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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:  CPFR Analyst - Target

Travel Required?:  Travel - 25% of time
Date:  Jun 23, 2022
Partial remote working option

Relocation Assistance Offered Within Country
# 137501 - Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

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.

The CPFR analyst will drive Collaborative Planning, Forecasting and Replenishment with the external customer and their account team throughout the item life cycle in the total supply chain. This role will influence the customer's forecast, plan and execute events, and lead the customer supply relationship. Utilizing customer systems and joint business targets, the CPFR will analyze data trends to support the business planning and execution processes through accurate forecasting. Should have a complete understanding of all of the customer's extensive systems and data of future/historical replenishment, sales, inventories to best drive best in class forecast accuracy and processes. This role will be also responsible for building relationships with internal supply contacts including Demand Planning, Transportation, Warehousing and several other functions.

What you will do: 


  • Collaborative Planning, Forecast and Replenishment (CPFR) to ensure shipment forecast generation (rolling 18 months) and standard methodologies.
  • Use point of sale data to forecast trends, as well as, in-stock levels in order to settle impact on Supply Chain key performance indicators.
  • Develop appropriate relationships and actively follow up to ensure maximum efficiency on forecasting and inventory management initiatives.
  • Provide regular communication and analysis of business results to the Supply Chain, Customer Alliance Management and Customer Development Team.
  • Formulate specific action plans to address issues and improve opportunities that support Customer, Supply Chain and Sales objectives.
  • Continued development, improvement, and implementation of Collaborative Planning, Forecast and Replenishment (CPFR) standard methodologies; internally and externally.
  • Serve as liaison between Customer Development and Customer Service to assure strong execution of the order fulfillment process.
  • Provide and maintain the internal forecast and demand plan by leveraging internal and customer data
  • Work cross-functionally with our centralized demand planning team to support the customer and Colgate strategic KPIs
  • Builds strong relationships with our customers and maximizes the data to facilitate information sharing and continuous improvement
  • Supports the order to invoice team, by monitoring via SAP reports the correct flow of order management as well as supporting and escalating execution with our customer and commercial teams.
  • Performs other duties as assigned
  • Complies with all policies and standards


Required Qualifications: 


  • High School Diploma
  • Bachelor's Degree Supply Chain, Business, Engineering or similar
  • At least 3 years Experience in forecasting, demand planning, customer engagement, supply chain
  • SAP R3 / APO knowledge
  • Excellent communication, negotiation and presentation skills
  • Advanced EXCEL skills (Pivot tables, vlookup, slicers) with the ability to create tools, manipulate, and analyze data
  • Strong Functional / Technical knowledge of Supply Chain processes
  • Passion for continuous improvement


Preferred Qualifications: 


  • Advanced forecasting skills (APO preferred) and understanding of statistical models and projections.

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.

Nearest Major Market: Minneapolis

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