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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:  Associate Manager - Supply Planning

Travel Required?:  No Travel
Date:  Mar 7, 2023

No Relocation Assistance Offered
# 147784 - Selangor, Selangor, Malaysia

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.

Senior Network Planner Manages Supply Planning activities and is responsible for synchronizing demand and supply around certain product categories or specified SKU portfolios.


Acts as the primary contact, bridging the distributor and Production Planners at production facilities (CP and Contract manufacturers). 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:     

  1. Product availability at DC’s. 

  2. Right-Sized inventory levels

  3. 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 best practices 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 maximize 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





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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