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Direct Procurement Supervisor

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Date: Jan 30, 2019

Location: Ben Cat town, 57, VN

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: Ben Cat town, Binh Duong, Viet Nam
No Relocation Assistance Offered
# 71203


Reporting Relationships:

Reports to: Direct Procurement Manager

Responsible for: Procurement Assistant (associate) and support Manager to build, coach and develop team toward organization direction



My Phuoc Plant, Ben Cat Dist., Binh Duong Province, Vietnam



Moderate: 10% - 20%


Scope of Responsibility:

The (Senior) Direct Procurement Professional is responsible for effectively managing the purchasing activity for specific materials or groups of materials or services, and for developing collaborative partnerships with both CP colleagues and suppliers.  He/she must deliver the agreed to business results while maintaining positive employee and supplier relations. The primary accountabilities of the role include subsidiary Procurement financial performance, Customer Service, Quality and managing supplier relationships. 

The (Senior) Direct Procurement Professional is an effective and valuable member of the local team that ensures delivery of subsidiary or Division business results.  The (Senior) Direct Procurement Professional integrates the supplier with Manufacturing, and is responsible for ensuring that the Supply Chain has the materials it needs to complete its mission and obligation to our customers.

The (Senior) Direct Procurement Professional also assumes a key role in developing mutually beneficial relationships with the suppliers, customers, and regulatory agencies.


Core Responsibilities:                                                                     

  • Accountable for the Purchasing Key Performance Indicators (KPI) and working with the entire Supply Chain, Customer Service and Logistics, and Sales organizations to maximize results.
  • Executes effective negotiations for specific raw materials or indirect purchases. 
  • Implements and monitors the Purchasing budget for the specific materials of responsibility.
  • Accountable for optimizing raw and packing material inventories against Customer Service and working capital targets.                                                                                                 
  • Ensures the highest level of Customer Service is provided to our Customers through the development and maintenance of order replenishment best practices (inclusive of Vendor Managed Inventory relationships).
  • Optimizes transportation and inbound freight costs for specified materials.
  • Manages contract manufacturing requirements and, as necessary, cross border sourcing requirements of contracted materials. (could be focus/scope of position)
  • Interfaces with supplier’s sales, technical and other functional groups as well as Colgate Supply Chain, Technology, Marketing and Finance functions to enforce Purchasing policies, resolve issues, align service and financial strategies.
  • Provides input for “Top to Top” meetings and, when necessary, present Purchasing performance and strategies.
  • Leads continuous improvement programs with suppliers (i.e. Supplier Certification, Continuous Improvement Teams etc.)
  • Together with New Product launch teams, ensures new products are executed effectively.
  • Contributes to local Funding the Growth Programs.
  • Leverages SAP in day to day function.
  • Executes subsidiary efforts in using new “e-tools” (auctions, Enterprise Buyer Pro, etc.) to help drive Funding the Growth, simplification and standardization programs for the subsidiary
  • Leads implementation of SMI with appropriate suppliers.
  • Accountable for adhering to Colgate-Palmolive, and governmental guidelines related to EOHS, Quality, and Regulatory for materials of responsibility.  Develop awareness and influence compliance with local government laws and regulations pertaining to materials.
  • Provides input to a crisis management / business interruption plan, as per corporate guidelines.
  • Continues to improve oneself by way of training, information sharing, coaching and feedback, appraisals, delegation and implementing best practices. 
  • Participates in external industry forums (e.g. SDA or external Purchasing organizations) and internal Purchasing Council meetings.
  • Develops documented understanding of market structure and drivers for his/her materials, with risk management overview, and identifies opportunities and threats for the future.
  • Lead Quality/FP&R/EOSH standard: refer on R&R matrix detail for each standard.


The Individual


B.A./B.S. Degree in a technical or business field, CPM and/or MBA desirable.



Over 4 years Procurement or Supply Chain experience, SAP experience an advantage. English language proficiency.



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, marital status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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