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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:  Network Operations - Product Supply Manager - Contract Manufacturing

Travel Required ?:  Travel - 25% of time

Relocation Assistance Offered Within Country
# 88322 - Piscataway, New Jersey, United States

The Network Operations - Product Supply Manager is responsible for supporting cross category North America Contract Manufacturing (CM) product sourcing initiatives that include but are not limited to: developing regional product sourcing strategies for existing and new products, driving product simplification, managing regional capacities, seeking savings opportunities in product sourcing help drive regional FTG (Funding the Growth) program and developing supply chain contingency plans for business interruption. The role is also responsible for managing for leading and integrating other areas of the organization. This role is also managing E2E KPIs and reporting to senior management.



  • Customer Service: Lead efforts to keep sku’s produced at contract manufacturers above the goal, Anticipate and elevate challenges and forward actions to meet customer demand.
  • Product Sourcing: Support the analysis of sourcing strategies for new product launches and product source changes to deliver lowest cost supply structure while aligning with the commercial needs. This involves direct involvement with sourcing studies and coordinating new product launches to ensure smooth manufacturing startup and timely supply of goods.
  • Product Simplification - Support efforts in North America (NA) formula and packaging harmonization / standardization to reduce costs and improve factory flexibility and service.
  • Capacity Management – Work closely with both Procurement and Category Network Operations to define capacity at the Contract Manufacturers to meet product demand and elevate challenges to senior management in the short and midterm to support budgeted volumes.
  • Work with a contract manufacturer to grantee the Supply of materials required for production, working directly with Colgate Procurement to leverage Colgate global negotiations and relationships, addressing and elevating all possible material supply shortages on time.
  • Work together with Procurement day by day relationship with the Contract Manufacturer, giving clear priorities and expectations and tracking performance."
  • Work with Tech Transfer and the Contract Manufacture to make sure all Colgate Process is followed and the operation is done in an efficient and standard way.
  • Contingency Planning – Work to develop and implement contingency plans for North America CMs that is actionable in case of a catastrophic event and interruption in the supply chain.
  • FTG - Identify savings opportunities through product sourcing and simplification initiatives. Work closely with key functional project leaders (Technical, Manufacturing, Procurement, Logistics, Packaging, Finance and Marketing) to ensure savings programs are implemented on time and that savings are captured and reported correctly.
  • KPI Management - Consolidate and develop monthly E2E KPIs report to drive visibility of the NA E2E organization.


Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in (Engineering, Logistics, Procurement, Research & Development or other relevant field).
  • At least 8 years of Supply Chain experience with focus in Manufacturing, Logistics, Procurement, Engineering and/or Product Development.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • MBA.
  • Previous experience working in a Manufacturing Plant.
  • Previous experience working in packaging, planning or procurement.

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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