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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:  Indirect Procurement Supervisor

Travel Required?:  No Travel
Date:  Sep 19, 2022
No remote working option

No Relocation Assistance Offered
# 144709 - Guangzhou, Guangdong, China


 Collaborates with key stakeholders in developing and executing solid sourcing strategies in partnership with internal and external stakeholders with a big focus in Sales Services , O2O, POSM & PoP and professional service categories.

 Works closely with key stakeholders in understanding needs, objectives and priorities to provide sourcing solution to optimize service, quality and total cost of ownership. 

 Identify and monitor risks and opportunities related to responsible category. Improve internal efficiencies; identify optimization areas and savings opportunities in cross-functional environment.

 Establish and maintain positive relationships with suppliers. Motivates suppliers to take the company as preferred customer in presenting innovative or cost efficiency solution. Drive excellent supplier performance.

 Negotiate contracts within portfolio in conjunction with Legal to mitigate legal and financial risk, with a special focus in protecting intellectual property, minimizing liabilities and driving best commercial availabilities.

 Support regional and global sourcing strategy. Participates/Leads (to) the Regional and Global Commercial Circles.



 Bachelor degree, fluent English in both oral and writing.

 At least 6 years procurement experience with proven category management expertise within indirect procurement, ideally with exposure across Marketing and Sales spend and other below the line commercial spend.

 Familiar with leading complex and cross-functional sourcing projects with digital focus. 

 Experience in vendor evaluations and supply management in MNC.

 Proven experience in working in a fast moving and result oriented environment which demands to work under pressure. Passionate to learn and grow in the organization.

 Strong interpersonal and communication skills.

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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