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Indirect Procurement Manager

Date: Jul 31, 2019

Location: Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lump, 14, MY

Relocation Assistance Offered Within Country
# 73663 - Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Reporting: Indirect Procurement Director, Asia (direct) Hub Finance Director


Location: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


Scope of Responsibility:


Responsible for optimizing the management of all Indirect Commercial Spends and Processes for one or more Hubs, for both CP and Hill’s organizations. Must establish full alignment with Hub Mgmt Team(s) and key stakeholders in order to develop/execute sourcing strategies which meet the business needs/objectives. The Hub Procurement Manager plays an integral role by:


  • Developing and executing plans to achieve annual Hub savings and business simplification (supplier reduction, process efficiency) targets.  Requires understanding Hub business priorities and regular interaction/alignment with Hub Mgmt Team.
  • Ensuring that all IP mandates are respected (IP involvement with all spends, supplier creation, PO compliance, etc.)
  • Managing strategic business relationships, internally and externally.
  • Ensuring service and quality objectives are maintained and continuously improved, and all issues are resolved quickly.
  • Working collaboratively with division and global spend Category Leaders, stakeholders and suppliers to ensure centrally led sourcing projects meet local business requirements and are executed efficiently.
  • Maintain, with the help of category leaders, knowledge of best practices, processes, and technology trends and sharing this knowledge with Hub stakeholders.
  • Implementing 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 the Legal Dept.
  • Facilitating CRMC approval for supply agreements when required
  • Providing regular updates to the Hub Mgmt Team on status vs. annual objectives, major projects, key issues, etc.
  • Ability to lead or participate in special projects/taskforces at Division and Global level.




A Bachelor of Arts or Science in Sourcing, Business, Finance, or comparable discipline is preferred. 

An advanced degree (MBA) or professional certification (CPM, CPIM, or Project Management) is desirable.




This position requires a strong understanding of Procurement processes, change and project management methodologies,  remote people management, and strong leadership and communication skills.




Potential for mobility within Asia, or globally, desirable for eventual career development reasons, but not required




Language Skills:  Fluent English required. Other language skills desirable

Sourcing and Contracting:  Managing the process of finding, evaluating, engaging, contracting and managing suppliers of goods and services.


Business Analysis:  Effectively using business tools and information systems to solve problems and making decisions: using data to support recommendations: weighing risks and predicting benefits and costs.


Negotiation:  Developing and delivering negotiation plans to secure Colgate’s interests in alignment with local, division and global business plans.


Influence: Developing an environment that facilitates cooperation; seeking mutually beneficial solutions; persisting in the resolution of important issues


Project Management: Planning, organizing and managing resources to bring about the successful completion of specific project goals and objectives.


Supplier Relationship Management: Identifying relationship type within a supplier segmentation matrix, building an appropriate supplier relationship and strategy based on both short term and long term objectives.


Driving Innovation: Encouraging creative thinking; pushing for continuous improvement in all ways of doing business; balancing innovation with adopting standard Colgate processes and practices.


Relationship Building: Establishing trust; initiating and developing long-term relationships and networks as a key priority.


Utilization of Procurement Processes and Tools


Maintaining Ethics and Compliance Standards



Equal Opportunity Employer
Colgate is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, marital status, veteran status (United States positions), or any other characteristic protected by law.

Are you interested in working for Colgate-Palmolive? You can apply online and 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.

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, elmex, Tom’s of Maine, Sorriso, Speed Stick, Lady Speed Stick, Softsoap, Irish Spring, Protex, Sanex, Elta MD, PCA Skin, Ajax, Axion, Fabuloso, Soupline and Suavitel, as well as Hill’s Science Diet and Hill’s Prescription Diet. 

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

Reasonable accommodation during the application process is available for persons with disabilities. Please contact with the subject "Accommodation Request" should you require accommodation.

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