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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 recognised 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 programmes 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:  16 May 2024

No Relocation Assistance Offered
# 160246 - Warsaw, Mazovia, Poland

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 recognised 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!


We are looking for a Professional Services Procurement Specialist for region EU/AEA to join our team in Warsaw Office.


We work in a hybrid mode - 2 days in the office.



  • 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 
  • 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.

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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