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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:  Sr Manager, IP Demand Services APAC

Travel Required?:  Travel - 25% of time
Date:  May 10, 2024

Relocation Assistance Offered Within Region
# 157718 - Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China

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!



Develop and implement best in class strategic sourcing plans, lead strategic contract negotiations and manage key internal and external partnerships to support the APAC Logistics  services categories, including transportation, warehousing and customs services.




  • Develop and adapt to APAC a clear multi year category strategy and execution plan, including all aspects of total value, including innovation, sustainability, resilience, total cost optimization, automation and speed

  • Define APAC total value metrics and tracking methodology for key supplier relationships.

  • Develop and adapt from global, division and local cost models and drive fact based cost forecasts and budget guidance for managed spend

  • Update annual Category/Supplier Segmentation for Freight, Warehousing and eCommerce, and develop supplier engagement models accordingly

  • Negotiate strategic supplier contracts and support and track key global Savings and Growth initiatives

  • Deliver/exceed the annual savings goals

  • Identify and assess category risks, develop/support risk mitigation plans


Relationships and Engagement:

  • Connect regularly with Corporate and other division IP Leaders in logistics

  • Lead the APAC Indirect Procurement Logistics network to  enforce category governance and facilitate sharing of Best Practices. 

  • Develop and implement strong partnerships with category stakeholders to elevate the procurement role on delivering against business priorities.

  • Engage senior leaders when there is a need to escalate issues and drive internal and external partnering.

  • Manage ethical and professional relationships with vendors.

  • Elevate partnerships with key suppliers to drive innovation, resilience, total value via customer of choice approach.

  • Lead Strategic supplier T2T engagements and drive the SRM program with identified supplier partners


Innovation and Continuous Improvement:

  • Drive innovation, automation and efficiency across managed spend

  • Develop and implement any related process improvement in the category.

  • Contributor to the company’s renewable energy and sustainability initiatives and goals.

  • Drive relevant IP transformational/reimagined and innovation initiatives across the logistics category

  • Keep track of the external market, participate in Industry events, engage in benchmarking exercises, and bring category trends, innovation and growth opportunities to the stakeholders and procurement teams.

Analytics  & Insights 

  •  Ability to define the questions which needs to be answered using data and insights 

  • Comfortable with experimenting with new systems and technologies

  • Use a data driven approach for validating hypothesis and develop internal and external insights 



  • Bachelor degree and above in a relevant field

  • 8 years of experience in Logistics and or Procurement Logistics with regional and/or global scope

  • Outstanding negotiation and influence capabilities with internal and external stakeholders

  • Proven records in leading change in suppliers at a regional and/or global level

  • Ability to work cross functionally and cross geography

  • CPG background, Supply Chain experience beyond logistics is preferred

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.


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