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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:  Demand Fulfillment Planner

Travel Required?:  No Travel
Date:  Sep 22, 2022
Partial remote working option

No Relocation Assistance Offered
# 136385 - Midrand, Gauteng, South Africa


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 its values, then give your career a reason to smile...every single day.


Scope Of Responsibility: 

-  The Demand Fulfillment Planner is responsible for the daily interaction between the Subsidiary demand planning and the CBS SNP organizations to achieve Customer Service targets and Inventory objectives. 

-  This position requires the daily communication and prioritization of the Sub alerts to avoid OOS and lost sales whilst optimizing the Hub/Sub inventories.

-   The Demand Fulfillment Planner also represents the Sub in the weekly/ monthly disciplines/ calls between DP/ CBS SNP.

-   The Demand Fulfillment Planner also has full responsibility for SLOB and Simplification management processes for the subsidiary.


Main Responsibilities:

-  Daily alert prioritization and communication of the alerts/ priorities to avoid Out Of Stocks and Inventory excess. 

-  The Demand Fulfillment Planner will create a priority list for the subsidiary and communicate a consolidated priority list to the SNP Planner

-  Understand Commercial activities and goals

-  Determine the required reservations, allocations, and quotas within the subsidiary CD

-  Work with SNP and Demand Planning to identify potential stock availability issues

-  Develop plans to mitigate Mid Term- Long term stock-outs, ensure they are profit-enhancing & work with CBS SNP & Commercial Teams

-  Life Cycle Management (NPI / Short term discontinuation/Substitutions/Transitions)

-  Owns and coordinates the Slow Moving and Obsolete stock management process, SLOB clearance, and destructions for the Hub in collaboration with Sub Demand Planning and Customer Development.

-  FG Playbook results from review and alignment with division and CBS

-  Support the SKU management process, inclusive of SKU simplification processes and management.

-  Manage the co-packing administration and processes within the subsidiary.

-  Key interfaces are Supply Network Planning, Demand Planning, Customer Development Teams (CDTs), Customer and Consumer Marketing, and Finance.

Required Qualifications:

-  Bachelor's degree in Finance, Supply Chain, Engineering, Business Administration 

-  MS or MBA is a plus 

-  3 years experience of in Finance/Planning in Consumer Goods or Manufacturing 



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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