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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:  SAP APO / Kinaxis - Architect

Travel Required?:  No Travel
Date:  Jun 11, 2024

No Relocation Assistance Offered
# 160177 - Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

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!


The Experience:


In today’s dynamic technology environment, it is an exciting time to work with the information technology team at Colgate. Our highly technical and innovative team is committed to driving growth for Colgate Palmolive in this constantly evolving landscape.

What role will you play as a member of Colgate's Information Technology team?

The candidate should be a domain specialist and responsible for the design, development and implementation of applications like Kinaxis, SCM Advanced Planning Optimization (APO) or Integrated Business Planning (IBP) and provide support. The role requires the person to act as an expert for the global business processes within the function, lead the execution of different projects activities and ensure the smooth execution of critical business processes.


The person will be required to collaborate with Divisions and Subsidiary business partners to understand requirements and challenges across all geographies. The person should analyze and provide solutions using existing technologies as well as Identify new techniques and technologies and concepts that can help to business and IT growth.


Who are you…


You are a functional authority:


  • Understands and applies Information Technology standards to daily support and project implementation activities
  • Applying conceptual knowledge of business processes and technology to solve complex procedural problems.
  • Lead and/or perform the design, testing and applications of SAP & Non SAP systems configuration in line with agreed timeframes, business requirements and global standards.
  • Document detailed specifications of configuration design, test and training programs
  • Maintain Production Systems reliability through correct utilization of GIT standard support and Governance processes
  • Support day to day business requirements according to Global SLA, respond to emergencies (24X7), sometimes working in shifts.
  • Deliver solutions to business requirements considering priorities and resources available
  • Partner with internal Information Technology Organizations such as Global Applications & Americas, Regional Shared Service Organizations, Risk Management as well Business Shared Service Organization & Business functions.
  • Build and maintain positive relationships with GIT Peers, Business partners, customers and external resources
  • Participate or Lead and coordinate Project Implementation across the divisions
  • Collaborate with other GIT and external partners to deliver business requirements
  • Ensure the proper use of Information Technology project management GIT 5 project management methodology to align with Information Technology governance practices.

You connect the dots -


  • Your proficiency in handling the functions within Planning space & connecting the dots with the newest technologies like Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning should help to bridge the gap for business processes.
  • You will connect the dots with the understanding of supporting tools like Stone-branch, understanding the architecture & security requirements.

You as a collaborator:


  • Collaborate with business and functional teams, develop detailed plans and accurate estimates for completion of build, system testing and implementation phases of project

You are an innovator -


  • You will spearhead dynamic initiatives that push the boundaries of what's possible within Planning applications. Your innovative approach will drive the evolution of our planning transformation that we planned across Colgate world.

What you’ll need…(Required)


  • Should have 2+ years of hands-on working experience on Kinaxis or 3+ years in APO, IBP, or any SCM other planning applications
  • A consistent record of project management with at least 1+ years on IT Role Collecting Business requirements developing, configuring and implementing or supporting planning applications.
  • Knowledge of ECC processes in the area of material management (MM) or sales & distribution (SD) is desired.
  • For people manager roles, experience in leading the team of 4-8 people are important wherein responsibilities include career planning, performance evaluation and driving the strategy.
  • Strong oral & written communication skills with an ability to express technical concepts in business terms and business needs in technical specifications in English.
  • Good ability to adapt and work with a variety of situations, technologies, individuals.
  • Strong desire to expand knowledge to other Supply Chain Planning or ECC or newer technologies is required.

What you’ll need…(Preferred)


  • Strong problem Solving and analytical skills.
  • Ability to identify, analyze, and resolve problems logically and systematically to identify and communicate root causes.
  • Ability to effectively communicate technical information verbally as well as in written formats.
  • Proficient English language skills

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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