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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:  Warehouse & Distribution Sr. Specialist

Travel Required?:  Travel - 25% of time
Date:  Feb 8, 2024

No Relocation Assistance Offered
# 156220 - Istanbul, Turkey, Turkey

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!



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.


Job Summary:


Lead the operations of transportation & warehousing across the entire Turkey and CACE region, driving cost and efficiency improvements while exceeding customer service expectations. Manage 3PL warehouses. 


Key Responsibilities:


•    Accountable for Logistics cost in the entire Turkey & CACE region. Ensure proper processes in place for capturing and reporting of the cost, organize regular cost reviews with necessary functions and prepare and present logistics cost during MYR and Budget
•    Lead the operations with regards to distribution & warehousing of products within the Supply network. Drive cost efficiencies, leverage global best practices & sustainability initiatives. Scope of responsibility includes 3PL warehouses, road transport, and projects involving distributor warehouses. 
•    Prepare Transport budget & Latest Estimates. Lead efforts to optimize Transportation and Warehousing costs & NVO’s & deliver CS&L FTG goals.
•    Accountable for Transportation & WH Key Performance Indicators (KPI), maintaining regional scorecards, and working with the entire Supply Chain, Service Providers, Divisional and local CS&L, and commercial team to maximize results. Lead warehouse audits and work on findings. 
•    Support efforts to evaluate & implement alternative Supply & Distribution networks in the entire Turkey&CACE region that optimize cost and service objectives while considering changes in business and customer profiles.
•    Provide strategic direction for the logistics activities for the region including Incoterm Decision and facilitate implementation.
•    Lead all requests for proposal and 3PL provider changes for inbound & outbound transportation & warehousing selection (via Tender or direct negotiation). Provide support and leadership for tenders and changes to warehousing & transportation in the subsidiaries.
•    Manage ongoing relationships of 3PL’s, carriers, forwarders and customs brokers including audits, physical counts. Ensure process standardization across warehouses. 


Required Qualifications:


•    Bachelor’s Degree or Logistics degree, MBA desirable
•    Fluent in English
•    Minimum 7 years of Logistics or Supply Chain experience, with 4 years of management experience.
•    Experience of Transportation Management including road, intermodal, ocean.
•    Prior Experience in negotiating services, 3PL management and developing contracts
•    Market knowledge in Turkey & CACE region


Disclaimer - Interested candidates are requested to upload their resumes drafted in English language only.

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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