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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:  Executive - Supply Network Planning

Travel Required?:  No Travel
Date:  Mar 27, 2024

No Relocation Assistance Offered
# 159275 - Selangor, Selangor, Malaysia

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 Executive - Supply Network Planning role is responsible for synchronizing demand and supply around certain product categories or specified SKU portfolios. This person acts as the primary contact, bridging the distributor and Production Planners at production facilities (CP and Contract manufacturers) and responsible for translation of the demand plan into inventory requirements within the supply network while optimizing customer service and carrying costs 


What you will do

  • Balancing Demand and Supply – Executes daily/weekly/monthly planning cycle priorities ensuring:    

  • Product availability at DC’s., Right-Sized inventory levels and synchronization of new product introduction and sourcing transitions.

  • Demand plan collaboration with Commercial Team and distributor

  • Sustain demand plan accuracy in system planning with right assumption

  • Shipments - Work closely with supplying country to ensure on time shipment documentation with full compliance

  • Work closely with forwarding agent to ensure on time custom clearance and delivery to distributor

  • Balance of Service vs Cost – optimizes customer service at the minimum cost level.

  • Supply Resolution – utilizes system alerts to identify and resolve supply shortages/overstocks.

  • Data Analytics – uses supply chain data and tools to drive information-based decisions.

  • Support continuous improvement initiatives –  develops and implements standard processes related to finished goods replenishment, inventory management, system utilization and review planning parameters.

  • Collaboration – identify and close gaps with Demand Planning, Production Planning, Transportation, Warehouse Operations and Customer Service to achieve efficient, cost effective supply planning in meeting CS&L service and cost goals/KPI's and improving supplier responsiveness.

  • System/Process Development - Executes "Best Practice" supply planning processes identified by leadership to improve customer service, minimize cost, and optimize inventory.



  • Minimum Bachelor Degree in Business Administration; B.S. in Engineering, Finance, Logistics or equivalent experience. 

  • Minimum of 1-4 years experience of Supply Planning in Consumer Goods or Manufacturing

  • Strong technical knowledge and experience with SAP/APO/PPDS/IBP tools required


Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in operations management 

  • Experience in systems configuration and maintenance

  • Basic knowledge of SAP & APO

  • Strong computer literacy (particularly in Microsoft Excel, with competency in pivot tables and macro functionality)

  • Ensure the business continuity by managing the supply disruptions and demand surges

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.


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