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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 Planner Team Lead

Travel Required?:  No Travel
Date:  Jan 10, 2023

No Relocation Assistance Offered
# 149729 - Warsaw, Mazovia, Poland

The Demand Planning Team Leader will be responsible for managing all activities to develop, align, & communicate the demand plan for subsidiaries, in line with End to End strategy, leveraging new tools and analytics. 


Demand Planner Team Lead





  • Drive simplification in planning, standardization of planning approach, processes efficiency.

  • Lead initiatives, implement E2E tools and analytics and support pilots which involve demand planning. 

  • Manage directly 2 Demand Planners and close interaction with  other Demand Planners from CEE region in the area of Oral Care Category.

  • Driving improvement CEE Oral Care Category Demand Plan  and Demand & Supply synchronization processes.

  • Inventory and slob management.

  • Build Collaborative Demand Plan – Interact with commercial teams to gather customer plans & other demand inputs, gain alignment and document key assumptions. Keep demand planning integrated with the business planning process.

  • Review Demand Plan - Participate in the monthly discipline process to validate company plans, identify demand related exceptions, monitor sales vs forecast performance. Gaps and opportunities are identified, quantified and addressed.

  • Synchronize Supply & Demand - Ensure alignment of final demand plan to supply plan. Identify and ensure communication of supply risks/opportunities/constraints,  potential solutions to avoid service related issues or inventory consequences and impact on “unconstrained demand plan”.

  • Communicate and Manage Demand. Facilitate Fast Track process.

  • Measure & Track Performance. Drive improvement of demand planning KPIs and processes. 

For case fill, identify the source of issues and propose solutions to avoid it.

  • Support New Product Planning & Life Cycle Planning 

Work cross functionally  to finalize pipeline volume & first 6 months of demand for new products. Track/measure actual shipments vs. documented key assumptions. Collaborate with a cross functional team to manage & communicate SKU performance and life cycle changes.

  • Monitor SKU complexity and support portfolio rationalization/ simplification. 




  • 5+ years’ experience of Demand Planning in Consumer Goods or  in  Manufacturing or Supply Network Planning

  • People management & leadership skills or experience in leading large projects.

  • Capability to build credibility with stakeholders and work effectively with multi-discipline teams

  • Ability to motivate others to deliver high performance

  • Strong analytical and mathematical abilities

  • Understanding Supply Chain metrics and interdependencies between them

  • Experienced in utilization of APO system for statistical forecasting and demand planning

  • Strong organizational and planning skills and continues improvement focus

  • Strong communication skills

  • Fluent English 


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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