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Team Leader - Tufting & Packing

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Date: Apr 16, 2019

Location: Sricity, AP, 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: Sricity, Andhra Pradesh, India
Relocation Assistance Offered Within Country
# 72740


Reports to:      Area Leader- Tufting & Packing

Responsible for:  Technicians, Operators (Team Members), Group Technicians


Scope of Responsibility:

To effectively manage production activities and resources, for a specified manufacturing area. To deliver the agreed to business results and drive continuous improvement while maintaining positive employee relations.


Core Responsibilities

  • Responsible for production KPIs.
  • Responsible for EOHS & Quality.
  • Managing resources (Man, Machine, Materials) efficiently, guiding the line teams in minimizing downtime through direct personal involvement & active presence on the shop floor
  • Leading Line Teams to solve quality problems.
  • To maintain the crewing norms, shift rotation, leave planning etc.
  • Communication, Coaching & Feedback, Active presence on the shop floor,
  • Participating in the 5S, AM, PM & Small Group meetings with Line Teams.
  • Manage repairing and maintenance to equipment and control spare parts management.
  • Training to Technicians & Team Members on Technical Trainings



B.E (Mechanical) or D.M.E



For B.E Minimum 4-7 Year experience Operation/ Production Department, For D.M.E Minimum 6 Years in Operation/ Production Department


Key Competencies:

Managing Materials and Services:

  • Involves suppliers on the front end of the innovation cycle
  • Integrates Supply Chain processes  for optimum material replenishment and inventory levels (e.g. Supplier Manager Inventory, Vendor Managed Inventory)
  • Understands pull systems relating to material and service replenishment
  • Involve Cost Savings through the identification of activities in the shop floor 
  • Drives standardization and simplification initiatives for materials, services, and finished goods
  • Has knowledge of market conditions that influence material and service prices
  • Understands supplier capabilities to meet cost, Quality, and EOHS targets


Customer Service and Logistics:

  • Understands Supply Chain constraints such as product release, manufacturing, distribution, and customer requirements
  • Grasps the business processes and SAP systems that optimize finished goods replenishment
  • Applies the fundamentals of pull systems, inventory control, and cycle time reduction
  • Ensures the implementation of EOHS regulations and standards in warehouses and Distribution Centers


Managing Production:

  • Develops and executes strategies to consistently manufacture and ensure the quality of finished goods
  • Develops a team-based organization to drive business performance
  • Motivates the workforce to achieve business objectives
  • Understands technical processes in the factory
  • Identifies and communicates equipment capabilities and constraints
  • Knows the handling and storage requirements of raw materials, finished goods, and waste streams
  • Ensures that equipment and processes are capable of meeting production schedules, customer demands, and Quality and Microbiology targets
  • Communicates the need for and impact of Quality, Microbiology and EOHS standards while ensuring  implementation
  • Promotes safety awareness and models safe behavior
  • Applies budgeting processes to develop site capital and expense budgets, and to execute cost-control programs
  • Improves factory cash flow by effectively managing operating expenses, capital expenditures and inventory
  • Ensures fast and flawless  implementation of new product bundles
  • Uses SAP data to set the production plan and schedule requirements
  • Executes strategies that deal effectively with operating issues related to labor relations


Continuous Improvement:

  • Integrates and applies CI tools such as FP&R Stds and factory modeling tools to drive KPI improvements and reduce cost
  • Exploits data and information to identify and measure potential improvements
  • Applies the Asset Effectiveness Model to identify performance improvement opportunities
  • Uses modeling and statistical tools to better target savings and improvement opportunities
  • Understands the linkages among supply/demand KPIs and the impact of CI tools on those KPIs
  • Conducts Continuous Improvement Reviews (CIR’s) to identify best practices and opportunities for improvement
  • Facilitates sharing of ideas,  knowledge, and best practices to improve processes and solve problems
  • Works to standardize best practices
  • Develops and delivers CI training materials and programs
  • Ensures CI processes support Quality and Safety goals


Engineering and Capital Project Management:

