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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:  Plant Procurement Associate Manager/Specialist

Travel Required?:  Travel - up to 10% of time
Date:  Mar 9, 2023

Relocation Assistance Offered Within Country
# 150935 - Piscataway, New Jersey, United States



Plant Procurement Associate Manager/Specialist
The Plant Procurement Manager is responsible for coordinating with the End to End team to define and execute procurement strategies and plans for the North American Division.  You  will be the primary Procurement contact for the End to End team, as well as the Director of Manufacturing. 

The Plant Procurement Associate Manager/Specialist at Tom’s of Maine/Flavors - Burlington is responsible for ensuring the supply and quality of all direct materials used in the plants assigned to the category and the cost & risk of the groups of materials assigned. They will coordinate and own the assessment & resolution of all purchasing-related issues for the materials/suppliers associated with the plants, and will connect with the Director of Manufacturing and End to End as appropriate to capture the accurate required support.

They will ensure coordination and timely execution for price finalization, price forecast management & risk mitigation plans of the materials assigned to their team, Savings Projects (FTG) execution and reporting, call out as necessary implications related to the introduction of new materials/suppliers to Manufacturing, coordinate implementation of supply chain & supplier management tools (Vendor Scorecard, Inventory,). They will also be responsible to ensure process/tool harmonization, simplification among the assigned plants and, where possible, supporting potential automation solutions which could expedite procurement tasks.

  • Manages the people, materials, and purchasing processes to deliver performance objectives, as measured by corporate, division and local critical metrics.
  • Facilitate the relationship between supplier & plant functions (mainly planning and quality) supporting resolution of customer service/quality issues
  • Function as Procurement contact for the plant DOMs & lead/sponsor/ensure process & tool harmonization among the assigned plants
  • Collaborates with Category Manufacturing Services to develop risk management strategies for key materials.
  • Anticipate and escalate issues, and facilitate their resolution, related to new materials/supplier introduction
  • Ensure implementation of assigned cross-plant material portfolio initiatives
  • Ensure achievement of  the Purchasing Key Performance Indicators (critical metrics) and working with the entire Procurement & E2E teams to ensure proper critical metrics levels (FTG, Spend track, Vendor Scorecard, Risk Mgmt, Legal coverage, PPV, etc…)
  • Ensures timely delivery of new products & packages as per Division grids.
  • Ensure implementation of Key Initiatives with suppliers (i.e., Enhanced Supplier Program, Continuous Improvement Teams, Contract Coverage, etc.).
  • Responsible for Divisional FTG.
  • Leads Division efforts in using “e-tools” (Auctions, Spend Analyzer, etc.) to help drive Funding the Growth, simplification, and standardization programs.
  • Leads the implementation of Supplier Managed Inventory with appropriate suppliers.
  • Provides functional resources, including support on task forces, acquisition studies, and major project support.
  • Ensures the development of the documented understanding of Division market structure and drivers for materials and identifies opportunities and threats for the future.
  • Identifies and resolves all material Customer Service and Quality issues in the Division.
  • Responsible for budget preparation and completion.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree 
  • At least 7 years of Supply Chain / Procurement experience 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's degree.
  • Previous SAP experience.
  • Previous plant experience.


Salary Range $77,120- $126,840 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 recognised 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 programme, 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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