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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 recognised 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 programmes 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:  Network Operations Manager Oral Care

Travel Required?:  Travel - 25% of time
Date:  12-Jan-2022
No remote working option

No Relocation Assistance Offered
# 120181 - Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China

Do you want to come to work with a smile and leave with one as well? In between those smiles, your day consists of working in a global organization, continually learning and collaborating, having stimulating discussions, and making impactful contributions!

If this is how you see your career, Colgate is the place to be!

Our dependable household brands, dedicated employees, and sustainability commitments make us a company passionate about building a future to smile about for our employees, consumers, and surrounding communities. The pride in our brand fuels a workplace that encourages creative thinking, champions experimentation, and promotes authenticity which has contributed to our enduring success.

If you want to work for a company that lives by their values, then give your career a reason to smile...every single day.

The Divisional Category Network Operation Manager will lead new product development to support business growth, and develop regional sourcing strategies to improve margin and supply chain effectiveness. The position responsibilities will include volume and capacity management, product simplification, contingency planning, and oversight of the Funding the Growth program. The Divisional Category Network Operations Manager will also work closely with the business partners in the division and the subsidiaries to ensure implementation of commercial strategies. In addition, the Divisional Category Network Operations manager will collaborate with the Global Network Operations group to ensure alignment across the Global Supply Chain.

What you will do

  • Closely working with Business partners and End 2 End Supply Chain in the Division, External Manufacturers and Subsidiaries on New Initiatives and Implement of Commercial Strategies

  • Closely working with related Innovation centers (CIC) , Technology centers (GTC), GTD, Design & Packaging teams and Manufacturing Plants and External Manufacturers in New Product developments and to ensure Optimization of Supply Chain end to end process

  • Coordinate and oversee Project Management process for New product at each Plant

  • Coordinate and manage New SKUs , Bundles , Packaging , Customer, Shipment Destination into the plant

  • Lead simplification effort focusing on reducing complexity for production plant

  • Develop a Master Sourcing strategy for the region.

  • Determine sourcing plant /plants for New Products , New Volume , New customers that align with Sourcing Strategy

  • Working closely with Manufacturing plants in developing medium and long term capacity Strategy and Plan

  • Oversight and Coordinate Category FTG Program

  • Develop and implement Category Contingency Strategy and plan for the Manufacturing sites in the region

  • Conduct and making a recommendation on Sourcing Changes

  • Manage and coordinate sourcing change projects

  • Coordinate with other Divisions for Product Supply between the Divisions

  • Collaboration with the Global Network Operations group to ensure alignment across Global Supply Chain

  • Performs other duties as assigned

  • Complies with all policies and standards

Required Qualifications

  • At least 3 years Background in Plant Operations, production planning, Industrial Engineering, Supply Network Planning or Demand Planning 

  • Project management 

  • Analytical skills - at intermediate level ideally 

  • Effective Communication and interpersonal skills, capable of influencing change 

  • Written and Verbal English language proficiency 

  • Creative, Innovative and looks for ways to improve our way of working 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree Engineering, Logistics or related Science 

  • At least 2 years Working with Packaging, Technical, Procurement or Supply Chain team members 

Physical Demands

  • Sitting - Constantly 

Equal Opportunity Employer
Colgate is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, 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 recognised 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 programme, please visit To learn more about Hill's and the Hill’s Food, Shelter & Love programme 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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