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Indirect Procurement Senior Buyer with French

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Date: Sep 1, 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, 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: Warsaw, Mazovia, Poland
No Relocation Assistance Offered
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Indirect Procurement Senior Buyer with French



  • Responsible for managing the spends for specific manufacturing sites, as well as developing and executing the sourcing strategy for several plants.
  •  Performing buying activities (Research, RFP, Analysis, etc.)
  • Implement Indirect Procurement (IP) processes and procedures and ensure compliance.
  • Perform periodic spend analysis via PSA and market research for local or EU projects.
  • Actively communicating with the business stakeholders to ensure they are fully aligned with sourcing strategies, including periodic formal reviews 
  • Utilizing SAP eSourcing application to execute bidding events (RFP, RFI, RFQ, or reverse auction)
  • Maintaining an awareness of changing market conditions
  • Proactively performing periodic spend and market analysis to identify opportunities to improve sourcing strategies and processes
  • Supporting appropriate divisional and global projects
  • Manage supplier quality and service issues as appropriate.
  • Prioritizing requests and activities so as to deliver in a timely manner
  • Perform all necessary procurement operations activities - order processing, vendor creation and technical issue resolution
  • Special projects (as appropriate)
  • Identify and implement business simplification initiatives
  • Work with Legal Team to ensure necessary contracts are established.
  • Review eBuy Shopping Carts for accuracy/control purposes and flip into Purchase Orders to the appropriate supplier



  • An University Degree
  • 3+ years of relevant experience in Purchasing or Supply Chain
  • Fluent in English and competent in French
  • Willingness to travel
  • Strong 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.


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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