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Associate Brand Manager Innovation
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Colgate-Palmolive | Kennebunk, ME
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Tom's of Maine is a leading natural products company focused on oral and personal care. The company has a longstanding commitment to supporting people, communities and the living planet. For over 40 years, Tom's of Maine has sponsored hundreds of nonprofit efforts by giving 10% of its profits back to organizations that support human and environmental goodness and encouraging employees to use 5% (12 days) of employee time to volunteer. Tom's of Maine employees regularly contribute suggestions for improving the company's high sustainability standards. Employee ideas on ingredients, packaging, waste, energy, water and community are critical to the company's way of doing business.


 Location: Kennebunk, Maine, United States

Relocation Assistance Offered Within Country


The Associate Brand Manager, Innovation is responsible for developing current and long-range business plans for designated products or categories in order to drive sustainable growth. Key responsibility includes:


  • Developing, assisting and readying for commercialization new products within current and new categories that will incrementally grow the brand / business as well as support broader category growth.
  • Help in concept development, qualification, optimization, and validation
  • Partner with Insights community to mine relevant consumer and customer insights ; execute research plans as needed to guide business decisions and validate opportunities
  • Managing project timelines, processes and activities across large cross-functional team to develop new product bundles (Research & Development, Insights, Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Plant/production etc.)
  • Evaluating  new product business analyses
  • Managing relationship with Go-To-Market team & Customer Development to execute successful new product launches and identify and recommend the right mix of exclusive opportunities for strategic customers of first to market / evergreen
  • In partnership with base business category leaders, help develop multi-year category growth strategies leveraging product development and marketing innovation
  • Present strategy and activity recommendations to management for review and direction setting
  • Manage  brand equity considerations as input to driving business decisions
  • Identify opportunities for implementing  packaging improvements relative to sustainability, recyclability, carbon footprint for key items / categories
  • Help define priorities for financial investment


Role Requirements:

  • MBA required
  • 3+ years of professional experience packaged goods / CPG marketing or relevant business environment
  • Experience engaging / partnering directly with customers to build and execute mutually beneficial solutions
  • Proven track record of delivering against business objectives and/or sales targets
  • Strong data-driven strategic analysis and strategy development skills
  • Strong project management skills, with the ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Strong written, verbal and presentation communication skills
  • Ability to embrace change; willingness to be flexible
  • Highly collaborative and comfortable with working with cross-functional teams and various levels of management



Equal Opportunity Employer
Colgate is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


About Colgate-Palmolive

Colgate-Palmolive Company (Colgate) is a consumer products company whose products are marketed in over 200 countries and territories globally. The Company operates its business through two product segments: Oral, Personal and Home Care, and Pet Nutrition. Colgate's Oral Care products include Colgate Total and Colgate Max Fresh toothpastes, Colgate 360° manual toothbrushes, and Colgate and Colgate Plax oral rinses. Colgate's Personal Care products include Palmolive and Softsoap brand shower gels; Palmolive, Irish Spring and Protex bar soaps and Speed Stick and Lady Speed Stick deodorants and antiperspirants. Colgate manufactures and markets a range of products for Home Care, including Palmolive and Ajax dishwashing liquids, Fabuloso and Ajax household cleaners, and Murphy's Oil Soap. Colgate, through its Hill's Pet Nutrition segment, offers specialty pet nutrition products for dogs and cats with products marketed in over 90 countries globally. (Source: 10-K)