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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:  Legal Counsel, CEE

Travel Required?:  Travel - up to 10% of time
Date:  May 12, 2023

No Relocation Assistance Offered
# 152870 - Warsaw, Mazovia, Poland

Person employed on this position will be responsible for supporting Legal Director in handling everyday legal affairs within CEE region, in particular CP Poland, CP Services, CP Manufacturing located in Poland as well as the countries without a lawyer on the ground, ie Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Bulgaria, Albania, Macedonia, Serbia, Montenegro, Kosovo, Slovenia and Bosnia. This will generally include providing legal assistance in the fields of commercial, corporate, civil, labor, administrative, competition, marketing and custom law.



(Employment contract by the end of September 2024)



  • Monitor the laws and regulations; inform interested departments; request necessary changes in company procedures; ensure that the activities of the company comply with law.

  • Prepare and follow up contracts from a legal point of view and protect the interest of C-P; get the final approval from the Legal Director.

  • Provide advice and assistance to all company functions on specific laws and regulations and get the final approval from the Legal Director. 

  • Keep the company's legal databases updated and collaborate with the GLO for guidelines and best practices to be implemented locally.

  • Examine company documentation, advertisements and other materials to ensure their compliance with all relevant legislation; recommend necessary actions under the supervision of the Legal Director.

  • Support negotiations and liaise with regulating bodies and other authorities to ensure that the company acts in accordance with law and that all statutory requirements are adhered to.

  • Prepare drafts of all kinds of C-P legal correspondence and get the final approval from the Legal Director

  • Prepare and conduct simple litigations on behalf of C-P under supervision of the Legal Director.

  • Participate in legal related projects and activities conducted in countries and legal entities concerned.

  • Prepare and conduct internal training sessions regarding different areas of law.


Qualifications & Skills:  

  • Higher legal education
  • Experience in a similar position, min. 1 year
  • Legal experience  in a law firm or in-house with a focus on counseling clients on legal issues
  • Strong drafting, negotiation, critical thinking and strong analytical skills required
  • Self-starter, ability to manage multiple projects and priorities in a timely manner.  
  • Knowledge of consumer products business is a plus.  
  • Ability to provide practical, business focused advice.
  • Process-oriented with strong organizational skills but also flexible.
  • Strong organizational and planning skills. 
  •  Strong communication & collaboration skills.
  • Very good English (a must).




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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