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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:  Lead Manager - Indirect Procurement

Travel Required?:  Travel - 25% of time
Date:  Nov 25, 2022
Remote working option during the current situation

No Relocation Assistance Offered
# 142784 - Selangor, Selangor, Malaysia


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 dependable 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 contributed to our enduring success.

If you want to work for a company that lives by their values, then give your career a reason to smile...every single day.


Job Summary


The core of this job is to lead the Malaysia Indirect Procurement Team and to strategically engage with all local stake-holders/user departments including the leadership team. The Malaysia IP Leader is responsible to drive seamless implementation of global procurement policies for all Indirect Services and Materials and to adapt Global/Regional strategy to the hub by connecting with both Division & Global IP Teams.


In scope categories
Commercial: Integrated Advertising Communication (IMC) and other Marketing projects in the areas of Advertising production, Agency fee management, working media, Media partnerships.  Responsibilities will cover both traditional, digital advertising with a big focus on eCommerce.  
Supply: manufacturing spends like capex projects and on-going goods and services
Demand/CS&L: Spends related to logistics like freight (road, ocean, etc…), warehousing, customs…
Professional services: services like  rent, insurance, travel , canteen, fleet.


Main responsibilities:


  • Manage and Develop local Indirect Procurement team (including hiring, coaching, training and creating a succession plan)
  • Managing strategic business relationships, internally and externally.
  • Developing and executing a procurement strategy that supports local commercial plans while delivering Procurement key targets (Growth, Financials, Resilience)  
  • In depth understanding of business priorities and regular interaction and alignment with the Mgmt Team.
  • Ensuring that all Indirect Procurement mandates are respected (Indirect Procurement involvement with all spends, supplier creation, PO compliance, etc.) 
  • Ensuring service and quality objectives are maintained and continuously improved, and all issues are resolved quickly.
  • Working collaboratively with division and global spend Category Leaders, stakeholders and suppliers to ensure centrally led sourcing projects meet local business requirements and are executed efficiently.
  • Maintaining, with help of category leaders, a knowledge of best practices, processes, and technology trends and sharing this knowledge with Hub stakeholders.
  • Implementing metrics, tools, and new processes to optimize sourcing, supplier innovation and business simplification (ie. Relationship Mgmt Programs, KPI’s, Redesigning processes for simplification, etc.)
  • Developing and implementing comprehensive change management plans to ensure organizational readiness for the implementation of improved sourcing processes and strategies.
  • Development and negotiation of contract agreements with suppliers, in partnership with the Legal Department.
  • Providing regular updates to the Management Team on status vs. annual objectives, major projects, key issues, etc.


Required Qualifications:


  • Bachelor's degree in any relevant field
  • Minimum 12 years of experience in Procurement 
  • Minimum 6 years of experience in Indirect Procurement in an FMCG environment
  • Strong negotiation skills 
  • Experience in vendor evaluations and action planning 
  • Experience in Project Management of complex scopes
  • Proven success as a collaborative team leader
  • Self-starter and team player keen on working in cross-cultural working environment
  • Very Strong Influential and Communication (verbal and writing) skills 
  • Results oriented
  • Business experience in Demand (Customer Service & Logistics) or Advertising or as Media expert would be an added advantage



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.

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