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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:  EU/AEA Professional Services Procurement Specialist

Travel Required?:  Travel - up to 10% of time
Date:  May 23, 2023

No Relocation Assistance Offered
# 152726 - Warsaw, Mazovia, Poland


  • Performing buying activities (RFP, Analysis, etc.)

  • Actively communicating with the business stakeholders to ensure that their purchase requirements are met 

  • Utilizing Ariba eSourcing application to execute bidding events (RFP, RFI, RFQ, or reverse auction)

  • Maintaining an awareness of changing market conditions 

  • Performing periodic spend analysis to identify opportunities for local and Division  projects

  • Managing spend assigned spend categories and supporting global projects

  • Conducting periodic key stakeholder meetings with business partners to review local spend category strategy and activities 

  • Leverage supply base opportunities across managed portfolio

  • Managing, resolving and communicating on local quality and service issues.

  • Prioritizing requests and activities so as to deliver in a timely manner

  • Perform all necessary procurement operations activities - order processing, vendor creation and technical issue resolution 

  • Special projects (as appropriate)

  • Achieve Business Simplification


Basic qualifications:

  • A University Degree.

  • 5-7 years of relevant experience in Purchasing and Procurement.

  • English fluency.

  • Experience in international projects.


Expected skills and abilities:

  • Strong negotiation skills.

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

  • Autonomous, results oriented, promoting team-work, problem solving.

  • Strong time management skills.

  • Proven track record in delivering cost savings and process improvements.

  • Analytical skills.


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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