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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:  IP (Indirect Procurement) Manager, Global Logistics

Travel Required?:  Travel - 25% of time
Date:  Sep 10, 2021
Remote working option during the current situation

Relocation Assistance Offered Within Country
# 110188 - 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!


Our diligent 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 supplied to our enduring success.


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



In today’s multifaceted environment, it is an exciting time to be a part of the Supply Chain Team.


What role will you play as a member of the Colgate’s Supply chain team?


This position is responsible for developing outstanding global strategic sourcing plans, leading strategic contract negotiations and elevating key internal and external partnerships to support the Global Logistics Services Categories, including transportation and warehousing.





-  Develop a clear multi year category strategy and execution plan, including all aspects of total value, including innovation, sustainability, resilience, total 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 mentorship for handled spend.

-  Update annual Category/Supplier Segmentation for Freight, Warehousing and eCommerce, and develop supplier engagement models accordingly

-  Negotiate strategic supplier contracts and support and track key global Savings and Growth initiatives

-  Achieve or exceed the annual savings goals.

-  Collaborate in Logistics Network review and optimization

-  Lead Supplier Relationship Management for global logistics suppliers

-  Support Logistics value and innovation projects with key Customers

-  Support Regional Procurement Logistics teams, elevating any challenges with global suppliers



-  Lead the Global Indirect Procurement Logistics network to ensure category governance and facilitate sharing of Best Practices.

-  Develop positive relationships with category stakeholders and engage senior leaders to elevate procurement’s delivery against business priorities.

-  Elevate partnerships with key suppliers to drive innovation, resilience and total value via customer of choice approach.

-  Lead strategic supplier top to top engagements and drive the SRM program with identified supplier partners



-  Drive innovation, automation and efficiency 

-  Develop and implement process improvements and reimagined initiatives in the category.

-  Contributor to the company’s renewable energy and sustainability initiatives and goals.

-  Monitor and track the external market and category trends to identify risks and opportunities

-  Participate in regional Innovation Initiatives



-  Perform detailed spend analysis, and apply advanced analytics methodologies to drive decisions

-  Develop cost models and drive fact based cost forecasts and budget mentorship for managed spend

-  Actively support the Global Procurement Digital Transformation.



-  Identify and assess category risks, develop/support risk mitigation plans.



-  Keep a proactive and dynamic demeanor, quickly adopt the company's new ways of working and FEED principles (Focus, Empowered, Experimental, Digital). Take leadership on key initiatives.

-  Follow meeting efficiency practices.



-  Bachelor degree in Logistics, Supply Chain Management

-  Logistics Procurement Experience from 5 to 10 years +



1.- Effective leadership and influence to drive change.

2. Ability to work cross functional and cross regional.

3. Business and Market Analysis. 



-  CPG background

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.

Nearest Major Market: New Jersey

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