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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:  Indirect Procurement Manager

Travel Required?:  No Travel
Date:  Jan 1, 2023

No Relocation Assistance Offered
# 147468 - Sydney, New South Wales, Australia


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 connecting with others across the world, full of 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. We win as a global organization by continually learning and collaborating. 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.


Note - This will be a 12 months contract role.


Job Summary:

Reporting to the South Pacific Procurement Manager, the Indirect Procurement Manager will work closely and collaboratively with both the Colgate-Palmolive and Hill’s Pet Nutrition businesses to provide support across a range of procurement related activities, including responsibility of spend management activity across a range of Supply & Demand categories, such as Facilities, Utilities, Labour & HR services.


Specifically they will provide vendor and purchase order support and undertake tactical buying along with strategic sourcing and category management activities & be responsible for achieving savings targets across allocated spend areas.


Main Responsibilities:

  • Executing plans to achieve annual savings and business simplification (supplier reduction, process efficiency) targets.


  • Conduct strategic sourcing and category management activities for the follow spend areas as required:

–            Facilities & Utilities

–            MRO & Capital (minimal)

–            Labour & HR services

–            Domestic Freight & Customisation

–            Warehousing & Other Logistics categories


  • Tactical buying across a broad range of indirect spend
  • Negotiation of contract agreements with suppliers, in partnership with Legal Dept
  • Provide support for Colgate’s purchase order and vendor management processes and systems by guiding and coaching stakeholders.  All support will be in alignment with global guidelines and simplification initiatives
  • Implementing  metrics, tools, and new processes to optimize sourcing, supplier innovation and business simplification (Ariba Sourcing)


Required Qualification:

  • Bachelor’s degree Supply Chain, Engineering, Business Administration or comparable discipline 
  • 5+ years’  buying experience and procurement process knowledge
  • Working experience with any procurement tool (SAP,Ariba,etc.)


Preferred Qualification:

  • Google Suite proficiency (Sheets & Slides)



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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