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Date: Dec 26, 2017

Location: Baddi, HP, IN

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: Baddi, Himachal Pradesh, India
Relocation Assistance Offered Within Country
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Job Purpose:


Position is responsible for Quality Control Program. He will work in the Analytical/Chemical lab & will ensure Input material, WIP & Finished goods are sampled, tested & approved timely and in compliance to CP Standards/guidelines & applicable local regulatory requirements.  He is also responsible for qualification & maintenance of lab equipment. He will drive continuous improvement in the areas of Quality, Good Manufacturing Practices, Good laboratory Practices & EOHS.  


Job Context:


  • TL quality has to follow and ensure compliance for physical and chemical sampling/ testing program for Raw materials, Work-in-process (WIP) & Finished products at the facility based on Quality Standard expectations & local regulatory requirements.
  • Ensures Lab equipment/instruments Qualification (DQ,IQ,OQ,PQ), Calibration Verification & Maintenance  Program as per the defined procedures & protocols. Understands equipment Basic Operation & performance evaluation & assists in equipment breakdowns & trouble shooting.
  • Understands and Hazards associated with Lab Equipment, Lab Chemicals, Lab Operations. Implements effective & efficient lab safety program. Partners with site EOHS program & drives key aspects of Site EOHS program applicable to laboratories.
  • Participates in Internal audits and External audits (Contract manufacturers and Labs, Suppliers, etc.)  Functions as part of the Plant GMP and Quality Team.
  • The Team Leader is an effective and valuable member of the Management team to ensure delivery of business results in his area. This position requires having high degree of interface with Making, Finishing and Materials.


Key Accountabilities:



Related Activities

Ensuring  RP/PM  Quality , WIP & FG

To follow physical and chemical sampling and testing program for raw materials, work-in-process (WIP) & finished products at the facility.  This must be in compliance to QS 024 and local regulatory requirements.

Timely testing and release of RM/WIP/FG to support plant KPIs of AU & UPDT.

Ensure use of corporate lab methods

IQ/OQ/PQ of Lab equipments

Calibration Documentation

Ensures all testing is performed according to corporate methods, laboratory requirements, applicable regulatory requirements, and policy.

Maintain laboratory quality assurance system that covers analyst qualification as well as equipment IQ/OQ/PQ, calibration, maintenance and use of analytical reference standards.

Ensures that the reporting of data and maintenance of records is documented.  Also, that the interpretation of the data is correct and that the results are effectively communicated to appropriate individuals including management.

Participates in internal audits and external audits (contract manufacturers and labs, suppliers, etc.)  Functions as part of the Plant GMP and Quality Team.

Continuous improvements

Integrates and applies CI tools to drive KPI improvements

Exploits data and information to identify and measure potential improvements


Understanding the technical requirements of EOHS, Product Safety, Regulatory, and Quality and Microbiology in factories, laboratories, and research facilities.

Takes corrective actions in a timely manner to mitigate potential EOHS or Quality incidents

Abides by facility safety and GMP requirements and sets the example

Proactive in self-assessing against corporate EOHS and Quality standards and governmental regulations

Follow FP&R laid down standards applicable to area.


Adherence to policies & procedures of the company, production processes and systems/SOP’s & regulatory requirements.

Cost Reduction

Identify, recommend and implement manufacturing cost reduction program, execute new technology in the area.


Coaching & Feedback,  DBS



Experience: Minimum of 2~4 years of laboratory experience, having good skills on analytical instruments HPLC, GC, AAS, FTIR, UV-VIS spectrophotometer, NIR, NMR, pH meter etc.

Adequate written and spoken English required.


Qualification: Master degree in Chemistry.


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 Employer
Colgate 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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