Colgate Customer Alliance Manager in Midrand, South Africa

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Date:Nov 1, 2018

Location:Midrand, GT, ZA

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, Speed Stick, Lady Speed Stick, Softsoap, Irish Spring, Protex, Sorriso, Kolynos, elmex, Tom’s of Maine, Sanex, Ajax, Axion, Fabuloso, Soupline and Suavitel, as well as Hill’s Science Diet, Hill’s Prescription Diet and Hill’s Ideal Balance.

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

Location: Midrand, Gauteng, South AfricaRelocation Assistance Offered Within Country# 70587


The successful incumbent will be responsible for identifying opportunities internally and with our customers to optimize the demand/supply chain design for mutual efficiencies, cost savings and sales growth. He/she will Identify Drive value creation through expansion of Cost to Serve model, development and implementation of Minimum Order Quantity, Efficient Logistics Terms and Conditions, data and information sharing (POS) with key customers.


  • Strengthen partnerships (internal and external) by collaborating on key commercial initiatives and sharing relevant customer direction and information critical to CP teams for win-win solutions.

  • Responsible for reducing Total Cost to Serve with key customers. Lead cost/benefit analysis on customer supply chain initiatives as well as a gap analysis of CP capabilities vs customer needs – both strategic and tactical.

  • Lead Customer Development Teams in providing business analysis of the supply/demand chain to identify opportunities that optimize the demand chain for cost and responsiveness.

  • Leverage customer supply chain data and scorecard information to deliver supply chain strategies that drive process and technological change.

  • Implement best practice at Customer level to optimizing supply chain activities including distribution/handling recommendations, customer/CP ship point optimization, product flow, and order profile.

  • Drive Business Planning and Demand Planning efforts through Customer Development Team Members.

  • Provide knowledge of best practices and CP Customer Service and Logistics capabilities.

  • Interface with industry experts and share best practices through trade associations and local networking activities

  • Establish relationships at multiple levels within the customer organization and industry associations.

  • Drive benchmarking and best practice sharing across peer and customer groups.

  • Development and implementation of efficient logistics terms and logistics including minimum order quantity.


  • B.S. Degree in Business / Logistics or related field, although an MBA will be an added advantage.


  • 7-10 years minimum of Customer Service / Logistics / Supply Chain/Customer Development experience with a strong understanding of the FMCG environment operations.

  • Proven experience in establishing relationships atsenior levelswith customers and working with cross-functional selling teams. A proven track record of managerial skills.

  • Functional / Technical knowledge of Supply Chain and Logistics is critical.


  • Self Awareness and personal impact

  • Excellent analytical abilities

  • Result driven

  • Good negotiation and influencing skills

  • Excellent communication skills and a strong team player

  • Strategy / Vision

  • Consumer/ Customer Focus

Are you interested in working for Colgate-Palmolive? You can apply to work with us using this online application. 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.

Equal Opportunity EmployerColgate is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, marital status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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