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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:  Customer Collaboration Manager

Travel Required?:  Travel - 25% of time
Date:  Sep 14, 2023

No Relocation Assistance Offered
# 154950 - Midrand, Gauteng, South Africa


We are Colgate - a caring, innovative growth company reimagining a healthier future for all people, their pets, and our planet. We are a leading global consumer products company with portfolios in Oral Care, Personal Care, Home Care and Pet Nutrition.

At Colgate, we have a purpose! Every day around the world, we transform the lives of hundreds of millions of people and pet families through groundbreaking innovation, outstanding products and nutrition, and committed people.

Our strong culture of collaboration, diversity, sustainability and inclusion is grounded in our core values of Caring, Global Teamwork and Continuous Improvement. Employees are rewarded by rich career development and career experiences. We pride ourselves on our focus on delivering high ethical standards, the richness that our diverse team brings, outstanding standards and our dedication to developing our employees. With many local benefits such as Summer Hours, Wellbeing programs, access to discounted Product, medical & life insurance, improved superannuation to name a few!

Key Responsibilities: 


  • Engages in the order fulfillment process (order to cash) in order to ensure delivery of outstanding customer service to customers. 
  • Works with cross-functional teams on continuous Service Level improvement and elimination of customer supply chain inefficiencies. 
  • Drives the implementation of the Customer Engagement Supply Chain strategy with focus on collaborative end-to-end Supply Chain initiatives to foster mutual growth and profitability. 
  • Analyses KPI’s to understand service and efficiency trends and finds opportunities for improvement with customers based on the Customer Engagement Supply Chain Strategy and Advantage Survey results. 
  • Implements beneficial projects such as EDI, Collaborative Planning, VMI, Data Synchronization etc. 
  • Finds opportunities to optimize “Cost to Serve” and customer Minimum Order Value (MOV). 
  • Provides the CD teams an extensive support in all of the logistics aspects. 
  • Enforces Supply Chain Terms & Conditions with the Customer(s), in close collaboration with the CDT’s. 
  • Conducts CS&L meetings with customers and participates in customer agreements and contracts preparation. 
  • Effectively manages data flow, communication and processes associated with new and transitioning SKU’s, material status and ensures synchronization with customer’s database. 
  • Establishes relationships at multiple levels within the customers’ organizations to pursue CP objectives in term of KPIs. 
  • Seeks input from customers about their needs and expectations to continually improve Customer Service and Supply Chain performance. 
  • Identifies key issues customers face and the related implications for the Supply Chain. 
  • Communicates proactively with customers in case of supply chain issues in order to manage customer expectations. 


Required Qualifications:


  • A Bachelor's Degree
  • Minimum 3 years of experience in Customer Service / Logistics / Supply Chain/Customer Development 
  • Proven experience in establishing relationships at senior levels with customers and working with cross-functional selling teams 





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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