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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:  Inventory Team Leader

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

Relocation Assistance Offered Within Country
# 155554 - Hodges, South Carolina, 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!


Inventory Team Leader

As an Inventory Team Leader, you will play a pivotal role in transforming North American Supply Chain processes for efficiency and effectiveness. Your responsibilities encompass designing, developing, and leading the implementation of business process changes in Warehousing Management, Transportation Planning, and Logistics. You will focus on streamlining these processes, ensuring seamless Supply Chain operations.



  • Design, develop and lead implementation of business process change and simplification initiatives related to the North American Supply Chain Processes in Warehousing Management, Transportation Planning and Logistics.
  • Develop and maintain a seamless Supply Chain Business Process in Warehousing Management, Transportation Planning and Logistics.
  • Increase APO and R/3 Transportation & Warehouse Management System Utilization supporting the North American Strategies.
  • Support SAP / APO system upgrades (testing, validating and providing seamless transitions)
  • Develop plans to identify train and retain Functional Power Users
  • Support daily business needs in achieving best in class indicators, serving as interface between IT and end users on Key Initiatives.
  • Ensure Business Processes are aligned with Global practices.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in SAP/APO module interrelationships to work effectively with peers on integrated business processes.
  • Identify SAP/APO system limitations and solutions to meet business needs.
  • Seek and share global best practices from across Colgate, maintain training materials and Intranet reference content to reflect Best Practices.
  • Lead IT initiatives for the Business via GSSO and/or Gridded Projects.
  • Lead a team of material handlers in proper warehouse management (FIFO, inventory, cycle counts, etc.).
  • Partner with 3PL providers in the execution of assigned projects.
  • Responsible for the completion of rework projects as assigned.
  • Responsible for the management and leases of all warehouse industrial equipment to include: scissor lifts, fork lifts, etc. 


Required Qualifications:

  • BA/BS degree in Supply Chain, Business or related field of study
  • Minimum of 3 years in various supply chain / warehousing / operations roles.
  • Minimum of 2 years of people management experience/exposure
  • Strong computer skills with good understanding of system architectures (APO and R/3)
  • Expert knowledge of SAP/APO systems ell-developed interpersonal skills and presentation skills


Preferred Qualifications:

  • MBA
  • Experience in Transportation & Warehousing Management or Supply Chain Integration
  • Knowledge of Transportation Management systems
  • BW/BI proficiency
  • Experience in a fast paced environment.
  • Experience in an autonomous work environment.

Compensation and Benefits
Salary Range $70,400.00 - $116,550.00 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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