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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:  Asst. Manager - Toothbrush Procurement & Sourcing

Travel Required?:  Travel - 25% of time
Date:  Jan 16, 2023

Relocation Assistance Offered Within Country
# 147474 - Mumbai, Maharashtra, India


About Colgate-Palmolive:

Do you want to come to work with a smile and leave with one as well? In between those smiles, your day consists of connecting with others across the world, full of 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. We win as a global organization by continually learning and collaborating. 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.


Job Summary:

The position is responsible for effectively managing the procurement activity for specific materials / groups of materials / Contract Manufacturers or services, and for developing collaborative partnerships with both CP colleagues and suppliers.  He/she must deliver the agreed business results while maintaining positive employee and supplier relations.  The primary accountabilities of the role include subsidiary Procurement financial performance, Customer Service, Quality and managing supplier relationships. 


Core Responsibilities:

  • Accountable for the Procurement Key Performance Indicators (KPI) and working with the entire Supply Chain, Customer Service and Logistics, and Marketing organizations to maximize results.
  • Executes effective negotiations for specific materials or purchases. Develop Cost Models/Insights in to CM / Supplier costs to help function achieve cost savings
  • Implements and monitors the Sourcing budget for the specific materials of responsibility.
  • Works cross functionally for optimizing raw and packing material inventories against Customer Service and working capital targets at Sricity.                                                                                         
  • Ensures the highest level of Customer Service is provided to internal Customers (Factory/CM)
  • Manages contract manufacturing requirements and, as necessary, cross border sourcing requirements of contracted materials.
  • Interfaces with supplier’s sales, technical and other functional groups as well as Colgate Supply Chain, Technology, Marketing and Finance functions to enforce Procurement policies, resolve issues, align service and financial strategies.
  • Provides input for “Top to Top” meetings and, when necessary, present Procurement performance and strategies.
  • Assist in continuous improvement programs with suppliers –ESM/SRSA.
  • Together with New Product launch teams, ensures new products are executed effectively.
  • Contributes to local Funding the Growth Programs.
  • Executes subsidiary efforts in using “e-tools” to help drive Funding the Growth, simplification and standardization programs for the subsidiary
  • Accountable for adhering to Colgate-Palmolive, and governmental guidelines related to EOHS, Quality, and Regulatory for materials of responsibility.  Develop awareness and influence compliance with local government laws and regulations pertaining to materials.
  • Continues to improve oneself by way of training, information sharing, coaching and feedback, appraisals, and implementing best practices. 
  • Participates in external industry forums and internal Procurement meetings.
  • Develops documented understanding of market structure and drivers for his/her materials, with risk management overview, and identifies opportunities and threats for the future.


Key Regular Responsibilities:

  • Manage supplies to Contract Manufacturers & Sricity from CP Approved vendors wrt timely delivery & Quality
  • Check & be updated on commodity trends especially of PP/PET/PVC/Paper Board. Be in touch with RIL on production shutdowns to manage supplies & Prices
  • Maintain Info records.
  • P3 reconciliation with CM on Quarterly basis via BOM updation, Verification of invoices & material rates and Conversion Costs
  • Update Commodity trends & Identify buying opportunities
  • Do FCP & Exhibit K & Auctions /RFQ/E Tools
  • Check & Track Imported shipments costs on monthly basis
  • Manage Risk Mitigation by developing backup & own Contract Manufacturing Agreements
  • Negotiations for Key Allotted materials as per Budget


Required (Education, Knowledge required, Language skills, etc):

  • 2+ years experience, SAP experience an advantage.
  • PG Degree in Operations/Supply Chain Management or equivalent
  • Well versed in Systems & Analytical skills
  • English language proficiency.



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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