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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:  Demand Planner

Travel Required?:  Travel - up to 10% of time
Date:  Nov 21, 2023

No Relocation Assistance Offered
# 156422 - Bucharest, Bucharest, Romania

Who We Are
Colgate-Palmolive Company is a caring, innovative growth company that is reimagining a healthier future for all people, their pets and our planet. Focused on Oral Care, Personal Care, Home Care and Pet Nutrition, we sell our products in more than 200 countries and territories under brands such as Colgate, Palmolive, elmex, hello, meridol, Sorriso, Tom’s of Maine, EltaMD, Filorga, Irish Spring, PCA SKIN, Protex, Sanex, Softsoap, Speed Stick, Ajax, Axion, Fabuloso, Soupline and Suavitel, as well as Hill’s Pet Nutrition.

We are recognized for our leadership and innovation in promoting sustainability and community wellbeing, including our achievements in decreasing plastic waste and promoting recyclability, saving water, conserving natural resources and improving children’s oral health.

If you want to work for a company that lives by their values, then give your career a reason to smile and join our global team!




Reports To: Demand Planning Manager CEE HUB

Location: Bucharest

Travel: up to 10 %


Provide the company with an 18-month demand plan at SKU level developed with cross functional input, synchronized with supply processes with the objective to balance case fill and inventory.


Scope of Responsibility:

The Subsidiary Demand Planner   is responsible for managing all activities needed to develop, align, & communicate the demand plan for a subsidiary.  The final demand plan must balance cross functional input and reflect the latest commercial/customer plans in order to meet business objectives. The demand planner will be the main conduit between the commercial team &  supply chain to achieve an aligned/synchronized demand plan and drive continuous improvement.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Build Collaborative Demand Plan - Regularly interact with commercial teams (CDT & marketing) to gather customer plans & other demand inputs. Determine deviations, gain alignment, & document key assumptions.
  • Review Demand Plan  - Prepare & participate in the Monthly discipline process to develop an aligned demand plan. Gaps & opportunities are identified, quantified & addressed.
  • Synchronize Supply & Demand - Ensure alignment of final demand plan to supply plan. Identify and ensure communication of supply risks/opportunities/constraints, potential solutions to avoid case fill issues or inventory consequences.
  • Communicate & Manage Demand - Monitor orders and shipments on a regular basis. Identify/communicate significant changes in Demand Plan.  Fast Track process.
  • Measure & Track Performance - Measure, report, and drive improvement of demand planning process & results with, demand plan monthly post evaluation and actions. For case fill, identify the source of issues and propose solutions to avoid it.
  • Identify and communicate excess inventory / slob  issues to the Commercial Team, lead actions locally to agree on solutions,  monitor their execution.
  • Support New Product Planning & Life Cycle Planning - work cross functionally to finalize pipeline volume & first 6 months of demand for new products. Track/measure actual shipments vs. documented key assumptions. Collaborate with a cross functional team to manage & communicate SKU performance and life cycle changes.
  • Support SKU Simplification Process (recommend SKU rationalization initiatives, maintain master data parameters reflecting discontinuation,  DChain and LS update).
  • Participate in change management initiatives and projects  involving Demand Planning.

Key interfaces:

Customer Development, Marketing, Finance, Supply Network Planning, Demand Fulfillment, Statistical Planning, Global Planning Teams.



Preferable Masters in Engineering / Business Administration/  Economic,  with a focus on supply chain / logistics.


3 -5+ years experience of Demand Planning in Consumer Goods or  in  Manufacturing or in  Supply Network Planning.



  • Strong analytical and mathematical abilities
  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to work cross-functionally
  • Detail oriented,  accurate
  • Experienced in utilization of SAP and APO system for statistical forecasting and/or demand planning
  • Understanding Supply Chain metrics and interdependencies between them
  • Understanding of commercial planning basics: promotion planning, new product launches, customer planning     
  • Leveraging Systems & Analytics
  • Business & Financial understanding
  • Basic statistical knowledge
  • Interpreting master data
  • Fluent English


Leadership Essentials:

*     Consumer/Customer Focus

*     Influence/Negotiation

*     Relationship Building

*     Encouraging Open Dialogue

*      Planning/Priority Setting

*      Effective Execution

Our Commitment to Sustainability
With the Colgate brand in more homes than any other, we are presented with great opportunities and new challenges as we work to integrate sustainability into all aspects of our business and create positive social impact. We are determined to position ourselves for further growth as we act on our 2025 Sustainability & Social Impact Strategy.

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Achieving our purpose starts with our people — ensuring our workforce represents the people and communities we serve —and creating an environment where our people feel they belong; where we can be our authentic selves, feel treated with respect and have the support of leadership to impact the business in a meaningful way.

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.

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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