Campus Pride Jobs

Mobile Campus Pride Logo

Job Information

Colgate-Palmolive Account Manager - Food in Amsterdam, Netherlands

No Relocation Assistance Offered

# 160846 - Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands

Who We Are

Colgate-Palmolive Company is a caring, innovative growth company that is reimagining a healthier future for all people, their pets and our planet. Focused on Oral Care, Personal Care, Home Care and Pet Nutrition, we sell our products in more than 200 countries and territories under brands such as Colgate, Palmolive, elmex, hello, meridol, Sorriso, Tom’s of Maine, EltaMD, Filorga, Irish Spring, PCA SKIN, Protex, Sanex, Softsoap, Speed Stick, Ajax, Axion, Fabuloso, Soupline and Suavitel, as well as Hill’s Pet Nutrition.

We are recognized for our leadership and innovation in promoting sustainability and community wellbeing, including our achievements in decreasing plastic waste and promoting recyclability, saving water, conserving natural resources and improving children’s oral health.

If you want to work for a company that lives by their values, then give your career a reason to smile and join our global team!

Account Manager - Food

Do you want to be part of a young, ambitious and diverse team ? What about having the opportunity to connect with others across the world, full of stimulating discussions, and making impactful contributions? If this is how you see your career, Colgate-Palmolive is the place to be!

Our iconic brands (e.g. Colgate, elmex, Ajax and Sanex), dedicated employees, and sustainability commitments make us a company passionate about building a future to smile about for our employees, consumers, and surrounding communities.

We’re looking for an Account Manager within our successful subsidiary located in Amsterdam (Weesp), the Netherlands.

The focus of the Account Manager is to build strong partnerships with the retailers to ensure a mutually profitable business. Furthermore the Account Manager is responsible for delivering market shares, sales and margin at your accounts.

This role will be reporting to the Sr. Account Manager who is responsible for Food in the Netherlands.

What you'll do

Customers: e.g. Dirk & Plus


  • Be the lead contact for key Superunie members Dirk & Plus

  • Demonstrate a clear understanding of the customer strategy, their shopper and how Colgate-Palmolive can optimize their brands and strategy within this environment

  • Demonstrate commercial drive to identify issues and opportunities for resolution/optimization and target achievement.

  • Day to day contact with our Food customers

  • Yearly negotiation


  • Develop tailored commercial plans & implement them via a Joint Business Planning

  • Work closely and creatively with a cross-functional commercial team (e.g. finance, consumer engagement, category management and logistics) to identify, develop and implement the appropriate business solutions required to drive the business forward

Whoa, this is totally me

  • 2-5 years experience in account management or marketing within a FMCG company.

  • An optimist in action;

  • Fluent in Dutch English

  • Hands-on “can do” approach, with willingness to learn and adapt quickly

  • A Bachelor or Master degree

  • Good knowledge & understanding of the FMCG industry and Dutch Retail

  • Passionate about brands and shopper behavior

  • Team player (easily develops relationship with customers and colleagues in other functions) with a winner mentality focused on delivering results

  • Strong analytical skills, accurate, curious and pragmatic

What we offer you!

  • A unique opportunity to be part of a bold, optimistic and young successful team

  • Flexibility; we have a hybrid working model providing the empowerment to take ownership of your work-life balance. There is the opportunity to work partly remote and in the summer months the flexibility to enjoy the weekend earlier on Friday afternoons.

  • An attractive salary package with bonus, a car (allowance) and 13th month

  • Professional advantages of a multicultural environment that supports your development and recognizes your achievements

  • International career possibilities.

If you’ve read this far, we bet it’s because you’re serious about joining a group of passionate people so just hit the “apply” button, submit your application and give your career a reason to smile about!

Our Commitment to Sustainability

With the Colgate brand in more homes than any other, we are presented with great opportunities and new challenges as we work to integrate sustainability into all aspects of our business and create positive social impact. We are determined to position ourselves for further growth as we act on our 2025 Sustainability & Social Impact Strategy.

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Achieving our purpose starts with our people — ensuring our workforce represents the people and communities we serve —and creating an environment where our people feel they belong; where we can be our authentic selves, feel treated with respect and have the support of leadership to impact the business in a meaningful way.

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.