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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:  Inbound Logistics Manager

Travel Required?:  Travel - up to 10% of time
Date:  Jul 8, 2024

No Relocation Assistance Offered
# 161379 - 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!


The Inbound Logistics Manager optimizes intercompany and local replenishment cost  and ensures efficient processes for cost capture and reporting. This role drives growth and efficiency by collaborating with both external and internal teams to reduce service costs, improve customer service, and implement innovative processes. The role requires knowledge on the importation processes and will serve as the subject matter expert on customs clearance.  As a subject matter expert, the role ensures all activities meet Colgate's standard processes and custom.



  • Manage the day to day monitoring of imported and domestic shipments, awarding of shipments to the brokers, warehouse inbound delivery planning and ensure issue resolution.

  • Accountable for inbound logistics cost optimization. Ensures accurate processes in place for gathering and reporting of the cost, coordinates regular cost reviews with vital parties.

  • Drives growth and efficiency improvements by collaborating with 3PLs, local/divisional management to reduce cost to serve,  to improve customer service levels and to implement process innovations and funding the growth initiatives

  • Monitor performance of freight forwarders and customs brokers, to ensure timely delivery, to achieve company goals.

  • Key person to coordinate with the Export Manager of Supplying countries, Import SNPs and local Warehouse Manager to ensure synchronized arrival of all products imported from export supplying hubs and contract manufacturers.

  • Provide weekly and monthly updates on the global and domestic port situation and ocean freight market. 

  • Work with Import SNPs on lead time analysis and recommends vital planning parameter adjustments to achieve inventory right size for all distribution centers.

  • Evaluate potential or new lanes for network optimization and cost minimization.

  • Participate in yearly ocean freight bidding by providing valuable insights and comments to aid in the selection of the best freight forwarders.

  • Work with Procurement Services to gain local market insights on customs brokerage cost models to ensure that the company is ahead or at par with the industry’s standard process.

  • Work with local Finance and CBS to analyze monthly replenishment costs and analysis of routing guide, quarterly additive costing and analysis of product cost variances of freight.

  • Prepares Replenishment Cost budget and latest estimates.

  • Drives standardization and automation of inbound logistics processes and tools.




  • Import SNP, Customer Service and Logistics Manager, Warehouse Manager, Export manager


  • Financial Services Manager, APAC Division CS&L



  • Individual Contributor role




  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience in Engineering, Business or related field



  • Minimum of 5 years of combined experience in Manufacturing or Customer Services & Logistics (CS&L) focus on Inbound Logistics

  • Third party logistics management of Freight Forwarders and Customs Brokers experience will be a plus

  • Knowledgeable on Customs Clearance Processes

  • Experience and knowledge in handling databases and basic coding skills an advantage



  • In-depth knowledge in SAP Distribution

  • 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  Applications (Doc, Sheets, Slides)



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 with the subject "Accommodation Request" should you require accommodation.


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