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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 Specialist / Associate Sourcing Manager

Travel Required?:  Travel - up to 10% of time
Date:  Aug 4, 2022
Partial remote working option

Relocation Assistance Offered Within Country
# 138568 - Piscataway, New Jersey, United States

Procurement Specialist / Associate Sourcing Manager

Do you want to make a difference in the lives of people and their pets? What about having the opportunity to connect with others across the world, full of stimulating discussions, and making impactful contributions?
If this is how you see your career, Hill’s is the place to be!

Hill’s Pet Nutrition is a multi billion dollar, global division of Colgate-Palmolive Company and the maker of Prescription Diet, Science Diet, and Healthy Advantage brand pet food. Our mission is to help enrich and lengthen the special relationships between people and their pets by providing the best leading-edge pet nutrition technology, products, and expertise to pet owners, veterinary professionals and other key pet professionals worldwide. Our company is a globally recognized Best Place to Work.

We are looking for a highly motivated Procurement Specialist to join our team! The role drives an adequate supply of raw or packaging materials to our production facilities. They are instrumental in driving company savings initiatives and, with the supplier and internal customer input, they develop and implement strategies, operating plans, sustainability plans, and resiliency plans to meet company objectives. They need to make sure that contracts are in place for each material with selected suppliers and that efficient quality/quantity, cost, delivery and other terms and conditions are met.

What you will do


  • Participate in development and execution of sourcing strategies for raw materials
  • Participate in negotiations, conduct RFP’s,
  • Participate in supplier management - regular supplier evaluation meetings, project reviews, innovation meetings, sets goals for suppliers to improve their performance (sustainability, innovation, cost, quality, service). Drives continuous improvement initiatives,
  • Identify, develop, and assist with company savings initiatives to meet overall company goals,
  • Participate in risk management initiatives - Implement ESM (Enhance Supplier Management) audit plan, deliver contracts coverage goal, implement action plans to mitigate supply disruption risks, single source plans, sustainability/social responsibility,
  • Develop understanding of the market dynamic and drivers for assigned materials, and identify cost risks and opportunities for the future,
  • Ensure communication and alignment with our business partners and lead supplier development initiatives.
  • Support local teams in solving material quality and service issues.
  • Build a network with internal and external partners, to drive growth through innovation.
  • Continue to improve oneself by training, information sharing, coaching and feedback, and implementing standard methodologies
  • Use procurement e-Tools (such as Ariba and SAP)
  • Performs other duties as assigned
  • Complies with all policies and standards


Required Qualifications


  • Bachelor's Degree Bachelor's Degree in Business, Supply Chain Management, or Engineering
  • Strong computer skills, with proficiency in spreadsheet, presentation and word processing software
  • Problem solving and analytical skills.
  • Ability to work cross-functionally to meet business needs.


Preferred Qualifications


  • At least 1 year Business, Supply Chain, Procurement
  • Knowledge of supply chain standard methodologies.
  • Strong time-management and organizational skills.

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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