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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:  Senior Logistics & Inventory Manager

Travel Required?:  Travel - 50% of time
Date:  Feb 7, 2024

Relocation Assistance Offered Within Country
# 158215 - Midrand, Gauteng, South Africa

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!



Job Purpose:


Managing effective Customer order fulfillment for the designated region. Management of the logistics processes for Finished Goods for the region, inbound to the warehouse and outbound distribution to the customer, i.e. all processes relevant to the movement of Finished Goods from the source factory, though to delivery to the customer – Proof of Del Managing subsidiary Logistics financial performance, quality, EOHS, people and organization development. As the primary CS&L leader for the site, the Senior Logistics & Inventory Manager also assumes a key role in developing mutually beneficial relationships with 3rd party logistics providers, regulatory agencies, the local community, and developing collaborative partnerships with CP colleagues.


What you will do:


•    Effectively managing 3PL Warehousing, Distribution and order to invoice, including CP owned DC’s
•    Developing collaborative partnerships with both CP colleagues and customers.
•    Accountable for effectively fulfilling customer requirements and is responsible for ensuring that the Supply Chain is aligned with customer expectations.
•    Ensure the highest level of Customer Service is provided to our Customers through the development and maintenance of Order Fulfillment Best Practices (inclusive of Vendor Managed Inventory relationships).
•    Responsible for Logistics Key Performance Indicators (KPI) and working with the entire Supply Chain and Sales organizations to maximize results. Manages the Logistics processes to deliver regional performance objectives, as measured by corporate and local KPI's.
•    Executes a logistics network master plan, as well as organizational capabilities, necessary to support future business growth.
•    Accountable for the development, implementation, and monitoring of the Logistics Operating Budget inclusive of all Transportation and Warehousing costs and lead efforts to optimize the same
•    Able to develop and maintain logistics best practices that deliver superior customer service while meeting budget expectations.
•    Communicate proactively with Customer Development Teams when supply execution issues are experienced to manage customer’s expectations.
•    Supports management of SLOB: early identification of SKU’s at risk, Aging stock, tracking and analysis, follow up on clearance plans.
•    Issues appropriate corporate communications regarding Situation Alerts, EOHS incidents.
•    Manages the outsourcing and ongoing relationships with Third Party Logistics (3PL) providers Warehousing, Distribution and Clearing & Forwarding, to deliver performance requirements.
•    Acts as a functional resource, providing support on task forces, acquisition studies, and major project support.
•    Empowers subordinates by way of training, information sharing, coaching, feedback, appraisals, and delegation, to ensure the development of people and organizational capabilities, and performs annual activities related to performance management.
•    Performs other duties as assigned
•    Complies with all policies and standards


Required Qualifications


•    Bachelor's Degree, preferably in Supply Chain 
•    Minimum 5 years of Logistics experience 
•    Prior experience in managing people/Coaching and Development role
•    Working Experience in SAP/BI/APO 



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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