February’s Corporate Spotlight

E. Jeannie Maddox, Manager of Supplier Diversity, Colgate -Palmolive Company
Chairperson, Board of Directors for The NY & NJ Minority Supplier Development Council

Jeannie Maddox has been with Colgate-Palmolive for 27 years with increasing roles and responsibilities. In her former position she was a Chemical Buyer, managing a portfolio of raw materials and toothbrush packaging components for Oral Care for NA Procurement. In her 17 years as an advocate for minority and women owned businesses she has expanded the program to effectively reach new areas of the company which increased focus and spending for M/WBEs.

Colgate is a $17.3B global consumer products company with 38,000 employees worldwide and products sold in 223 countries. Colgate’s four core categories are Oral Care, Personal Care, Home Care and Pet Nutrition.

The company buys raw materials, packaging supplies, transportation, marketing goods and services, IT, fleet, legal, relocation, capital equipment, MRO and other products and services.

The Process of becoming a supplier is simple. They ask all suppliers to register on their registration site at colgatepalmolive.com –Our Company –under contact us there is an icon that says supplier information click on it and fill out the information.

Also send a copy to jeannie_maddox@colpal.com. The Colgate Procurement team has access to the site so that they can access the suppliers’ information. They ask that the supplier be specific about their business and their specialties. If there is an open opportunity, their procurement team will reach out to the suppliers. It is important that the supplier certifications and information are up to date.

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