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Indirect Procurement Warehousing Manager

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Date: Dec 6, 2018

Location: Piscataway, NJ, US

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: Piscataway, New Jersey, United States
No Relocation Assistance Offered
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Colgate-Palmolive is currently recruiting for an Indirect Procurement Warehousing Manager, located in Piscataway, NJ. The Indirect Procurement Warehousing Manager, will manage the spend for warehouse, ecommerce linked to direct to consumer distribution, and the freight spend related to suppliers shared between Freight and Warehouse for North America.  This role may have additional responsibilities depending on capabilities/ level of activity at any point in time.



  • Developing and implementing the global sourcing plans and strategies for the main categories and sub categories using Colgate-Palmolive's seven step sourcing process.
  • Enforce Colgate's requirements for supported function/business units/category spend by selecting core and/or leveraged suppliers which provide optimal cost, quality, and delivery.
  • Implementing best in class strategies in alignment with overall Global Business strategy and manage relationships and alliances with the leveraged suppliers so that they are in tune with developments and directions in Colgate business units.
  • Identifying, developing, and managing strategic business relationships, internally and externally, to ensure the alignment of sourcing strategies to meet business requirements.
  • Working collaboratively with team members, business and functional business partners, and suppliers to develop and monitor project plans to ensure sourcing projects are delivered on time and within budget.
  • Accountable for the Purchasing Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and working with the entire supported function/ business units.
  • Ensuring organizational service, quality, innovation, and financial goals are met.
  • Gaining comprehensive industry knowledge of best practices, processes, and technology trends to proactively adjust sourcing strategy.
  • Identifying metrics, tools, and processes to optimize sourcing and supplier innovation and efficiencies.
  • Developing, Negotiating and Implementing contract agreements with suppliers of contract agreements with suppliers.
  • Sharing with global teams the best practices and trends for category.
  • Key Procurement skills include international expertise, market analysis, contract development and management, supplier selection, negotiation, supplier performance and supplier relationship management. Additionally, in this role one must be able to formulate and proactively communicate strategies and concepts.


Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Arts or Science (or equivalent local university degree) in Business, Science, Engineering, a Technical field, or comparable discipline.
  • 8+ years’ experience in Procurement, Supply Chain, CS&L, Finance, or other relevant technical field.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree.
  • 6+ years of  logistics experience (including warehouse operation).
  • 2+ years practical indirect procurement experience.
  • Proficient in data analysis.
  • Proficient in negotiating contracts.
  • Experience leading supplier relationship management with key strategic suppliers.
  • Proficient in project management methodologies, data analysis tools, and e-procurement processes and tools such as SAP, Ariba, Emptoris, etc.
  • Practical working developing and implementing multiple category/ sub-category strategy for spend categories. 
  • Professional certification (CPM or CPSM) 

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

Nearest Major Market: New Jersey

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