Category Development Specialist/Associate Manager- Talent Pool (Lake In The Hills)

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Non-Executive Management

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#73901 - Schaumburg, Illinois, United States

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We appreciate your interest in Colgate-Palmolive and look forward to connecting with you regarding specific job openings that become available at our various locations around the US.

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 transcend 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, fosters experimentation and promotes authenticity which has contributed 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 todays dynamic retail environment, it is an exciting time to be a part of the Customer Development team at Colgate. Our highly energetic and focused Customer Team is dedicated to driving growth for Colgate Palmolive and for all of our customersin this ever-changing landscape. What role will you play as a member of our team?

As the Category Development Specialist/Associate Manager, you will create and share compelling stories with Customers that provide insight into how shopper behaviors are influencing our categories. You will serve as the category expert by delivering insight-based engaging category presentations and highlighting opportunities. You will establish a solid customer relationship based on building thought leadership. As the category expert, youll scorecard and monitor the execution of 5Ps to ensure success in all that you do. Utilizing category analysis, shopper insights and other available analytic tools you will apply your expertise to drive solutions for Colgate and our customers.

Who are you?

  • You are 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 essential so we can thrive and win.
  • You connect the dots- Initiating and synchronizing our brand strategies and priorities with customer strategies for an outcome where we all win, executing 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 are a collaborator- Establish key partnerships that thrive on mutual trust and integrity in working relationships as consultants to the customer. Additionally, you will be working cross-functionally across the Colgate Palmolive organization.
  • You are curious- You are constantly looking for opportunities to improve and seek creative solutions. You dig into the reason behind the numbers, have the ability to look at the results and find out the reasons for what is driving those results and advise the team accordingly.
  • What youll need

  • Bachelor's Degree required
  • 3+ years of sales or category management experience, or other relevant experience required
  • Experience working with a syndicated service (Nielsen, IRI) account required
  • Experience working in consumer product goods preferred
  • Microsoft Office or Google Suite proficiency (i.e, Sheets, Slides, Docs) preferred

    Our U.S.-based Customer Development teams are located in the following U.S. locations:

  • Boise, ID
  • Charlotte, NC
  • Lincoln, RI
  • Mason, OH
  • Minneapolis, MN
  • Nashville, TN
  • New York, NY Global Headquarters
  • Piscataway, NJ
  • You can apply to work with us using this online application. Attach all relevant documents such as a cover letter and resume or CV. Applications received by email are not considered in the selection process.

    Become part of our team. We look forward to your application

    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.

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