The Global Procurement group is comprised of dedicated purchasing and logistics professionals from every division of Colgate-Palmolive: North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia, Africa and Hill’s Pet Nutrition. We are committed to global teamwork in everything we do.
Our purchasing initiatives have delivered significant cost savings year after year. We strive to develop relationships with suppliers which will help us exceed Colgate stakeholders' expectations for quality, cost effectiveness and innovation.
We utilize best practices and tools including supplier managed inventory, supplier certification, cost modeling and web-enabled transactions. Our Supplier Diversity program gives us access to a rich pool of minority-owned and women-owned businesses.
This section provides a concise overview of our procurement needs and our expectations of suppliers. It also provides information about our people, our products, and our facilities. Enjoy your visit.
Message to Potential Suppliers
Our message is quite simple: Be creative. We encourage suppliers to use strategies that have proven to work in the past as well as coming up with your own.
For indirects that means that you focus on the added value that you provide: unsurpassed customer service, proven processes, and technology tools that are used.
For directs, you can focus on the entire supply chain, from the supplier’s supplier all the way to the customers.