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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 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, Hill's Prescription Diet and Hill's Ideal Balance.

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:  Procurement Specialist

Travel Required?:  Travel - 25% of time
Date:  Apr 14, 2021
Remote working option during the current situation

No Relocation Assistance Offered
# 93080 - Manila City, National Capital Region (NCR), Philippines

Job Summary:

The Sourcing /Procurement Specialist, Indirect Procurement will lead primarily the Company’s indirect spend in Colgate (Philippines) Asia. Candidate will also handle spend in the various Commercial Categories (Media, Marketing, Customer Development)


Job Purpose:




The Procurement specialist focuses on the following:


  • Implementing the global sourcing plans and strategies using Colgate-Palmolive's seven step sourcing process.
  • Supporting Colgate's requirements for supported function/business units/category spend by selecting core and/or leveraged suppliers which provide efficient cost, quality, and delivery.
  • Implementing outstanding global strategies and manage relationships and alliances with the used suppliers so that they are in tune with developments and directions in Colgate business units.
  • Identifying, developing, and handling strategic business relationships, internally and externally, to ensure the alignment of sourcing strategies to meet business requirements
  • Working collaboratively with team members, business and functional business partners, and suppliers to develop and supervise project plans to ensure sourcing projects are delivered on time and within budget.
  • Accountable for the Purchasing Key Performance Indicators and working with the entire supported function/business units.
  • Ensuring interpersonal service, quality, innovation, and financial goals are met.
  • Gaining comprehensive industry knowledge of standard methodologies, processes, and technology trends to proactively adjust sourcing strategy.
  • Identifying metrics, tools, and processes to optimize sourcing and supplier innovation and efficiencies.
  • Participating in the development, negotiation and implementation of contract agreements with suppliers.
  • Other tasks that maybe assigned from time to time.



ii. Key internal and external customers

Internal: Marketing, Customer Development Team, Customer Service and Logistics, Finance, Information Technology, Human Resources, Legal

External: Vendors, Third Party Service Providers, Third Party Services & Logistics Provider, Other Business Partners



III. Leadership/Supervision

Lead vendors in innovative projects related to new material sourcing, alternative material sourcing, process improvement


IV. Education and Functional Experience Required:


  • Bachelor's degree required. Marketing or related business field preferred; MBA preferred
  • At least 5 years of Procurement, Supply Chain, Financial or Marketing related experience
  • Practical experience with core procurement skills, such as market analysis, contract development and management, supplier selection, negotiation, supplier performance and supplier relationship management, as well as some Marketing specific knowledge.
  • Practical experience in creating RFP’s (Request for Proposals).
  • Ability to formulate and proactively communicate strategies and concepts
  • Practical understanding of project management methodologies and e-procurement processes and tools such as SAP, eSourcing, etc.



  • Advanced degree is helpful.
  • Professional certification (CPM, CPIM, or Project Management) is desirable
  • Expertise with strategy development for multiple indirect spend categories
  • Be a highly capable negotiator able to handle significant amounts of ambiguity and negotiating conditions
  • Sophisticated contract negotiation skills and strategic cost analysis subject areas as it relates to the industry and the ability to evaluate the competitiveness for the particular commodity.
  • Able to travel

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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