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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:  AEA, Logistics Procurement Manager

Travel Required?:  Travel - 25% of time
Date:  Sep 14, 2021
Partial remote working option

No Relocation Assistance Offered
# 98879 - Gebze - Kocaeli, Turkey, Turkey



Job Summary


Colgate-Palmolive is a leading global consumer product company, 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, Soft soap, Irish Spring, Protex, Tom’s of Maine, Sanex, Ajax, Fabuloso, Suavitel, and Hill’s Science Diet and Hill’s Prescription Diet.


Colgate-Palmolive is currently recruiting for a  Regional IP Manager, Demand located in Gebze, Turkey.


The IP Manager, Demand is responsible for taking the lead role in ensuring the supply, cost, quality and service for all warehousing, freight and co-packing activities. Additionally, this role will partner with the supply chain team in AEA  to create a holistic, strategic sourcing approach across all business units. He / She will be responsible for developing and implementing strategies for sourcing transportation, warehousing and co-packing to address both the short and long term capacity requirements of the CP brand.  The Sourcing Manager will identify and resolve all purchasing related activities, risks, price forecast management, critical service/quality issues, market knowledge for his/her portfolio, FTG coordination and reporting, supply chain tools (SMI, Risk Management, KPI/Scorecards and audits). He/she will also be responsible for identifying and driving savings for all materials, and services within the Demand area in AEA. Implement best in class strategies through relationships and alliances with leveraged suppliers so they meet the ongoing needs and new developments/directions of AEA growth goals


Principal Duties and Responsibilities


The IP Manager plays an integral role by: 


  • Be the principle procurement relationship lead across AEA for the Demand organization,

  • Accountable for the Procurement Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and working with the entire business unit to drive compliance and improvement,

  • Participating in the development, negotiation and implementation of contract agreements with freight and warehousing suppliers and contract manufacturers (co-packers),

  • Identifying, developing, and managing strategic business relationships, internally and externally, to ensure the alignment of sourcing strategies to meet business requirements,

  • Working collaboratively with team members, business and functional business partners, and suppliers to develop and monitor procurement project plans to ensure sourcing projects are delivered on time and within budget,

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

  • Identifying metrics, tools, and processes to optimize sourcing and supplier innovation and efficiencies,

  • Leads continuous improvement programs with suppliers,

  • Manage supplier “Scorecards” with a selected group of suppliers,

  • Develop, implement and report Budget, LE, FTG and LT FTG, 

  • Develop Risk Management platforms as needed,

  • Support Responsible Sourcing initiatives, including tracking compliance for public sustainability goals,

  • Understanding of market structure and drivers within freight and warehousing with risk management overview and identifies opportunities and challenges,

  • Supplier collaboration focuses on efficiency and productivity improvements io. only cost,

  • Shape Logistics procurement to different channels (traditional, DTC, e Commerce, etc) and champion in innovation and automation,

  • Work with Carriers, Customers and other manufacturers to optimize Freight network,

  • Look at E2E freight (including DP freight) to create continuous freight moves,

  • Understands real estate, labor and temp labor market by region or capable to source reliable information,

  • Lead or participate in Build or Lease wh studies.




Required qualifications include:  


  • A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent local university degree) in Supply Chain, Finance or Economics

  • At least 7-8 years of Logistics and / or Procurement practice

  • Full understanding of Logistics market within different regions in AEA


Preferred qualifications include:


  • An advanced degree (MBA) or professional certification (CPM, CPIM, or Project Management) is desirable,

  • Be a highly capable negotiator able to handle significant amounts of ambiguity and negotiating conditions,

  • Advanced contract negotiation skills and strategic cost analysis disciplines as it relates to the industry and the ability to evaluate the competitiveness for the particular commodity,

  • Practical experience with core procurement skills, such as market analysis, contract development and management, supplier selection, negotiation, supplier performance and supplier relationship management, as well as some Marketing specific knowledge,

  • Practical experience in creating RFP’s (Request for Proposals).


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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