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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:  Professional Services Procurement Specialist

Travel Required?:  Travel - up to 10% of time
Date:  Sep 8, 2022
Partial remote working option

No Relocation Assistance Offered
# 141561 - Warsaw, Mazovia, Poland


  • Develop/Implement the global/division agreed Indirect Procurement (IP) strategies, processes and procedures and ensure compliance by the subsidiaries;
  • Proactive communication and alignment with business stakeholders, and prioritization of their requests  to ensure their purchase requirements are met in a timely manner, and/or they fully understand existing IP sourcing strategies;
  • Perform periodic spend analysis via Ariba Spend Viz and market research for local or EU projects;
  • Utilize Ariba Sourcing tool to execute competitive bids  (RFP, RFI, RFQ, or reverse auction);
  • Interact with the Procurement professionals throughout CP, and external organizations/resources, to leverage best practices and ensure consistent implementation of global strategies;
  • Monitor market trends and suppliers capabilities.  Drive supplier innovation via Supplier Relationship Management programs, innovation meetings and programs;
  • Organize and facilitate periodic meetings with key stakeholders to review status/plans/issues with ongoing spends, strategies and all new requirements;
  • Develop expertise with, and utilize effectively, all key Procurement Systems/Tools: eBuy, Ariba Spend Viz, Ariba Sourcing, Ariba Contracting ,  MDGM (supplier creation/maintenance), Procurement Operations, Contract Development;
  • Ensure suppliers agree to our policies and processes (eg. risk mgmt. protocols payment terms, supplier portal, eInvoicing, etc);
  • Responsible to achieving assigned category cost savings goals and to report the cost savings in the global database;
  • Responsible to organize category specific ideation session, develop 3 years project roadmap;
  • Issue procurement guidelines per sub-category.


Basic qualifications:

  • A University Degree;
  • A minimum of 3 years of experience in Procurement, experience in the Professional Services Category;
  • English fluency
  • Experience in international projects.


Expected skills and abilities:

  • ​​​​​Strong negotiation skills;
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills, leadership skills 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;
  • Ability to build strong business case to support decision making process;
  • Supplier Management capability to drive strategy, innovation, sustainability;
  • P&L understanding to translate category  strategies into P&L impact;
  • Influence skills to articulate Procurement recommendations and present to leadership teams.


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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