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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 Services Category Manager, Supply 1

Travel Required?:  Travel - up to 10% of time
Date:  Jun 23, 2022
Partial remote working option

Relocation Assistance Offered Within Country
# 137627 - 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.


The Global Supply Services Category Manager on our Global Procurement team will develop best in class global strategic sourcing plans, lead strategic contract negotiations and handle key internal and external partnerships to support the Global Supply Services Categories. This includes Capital, Facilities Services, Real Estate and MRO and construction. This role mainly interacts with senior business leaders (VP & Director Level) in Corporate, Division level procurement managers as well as external executive-level supplier leaders. This role directly manages ~$150MM in spend and influences supply procurement strategies for ~$900MM in spend across all divisions.



  • Support multi year category strategy and execution plan, including all aspects of total value, innovation, sustainability, resilience, cost optimization, automation and speed.
  • Define total value metrics and tracking methodology for key supplier relationships.
  • Develop cost models and drive fact based cost forecasts and budget guidance for handled spend.
  • Update annual Category/Supplier Segmentation for Capital, Facilities Services, Real Estate, construction and MRO, and develop supplier engagement models accordingly
  • Negotiate strategic supplier contracts and support and supervise key global Savings and Growth initiatives.
  • Achieve or exceed the annual savings goals.
  • Support supply network review and optimization.
  • Lead Global Supplier Relationship Management for global Supply services suppliers.
  • Support Supply Value Projects with key collaborators including global engineering and Division Supply VPs.
  • Support Divisional Supply Services teams, elevating any challenges with global suppliers.
  • Identify and assess category risks, develop/execute risk mitigation plans.

Relationships and Engagement:

  • Lead the Global Services Procurement Supply network to implement category governance, strategic supplier relations and facilitate sharing of Best Practices.
  • Develop and implement positive relationships with category partners to elevate the procurement role on delivering against business priorities.
  • Engage senior leaders to escalate issues and drive opportunities in internal and external partnering.
  • Manage ethical and professional relationships with suppliers.
  • Elevate partnerships with key suppliers to drive innovation, resilience, total value via customer of choice approach.
  • Lead Strategic supplier Top to top engagements and drive the Supplier Relationship Management program with identified supplier partners

Innovation and Continuous Improvement:

  • Drive innovation, automation and efficiency across led spend.
  • Develop and implement any related process improvement in the category.
  • Contribute to the company’s renewable energy and sustainability initiatives and goals.
  • Drive relevant process transformational/reimagined initiatives across the supply services procurement category
  • Keep track of the external market, participate in Industry events, engage in benchmarking exercises, and bring category trends, innovation and growth opportunities to the collaborators and procurement teams.
  • Participate in regional Innovation Initiatives.

Digital, Data and Analytics

  • Perform thorough spend analysis, and apply spend analytics best practices for the categories under responsibility.
  • Develop cost models and drive fact based cost forecasts and budget guidance for managed spend.
  • Be a data champion and apply analytics to drive strategy and decision making
  • Actively support the Global Procurement Digital Transformation.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Procurement, Engineering, Supply Chain Management or related field.
  • At least 8 years of Manufacturing/Engineering/Supply Procurement experience.
  • Previous experience managing supplier relationships, executing and managing supplier programs and negotiating contracts with one or more of the following:
  • Facilities management or integrated facilities management (IFM) suppliers.
  • Capital equipment (CEB) or Original Equipment manufacturers (OEM) and plant automation suppliers.
  • Plant construction projects.
  • Leasing contracts of machinery, equipment (e.g. fork lifts) or real estate/land.

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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