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Junior Business HR Associate

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, Speed Stick, Lady Speed Stick, Softsoap, Irish Spring, Protex, Sorriso, Kolynos, elmex, Tom’s of Maine, Sanex, Ajax, Axion, Fabuloso, Soupline and Suavitel, as well as Hill’s Science Diet, Hill’s Prescription Diet and Hill’s Ideal Balance.

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

Location: New York, New York, United States
No Relocation Assistance Offered
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Job Summary                                               

Works with the Business HR Partner on the execution of local business and human resource (HR) priorities including talent management, employee engagement and organization effectiveness (performance, organization design & capabilities and change management).


Principal Duties & Responsibilities


General Responsibilities

  • Responsible for coordinating campus recruitment and administering the Global Marketing Development Program
  • Collaborate to support North America Finance and Marketing functions
  • Collaborate as a member of the Business HR Team, including Business HR Leader, and Business HR Partner, Workforce Planning and Analytics and People Relations
  • Contributes to the execution of HR strategy, policies and programs
  • Promote adoption and continuous improvement of the HR Partnership Model in the business and facilitate collaboration among Business HR, CBS HR, CoHREs

HR Partnering

  • Understand local market and external factors to contribute to the development of insights and to support Business HR, CoHREs and business decisions
  • Collaborate with Business HR Team, as required, on key business decisions
  • Runs HR report and analysis to inform decision making

Talent Management

  • Addresses questions from business stakeholders on interpretation of HR policies, consulting with CoHREs as needed  / escalated to Business Partner as needed
  • Understand and apply, as appropriate, the company’s philosophy, principles and programs (including, e.g., total rewards, learning, people development and mobility)
  • Participate to the deployment  and execution of CoHRE-developed strategies (including, e.g., rewards & recognition, employer brand, development and learning)
  • Highlight local nuances to Business Partner / COHRE as applicable to inform the design and execution of HR programs
  • Support the recruitment, hiring, and social onboarding of staff  in collaboration with the Talent Acquisition CoHRE, CBS team and hiring managers
  • Support Business HR in the succession planning work
  • Collaborate with Business HR Partner and Learning CoHRE to identify learning needs, support the execution of Learning Demand Plan and provide feedback
  • Coordinates logistics and arrangements for campus recruiting programs, including orientation and rotational programs


  • Support the Business Partner in the execution of compensation actions for key talent, and in ensuring that proper matches are identified for Salary Surveys
  • Manage Business HR trainees and interns
  • Manager international assignment transfers (legal documents, net pay estimates, onboarding)


Organization Effectiveness (Organization Performance, Design, Capabilities and Change Management) – Provide as needed support to:

  • HR and Business Leaders in the implementation of organization design
  • Execute change management activities tailored to specific Business Unit and Global Function needs
  • Business Partner and Managers in the on execution of employee engagement initiatives


Positive Employee Relations

  • Advocate for employees through workforce relationships
  • Contribute to leaders’ initiatives to create and maintain a positive employee relations work environment
  • Manage the internal grievance process – escalate complex/high risk cases to Business Partner
  • Support the execution of employee and labor relations training for management and supervisory staff, including coordinating the use of outside legal resources to deliver training
  • Work with the Business Partner to establish proactive and responsive channels of communication to understand the pulse of the organization
  • Advise and coach business leaders and managers on the resolution of employee inquiries and issues, consulting with Legal as needed
  • Champion the company’s Ethical Leadership standards, behaviors and compliance
  • Partner with the Diversity and Inclusion CoHRE to implement relevant local initiatives


This is not an exhaustive list of duties or functions.


Education/ Experience Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Business or related discipline
  • 2-4  years of progressive HR experience; experience in manufacturing and/or consumer products industry preferred
  • Experience in implementation of HR initiatives
  • Experience in at least one HR Specialty Area  (Compensation, Benefits, People Relations, People Development, Diversity & Inclusion, Analytics, Organization Development/Design)




Are you interested in working for Colgate-Palmolive? 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 e-mail 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, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, or any other characteristic protected by law.