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Colgate Procurement Specialist, Supply Chain in Topeka, Kansas

Procurement Specialist, Supply Chain

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Date:Oct 8, 2019

Location:Topeka, KS, US

No Relocation Assistance Offered

75225 - Topeka, Kansas, United States

The Procurement Specialist is responsible for assisting with sourcing activities which support internal stakeholder while delivering efficiencies and optimization in the Supply chain and Capital Category. The position is responsible for promoting the utilization of procurement methodology through category management and strategic sourcing activities. Primary responsibilities include: supporting stakeholders in the areas of Maintenance, Repair and Operations , Capital and Research and development for Hill’s Pet Nutrition. Additionally, this position would collaborate with the North America Colgate Category managers. The Procurement Specialist will ensure that a sound sourcing process is implemented in compliance with the Global Procurement guidelines.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

Develop Hill’s North America category management long term strategy in alignment with IP global category leaders.Lead the Hill’s North America implementation of global category initiatives/projects.Drive Innovation, Savings goals for the category, and track all Hill’s North America results.Manage Hill’s North America vendors, and lead the implementation of SRM program initiatives.Utilize key performance indicators, KPIs, for the category for specific vendors.Identify potential procurement risks, and provide direction to develop risk mitigation plans.Obtain periodic category market intelligence insights, and perform benchmarking with external companies.Participate in Industry events to stay current related to procurement best practices, and bring new ideas to the organization.Manage ethical and professional relationships with vendors.Executes pre-sourcing, sourcing, and post- sourcing management of media spendsLeads all request for information (RFI) and request for proposal (RFP) for the Media and Agency categories, and utilization of other procurement e-tools.

Required qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree and/or higher degree

  • 5+ years of experience assisting sourcing activities for Supply Chain categories.

  • 5+ years of experience in Procurement & Supply Chain.

Preferred qualifications :

  • Bachelor’s and/or advanced degree in in Engineering, Supply Chain, Business or related field.

  • Experience using SAP Ariba

  • Experience using business tools and information systems when solving problems and making decisions.

  • Ability to work cross functional and cross regional with Procurement experience.

  • Negotiation skills. Planning and anticipation, demonstrates professionalism in all business settings and shows ability to control emotions, mannerisms, and communication style.

  • Project Management Skills

  • Logistics experience

  • Financial experience

Travel Requirements:

Expected percentage of travel: Up to 10 %

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 visithttp://www.hillspet.comandhttp://www.colgatepalmolive.com, or find us on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

Reasonable accommodation during the application process is available for persons with disabilities. Please contact Application_Accommodation@colpal.com with the subject "Accommodation Request" should you require accommodation.

Nearest Major Market:TopekaJob Segment:Supply Chain, Supply, Procurement, Engineer, ERP, Operations, Engineering, Technology

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