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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:  Indirect Procurement Capital/Facilities Specialist

Travel Required?:  Travel - up to 10% of time
Date:  Feb 16, 2021
Remote working option during the current situation

No Relocation Assistance Offered
# 96587 - 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 as an Indirect Procurement Capital/Facilities Specialist!

The Indirect Procurement Specialist will be accountable for optimizing the procurement strategies and processes for Construction projects and Facilities. Must establish alignment with the company Leaders, as well as the Global Procurement Category lead.



  • Working collaboratively with division and global Leaders, partners and suppliers to ensure centrally led sourcing projects meet realities/requirements of plants and are executed efficiently.
  • Global Procurement governance in all projects (IP involvement with all spends, CRMC approvals, supplier creation, PO compliance, Code of Conduct adherence, etc.).
  • Managing all Capital (building & construction) /Facilities contracts and related business relationships, internally and externally.
  • Ensuring service and quality objectives are maintained and continuously improved, and all issues are resolved quickly.
  • Collaborate with team members, business and functional business partners, and suppliers to develop and supervise project plans to ensure sourcing projects are delivered on time and within budget.
  • Support key high value facilities and Capital (building & construction) projects to implement efficiencies and cost savings
  • Participating in the development, negotiation and implementation of contract agreements with suppliers.
  • Accountable for the Purchasing Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and working with the entire supported function/business units.
  • Ensuring organizational service, quality, innovation, and financial goals are met.
  • Gaining comprehensive industry knowledge of standard methodologies, processes, and technology trends to proactively adjust sourcing strategy.
  • Identifying metrics, tools, and processes to optimize sourcing and supplier innovation and efficiencies.
  • Providing regular updates to Division and Global teams on status vs. annual objectives, major projects, key issues, etc. Participation in key meetings - staff meetings, Cost of Sales, Mid year reviews, goal alignments, etc.


Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent local university degree) in a technical or business field, Engineering, Supply Chain Management or comparable field.
  • At least 5 years of Procurement, Supply Chain, Engineering or related experience.
  • At least 5 years of Construction procurement experience.


Encouraged Areas of Skills

  • Be a highly capable negotiator able to handle significant amounts of ambiguity and negotiating conditions.
  • Contract negotiation skills and strategic cost analysis subject areas as it relates to the industry and the ability to evaluate the competitiveness for the particular commodity.
  • Practical experience with core procurement skills, such as market analysis, contract development and management, supplier selection, negotiation, supplier performance, and supplier relationship management, as well as some Marketing specific knowledge.
  • Practical experience in creating RFP’s (Request for Proposals).

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 recognized 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 program, 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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