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A part of Colgate-Palmolive since 1976, Hill's Pet Nutrition offers the highest-quality pet nutrition available through product lines Prescription Diet® and Science Diet®. Veterinarians worldwide recommend and feed their own pets Hill's products more than any other brand of pet food.

Available in approximately 80 countries around the world, our extensive line of products includes more than 60 Prescription Diet brand pet foods and more than 50 Science Diet brand pet foods.

We believe all animals should be loved and cared for during their lifetimes. That is why we are proud our pet foods can make a difference in your pet's life.

A career at Hill’s Pet Nutrition or 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:  Production Coordinator

Travel Required?:  No Travel
Date:  Aug 2, 2022
No remote working option

No Relocation Assistance Offered
# 140649 - Bowling Green, Kentucky, United States

Scope of Responsibility: 

The Operations Coordinator is responsible for the effective and accurate recording and collection of operational Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s) including daily data analysis and tracking of throughput progress, downtime, scrap, changeover, data trending, and SAP functionality. This position will have the primary responsibility for analyzing production schedules and results to identify areas for continuous improvement and areas to improve cost effectiveness. In addition this position will work with others in various departments to achieve factory business objectives of safety, productivity, customer service, quality, GMP’s, cost and environmental protection. 


Core Responsibilities:

  • Analyzes production schedules, batch runs, production results, and issues in terms of team, company, and management information; conceptualizes root cause investigation of results for optimal usage of all available resources including validation of daily operations and SAP data.

  • Develops reports as needed to analyze changeover, downtime, throughput progress, scrap, data trending, and SAP functionality to track information to support data reporting, accuracy and evaluation

  • Defines data requirements, collects and validates information applying judgment and statistical analysis

  • Prepares raw material and packaging yield schedules, inventory accuracy schedules, production throughput and downtime tracking, and asset utilization reports

  • Leads Raw Material Inventory Team Meeting; participates in monthly cycle counts and assists in researching inventory variances

  • Reviews information and recommends cost effective proposals that afford maximum probability of profit or effectiveness in relation to cost or risk

  • Prepares reports for management defining problems, evaluations, and recommended solutions

  • Participates on cross-functional teams and special projects as needed

  • Understand and comply with Hill’s policies, safety standards, Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) and Food Safety. 


The Individual


  • Bachelor's degree in a related field (Business, Finance, Engineering, etc.) 



  • Minimum of 1 years of manufacturing experience 

  • Ability to adhere to all safety, EOHS, Quality, and GMP’s standards

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and Google Tools/Email


Preferred qualifications include:

  • Minimum of 2 years of similar manufacturing experience 

  • Manufacturing experience in human, pet food, pharmaceuticals or a related field



Key Competencies:


Managing Production: 

  • Managing the process of converting raw materials to finished goods.

  • Implements strategies within the production area to consistently manufacture and ensure the quality of finished goods

  • Develops a team-based organization within his/her area to drive business performance

  • Motivates the workforce to achieve FP&R objectives

  • Understands technical processes in the plant.

  • 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

  • Understands the budgeting processes and is able to execute operating budget and cost-control programs within the area

  • Improves 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

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 Hill's Pet Nutrition? 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.

Work that matters, fueled by passion for pets!  At Hill’s we have a purpose.  Every day around the world, we transform the lives of millions of pet families through pioneering innovation, amazing nutrition, and the best and brightest people. Founded more than 75 years ago with an unwavering commitment to pet nutrition, Hills' mission is to help enrich and lengthen the special relationships between people and their pets. 

HILL'S® Prescription Diet® therapeutic pet foods, HILL'S® Science Diet® and HILL'S® Ideal Balance™ wellness pet foods are sold worldwide. Hill’s is a division of Colgate-Palmolive, a leading global consumer products company, tightly focused on Oral Care, Personal Care, Home Care and Pet Nutrition, with sales of products in more than 200 countries.  To learn more about Hill's and Colgate, please visit and, or find us on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

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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