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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:  Material Planner

Travel Required?:  No Travel
Date:  Sep 23, 2022
No remote working option

No Relocation Assistance Offered
# 145243 - San Jose Iturbide, Guanajuato, Mexico

The Material Planner is responsible for developing inventory strategies for raw/pack materials and managing inbound supplier activity to accommodate the production schedule while minimizing SLOB.



  • Develop relationship with all material suppliers to establish regular ordering process and maintain optimal in-stock levels
  • Use available SAP tools to identify and mitigate material shortages or potential SLOB scenarios. 
  • Work closely with Production Planning team to identify changes in schedule and address material shortage concerns. Collaborate with Procurement team to identify supplier gaps and drive future efficiencies.
  • Support quarterly master data upkeep and SAP utilization processes to drive optimal automated planning processes. Define Safety Stock strategy, MOQ, lot size strategy to maximize efficiencies and minimize cost and waste while increasing the levels of service and quality.
  • Support policies and targets for forward looking global tock coverage optimization, inventory glide-path projections, and global month-end finished goods inventory reporting (units and pounds)
  • Support Marketing, Commercial, CMS, Finance, and CS&L teams to ensure preparedness and timely execution of new product initiatives.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in degree in Logistics, Engineering, Business, Finance or related field.
  • 2 years of experience in a Supply Chain position.
  • Proficiency in Excel, Sheets, GDocs, GSlides.
  • Intermediate-advanced English level.
  • Desirable knowledge of SAP System and APO/PPDS.
  • Desirable knowledge of quality systems.
  • Desirable knowledge in programming of production lines.

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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