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Research Scientist - Microbiology

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Date: May 2, 2017

Location: Mumbai, MH, 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, Mennen, Softsoap, Irish Spring, Tom’s of Maine, Ajax, Fabuloso, Haci Sakir, elmex, and Suavitel, as well as Hill’s Science Diet and Hill’s Prescription Diet.

 

Location: Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Relocation Assistance Offered Within Country

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POSITION TITLE  :  RESEARCH SCIENTIST

DIVISION               :  GLOBAL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

FUNCTION            :  RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

DEPARTMENT      :  MICROBIOLOGY                 

REPORTS TO        :  MANAGER, MICROBIOLOGY

LOCATION             :  MUMBAI

DIRECT REPORTS : 2-4

 

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

  • Develop lab stream work flow plan on a periodic basis
  • Ensure Micro Approval Process requirements (recommendations, testing and exemptions) are complied to for all categories
  • Participate in failure investigations and timely updates to business partners
  • Ensure QMIC compliances
  • Patner with product develpoment groups to improve formula robustness
  • Review daily lab records and test data on ELN and Labnet
  • Identify opportunities for simplification and innovation
  • Participate in vendor audits, assessment and internal audits
  • Support Cross Functions to manage GMP,C&S and other Micro Controls

     

EDUCATIONAL AND FUNCTIONAL EXPERIENCE:

 

EDUCATION:

  • Master’s Degree in Microbiology

 

EXPERIENCE:

  • Experience in a FMCG, Foods or Pharmaceutical Industry
  • 6- 7 Years of Functional Experience required
  • 3 Years of Supervisory experience

     

OTHER QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Good understanding microbiology, lab systems and regulatoty requirements and awareness on cosmetic chemistry / formulations preferred
  • Excellent written and spoken English skills

 

SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES :

  • Sound technical knowledge in Microbiology
  • Supervisory experience is preferred - leading a team of 3-4 individuals
  • Previous experience in Consumer Products Industry and with some knowledge on oral /personal/ home care formulations preferred
  • Strong interpersonal and professional communication skills required. Problem Solving / Troubleshooting - help identify root causes of issues and partnering with team to help resolve
  • Teamplayer, teambuilding skills and active listener

     

LEADERSHIP COMPETENCIES:

  1. Promote Teamwork
  2. Communicate Effectively
  3. Consumer/ Customer Focused

 

BUSINESS PARTNERSHIPS:

  1. Partner with Product Development teams in Greater Africa, Africa Middle East Eurasia and Southpacific Regions
  2. Partner with Global Micro / Global Quality/Category Leads
  3. Partner with Manufacturing

     

 

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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