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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:  Strategic Packaging Procurement Manager

Travel Required?:  Travel - up to 10% of time
Date:  Jan 13, 2021
No remote working option

Relocation Assistance Offered Within Country
# 89780 - Piscataway, New Jersey, United States

The Strategic Packaging Procurement Manager is responsible for building and executing global strategic sourcing plans and risk management programs for resins and petrochemical related commodities and for a selection of globally managed packaging materials. The Strategic Packaging Procurement Manager will define the commodity footprint and manage risk landscape, including volatility, sustainability, supply disruptions and policy changes. He/She will lead the volatility risk management programs which include financial hedging, price locking and improving forward costs transparency. The Strategic Packaging Procurement Manager is responsible for ensuring the supply, cost, quality, and service of a group of materials that he/she will manage. The Strategic Packaging Procurement Manager will identify and resolve all purchasing related issues for the materials/suppliers, must have a clear understanding of the market drivers influencing the dynamics of his/her sourcing geographies, and will be responsible for price and price forecast management. The Strategic Packaging Procurement Manager will work with related stakeholders to resolve any critical service/quality issues, to align with Network Operations and Technology on New Product Development and must be adept at the use of supply chain tools (Supply Management Inventory, ESM- Enhance Supply Management Audits, CLM - Risk Management etc.).



  • Accountable for defining and leading strategic sourcing plans and commodity risk management (CRM) strategy.
  • Map commodity footprint by increasing market intelligence, building strategic framework and long ranch plans.
  • Develop best practices to report, capture and mitigate price risk both financially and within physical contracts.
  • Analyse and develop a deep understanding of the supply markets, including external economic factors which influence those markets.
  • Participates in external industry forums and seminars on an as needed basis.
  • Execute annual direct materials budget guidance and support.
  • Strategic supplier coordination, scorecard, investment assessments.
  • Build relationships with key suppliers and financial counterparties for the execution of strategy.
  • Executes effective negotiations with global suppliers.
  • Leads continuous improvement programs with suppliers.


Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in a technical or business field, or comparable discipline.
  • At least 7 years of Procurement or Supply Chain experience, preferably in the FMCG industry.
  • At least 2 years of management experience.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in creating and leading the sourcing strategy for global category (preferably Packaging Materials).
  • Experience in leading commodity risk management and or corporate hedging sales/trading at a corporate or commodity trading house.
  • Firm understanding of execution strategies for futures, swaps and options in high and low liquidity markets.
  • An understanding of petrochemicals and resins would be an asset.
  • An advanced degree (MBA) or professional certification (CPM or CPSM) is desirable.

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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