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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:  Plant Procurement Specialist

Travel Required?:  Travel - 25% of time
Date:  May 25, 2023

No Relocation Assistance Offered
# 153315 - Istanbul, Turkey, Turkey

Do you want to come to work with a smile and leave with one as well? In between those smiles, your day consists of connecting with others across the world, full of 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. We win as a global organisation by continually learning and collaborating. 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.


-  Manage material spend, negotiating TCO terms & leading innovation for assigned portfolio bring value from supplier’s relationship

-  Facilitate the relationship between supplier & plant functions (mainly planning and quality) supporting resolution of customer service/quality issues

-  Function as Procurement contact for the manufacturing plant functions vs suppliers & propose/support/implement process & tool harmonization for the plant

-  Implement & Lead, as assigned and defined, cross-plant material portfolio management and initiatives

-  Facilitate procurement & category new project implementation at plant level

-  Be the liaison between Category Material Manager (CMM) and local plant functions as vital, ensuring to also provide volume requirement info to the CMM who will guarantee enough capacity at supplier in order to support the plant short and long term demand requirements

-  Lead the quarterly plant/procurement & the supplier/plant (SEP) meetings for continuous improvement & Vendor scorecard completion

-  Lead Risk Management initiatives for portfolio via chemical assessment for raw and molded part's monitoring (utilization, RAMPS, qualification plan)

-  Ensure compliance with ESM, SRSA, CDP, etc policies / objectives

-  Accountable for the Purchasing Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and working with the entire Procurement and plant functions to ensure accurate KPI levels (FTG, Spend track, Vendor Scorecard, Risk Management, Legal coverage, PPV, etc)

-  Provides input for “Top to Top” meetings and, when vital, presents Purchasing performance and strategies

-  Implements efforts in using new “e-tools” to help drive Funding the Growth, simplification and standardization programs/initiatives

-  Leads plant implementation of SMI with appropriate suppliers

-  Develop detailed understanding of market structure and drivers for materials, with risk management overview, and find opportunities and threats for the future

-  A Bachelor's degree 

-  Minimum 2 years of experience in Procurement 

-  SAP experience is preferred 

-  Fluent in English

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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