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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:  Category Demand & Supply Manager

Travel Required?:  Travel - up to 10% of time
Date:  Sep 1, 2023

No Relocation Assistance Offered
# 154869 - Piscataway, New Jersey, United States

Category Demand & Supply Manager

If you want to work for a company that lives by its values, then give your career a reason to smile. In between those smiles, your day consists of working in a global organization, continually learning and collaborating, engaging in stimulating discussions, and making impactful contributions! If this is how you envision 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.


In today's dynamic environment, it is an exciting time to be a part of the Customer Service and Logistics team.

We are looking for a Category Demand & Supply Manager who will lead and support the synchronization of overall demand and supply planning activities, elevating our E2E strategy & capabilities for delivering excellent customer service, and optimum inventory levels.



  • Synchronize Supply & Demand - Ensure alignment of final demand plan to supply plan. Communicate supply risks/opportunities due to supply chain constraints and work on possible solutions.

  • Create forward looking analytical tools to anticipate issues, with consistent approach across categories.

  • Oversight of production planning for supply synchronization material planning and SNP strategies and process (including CTI´s, material safety strategy, SKU sequencing, etc)

  • Lead weekly SD&S discipline to include:  latest demand picture, schedule adherence, daily & future production, inventory, and issues for escalation.

  • Work with Coman planning for synchronization with Colgate planning systems.

  • Lead Root Cause Analysis for service issues.

  • Analyze and validate demand plans.

  • Own and continuously improve copacking network setup & logic.

  • Participate in the appropriate Supply meetings and forums.

  • Leverage all available tools to drive analytics driven decisions (SAP APO, IBP, BI, Microsoft & Google tools, Tableau)

  • Owning and approving inventory strategy and engaging Supply & Demand Synchronization peers to guarantee common approaches and solutions.



  • Bachelor´s Degree in Business, Supply Chain Management, Economics, Engineering or similar field.
  • 2-5 years of experience in supply chain / demand planning or related fields.
  • SAP, APO, E2E tools and S&OP process
  • SNP and Inventory management/ modeling
  • Demand Planning
  • Leadership/ continuous improvement mindset
  • People management
  • Analytics/ decision making
  • Strategy/ Vision
  • Leading Change



Salary Range $100,000 - $147,000 USD
Pay is based on several non discriminatory factors including but not limited to experience, education, skills and office location. In addition to your salary, Colgate-Palmolive offers a performance based bonus and competitive benefits package.


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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