Graduate Trainee



Vacancy Description

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.

Would you like to be part of a team that is building a future to smile about? What about having the opportunity to collaborate with teams 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 dependable household brands, dedicated employees, and sustainability commitments make us passionate about building a future to smile about for our employees, consumers, and surrounding communities. We, at Colgate, take immense pride in our brand which fuels our workplace to encourage innovative thinking, champion experimentation, promote authenticity and thus contribute to our enduring success.

If you want to work for a company that lives by their values, then give your career a reason to smile…every single day!

Scope of Program with Colgate-Palmolive provides early-in-career graduates the chance to initiate their development & growth journey in commercial functions; Customer Development, Customer Service & Logistics, and Marketing.

Successful candidates will gain learning experience via job rotations and project assignments and will be offered a permanent role in the function, based on performance and business needs.

Key Responsibilities:

1.Assisting/Supporting Team Leader and Customer Development Managers

  • Preparations of documents/presentations for meetings with customers
  • Communication with customers
  • Preparations of documents/presentations for weekly CDM team meetings
  • Participation in negotiations with customers
  • Analysis of Category growth, Market Shares, Pricing, Distribution
  • Regular and ad hoc analysis
  • Lead distributor, salesmen, customers, stores, merchandiser

2. Data Analysis

  • Promo efficiency evaluation in collaboration with CatMan (RM)
  • Management and evaluation of sell-out data using different data sources (AC Nielsen, Focus, customer sell-out data) for usage of Retail Marketing and CDM
  • Analysis of Category growth, Market Shares, Pricing, Distribution
  • Regular and ad hoc analysis

3. Ad hoc administration tasks or projects


Who we are looking for:

  • Minimum Bachelor’s Degree in Strategic Marketing/ Management / Business Management or related studies
  • 0-2 years of working experience
  • Proficient in verbal and written English
  • Possess strong IT, analytical & problem-solving skills
  • Numerate with good attention to detail
  • Result-focused with strong leadership, and able to work well in team-oriented environment, participates in extracurricular team activities
  • Strong implementation / team building / project management skills
  • Ability to work under time pressure

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

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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Graduate Trainee INTERN April 26, 2021 Nairobi Nairobi County KE KES