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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:  CPFR Sr Analyst

Travel Required?:  Travel - up to 10% of time
Date:  Jul 24, 2024

Relocation Assistance Offered Within Country
# 161137 - Chicago, Illinois, United States

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!



CPFR Sr Analyst

The CPFR Sr Analyst position provides analytical and operational support related to order and promotional execution, customer and internal analytics and short term business needs.  It is a cross-functional role which is focused and responsible for improving customer data, visibility and execution of key in-store initiatives and promotional vehicles. This position demonstrates relationships with order management, supply planning, logistics to improve and implement tactical strategies to support Colgate’s growth plans, the role also uses customer data and analytics to provide key insight around performance and metrics.



  1. Manage the retail environment forecast and demand plan & metrics

    • Create and maintain the internal forecast and demand plan by using internal and customer data (Order projections, POS, inventory levels, lead times, EOQ, etc) to make the right decisions to support commercial plans

    • Work cross-functionally to provide insightful data to support the customer and Colgate strategic important metrics (Demand plan accuracy, inventory levels, in-stock metrics, case fill, on-time, truck utilization, logistics deductions, etc.)

    • Leads all strategic forecasting conversations and provides proactive communication around supply and demand challenges to our cross-functional partners.

    • Maintain, manage and influence the demand plan for the retail environment, providing long term planning strategies by demonstrating customer order and inventory data

    • Collaborates with internal supply chain teams to ensure excellent order fulfillment

  2. Customer Corporate Offices 1-2x week

    • Manage Customer system and collaborate on item forecasts

    • Proactively supervise and manage subscribed store in stock (SSIS) through a standard cadence

    • Proactively collaborate on display volume

    • Follow speed to shelf process for new item launches

    • Ensure good ad preparedness and complete post event

    • analyses for promotional events

    • Supply all vital information for bonus/sub items

    • Recommend opportunities to achieve end to end supply chain cost savings

    • Find opportunities to increase retail sales and drive volume

    • Participate in monthly on-site share group discussions

    • Participate in quarterly Supplier Share Group meetings

    • Complete Get-well Date upload for the Supplier

    • Vulnerability Report

  3. Coordinates Business Reviews to actively engage customer counter parts and facilitate identification of supply chain efficiencies

    • Builds strong relationships with our customers and improves the data to facilitate information sharing and continuous improvement

    • Leads all customer facing communication, including but not limited to supply risks, potential disruptions and continuous improvement projects and initiatives to support customer and consumer needs.

    • Ensures findings are captured throughout analysis and leverages lessons learned from prior initiatives to optimize results

    • Supports new item transitions, in/outs, promotional vehicles and item changes to ensure there’s minimal to no slow moving-obsolete inventory, and no impacts to in-stock 

    • Is responsible for ensuring correct master data and understanding and compliance of vendor programs.

  4. Provide analytics and data visualization to track performance of Customer business

    • Support Customer Projects; align with key functional experts and collaborators to provide critical financial, logistics and customer analysis, as well as tracking and monitoring.

    • Provide and maintain data for key critical metrics; provide trend analysis support on performance and report daily, weekly, monthly or as needed

    • Provide advanced analytics and insights to drive costs out of the supply chain and find efficiencies with our customers

    • Creates and maintains tools and reports to analyze business changes and cost impact

    • Lead small scale customer projects 


Required Qualifications:

  • BS/BA in Business, Supply Chain or related field

  • 3 years experience in Supply Chain, understanding of supply chain principles including replenishment, ordering and related customer service functions, logistics operational knowledge.

  • Excellent communication and presentation skills

  • Advanced EXCEL skills (Pivot tables, vlookup, slicers) with the ability to create tools, manipulate, and analyze data

  • Strong Functional / Technical knowledge of Supply Chain processes 

  • Passion for continuous improvement

  • Ability to thrive under pressure and operate effectively in a high-paced environment while staying organized, disciplined and can manage multiple projects simultaneously 

  • Attention to detail

  • Ability to problem solve independently 


It’s an advantage to have:

  • DOMO, Sigma, Cost to Serve, Google sheets, Google Business Suite, Kinaxis

  • SAP System knowledge: including S/4, Business Warehouse, APO 

  • Experience with customer data and/or navigating customer portals

  • Experience with SQL, Python

Compensation and Benefits
Salary Range $91 200,00 - $120 000,00 USD

Pay is based on multiple non-discriminatory, individualized factors including but not limited to experience, job-related knowledge and education, skills and office/market location. In addition to base salary, salaried employees are eligible for annual discretionary bonuses, profit-sharing and, for Executive-level (salary grade 16 and above) roles only, long-term incentives in the form of Restricted Stock Units and/or Stock Options.

Subject to the terms and conditions of the applicable benefits plans then in effect, all salaried employees are also eligible for a competitive benefits package which includes:

  • Insurance: Employees (and their eligible dependents) are eligible to participate in Company-sponsored Medical, Dental, Vision, Basic Life Insurance, Accidental Death & Dismemberment and Disability insurance plans.
  • Retirement Plans: Employees are eligible to enroll in Colgate's 401(k) plan, which provides for company matching contributions subject to eligibility requirements
  • Vacation/PTO: Employees receive a minimum of 15 days of vacation/PTO leave annually
  • Paid Holidays: Employees receive a minimum of 13 paid/floating holidays annually
  • Paid Sick Leave: Based on location and consistent with applicable state and local law, employees receive a minimum of 40 hours of paid sick leave on January 1st of each year
  • Paid Parental Leave: Eligible employees may take up to eight weeks of paid parental leave and 12 weeks of unpaid leave (varies for employees with fewer than 12 months of service and is subject to hours worked requirements)

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.

For additional Colgate terms and conditions, please click here.


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