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A part of Colgate-Palmolive since 1976, Hill's Pet Nutrition offers the highest-quality pet nutrition available through product lines Prescription Diet® and Science Diet®. Veterinarians worldwide recommend and feed their own pets Hill's products more than any other brand of pet food.

Available in approximately 80 countries around the world, our extensive line of products includes more than 60 Prescription Diet brand pet foods and more than 50 Science Diet brand pet foods.

We believe all animals should be loved and cared for during their lifetimes. That is why we are proud our pet foods can make a difference in your pet's life.

A career at Hill’s Pet Nutrition or 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:  Asia Indirect Procurement Hub Manager

Travel Required?:  Travel - 25% of time
Date:  Jun 17, 2022
Remote working option during the current situation

Relocation Assistance Offered Within Country
# 124395 - Tokyo, Tokyo-To, Japan

Reporting Relationships:

Indirect Procurement Director, Asia


Location: Japan


Travel: 20%


Scope of Responsibility:

     Responsible for optimizing the management of all Indirect Commercial Spends and Processes for one or more Hubs, for CP/Hill’s. Must establish full alignment with Hub Mgmt Team(s) and key stakeholders in order to develop/execute sourcing strategies which meet the business needs/objectives. The Hub Procurement Manager plays an integral role by:

  • Developing and executing plans to achieve annual Hub savings and business simplification (supplier reduction, process efficiency) targets.  Requires understanding Hub business priorities and regular interaction/alignment with Hub Mgmt Team.
  • Ensuring that Global Procurement Processes are followed (IP involvement with all spends, supplier creation, PO compliance, etc.)
  • Managing strategic business relationships, internally and externally.
  • Ensuring service and quality objectives are maintained and continuously improved, and all issues are resolved quickly.
  • Working collaboratively with division and global spend Category Leaders, stakeholders and suppliers to ensure centrally led sourcing projects meet local business requirements and are executed efficiently.
  • Maintain, with help of category leaders, a knowledge of best practices, processes, and technology trends and sharing this knowledge with Hub stakeholders.
  • Implementing metrics, tools, and new processes to optimize sourcing, supplier innovation and business simplification (ie. Relationship Mgmt Programs, KPI’s, Redesigning processes for simplification, etc.)
  • Developing and implementing comprehensive change management plans to ensure organizational readiness for the implementation of improved sourcing processes and strategies.
  • Development and negotiation of contract agreements with suppliers, in partnership with the Legal Dept.
  • Facilitating CRMC approval for agreements when required
  • Providing regular updates to the Hub Mgmt Team on status vs. annual objectives, major projects, key issues, etc.
  • Ability to lead or participate in special projects/task forces at Division and Global level.




A Bachelor of Arts or Science in Sourcing, Business, Finance, or comparable discipline is preferred. 

An advanced degree (MBA) or professional certification (CPM, CPIM, or Project Management) is desirable.



This position requires a strong understanding of Category Management and Procurement processes, change and project management methodologies, remote people management and strong leadership and communication skills. 

Experience in Managing Media and CS&L Categories is a must have.



Potential for mobility within Asia, or globally, desirable for eventual career development reasons, but not required.



Language Skills:  Fluent English required. Other language skills desirable

Sourcing and Contracting:  Managing the process of finding, evaluating, engaging, contracting and managing suppliers of goods and services.


Business Analysis:  Effectively using business tools and information systems to solve problems and making decisions: using data to support recommendations: weighing risks and predicting benefits and costs.


Negotiation:  Developing and delivering negotiation plans to secure Colgate/Hill’s interests in alignment with local, division and global business plans.


Project Management: Planning, organizing and managing resources to bring about the successful completion of specific project goals and objectives.


Supplier Relationship Management: Identifying relationship type within supplier segmentation matrix, building an appropriate supplier relationship and strategy based on both short term and long term objectives.


Utilization of Procurement Processes and Tools


Maintaining the utmost Ethics and Compliance Standards

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 Hill's Pet Nutrition? 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.

Work that matters, fueled by passion for pets!  At Hill’s we have a purpose.  Every day around the world, we transform the lives of millions of pet families through pioneering innovation, amazing nutrition, and the best and brightest people. Founded more than 75 years ago with an unwavering commitment to pet nutrition, Hills' mission is to help enrich and lengthen the special relationships between people and their pets. 

HILL'S® Prescription Diet® therapeutic pet foods, HILL'S® Science Diet® and HILL'S® Ideal Balance™ wellness pet foods are sold worldwide. Hill’s is a division of Colgate-Palmolive, a leading global consumer products company, tightly focused on Oral Care, Personal Care, Home Care and Pet Nutrition, with sales of products in more than 200 countries.  To learn more about Hill's and Colgate, please visit and, or find us on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

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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