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Established in 1806 as a small soap and candle business in New York City, Colgate-Palmolive is now a truly global company with products sold in over 200 countries and territories under such internationally recognized brand names as Colgate, Palmolive, Softsoap, Irish Spring, Protex, Sorriso, Kolynos, elmex, Tom's of Maine, Sanex, Ajax, Axion, Soupline, Haci Sakir, Suavitel, PCA SKIN, EltaMD, Filorga and Hello as well as Hill's Science Diet and Hill's Prescription Diet.

Colgate-Palmolive is a leading consumer products company that serves hundreds of millions of consumers worldwide with brands and products across four core businesses – Oral Care, Personal Care, Home Care and Pet Nutrition. We are committed to offering products that make lives healthier and more enjoyable, and programs that enrich communities around the world.

Every day millions of people trust our products to care for themselves and the ones they love. Our goal is to use our technology to create products that will continue to improve the quality of life for our consumers wherever they live.

A career at Colgate-Palmolive is an excellent opportunity if you seek a global experience, constant challenge, and development opportunities in an environment that respects work/life effectiveness.

Job Title:  VRP / Supply Chain Planner

Travel Required?:  Travel - 25% of time
Date:  Mar 21, 2023

No Relocation Assistance Offered
# 151084 - Auckland, North Island, New Zealand


About Colgate-Palmolive


Do you want to come to work with a smile and leave with one as well? In between those smiles, your day consists of connecting with others across the world, full of stimulating discussions, and making impactful contributions!

If this is how you see your career, Colgate is the place to be! Our dependable household brands, dedicated employees, and sustainability commitments make us a company passionate about building a future to smile about for our employees, consumers, and surrounding communities. We win as a global organization by continually learning and collaborating. The pride in our brand fuels a workplace that encourages creative thinking, champions experimentation, and promotes authenticity which has contributed to our enduring success. If you want to work for a company that lives by their values, then give your career a reason to smile...every single day.

As an Oral Care Consultant, you would be part of our dynamic and fast paced Marketing Team. Key responsibilities include: developing and implementing the marketing plans that will establish and maintain current and long-range vision for the brand(s) to increase sales, margin and profitability for the brand(s).



Job Summary (purpose) : 


The VRP/Customer Supply Chain Planner is responsible for the smooth end to end supply chain process between Colgate-Palmolive  & our customers - primarily Countdown & emerging customers.  This role will be a key player in building and managing internal & external partnerships to ensure delivery of business plan objectives. This role will leverage joint capabilities and expertise in support of Colgate’s Customer Development & CS&L customer service strategies. 


This role will work cross-functionally & closely with customers, Customer Development Team, CS&L & field-sales team. 

 We are looking for a hardworking, committed & results driven individual to join our CS&L team



Main Responsibilities :


  • Fulfill the Vendor Replenishment (VRP) role at Countdown including; 
  • Ensuring adequate stock levels to meet demand from baseline and promotional needs
  • Validate and manage orders against the sales/demand plan to meet revenue and stock on hand targets
  • Lead customer collaboration & alignment of businesses internally & externally
  • Monitor performance metrics (KPI’s) to understand service and efficiency trends within customers and identify opportunities for improvement.
  • Work with transport carriers, customer DC’s & customer service team to ensure smooth deliveries of orders
  • Collaborate with customer to reduce cost to serve while improving in-store stock rates
  • Reporting to customers & Customer Development Team on stock issues and resolutions
  • Work with transport carriers & customer service team to ensure smooth deliveries of orders
  • This role will also
  • Support & unlock efficiencies to broader customers across ANZ to support emerging requirements of the business
  • Support CS&L + CDT requirements to meet business needs
  • Attend At-Risk meeting & utilise information to support commercial planning
  • Cross-functional engagement within CS&L team on efficiency  projects


Required (Education, Knowledge required, Language skills, etc)

  • Degree qualified  with at least 2 years’ Retail or Supply FMCG experience preferably with experience in a customer facing role
  • Ability to demonstrate quick, flexible and creative thinking, with pragmatic commercial problem solving skills in the face of uncertainty
  • Prior experience within a supply chain, customer service or planning related discipline in the retail grocery channel and FMCG environment (highly regarded);
  • High level of organisational and time management skills
  • Confident at challenging the status quo and both influencing and challenging decisions at a senior management level
  • A self-starter, capable of working relatively autonomously, who uses his/her initiative and can work independently with little supervision. 
  • You possess a growth mindset and the ability to connect the dots with a high degree of curiosity.


Preferred Requirements:

  • Experience working in consumer product goods preferred
  • Google Suite proficiency  (i.e, Sheets, Slides, Docs) preferred as well as Microsoft Suite
  • Strength in data & analytics (Domo, SAP, BI)




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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