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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 Sourcing Manager - Warehousing

Travel Required?:  Travel - up to 10% of time
Date:  Apr 3, 2021
Remote working option during the current situation

No Relocation Assistance Offered
# 97100 - 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 Procurement team in Piscataway, NJ!


The Indirect Procurement Sourcing Manager, will handle warehouse subcategory, providing procurement experience to support implementation of automation, innovation, and ecommerce linked to direct to consumer distribution for North America. This role may have additional responsibilities depending on capabilities/ level of activity at any point in time.



  • Developing and implementing the global sourcing plans and strategies for the main categories and sub categories using Colgate-Palmolive's seven step sourcing process.
  • Implement Colgate's requirements for supported function/business units/category spends by selecting core and/or leveraged suppliers which provide efficient cost, quality, and delivery.
  • Implementing and sharing outstanding strategies in alignment with overall Global Business strategy and handle relationships and alliances with the used suppliers so that they are in tune with developments and directions in Colgate business units.
  • Identifying, developing, and leading business relationships, internally and externally, to ensure alignment of sourcing strategies to meet business requirements.
  • Running SRM program for strategic suppliers identify in the category.
  • Working collaboratively 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.
  • 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.
  • Developing, Negotiating and Implementing contract agreements with suppliers.
  • Key Procurement skills include international expertise, market analysis, contract development and management, supplier selection, negotiation, supplier performance and supplier relationship management. Additionally, in this role one must be able to formulate and proactively communicate strategies and concepts.
  • Supporting budget preparation, providing market insights, trends, and cost impact relevant to the category.
  • Growing supplier diversity within the category aligned with company goals.
  • Occasionally travel required to New York City headquarters.


Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Business, Science, Engineering, Supply Chain, a Technical field, or comparable subject area.
  • At least 5 years of warehouse management or warehouse procurement experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree.
  • At least 2 of years practical indirect procurement experience.
  • Proficient in data analysis.
  • Proficient in negotiating contracts > $10 M+
  • Experience leading supplier relationship management with key strategic suppliers.
  • Proficient in project management methodologies, data analysis tools, and e-procurement processes and tools such as SAP, Ariba, etc.
  • Practical working developing and implementing multiple category/ sub-category strategy for spend categories.
  • Professional certification (CPM or CPSM).

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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