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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 Responsible Sourcing Manager

Travel Required?:  Travel - up to 10% of time
Date:  Sep 24, 2022
Partial remote working option

No Relocation Assistance Offered
# 140707 - Piscataway, New Jersey, United States

Do you want to come to work with a smile and leave with one as well? In between those smiles, your day consists of working in a global organization, continually learning and collaborating, having stimulating discussions, and making impactful contributions!


If this is how you see your career, Colgate is the place to be!


We are also well known for truly living our core values of caring, global teamwork and continuous improvement while caring for our planet through our successful sustainability efforts! Sustainability is integrated into Colgate’s business model and aligned with our core values. Our efforts in creating a sustainable business model have been recognized by external stakeholders. In 2022, Colgate made it to the A-List in CDP Climate and Water, and maintained Industry Leadership on the Dow Jones Sustainability Index.

If you want to work for a company that lives by their values, then give your career a reason to smile...every single day.


As Global Responsible Sourcing Manager, you will play a pivotal role in elevating Colgate’s Sustainability agenda. You will develop and lead strategic responsible sourcing initiatives across all Colgate Categories and build partnerships with NGO’s, strategic suppliers and industry networks. You will work closely with the Global Procurement Team to ensure that our suppliers meet Colgate’s requirements and provide support to the different business units and functions on sustainability topics.

Key accountabilities include:

  • Lead the implementation of strategic Colgate's global responsible sourcing initiatives such as Accelerating Action on Climate Change and enforcing Human Rights and Workers Rights policies.
  • Develop internal and external standards and policies together with the Colgate Global Sustainability team and drive these into Colgate’s suppliers.
  • Engage with the NGO sector and industry networks on key issues relating to responsible sourcing.
  • Roll out Colgate’s responsible sourcing strategy across the Divisions and Functions and ensure alignment with Colgate responsible sourcing policies.
  • Collaborate with key suppliers to track and improve their sustainability performance.
  • Boost capability and knowledge across Colgate’s Global Procurement Organization and other partners around responsible sourcing.
  • Manage relationships with third party auditing resources.
  • Support buyers' review of supplier audits and monitor corrective action plan implementation.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree required.
  • At least 8 years of experience in Procurement or Supply Chain.
  • Curious mentality with strong interest in identifying and understanding new trends.
  • Ability to succeed in a fast-paced environment and manage multiple projects at once.
  • Strong strategic and analytical skills.
  • Ability to engage with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Ability to develop key messages for internal and external communication. Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Passion for corporate social responsibility, supplier engagement, and responsible sourcing.

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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