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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:  NA Marketing Services Procurement Sr. Specialist

Travel Required?:  No Travel
Date:  Nov 13, 2022
Partial remote working option

Relocation Assistance Offered Within Country
# 142342 - Piscataway, New Jersey, United States

Salary Grade: 13



The Indirect Procurement Sr Specialist will assist with sourcing activities which support internal and external partners while delivering efficiencies and optimization in the Marketing Spend Category. The primary responsibilities include ensuring that a sound sourcing process is implemented in compliance with the Global Procurement guidelines while promoting the utilization of procurement methodology through brand, category management and strategic sourcing activities, as well as supporting partners in Marketing mainly.

We look for a sourcing specialist with strategic sourcing/procurement experience in Marketing spend categories with excellent negotiation and communication skills, able to work independently and keen on working in cross-cultural working environment. Someone who demonstrates clarity and passion in driving a shared vision, objectives, values and principles.


Main Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Lead the engagement of the internal partners, understanding local marketing business context while building a pipeline of projects that have the highest innovation, cost reduction and growth potential.

  • Deliver the current and long term Global Procurement Priorities 

  • Lead the roll-out and seamless execution of the Global and Divisional Marketing strategies for Marketing & Promotion. 

  • Collaborate with external partners to develop Sustainable solutions 

  • Development and execution of the Procurement strategy to handle Advertising spend 

  • Execute pre-sourcing, sourcing, and post- sourcing activities  

  • Lead requests for information (RFI) and request for proposal (RFP) for goods and services through procurement eTools.

  • Partner with Legal to negotiate and finalize goods and services contracts 

  • Analize NA Commercial spend to identify key growth and simplification opportunities

  • Participate in Industry events to stay current related to standard methodologies, and bring new insights to the organization.

  • Work closely with the Supplier Diversity team to plan and execute a solid diverse spend strategy.

  • Lead/support other Commercial projects as needed   

  • Prepare and present price trends and forecast during Budgeting process for the managed spend categories

  • Work closely with Finance to align key cost reduction projects 



Required qualifications include:

  • BA/BS degree in Marketing or Business or similar

  • 4+ years of Marketing, Procurement, Supply Chain, CS&L or Financial experience 


Preferred qualifications include:

  • Google tools proficiency

  • An advanced degree (MBA) is desirable.

  • Experience using Procurement eTools 

  • Experience using SAP

  • Experience in Supplier Relationship and Contract Lifecycle Management

Salary Range $108,000 - $120,800 USD


Pay is based on several non discriminatory factors including but not limited to experience, education, skills and office location. In addition to your salary, Colgate-Palmolive offers a performance based bonus and competitive benefits package.


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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