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Indirect Procurement Manufacturing Category Leader

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Date: Aug 13, 2017

Location: Warsaw, MZ, PL



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, Mennen, Softsoap, Irish Spring, Tom’s of Maine, Ajax, Fabuloso, Haci Sakir, elmex, and Suavitel, as well as Hill’s Science Diet and Hill’s Prescription Diet.


Location: Warsaw, Mazovia, Poland

Relocation Assistance Offered Within Region



Indirect Procurement Manufacturing Category Leader


  • Responsible for optimizing the procurement strategies and processes for of all Indirect Mfg Spends (Including Capital Equipment, Utilities, Spare Parts, Maintenance, Facilities, among others) .  Must establish full alignment with Division and Plant Leaders, as well as Global Procurement Category. 
  • Developing and executing plans to achieve annual savings and business simplification (supplier reduction, process efficiency) targets.  
  • Ensuring that all IP mandates are respected (IP involvement with all spends, supplier creation, PO compliance, etc.)
  • Managing all contracts and strategic business relationships, internally and externally.
  • Working collaboratively with division and global spend Category Leaders, stakeholders and suppliers to ensure centrally led sourcing projects meet realities/requirements of plants and are executed efficiently.
  • Implementing innovative contracts, metrics, tools, and new processes to optimize sourcing, supplier innovation and business simplification (ie. Relationship Mgmt Programs, KPI’s, Redesigning processes for simplification, etc.)
  • Developing and implementing comprehensive change management plans to ensure organizational readiness for the implementation of improved sourcing processes and strategies.
  • Development and negotiation of contract agreements with suppliers, in partnership with Legal Dept.
  • Providing regular updates to Division and Hub Mgmt Teams on status vs. annual objectives, major projects, key issues, etc.


  • An University Degree
  • 5+ years of relevant experience in Purchasing or Supply Chain
  • Fluent in English is a must
  • Willingness to travel
  • Strong Leadership and negotiation skills
  • Practical knowledge of MS Office (Excel/Access)
  • Autonomous, results oriented, promoting team-work, problem solving
  • Strong time management skills
  • Proven track record in delivering cost savings and process improvements
  • Analytical skills
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • SAP experience is an advantage.


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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