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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:  Global Media Procurement Specialist

Travel Required?:  Travel - up to 10% of time
Date:  Jun 9, 2022
Partial remote working option

Relocation Assistance Offered Within Country
# 133661 - 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 Global Services Media & Digital Procurement Specialist is responsible to support execution of the procurement strategy for ~$700MM global media spend. The role leads sourcing activities which support internal and external collaborators while delivering efficiencies and optimization in Media, Agency Operations and Digital Marketing Categories. Primary responsibilities include: supporting partners in the areas of Working Media, Non-Working Media, Advertising Production, and the Agency fee management for traditional and digital media for Colgate-Palmolive. This role mainly interacts with mid level business leaders (Manager & Director Level) in Corporate as well as external agency partners.


  • Implement the Media eSourcing strategy for the corporation, working closely with the priorities of each Division
  • Identify and develop major Funding the Growth initiatives, gain local, divisional and global alignment and delivers financial result to the bottom line
  • Collaborates with internal collaborators and agency partners to develop the local media value tracking mechanism in order to report savings/added new value.
  • Ensure regular updates of results, savings and specific projects throughout monthly reports and the utilization of the eSavings database.
  • Owning the engagement of the internal partners i.e. functional Media/Digital & Marketing leads to understand global Media business context and needs to build the pipeline of projects that have that the highest savings potential.
  • Advertising Production, and Agency Fee Management within Colgate.
  • Assists Marketing partners in the monthly and quarterly agency fee management process.
  • Leads and is accountable for the out-of scope agency fees for CP.
  • Assists in the development and roll-out of the Indirect Procurement strategy to coordinate Advertising Production.
  • Leads request for information (RFI) and request for proposal (RFP) for the Media and Agency categories, and other procurement e-tools and process such as Ariba.
  • Ensure Effective Media Buying and Negotiations.
  • Ensure robust Buying and Negotiation processes, strategies and the tools to supervise spend.
  • Monitor and assure alignment of all costs, fees, SOWs and KPIs for managed spend.
  • Build CP Media capability and expertises.
  • Develop and communicate media procurement and agency management best practices.
  • Identify and develop metrics, reporting tools, and processes to support media objectives.
  • Driving Agency Performance.
  • Support Divisional and Local teams to drive alignment of all principal media and communications agencies with global strategies and contractual commitments.
  • Track and report media volume discounts.
  • Monitor performance against agreed KPIs and drive improvements in line with agreed targets.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in Marketing or Business related field.
  • At least 5 years of Marketing, Procurement, Supply Chain, CS&L or Financial experience including 2 years of Media environment (Media Procurement, Media Consultant, Media Agency, Advertising) experience.

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 recognised 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 programme, 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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