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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:  Sourcing Manager

Travel Required?:  No Travel
Date:  Aug 29, 2021
No remote working option

No Relocation Assistance Offered
# 108213 - 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 consists of working in a global organization, continually learning and collaborating, having stimulating discussions, and making impactful contributions!

If this is how you see your career, Colgate is the place to be!


Our diligent 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. The pride in our brand fuels a workplace that encourages creative thinking, champions experimentation, and promotes authenticity which has supplied to our enduring success.


Position Scope


  • Provides local leadership for the Procurement of materials. He/she will have the responsibility to manage the plant Procurement, responsible for resolving service and quality issues for the plant. He/she will ensure the identification, implementation and maintenance of the lowest “total cost” supply strategies, in alignment with the Division and Global Procurement.
  • The role is responsible for all categories being produced at the specified plant site but will report in to the lead Division Category Procurement Manager for that site.


Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

Accountable for the Purchasing Key Performance Indicators and working with the local Supply Chain team


Executes effective negotiations for specific local raw and packaging materials.


Implements and monitors the Purchasing budget for the specific materials of responsibility.


Responsible for Cost of Sale preparation with Division Procurement Manager.


Accountable for optimizing raw and packing material inventories against Customer Service and working capital targets.


Ensures the highest level of Customer Service is provided to our Customers through the development and maintenance of order replenishment best practices.


Collaborates with suppliers’ sales, technical and other functional groups as well as Colgate Supply Chain, Technology, Marketing and Finance functions to enforce Purchasing policies, resolves issues, aligns service and financial strategies


Together with New Product launch teams, ensures new products are executed effectively at the local plant


Contributes to local Funding the Growth Programs


Leverages SAP in day-to-day function, including entering prices into the system (where responsible)


Executes efforts in using “e-tools” (auctions, e-Savings, etc.) to help drive Funding the Growth, simplification and standardization programs


Coordinates implementation of SMI with appropriate suppliers for the relevant plant(s)


Accountable for adhering to Colgate-Palmolive, and governmental guidelines related to EOHS, Quality, and Regulatory for materials of responsibility. Develops awareness, and influences compliance with local government laws and regulations pertaining to materials


Develops documented understanding of local market structure and drivers for his/her materials, with risk management overview, and identifies opportunities and threats for the future. Works with suppliers to bring innovation to Colgate.


Assure Compliance with the Sustainability Targets.


Provides management oversight for local Procurement professionals inclusive of performance appraisals, budgetary responsibility and delegation of work


This is not an exhaustive list of duties or functions



  • B.A./B.S. Degree in a technical or business field, CPM and/or MBA desirable



  • 3-7 years Purchasing or Supply Chain experience (depending on plant complexity);
  • 2-5 years of management experience;


Encouraged Areas of Skills

  • SAP experience is an advantage


We are a results oriented company with a caring culture and work life balance.



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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