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Established in 1806 as a small soap and candle business in New York City, Colgate-Palmolive is now a truly global company with products sold in over 200 countries and territories under such internationally recognized brand names as Colgate, Palmolive, Softsoap, Irish Spring, Protex, Sorriso, Kolynos, elmex, Tom's of Maine, Sanex, Ajax, Axion, Soupline, Haci Sakir, Suavitel, PCA SKIN, EltaMD, Filorga and Hello as well as Hill's Science Diet and Hill's Prescription Diet.

Colgate-Palmolive is a leading consumer products company that serves hundreds of millions of consumers worldwide with brands and products across four core businesses – Oral Care, Personal Care, Home Care and Pet Nutrition. We are committed to offering products that make lives healthier and more enjoyable, and programs that enrich communities around the world.

Every day millions of people trust our products to care for themselves and the ones they love. Our goal is to use our technology to create products that will continue to improve the quality of life for our consumers wherever they live.

A career at Colgate-Palmolive is an excellent opportunity if you seek a global experience, constant challenge, and development opportunities in an environment that respects work/life effectiveness.

Job Title:  Plant HR Manager

Travel Required?:  Travel - up to 10% of time
Date:  Nov 11, 2021
No remote working option

Relocation Assistance Offered Within Country
# 114842 - Baddi, Himachal Pradesh, India


About Colgate-Palmolive

Do you want to come to work with a smile and leave with one as well? In between those smiles, your day consists of connecting with others across the world, full of stimulating discussions, and making impactful contributions!

If this is how you see your career, Colgate is the place to be! Our dependable household brands, dedicated employees, and sustainability commitments make us a company passionate about building a future to smile about for our employees, consumers, and surrounding communities. We win as a global organization by continually learning and collaborating. The pride in our brand fuels a workplace that encourages creative thinking, champions experimentation, and promotes authenticity which has contributed to our enduring success. If you want to work for a company that lives by their values, then give your career a reason to smile...every single day.


Job Purpose:

To ensure positive employee relations and productivity through Culture and organizational development and driving the plant People strategy.


Job Context & Challenges:

Baddi is one of the earliest Toothpaste plants in India with a participative management approach in the ER environment. The plant plays an important role in the business and constantly reinvents itself to enable the supply network. The plant has experienced workforce aligned with CP Values, Culture and hence needs a balance of the established working principles and the new ways of working. The position will be responsible for Sustainable/ Positive Employee Relations, Talent Management, Talent Acquisition, Employee Engagement, Statutory Compliance, Plant Administration, People Budget and Productivity improvement of the toothpaste factory. This position will also be continuous development of competencies of people and organizational capability and for partnering business to achieve the envisaged vision. The position will be responsible for Culture building and alignment initiatives.


Functional linkages:

Internal: Plant and Manufacturing Leadership team, HO and Division HR Teams,  Functional Leaders, Medical officer, Global vertical (GTD), Colgate Business Services HR

External: Govt Bodies, Educational institutions, Hospitals, Service providers, Legal consultants, HR Consultants, Compliance Partner: Aparajitha


Key Accountabilities:

Strategy & Vision:

  • Develop and implement a plan for  improvement of plant efficiencies & organizational effectiveness / capability
  • Periodic review and modifications if required
  • Employee Engagement
  • Continuous improvement
  • Sustaining Values & Ethics
  • Culture Building
  • Labour Strategy for Positive/ Sustainable Employee Relations
  • Work norms, policies and procedures


Human Resource Development:

  • Workforce Planning
  • Recruitment, selection, and placement
  • On-boarding /induction
  • Training & Development/ People capability
  • Performance management
  • Organizational Development
  • Communication Platforms
  • Talent Management


Compensation Management:

  • Annual wage revisions
  • Wage and salary administration
  • Rewards and recognition
  • Champion Compensation for associates
  • Salary planning for the S&C team


Personnel Management:

  • Personnel and General administration like employee transport, canteen, security, housekeeping, pest control, landscaping etc.
  • Statutory compliance
  • Disciplinary actions
  • Grievance redressal
  • Counselling
  • Occupational Health Services
  • Legal Matters


Environment Management:

  • Liaison with Govt. /local bodies
  • Continuous Engagement and CSR initiatives
  • Liaison with Industry bodies, educational institutions, hospitals etc.



Essential:  People Management, Hands on experience in employee relations and dealing with workmen, labour law and compliance

Desirable: Experience in the area of Diversity and inclusion, experience in the area of building capability & change management.

No. of yrs of Exp reqd.: Minimum 8 Yrs after HR specialization

Essential Professional Qualifications & Training: Post-graduation in Personnel Management / HRM



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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