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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:  Professional Services Procurement Specialist

Travel Required?:  No Travel
Date:  Sep 19, 2023

No Relocation Assistance Offered
# 153847 - Piscataway, New Jersey, United States

Professional Services Procurement Specialist

The Professional Services Procurement Specialist will lead the development of sourcing strategies to optimize the total value of our suppliers. The Professional Services Procurement Specialist will support strategic negotiations and sourcing activities.


What you will do:

  • Develop sourcing category management long term strategy 
  • Manage contracts, vendors, and related strategic business relationships
  • Implementing best in class global strategies and managing relationships and alliances with the leveraged suppliers so that they are in tune with developments and directions of business units
  • Manage Funding the Growth savings program
  • Conduct competitive bidding processes
  • Work collaboratively with team members, global and regional engineering teams, and suppliers to develop and monitor project plans to ensure sourcing projects are delivered on time and within budget.
  • Partner with vendors and business partners to develop/reevaluate risk mitigation plans
  • Review Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) with our strategic partners and working with the entire supported function/business units
  • Identify metrics, tools, and processes to optimize sourcing and supplier innovation and efficiencies.
  • Ensure organizational service, quality, sustainability, innovation, diversity, and financial goals are met.
  • Gain comprehensive industry knowledge of best practices, processes, and technology trends to proactively adjust sourcing strategy.


Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree 
  • At least 5 years of experience working  in similar roles 
  • Strong Business Analysis- Utilizing digital tools when solving problems and making decisions. Analyze data to support recommendations.
  • Strategic mindset applied to Category Management. Responsible for the Category Strategy creation to support business goals
  • Negotiation skills- Planning and anticipation, demonstrates professionalism in all business settings and shows ability to control emotions, mannerisms, and communication style.
  • Teamwork and Relationship building- Being a team player when interacting with stakeholders and peers. Able to manage relationships at different levels of the organization
  • Data Management Proficiency - Data quality analysis and use of Data visualization tools to identify spending patterns and modeling
  • IT/Software procurement experience - SaaS negotiation and contracting experience
  • Strong Logical Mindset applied to processes and Governance
  • Project Management Skills and experience in Project Implementation


Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's Degree in Business Administration
  • Experience managing/negotiating Services



Salary Range $88,800 - $131,250 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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