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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 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, Hill's Prescription Diet and Hill's Ideal Balance.

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 Manager, Global Utilities and GTC

Travel Required?:  No Travel
Date:  Apr 15, 2021
Remote working option during the current situation

Relocation Assistance Offered Within Country
# 93188 - Piscataway, New Jersey, United States

Join our team as an IP Manager for Global utilities and GTC!

This position leads strategic negotiations and provide support/guidance for the Divisions sourcing activities of Utilities and Energy, aligned with global strategies. Be the Procurement support for the Global Technology Center.



  • Follow the Global Procurement governance in all projects, CRMC (Contract Risk Management Committee) approvals, eSourcing tools, Supplier Code of Conduct sign off, etc.
  • Maintain close contact and develop strong partnerships with category stakeholders. Follow Stakeholder engagement best practices to better understand the business needs and align on resources and priorities.
  • Engage senior leaders when there is a need to escalate any issues.
  • Develop and implement any related process improvement in the category.
  • Participate in Industry events to bring new ideas to the organization.
  • Be an active participant in the Commodities Fearless forecast meetings with key energy/electricity commodities trends and insights.
  • Be a key contributor to the company’s renewable energy initiatives and goals.
  • Manage ethical and professional relationships with vendors.
  • Support global and regional initiatives identified in the annual goal alignment.
  • Support procurement risk assessment and risk mitigation plans.
  • Quickly support spot requests from the Divisional or Global organizations.
  • Keep a proactive and dynamic attitude.
  • Take leadership on key initiatives.
  • Achieve or exceed the savings and simplification goals.
  • Actively support the Global Procurement Digital Transformation.
  • Lead or support the annual benchmarking exercise with similar companies to Colgate and internally with the Divisions. Do spend deep dive in the assigned categories/country/hub.
  • Apply spend analytics best practices, and do frequent deep dives in the assigned categories/country/hub.
  • Update annual Supplier Segmentation in the category.
  • Lead and track the effective contract execution and management in the assigned categories.
  • Lead and standardize e-Sourcing processes, create appropriate templates to facilitate this process.
  • Support Procurement Cluster Manager and Procurement Portfolio Managers by providing timely and accurate assistance on relevant topics and initiatives as required.
  • Support Tactical and Strategic sourcing initiatives as required.
  • Support all IP transformational initiatives as required; digital procurement, e-invoicing, p-cards, improvement with supplier payments, etc.
  • Directly lead/manage procurement projects as needed.
  • Track users Procurement compliance and escalate as necessary.
  • Approve shopping carts on eBuy for the categories/country/hub, expedite emergency orders when necessary.
  • Maintenance of eBuy Procurement tools, ie. ebuy contracts, outline agreements, catalogs, etc.


Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering or Business field.
  • At least 8 years of experience in Supply Chain related field.
  • At least 5 years of Indirect Procurement experience, preferable in energy and utilities.
  • Project management skills.
  • Previous experience leading global regional projects or initiatives with crossfunctional teams.


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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