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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 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, Hill's Prescription Diet and Hill's Ideal Balance.

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:  Material Planning Officer

Travel Required?:  Travel - up to 10% of time
Date:  Jun 11, 2021
No remote working option

No Relocation Assistance Offered
# 102147 - Ben Cat town, Binh Duong, Viet Nam


Scope of Responsibility: 

The Material Planning Officer is responsible for developing inventory strategies for raw/pack materials and managing inbound supplier activity to accommodate the production schedule while minimizing SLOB.


Key activities include: 


  • Supplier interface – Develop relationship with all material suppliers to establish regular ordering process and maintain optimal in-stock levels

  • Alert Management – Use available SAP tools to identify and mitigate material shortages or potential SLOB scenarios. 

  • Internal Collaboration – work closely with the Production Planning team to identify changes in schedule and address material shortage concerns. Collaborate with the Procurement team to identify supplier gaps and drive future efficiencies.

  • 100% System Driven Planning – support quarterly master data upkeep and SAP utilization processes to drive optimal automated planning processes. Define Safety Stock strategy, MOQ, lot size strategy to maximize efficiencies and minimize cost and waste while increasing the levels of service and quality.

  • Meet budgetary goals – Support policies and targets for forward looking stock coverage optimization, inventory projections, lead plant inventory optimization.

  • New product execution – Support Technical, SNP and Operation teams to ensure preparedness and timely execution of new product initiatives.


Key interfaces are Production Planning, Operations, Equipment, Quality, Procurement, Finance

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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