for a company that lives by their values, then give your career a reason to smile...every single day.


The Experience

In a constantly evolving retail environment, it is an exciting time to be a part of the Customer Development team at Colgate. Family Dollar is a customer that is like this which makes it very dynamic.


What role will you play as a member of the Family Dollar team? As the Associate Category Development Manager you will be the category expert by delivering category leading presentations and by communicating opportunities for our customers. You'll work closely with both internal and external partners to champion outstanding working relationships with customers as well as working cross-functionally to develop the business. Providing extraordinary Category Management results based on fact based selling is the priority. You'll contribute category management support for internal processes and complete customer category reviews by utilizing category analysis, shopper insights and other available analytic tools. You’ll also scorecard and supervise the execution of 5P activities in line with established objectives and guidelines.


Who are you

  • You're a storyteller- The ability to interpret and communicate shopper & consumer data and effectively integrate them to tell fact based stories to drive category solutions is crucial, so we can thrive and win. You understand how shopper behavior drives the category & will use this as the foundation to develop customer presentations, recommendations for new item introductions, and conduct plan-o-gram reviews.

  • You can strategize- Initiating and synchronizing our brand strategies and priorities with customer strategies for an outcome where we all win, execute new product initiatives accordingly, and determining the effectiveness of Colgate and competitive promotions through post-analysis, are vital for the recommendations you make to the account.

  • You like to collaborate- In this role, you'll establish key partnerships that grow & thrive on mutual trust and integrity in working relationships as consultants to the customer. We will also rely on you to communicate and reinforce brand strategies & objectives internally.

  • You know the systems- Strong proficiency in Nielsen, IRI, Numerator, loyalty data and other customer point of sale systems is required so that we can provide reliable, substantial data analysis. You’ll utilize shelf management software and category expertise to provide recommendations for shelf placement for new items and existing products. You will also coordinate “Fair Share of Shelf” support and develop plan-o-gram’s using plan-o-gram software.

  • You are a continuous improver- We are constantly looking for opportunities to improve and seek creative solutions. We value your ability to identify gaps & opportunities, adapt insights and translate them to meaningful & actionable recommendations for the customer and Colgate.

What do you need?

  • Bachelor's Degree

  • 3+ years of consumer product sales or category management experience, or other relevant sales/marketing experience

  • 2+ years of experience analyzing syndicated data

  • Sophisticated proficiency in Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint is required

  • Availability to travel up to 10% of the time


Salary Range $88,800 - $131,250 USD
Pay is based on several non discriminatory factors including but not limited to experience, education, skills and office location. In addition to your salary, Colgate-Palmolive
offers a performance based bonus and competitive benefits package.


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.

Nearest Major Market: Virginia Beach

Job Segment: Developer, Marketing Manager, Data Analyst, Manager, Technology, Marketing, Data, Management