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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:  Procurement Manager- Home Care/ Personal Care Products

Travel Required?:  Travel - 25% of time
Date:  Nov 17, 2023

Relocation Assistance Offered Within Country
# 154414 - Piscataway, New Jersey, United States

Scope of Responsibility: 


The Global  Procurement Manager HC/PCP responsible for developing,  executing and implementing the sourcing strategy for the organization. This includes identifying and developing relationships with new partners, as well as managing and growing existing partnerships.The implementation of the sourcing strategies will secure raw & pack*, ensure transparency, quality and maintain cost, integrity and compliance with established rules and regulations around the world related with HC/PCP raw materials. 

This key leadership position will be strategic and hands-on to champion the creation and evolution of efficient projects that support our corporate and organizational goals with innovation to elevate the customer experience. He/she will partner cross-functionally with the CMS, R&D, Global Supply Chain, Marketing, and Legal to enable growth in the Colgate - Palmolive's categories: Home Care, Personal Care and Oral Care.


Core Responsibilities:

  • Leads Strategic sourcing plans
  • Leads risk management strategies such as single source & hurricane contingency. 
  • Develops and implements Global Funding the Growth Programs
  • Execute annual direct materials budget guidance and support for RM & PACK (Pumps & triggers segment)
  • Support the implementation of the sustainability roadmaps. 
  • Develops documented understanding of market structure and drivers for his/her materials, with risk management overview, and identifies opportunities and threats for the future.
  • Partners with R&D and Supply Chain in pursuit of Funding the Growth corporate program and Innovation opportunities.
  • Lead Supplier Relationship Management through tracking of KPI’s; establishes a collaborative environment with key suppliers and business partners to optimize supplier performance and innovation. 
  • Partners with Divisional Procurement leaders to develop risk management/business interruption plans, as per corporate guidelines, using supply chain tools (Supply Management Inventory, ESM- Enhance Supply Management Audits, CLM - Risk Management etc.)
  • Leads the coordination of continuous improvement programs with suppliers (i.e. Supplier Engagement Program, Continuous Improvement Teams etc).
  • Acts as a functional resource, providing support on task forces, acquisition studies, and major project support.
  • Participates in external industry forums and internal Purchasing Council meetings. Shares external benchmark information for materials and processes.
  • Leads Make vs Buy initiatives or projects leading to strategic or FTG decisions.
  • Develops together with R&D simplification and harmonization initiatives for flavors and fragrances. 


Required Qualifications:

  • A minimum of a Bachelor of Arts or Science Degree in a technical or business field, or comparable discipline 
  • Minimum 6  years of Procurement or Supply Chain experience with Bachelor’s degree 


Preferred Qualifications:

  • An advanced degree (MBA) or professional certification (CPM or CPSM) is desirable. 
  • Minimum 2 years of management experience
  • Experience in SAP

Hybrid role: #LI-Hybrid

Salary Range $112,000 - $164,850 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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