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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:  Demand and Supply Planning Manager

Travel Required?:  Travel - up to 10% of time
Date:  Jan 27, 2024
Hybrid

No Relocation Assistance Offered
# 157414 - Taguig, National Capital Region (NCR), Philippines

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!

 

JOB PURPOSE:
The position will manage and optimize stock availability and inventory levels across distribution centers, ensuring timely fulfillment of customer requirements while minimizing excess inventory and waste. This role requires coordinating with sourcing countries for on-schedule product deliveries, overseeing project management for new SKUs and packaging transitions, and ensuring compliance with regulatory and customs requirements. 

 

CORE RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Manage stock availability to meet customer requirements on time while maintaining optimum inventory levels across all distribution centers

  • Collaborate with sourcing countries to ensure new products and re-launches are delivered on time, in line with the product grid schedule.

  • Direct project management efforts and create purchase orders for new local co-pack SKUs, bundling initiatives, and packaging transitions, ensuring strict adherence to policies, guidelines, and project schedules.

  • Manage inventory to maintain optimal levels of packaging materials, minimizing if not eliminating scrapping and reducing slow-moving inventories for transitions and product discontinuations.

  • Manage product shipment planning with strict compliance to regulatory and customs requirements.

  • Maintain compliance with Demand Planning Key Performance Indicators, such as forecast accuracy, and lead the commercial gap identification as part of the Colgate business plan cycle to enhance forecasting precision.

  • Foster a collaborative working environment with the commercial group, manufacturing group, and key stakeholders to guarantee optimal customer service, efficient distribution, rapid product placement, and successful promotional execution. Lead process improvement and cost optimization initiatives with the purchasing and marketing team. 

  • Actively identify and implement process improvement opportunities, and effectively communicate any issues arising during the execution of promotional events and the launch of new products.

 

KEY INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL CUSTOMERS

Internal:

  • Planning Executives & Manager

  • Customer and Consumer Marketing

  • Customer Development , Finance , Logistics, IT ,Packaging

  • Regulatory

External:

  • Third party auditors

  • Contract Manufacturer

 

LEADERSHIP / SUPERVISION

  • Individual Contributor role

 

EDUCATION AND FUNCTIONAL EXPERIENCE REQUIRED

EDUCATION:

  • Bachelor’s degree in any Engineering course

 

REQUIREMENTS:  

  • 7-10 years experience in Demand and/or Supply Chain Management


SKILLS, COMPETENCIES AND LEVEL OF REQUIRED SUPERVISION

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

  • High level of numeracy and attention to detail

  • Able to plan, prioritize, and flexible to changes

  • High proficiency in Google application (Slides, Sheets, Docs)

  • Collaborative, customer oriented and proactive


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 Application_Accommodation@colpal.com with the subject "Accommodation Request" should you require accommodation.


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