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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:  Indirect Procurement Specialist, Global Professional Services

Travel Required?:  No Travel
Date:  Aug 27, 2021
Remote working option during the current situation

Relocation Assistance Offered Within Country
# 110192 - Piscataway, New Jersey, United States

Develop global strategic plans, lead strategic negotiations and provide support/guidance for the Divisions sourcing activities of Professional Services with focus on Global HR
JOB EXPECTATIONS-Key Accountabilities

  • Follow the Global Procurement governance in all projects, adhering to GPPM (Global Procurement Policy Manual). Follow the CRMC (Contract Risk Management Committee) process.
  • Keep close contact and develop strong partnerships with category stakeholders to better understand the business needs.
  • 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 a key contributor to the company’s new ways of working initiatives
  • 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, quickly adopt the company's new ways of working and FEED principles (Focus, Empowered, Experimental, Digital). Take leadership on key initiatives.



  • Achieve or exceed the savings and simplification goals.
  • Develop global strategy and long range plans for the categories under responsibility.
  • Update annual Category/Supplier Segmentation in the category.
  • Actively participates in the global IP network for Professional Services, sharing best practices, tracking top projects, enforcing category governance, and escalation processes.
  • Engage frequently and effectively with key Corporate HR stakeholders in HR. Be aware of key stakeholder strategies and communicate back to the IP network for awareness, alignment and shaping the IP plans and strategies.
  • Drive Innovation Initiatives/Events for the categories under responsibility.
  • Lead SRM (Supplier Relationship Management) programs and initiatives as assigned.
  • Lead or support the annual benchmarking exercise with similar companies to Colgate and internally with the Divisions. 
  • Apply strategic sourcing principles and directly lead/manage procurement projects as needed
  • Support relevant IP transformational/reimagined initiatives as required
  • Actively support the Global Procurement Digital Transformation.
  • Perform necessary processes/maintenance/approvals in the Ariba Procurement system. Ie. shopping carts, catalogs, etc. Increase compliance and usage of Ariba eSourcing. Approve shopping carts  for the categories/country/hub, expedite emergency orders when necessary. 
  • Lead and standardize  e-Sourcing processes for the managed categories, create appropriate templates to facilitate this process.
  • Perform thorough spend analysis, and apply spend analytics best practices for the categories under responsibility, by sub-category/geographical regions/supplier, as a base to develop category strategies. Do frequent deep dives in the assigned categories.
  • Lead global contract negotiations, and track the effective contract execution and management in the assigned categories; making sure contracts are uploaded in the Ariba contract repository by the responsible party.
  • Support Tactical and Strategic sourcing initiatives as required
  • Support the CBS/POC processes to continue maximizing the effectiveness of this team, ie vendor creation, improvement with supplier payments.
  • Track users Procurement compliance and escalate as necessary
  • Lead and/or participate in supplier audits.
  • Perform the team development and management responsibilities, setting up clear annual objectives, tracking objectives throughout the year and provide effective/objective assessment on performance and development opportunities.



  • Strong Business Analysis. Using business tools and information systems when solving problems and making decisions. Using data to support recommendations.
  • Negotiation skills. Planning and anticipation, demonstrates professionalism in all business settings and shows ability to control emotions, mannerisms, and communication style.
  • Teamwork and Relationship building. Being a team player when interacting with stakeholders and peers. Able to manage relationships at all levels of the organization
  • Project management skills.
  • Setting Priorities
  • Ability to work cross functional and cross regional.
  • Proficient in Microsoft and Google tools.
  • Procurement Experience (FMCG) 



  • Bachelor's Degree
  • +2 years of experience in a similar role or in Human Resources 
  • Experience supporting HR or Professional Services area 
  • Google collaboration tools 
  • ARIBA Workspace (Desired) 
  • Experience managing data (Desired) 

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.

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