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Global Automation Engineering Manager

Date: Aug 11, 2019

Location: Piscataway, NJ, US

Relocation Assistance Offered Within Country
# 73895 - Piscataway, New Jersey, United States


Scope of Responsibility:

The Global Automation Engineering Manager is responsible to develop, maintain, and implement automation strategy consistent to goals and capital management. Assign, guide, and direct engineering projects and work in support of business priorities. Ensure the delivery of compliant, efficient, and cost-effective engineering solutions on-time and on budget. This position will provide the technical expertise to maintain and improve all aspects of automated systems and will provide direction, coaching, guidance and development for the automated site maintenance staff.


Core Responsibilities:

  • Develop a global understanding of implementing Smart Factories technologies globally.

  • Plan, schedule, conduct and manage various automation engineering projects, ensuring all projects adhere to acceptable engineering practices and compliance regulations, are appropriately staffed and are run within budget.

  • Lead the road map to assure certain technologies are standardized globally working with our global partners.

  • Lead “test and learn" strategy put in place on new technologies and determine those that "win" and then roll-out with a strategic view.

  • Drive strategic initiatives cross-functionally with systems and FP&R to assure our Smart Factory goals are met.

  • Work with the Category Engineering Directors to deploy our strategy.

  • Get external identifying best practices in the Industrial Internet of Things in support of new product launches,

  • processes and equipment improvements, automation, and other projects driving cost reduction, supply reliability, and quality compliance improvement.

  • Drive complex business analysis to identify business opportunities to improve revenue and profitability

  • Coordinate continuous improvement, equipment reliability, and productivity improvement activities in a matrix organization.

  • Convert data to actionable projects to produce results to improve process performance.

  • Prepare/review capital and expense forecasts and address variance issues.

  • Partner with vendor partners to ensure timely and accurate project implementation.




Education / Experience:  

• Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Engineering, Supply Chain or Logistics



• 10+ years of industry experience of which 5-10 are Engineering/ Global Supply Chain Systems


  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and thrive in a fast-paced, high-growth, dynamic environment
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Have a global perspective and be willing to collaborate on international projects
  • Innovative thinker and resourceful
  • Ability to build relationships across all levels, communicate effectively and work with cross-functional teams
  • Executive presence and strong presentation skills to interact with senior level management
  • Strong project management skills, including the ability to juggle multiple projects simultaneously, prioritize effectively, and to meet deadlines with sense of urgency.

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

Are you interested in working for Colgate-Palmolive? You can apply online and 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.

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

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

Reasonable accommodation during the application process is available for persons with disabilities. Please contact with the subject "Accommodation Request" should you require accommodation.

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