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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:  Indirect Procurement Coordinator (commercial)

Travel Required?:  Travel - up to 10% of time
Date:  May 15, 2021
Remote working option during the current situation

Relocation Assistance Offered Within Country
# 102184 - Del.Miguel Hidalgo, Mexico City, Mexico




To plan and execute a solid sourcing strategy for the Media and Marketing spend in Mexico to maximize benefits in terms of innovation, quality, cost and service levels. The Indirect Procurement Coordinator applies strategic sourcing methodology to meet the internal stakeholders request and contribute to business growth by maximizing value, generating important financial contributions and cost avoidance.



This position manages a team and is responsible for the overall execution of the spend categories that include but are not limited to Media, Marketing, Customer Development, In Store Promotion, Consumer Insights, and Brand Innovation. 



  • Lead the team efforts towards one single goal 

  • Ensure category strategy definition and  implementation

  • Ensure procurement E2E process: Sourcing, buying, contracting, invoicing

    • Activate Dynamic Supplier Network to address foundational and Reimagined footprint:  

    • Reinforce foundational supply assurance by reviewing business continuity plans with key suppliers.

    • Create and action KPIs to ensure service excellence from suppliers.

    • Supplier segmentation

    • Create division footprint alternatives and implement changes; pursue strategic supplier development and relationships, including outsourcing strategies.

  • Strengthen relationships and integrate early to expedite decisions

    • Create partnerships for long term sustainable sourcing. Define priority materials and suppliers.

    • Build relationships with key thought leaders in innovative areas to learn and apply new thinking.

    • Enhance internal stakeholder engagement across all functional areas and divisions

    • Increase delivered value via key Supplier Relationship Management programs

  • Gaining comprehensive industry knowledge of best practices, processes, and market and technology trends to proactively adjust sourcing strategy.

  • Deliver cost and expense goals: 

    • Value added negotiations

    • Financial contributions

    • Active involvement in budget process 

    • Quarterly spend analysis

  • Maximize the benefits from eProcurement Tools  

  • Keep high visibility by presenting progress  to Subsidiary and Division Leadership

  • Manage and develop indirect procurement commercial team



  • Must have 5 years of  experience in Procurement.

  • Fluent English

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Engineer, Business Administration, International Business, Commercial Relations, Marketing, or equivalent

  • SAP,  Google Collaboration Tools, Procurement Electronic Tools



  • Experience in commercial (marketing and media) procurement

  • Master’s Degree

  • Ariba 



  • Strong functional expertise (media, marketing preferably) 

  • Results oriented 

  • Effective Communication and Execution

  • Consumer/Customer Focused

  • People management and development

  • Teamwork and collaboration

  • Influence and Negotiation 

  • Supplier Relationship Management

  • Market Dynamics understanding and business analysis

  • Sourcing and contracting process concepts

  • Project management methodologies and eTools 

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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