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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:  Supply Chain Planning Systems Leader

Travel Required?:  Travel - up to 10% of time
Date:  May 24, 2024

No Relocation Assistance Offered
# 159177 - Piscataway, New Jersey, United States

Who We Are
Colgate-Palmolive Company is a caring, innovative growth company that is reimagining a healthier future for all people, their pets and our planet. Focused on Oral Care, Personal Care, Home Care and Pet Nutrition, we sell our products in more than 200 countries and territories under brands such as Colgate, Palmolive, elmex, hello, meridol, Sorriso, Tom’s of Maine, EltaMD, Filorga, Irish Spring, PCA SKIN, Protex, Sanex, Softsoap, Speed Stick, Ajax, Axion, Fabuloso, Soupline and Suavitel, as well as Hill’s Pet Nutrition.

We are recognized for our leadership and innovation in promoting sustainability and community wellbeing, including our achievements in decreasing plastic waste and promoting recyclability, saving water, conserving natural resources and improving children’s oral health.

If you want to work for a company that lives by their values, then give your career a reason to smile and join our global team!


The Supply Chain Planning Systems Leader will partner with our Planner communities, Global Information Technology and Global Planning Center of Excellence Team to advance planning systems utilization across our Global Supply Chain Network including the Manufacturing Sites. Our planning framework is a combination of system/technology, process and people with the data/analytics at the center.



  • Enhancing our system capabilities and our planners' experiences, providing sustainable system solutions, and enabling our planners to effectively & optimally use our demand planning, supply network planning, inventory planning and production planning systems to achieve our business goals and drive the growth.
  • Live with the customer centricity: Understand the planning community's perspective and needs.
  • Drive/Lead sustainable Planner Networks/Communities of Practices to share learnings across the regions. Globally scale-up and leverage the identified/developed planning Best Practices.
  • Support identifying, developing and retaining the planning Subject Matter Experts.


  • Ensure that existing planning practices on the ground are aligned with the Standard Global Processes.
  • Govern the accuracy and completeness of the master data feeding the planning systems. Understand the potential relationships & interactions between the core planning system and the other systems.  
  • Involve in planning  process reviews and act as a catalyst in leading the change to continually improve planning system capabilities and right system utilization. Continuously seek further Digitization and Automation. 
  • Support and guide the Planning Teams in creation and maintenance of the Business Cases and ensure that their  business requirements are articulated accurately.


  • Support and guide the Planning Teams while resolving the issues/challenges they are facing.
  • Embed the being user-friendly, user-intuitive, easy to learn, sustainable and measurable into the designing planning system solutions.
  • Collaborate with Business & IT partners in developing roadmaps to enhance the system capabilities.
  • Cooperate with Business & IT partners in reviewing & assessing the capabilities of new technologies in the external market.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher in Engineering, Information Technology or related technical field.
  • Minimum of 5+ years of relevant practical experience in integrated planning and/or planning system solutions.
  • Previous experience with SAP and Advance Planning Systems
  • Having project management and change management experience/exposure.
  • Holistic understanding of E2E Integrated Planning, value chain synchronization and supply chain reinvention​​​​​​​

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Hands-on practical experience of S&OP, Demand and Supply Planning, Inventory Planning, Production Planning using Kinaxis Advanced Planning Tools.
  • Experience upskilling Planners in new system capabilities and coaching on new processes to improve adoption
  • Implementation experience in configuring and modeling the Supply Chain constraints in Kinaxis Capacity Planning and Demand Planning including forecast consumption, forecast disaggregation and Statistical Forecasting and Network Inventory Optimization.

Compensation and Benefits
Salary Range $144,000.00 - $163,000.00 USD

Pay is based on multiple non-discriminatory, individualized factors including but not limited to experience, job-related knowledge and education, skills and office/market location. In addition to base salary, salaried employees are eligible for annual discretionary bonuses, profit-sharing and, for Executive-level (salary grade 16 and above) roles only, long-term incentives in the form of Restricted Stock Units and/or Stock Options.

Subject to the terms and conditions of the applicable benefits plans then in effect, all salaried employees are also eligible for a competitive benefits package which includes:

  • Insurance: Employees (and their eligible dependents) are eligible to participate in Company-sponsored Medical, Dental, Vision, Basic Life Insurance, Accidental Death & Dismemberment and Disability insurance plans.
  • Retirement Plans: Employees are eligible to enroll in Colgate's 401(k) plan, which provides for company matching contributions subject to eligibility requirements
  • Vacation/PTO: Employees receive a minimum of 15 days of vacation/PTO leave annually
  • Paid Holidays: Employees receive a minimum of 13 paid/floating holidays annually
  • Paid Sick Leave: Based on location and consistent with applicable state and local law, employees receive a minimum of 40 hours of paid sick leave on January 1st of each year
  • Paid Parental Leave: Eligible employees may take up to eight weeks of paid parental leave and 12 weeks of unpaid leave (varies for employees with fewer than 12 months of service and is subject to hours worked requirements)

Our Commitment to Sustainability
With the Colgate brand in more homes than any other, we are presented with great opportunities and new challenges as we work to integrate sustainability into all aspects of our business and create positive social impact. We are determined to position ourselves for further growth as we act on our 2025 Sustainability & Social Impact Strategy.

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Achieving our purpose starts with our people — ensuring our workforce represents the people and communities we serve —and creating an environment where our people feel they belong; where we can be our authentic selves, feel treated with respect and have the support of leadership to impact the business in a meaningful way.

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.

Reasonable accommodation during the application process is available for persons with disabilities. Please contact with the subject "Accommodation Request" should you require accommodation.

For additional Colgate terms and conditions, please click here.


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