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Plant Procurement Specialist

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Date: Jul 2, 2018

Location: Buenos Aires, B, AR

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: Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina
No Relocation Assistance Offered
# 67284


Position Purpose:

The Regional Buyer Direct Material  is responsible for resolving service and quality issues for the plant.  He/she will ensure the identification, implementation and maintenance of the lowest “total cost” supply strategies with the best possible service and quality for all materials required by internal customers.  He/she will also support and implement the strategies developed by the global Category Manager and the Division Category Procurement Manager.

The Regional Buyer Direct Material will also support FTG generation and implementation.  He/she will be the key support for the local Supply Chain management with respect to FTG, supplier issues, etc.




Main responsibilities:


  • Accountable for the Purchasing Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and working with the local Supply Chain
  • Executes effective negotiations for specific local raw and packaging materials
  • Implements and monitors the Procurement 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
  • Interfaces with suppliers’ sales, technical and other functional groups as well as Colgate Supply Chain, Technology, Marketing and Finance functions to enforce Purchasing policies, resolves issues, aligns service and financial strategies
  • 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, including entering prices into the system (where responsible)
  • Executes efforts in using “e-tools” (auctions, e-Savings, etc.) to help drive Funding the Growth, simplification and standardization programs
  • Coordinates implementation of SMI with appropriate suppliers for the relevant plant
  •  Accountable for adhering to Colgate-Palmolive, and governmental guidelines related to EOHS, Quality, and Regulatory for materials of responsibility.  Develops awareness, and influences compliance with local government laws and regulations pertaining to materials 
  • Continues to improve oneself by way of training, information sharing, coaching and feedback, appraisals, delegation and implementing best practices
  • Develops documented understanding of local market structure and drivers for his/her materials, with risk management overview, and identifies opportunities and threats for the future


What you need for this position:


  • B.A./B.S. Degree in Engineering  or business field (Business Administration, International Business, Economics or related careers)
  • 3-5 years Purchasing or Supply Chain experience


It´s an advantage if you know about:


  • SAP



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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