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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:  International Logistics Manager

Travel Required?:  Travel - up to 10% of time
Date:  Sep 16, 2022
Partial remote working option

Relocation Assistance Offered Within Country
# 141769 - Piscataway, New Jersey, United States

Manager Global Transportation


The Manager Global Transportation is responsible for managing global transportation processes and systems.  Manages the cost and service performance of all freight forwarders and major international service providers.  Monitors and acts on global activities and risks that could impact global sourcing or transportation networks.  Directs or supports major global or regional transportation initiatives, serves as transportation Center of Expertise.  Communicates and provides global transportation updates and KPI’s to Divisional Leadership.




  • Develops and implements strategies and processes to ensure operational and service effectiveness of global transportation providers. 
  • Collaborates with Logistics procurement and major logistics stakeholders on executing global transportation bids and tenders; Ocean, Air, Small Parcel, and Rail.  Ensures Freight Forwarders and carrier cost compliance with contracts and routing guides.
  • Implements Fuel surcharge strategies and manage the implementation of quarterly fuel adjustments.  Monitors and reports actual spend and maintains KPI’s. 
  • Develops annual and mid-year ocean transportation cost estimates by trade lanes, region and divisions.
  • Collaborates with Divisions, Hubs and procurement on US domestic truck and Intermodal strategies and bids.     
  • CTPAT--Maintains procedures and policies to ensure compliance according to regulations.
  • Engages key CS&L stakeholders to deliver global Funding the Growth goals and objectives. Identifies “Best in Class” FTG projects and communicates to Divisional/Hub Leadership.
  • Collaborates with Legal Teams and Logistics Procurement to develop standard contract terms and conditions. 
  • Responsible for identifying Global programs and initiatives to reduce Transportation Carbon Footprints.  Accountable for ensuring global consistent and timely reporting of Divisional CO2 reporting.    
  • Monitors global communications regarding risks and potential service disruptions.  Recommend contingency sourcing options and implement if necessary.
  • Participates in regional and Global Network design projects as required.
  • Establishes and maintains Global Transportation COE. 
  • Recommends and implements Global Transportation and Logistics KPI’s
  • Conducts regional and global service and costs benchmarking.




  • Bachelor's Degree
  • At leasst 5-9 years in Supply chain, Transportation, Logistics or related CS&L positions 
  • Previous experience in data analytics.  
  • Strategic Procurement
  • Effective Communication at all levels
  • Optimizes cost, service and speed-to-market through collaborative planning and communication with internal and external partners
  • Demonstrates the ability to make the right tradeoffs between achieving short-term objectives and long-term goals. Understands business objectives



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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