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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:  Contract Manufacturing Associate Manager

Travel Required?:  Travel - 25% of time
Date:  Sep 19, 2023

No Relocation Assistance Offered
# 154641 - Swidnica, Lower Silesia, Poland



  • Manages the on-going relationship of the 3rd party Contract manufacturer Suppliers

  • You will be managing Personal Care and Home Care categories.

  • Negotiates service agreements.  This includes determining contractors where service agreements are required, developing rationale for contractors where service agreements are not needed and maintaining service agreements 

  • Coordinate Interactions with Cross Category Buyers for Raw and Pack mtls management

  • Validate CM prices through quarterly reviews. Update SAP Info Records and issue Std Cost to CBS

  • Facilitates interactions with Accounting Team for FG Invoicing/POs issues

  • Responsible for Contract Coverage or to have NDA signed as required, facilitating interactions with CP Legal Dpt

  • Leads a cross functional team in the CM selection process

  • Prepare and present CM Strategies to Sr management

  • Review and updated the CM segmentation Strategies

  • Support ESM risk assessment and guarantee that audits are conducted and followed up

  • Responsible for SRSA Compliance

  • Responsible for Funding the Growth Programs as well as eSavings reporting on projects with CMs

  • Facilitates the interfaces of required CP resources with 3rd party CM Sales, Technical and other functional groups as well as Category Supply Chain, Technology, Marketing and Finance functions to assure compliance with purchasing policies, resolve issues, align service and financial strategies

  • Evaluate and Negotiate new Investments needed, ask Global Committee for approval and manage amortization on FG price

  • Manage any type of liabilities between CP and CM.

  • Ensures timely delivery of new products as per Division grids 

  • Collaborate on sourcing strategies, supporting with cost estimate and manufacturing feasibility assessment (with the collaboration of Technical, Engineering and EM team)

  • Ensures implementation of Continuous Improvement programs with 3rd party CM (i.e., Supplier Certification, Continuous Improvement Teams, etc.)

  • Facilitates resolution of quality issues with appropriate CP personnel

  • Develops process improvements to reduce obsolete material risk ( i.e MOQ Review)

  • Coordinate phase in/phase out process to reduce stock inventory at CM, in collaboration with Colgate Finance/E2E team

  • Provide periodical Future Cost Planning Updates and data for Budgeting Process

  • Provides functional support on task forces, studies, and major projects as needed to the Global Category Procurement Mgr

  • Participates in external industry forums (e.g., SDA or external Purchasing organizations, benchmarking) and internal Procurement Network meetings.



  • 3-5 years Purchasing or Supply Chain; 

  • 2 years of project management experience;

  • SAP experience is an advantage

  • Good knowledge of Excel and/or Google sheets environment

  • Polish and  English fluent speaker

  • Managing Materials and Services

  • Global Supply Chain Strategy and Perspective

  • Project Management

  • Influence and Negotiation

  • Managing Ambiguity

  • Communication.

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 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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