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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:  Procurement Associate Manager

Travel Required?:  Travel - 25% of time
Date:  Jan 13, 2021
Remote working option during the current situation

No Relocation Assistance Offered
# 96423 - Piscataway, New Jersey, United States


About Colgate-Palmolive


Do you want to come to work with a smile and leave with one as well? In between those smiles, your day is comprised of connecting with others across the world, full of stimulating discussions, and making impactful contributions.


If this is how you see your career, Colgate is the place to be! Our trustworthy household brands, dedicated employees, and sustainability commitments make us a company passionate about building a future to smile about for our employees, consumers, and surrounding communities. As the brand with the highest household presence in the world, we go beyond physical boundaries. We win as a global organization by continually learning and collaborating. The pride in our brand fuels a workplace that encourages creative thinking, fosters experimentation, and promotes authenticity which has contributed to our enduring success. If you are passionate about working for a company that lives by their values, then give your career a reason to smile...every single day.


The Experience


The Associate Sourcing Manager is responsible for taking the lead role in ensuring supply, cost, quality and service for contract manufacturers in the North America Division. He/She will be responsible for developing and implementing strategies for sourcing contract manufacturers, resolving service/quality issues and driving FTG opportunities.




  • Accountable for the Purchasing Key Performance Indicators and working with the entire supported function/business units.
  • Participating in the development, negotiation, and implementation of contract agreements with suppliers and contract manufacturers.
  • Implementing outstanding strategies and maintaining relationships and alliances with the leveraged suppliers so that they are in tune with developments and directions in Colgate business units.
  • Identifying, developing, and leading strategic business relationships, internally and externally, to ensure the alignment of sourcing strategies & project implementation to meet business requirements.
  • Collaborate with suppliers, technical and other functional groups as well as CMS, Technology, Marketing and Finance functions to implement Purchasing policies, resolve issues, align service and financial strategies.
  • Leads continuous improvement programs with suppliers including FTG project
  • Support the Enhance Supplier Management program by completing a risk assessment on contract manufacturers, setting up and completing audits.
  • Support Responsible Sourcing initiatives.
  • Proactively manages relationships with suppliers to prevent/seek possible service issues and quality issues.



Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent local university degree) in a technical or business field, Engineering, Supply Chain Management or comparable field.
  • At least 5 years of Procurement, Supply Chain, Financial or Marketing related experience.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • An advanced degree (MBA) or professional certification (CPM, CPIM, or Project Management).
  • Be a highly capable negotiator able to handle significant amounts of ambiguity and negotiating conditions.
  • Advanced contract negotiation skills and strategic cost analysis fields as it relates to the industry and the ability to evaluate the competitiveness for the particular commodity.
  • Practical experience with core procurement skills, such as market analysis, contract development and management, supplier selection, negotiation, supplier performance, and supplier relationship management, as well as some Marketing specific knowledge.
  • Practical experience in crafting RFP’s (Request for Proposals).



Are you passionate about pursuing a career at Colgate-Palmolive? You can apply to work at Colgate with us using this online application. 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.

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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