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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 Planner

Travel Required?:  Travel - up to 10% of time
Date:  Mar 27, 2024
Hybrid

No Relocation Assistance Offered
# 159291 - New York, New York, United States

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!

 

Demand Planner

The Demand Planner will predict consumer demand to guide supply chain operations. This role will play a crucial role in the supply chain of the company. Using analytical, marketing, and sales data, this person will be able to estimate future product demands with the goal of improving cash flows, sales levels, and service. In achieving these goals, a demand planner will interact with collaborators in Sales, Marketing, Finance, Co-Packers, and Manufacturing Operations. 

 

Responsibilities:

  • Build Collaborative Demand Plan (1 year horizon at the sku level) – Regularly interact with COP (Colgate Oral Care Pharmaceuticals) commercial team (Sales, Marketing & Finance) and Customers to gather sales plans & other demand inputs. Determine deviations vs. statistical demand plan, gain alignment, & document key assumptions.
  • Review Demand Plan - Prepare & participate in the Monthly process to develop an aligned demand plan. Gaps & opportunities are identified, quantified & addressed.
  • Synchronize Supply & Demand - Ensure alignment of final demand plan to supply plan. Identify and ensure communication of supply risks/opportunities/constraints, potential solutions, and impact on “unconstrained demand plan”.
  • Support New Product Planning & Life Cycle Planning - Work cross functionally to finalize pipeline volume & first 6 months of demand for new products. Track/measure actual shipments vs. detailed key assumptions. Collaborate with a cross functional team to manage & communicate SKU performance and life cycle changes.
  • Measure & Track Performance - Measure, report, and drive improvement of demand planning process & results.
  • Communicate & Manage Demand -  Monitor orders and shipments on a regular basis. Identify/Communicate significant changes. 
  • Key supply chain contact for Henry Schein. Will lead monthly supply chain review meetings as well as weekly communications.
  • Lead Change Mgmt Initiatives – Participate in change management initiatives involving Demand Planning. Responsible for communicating and implementing their initiatives in their functional area.
  • Performs other duties as assigned
  • Complies with all policies and standards

 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree Bachelors Degree in Business Administration; B.S. in Engineering, Finance, Logistics or equivalent experience. 
  • At least 5 years experience of Demand Planning in Consumer Goods or Manufacturing
  • SAP R/3 and APO-DP systems experience a plus.
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Strong knowledge of Supply Chain

 


Compensation and Benefits
Salary Range $81,200.00 - $114,000.00 USD

Pay is based on multiple non-discriminatory, individualized factors including but not limited to experience, job-related knowledge and education, skills and office/market location. In addition to base salary, salaried employees are eligible for annual discretionary bonuses, profit-sharing and, for Executive-level (salary grade 16 and above) roles only, long-term incentives in the form of Restricted Stock Units and/or Stock Options.

Subject to the terms and conditions of the applicable benefits plans then in effect, all salaried employees are also eligible for a competitive benefits package which includes:

  • Insurance: Employees (and their eligible dependents) are eligible to participate in Company-sponsored Medical, Dental, Vision, Basic Life Insurance, Accidental Death & Dismemberment and Disability insurance plans.
  • Retirement Plans: Employees are eligible to enroll in Colgate's 401(k) plan, which provides for company matching contributions subject to eligibility requirements
  • Vacation/PTO: Employees receive a minimum of 15 days of vacation/PTO leave annually
  • Paid Holidays: Employees receive a minimum of 13 paid/floating holidays annually
  • Paid Sick Leave: Based on location and consistent with applicable state and local law, employees receive a minimum of 40 hours of paid sick leave on January 1st of each year
  • Paid Parental Leave: Eligible employees may take up to eight weeks of paid parental leave and 12 weeks of unpaid leave (varies for employees with fewer than 12 months of service and is subject to hours worked requirements)


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 Application_Accommodation@colpal.com with the subject "Accommodation Request" should you require accommodation.

For additional Colgate terms and conditions, please click here.

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Nearest Major Market: Manhattan
Nearest Secondary Market: New York City

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