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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:  Associate Commodities Manager, Global Utilities & Energy

Travel Required?:  Travel - up to 10% of time
Date:  Jul 1, 2022
Remote working option during the current situation

Relocation Assistance Offered Within Country
# 131441 - Piscataway, New Jersey, United States

In an ever-changing and dynamic world, our Supply Chain and Manufacturing professionals, who are recognized as the best in the business, are essential to quickly delivering our products to consumers worldwide. They are responsible for ensuring we make quality products that consumers love. Using advanced technology and an analytical mindset, they are especially adept at continuously improving manufacturing processes. This team comprises a variety of global roles and focus areas, including operations, engineering, process development and innovation, procurement, network operations, project management, factory performance & reliability, packaging, continuous improvement, and supply chain management.

Join our team in Piscataway, NJ!


The Commodity Manager, Global Utilities & Energy will lead strategic negotiations and provide support/guidance for the Divisions sourcing activities of Utilities and Energy, aligned with global strategies, including 2025 sustainability goals.


  • Follow the Global Procurement governance in all projects, CRMC (Contract Risk Management Committee) approvals, eSourcing tools, Supplier Code of Conduct sign off, etc.
  • Keep close contact and develop strong partnerships with category partners. Follow Stakeholder engagement best practices to better understand the business needs and align on resources and priorities.
  • Engage senior leaders when there is a need to bring up any issues.
  • Develop and implement any related process improvement in the category.
  • Participate in Industry events to bring new insights to the organization.
  • Be an active participant in the Commodities Fearless forecast meetings with key energy/electricity commodities trends and insights.
  • Be a key contributor to the company’s renewable energy initiatives and goals.
  • Manage ethical and professional relationships with vendors.
  • Support global and regional initiatives identified in the annual goal alignment.
  • Support procurement risk assessment and risk mitigation plans.
  • Quickly support spot requests from the Divisional or Global organizations.
  • Demonstrate a proactive and dynamic attitude. Take leadership on key initiatives.
  • Define the portfolio options for energy in our sites and the contract strategy for price and supply
  • Provide energy commodity insights to Direct materials buyers on conversion cost implications from suppliers
  • Achieve or exceed the savings and simplification goals.
  • Actively support the Global Procurement Digital Transformation.
  • Lead or support the annual benchmarking exercise with similar companies to Colgate and internally with the Divisions. Do spend deep dive in the assigned categories/country/hub.
  • Apply spend analytics standard methodologies, and do frequent deep dives in the assigned categories/country/hub.
  • Update annual Supplier Segmentation in the category.
  • Lead and supervise the effective contract execution and management in the assigned categories.
  • Lead and standardize e-Sourcing processes, build appropriate templates to facilitate this process.
  • Support Procurement Division Manager and Procurement Category Managers by providing timely and accurate assistance on relevant topics and initiatives as required
  • Support Tactical and Strategic sourcing initiatives as required
  • Support all IP groundbreaking initiatives as required; automation, e-invoicing, p-cards, improvement supplier payment, etc.
  • Directly lead/manage procurement projects as needed
  • Track users Procurement compliance and bring up as necessary.
  • Maintenance of Ariba Procurement tools, ie. eBuy contracts, outline agreements, catalogs, etc.
  • Update requirements and enable this in the form of a catalog that can be loaded into Ariba.
  • Support vendor creation process and approvals in MDM.
  • Lead and/or participate in supplier audits.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in Business, Engineering, Supply Chain or related field.
  • At least 8 years experience, either in energy companies or other consumer goods/services industry.
  • Project management skills.

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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