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Indirect Procurement Assistant Manager

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Date: Mar 24, 2019

Location: Guangzhou, 44, CN

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: Guangzhou, Guangdong, China
No Relocation Assistance Offered
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Drive key Indirect procurement strategies by leading or co-leading the sourcing, contracting, implementation and ongoing category spend management by leveraging appropriate processes, tools and technologies with simplification. Includes the establishment of key metrics for all spend categories, and the realization of cost saving targets.  Also includes the management of ongoing supplier relationships, segmentation by category, compliance tracking, and continuous improvement programs.  Position will also support strategic initiatives and programs of global, regional and local level.




  • Lead Indirect Spend for Marketing  Team
  • Responsible for the sourcing and management of annual spend upwards of  $42MM



  • Collaborative stakeholder engagement in understanding business priorities
  • Develops and drives implementation of category strategy for assigned MKT spends
  •      -> ATL Advertising Spend
  •      -> BTL marketing services
  •      -> Market Research
  • Deliver cost savings targets for assigned category
  • Drive simplification as possible
  • Establish positive relationships with supply base and implement supplier relationship management program that will guarantee access to innovation and risk mitigation.
  • A key member to support global, regional initiatives,
  •       -> Digital procurement launch
  •       -> Asia In Store Event Circle as IP Lead
  • A key member to drive cross region/function/category sourcing synergy for the managed spend category.
  • Entitled to present to Sr. Management



Incumbent Minimum Requirements:

Years of Experience:                   5+ years procurement experience with proven category management expertise.  Expertise for Marketing  management and Ecommerce procurement will be considered as priority;



Degree(s):                      Undergraduate degree required

Language Fluency:               Fluent English and local language required

Technical Competencies:    *Leadership skills

*Must be a self-starter and have the ability to work independently;

*Must have the ability to work with all levels of management, including senior executives

*Desire to work with internal and external people from around the world, understand varying cultural aspects of doing business with every region of the world

*Aptitude and willingness to learn strategic sourcing;

         *Project management skills

         *Cross functional collaboration and teamwork

                                              *Strong communication (oral and written)    

                                              *Financial acumen and analytical skills

                                              *Excellent persuasion and consensus building skills

                                              *Negotiation and change management skills

                                              *Proficiency in Word, Excel, Power Point and 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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