  • Designs optimal plant layouts and material flows
  • Delivers projects on time and within budget, meeting agreed-upon criteria
  • Uses a systematic approach to track, communicate, and manage the cost and schedule of projects
  • Drives standardization in site, layout and equipment design
  • Uses simulation and CAD packages to develop line and equipment design
  • Adheres to utility requirements, constraints, and compliance with local construction regulations
  • Engages stakeholders in design decisions to ensure projects satisfy quality, cost, service and safety criteria
  • Ensures that sites, buildings, and equipment comply with Quality and EOHS standards
  • Understands the basic concepts of process control and can direct experts in systems implementation


EOHS and Quality:

  • Understands the technical requirements of EOHS, Quality, in factories and research facilities
  • Develops and drives strategies to ensure conformance to Quality and EOHS requirements
  • Understands and interprets governmental policies and  regulations to ensure CP compliance with them
  • Influences governmental policies related to Quality where appropriate
  • Understands and communicates the business and financial consequences of not conforming to standards
  • Works with senior leaders to identify and provide the resources and guidance that will ensure compliance with regulations and requirements
  • Develops networks to foster teamwork in the management of requirements, identification and implementation  of best practices
  • Provides direction for improving safety, environmental  and quality conscious behavior in factories and research facilities


Coss-Functional Competencies

Global Supply Chain Strategy and Perspective:

  • Manages local Supply Chain activity effectively to maximize global business performance
  • Understands global category business and commercial strategies, and guides the Supply Chain to deliver against them
  • Knows the diverse global markets being supplied and makes certain that distinct Customer Service needs are met
  • Gains knowledge of Marketing and Technology trends and anticipates the impacts on the Supply Chain
  • Factors competitive trends into investment and operating decisions
  • Is familiar with the operations and priorities of global suppliers, customers, and channels
  • Optimizes the deployment of equipment and other assets globally
  • Drives global standardization and simplification opportunities
  • Develops sourcing strategies for material and finished goods that optimize Total Delivered Cost and Customer Service
  • Selects appropriate technologies and vertical integration strategies that meet current and future Supply Chain needs
  • Leads Supply Chain operations effectively in diverse cultural environments


EOHS and Quality Leadership:

  • Leads by example and demands safe behaviors and awareness, sound environmental practices and commitment to Quality
  • Understands own role and responsibility as well as that of others in implementing EOHS and Quality  standards and guidelines
  • Communicates the need for and impact of Quality and EOHS standards
  • Establishes effective strategies for implementation of EOHS and Quality standards and regulatory conformance
  • Recognizes and acknowledges EOHS and Quality performance in sites and individuals
  • Takes corrective actions in a timely manner to mitigate potential Quality or EOHS 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
  • Provides appropriate resources to achieve expected levels of EOHS and Quality performance


Supply Chain Systems & Analysis:

  • Sees the Supply Chain as a total system
  • Understands the interrelationships of the five supply chain processes: plan, source, make, deliver and product commercialization,  with respect to overall performance
  • Applies data and information to balance the various KPIs
  • Uses Supply Chain data and analytical tools effectively including SAP, Business Warehouse, MRS/PGSS, and Shop Floor Data
  • Exploits modeling tools and techniques to optimize plant flow, sourcing, and distribution systems
  • Leverages data from business tools and information systems to maximize Return on Capital, Total Delivered Cost, Cash Generation and Customer Service
  • Anticipates problems—operational, technical, business, and workforce—and takes action
  • Maintains integrity of the business and operational data processes to deliver accurate assessments of the operation


Business/Financial Understanding:

  • Displays a net-corporate-benefit mindset when making decisions
  • Understands the Total Delivered Cost  structure of products
  • Develops and implements appropriate margin improvement programs
  • Negotiates realistic financial goals and objectives
  • Understands how Supply Chain activities and decisions impact the P&L in the short- and long-term
  • Provides continuous insights on costs and cost drivers to other business and Supply Chain partners
  • Delivers expected Return on Investment (ROI) and projected cost savings



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.

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