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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:  Divisional Procurement Manager

Travel Required?:  Travel - 25% of time
Date:  Sep 13, 2021
Remote working option during the current situation

Relocation Assistance Offered Within Country
# 107631 - 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 Procurement team in Piscataway, NJ!

The Divisional Procurement Manager, North America, is responsible for leading the North America strategy of key materials and key and critical projects cross category according to our F.E.E.D. principles. This role will be also responsible for working in a cross functional way as well as with other Divisions and Global teams in order to generate cost reduction initiatives as well as working as a key support to achieve our sustainability goals. Will be responsible to find opportunities to mitigate our risk exposure for our critical materials as well as for scanning and mapping potential roadblocks in our key material/suppliers that might impact/cap future growth and also seasonal volatility. Must have a clear understanding of the market drivers influencing the dynamics of his/her sourcing geographies. Will lead key cross category negotiations for NA align with Network Operations and Technology on New key Product Development and must be adept at the use of supply chain tools (SMI, ESM Audits, CLM - Risk Management etc.).



  • Supply sensitivity for key materials.
  • Risk management mapping and strategy.
  • Market insights by working closely with Global teams in order to understand future cost movements and mitigate it impact in NA P&L.
  • Projects management.
  • Executes effective negotiations for specific cross category materials
  • Implements and supervises the Purchasing budget for the specific materials of responsibility.
  • Promotes and leads "Top to Top" meetings and, when vital.
  • Prepare and present short and long term strategies for the materials under her/his management.
  • Leads continuous improvement programs with key.
  • Executes efforts in using new "e-tools" (auctions, CLM, ESM, FTG Database etc.) to help drive Funding the Growth, simplification and standardization programs.
  • Contributes to local Funding the Growth Programs.
  • Continues to improve oneself by way of training, information sharing, mentor and feedback, appraisals, delegation and implementing standard methodologies.
  • Participates in external industry forums on an as needed basis (e.g, SDA / ACI or external Purchasing organizations) and internal procurement alignment meetings.
  • Develops detailed understanding of market structure and drivers for his/her materials, with risk management overview, and finds opportunities and threats for the future.
  • Interacts with suppliers and plant to prevent/tackle possible quality issues and also drive continuous improvement initiatives including FTG programs.
  • Develops new suppliers.


Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in a technical or business field, or comparable subject area.
  • At least 7 years of Procurement or Supply Chain.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree (MBA) or professional certification (CPM or CPSM) is desirable.
  • SAP experience is an advantage.

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.

Nearest Major Market: New Jersey

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