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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 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, Hill's Prescription Diet and Hill's Ideal Balance.

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:  Analytical Laboratory Supervisor

Travel Required?:  Travel - up to 10% of time
Date:  Apr 3, 2021
No remote working option

Relocation Assistance Offered Within Country
# 95905 - Cambridge, Ohio, United States


Come join our team!

This role is primarily responsible for the operation of the Analytical Laboratory and provides oversight of satellite labs. She/he will be responsible for continuous improvement of the Quality System at the site, leading the implementation of the LabVantage LIMS system, ensuring continued compliance with Colgate Quality Standards and assure systems and quality KPIs are in place to further improve the level of compliance as well as drive a site-wide Quality culture. A strong focus on people development and process improvement is critical. In addition will be responsible for building relationships and maintaining regular contact with Colgate plant quality groups and Global Analytical.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

Responsible for managing raw material, in-process and finished product analytical testingprogram in compliance to Colgate Standard 024 – Lab Testing and Good Laboratory Practices (GLP).
Be competent in the performance of routine laboratory test procedures, and operation of analytical instruments and other standard laboratory equipment.
Understand and use basic laboratory safety equipment and instructions, precautions in handling reagents and disposal of chemical waste according to local environmental regulations.
Ensure the interpretation, reporting of data, and maintenance of records are documented and effectively implemented. Includes the use of statistical analysis and Statistical Process Control where appropriate.
Understand and be able to precisely follow written lab procedures, global methods, local methods, and published standard or compendia sources. Translate corporate global methods to the local language as required.
Ensure the calibration of analytical instruments, the use of analytical reference standards, and the maintenance of the equipment are established and followed for all laboratories.
Ensure the installation qualification (IQ), operation qualification (OQ), and performance qualification (PQ) of the analytical instruments are performed.
Devise and execute a program of routine problem resolution and continuous improvement for the lab.
Develop and monitor the coaching and training of the staff in the laboratory. Develop, design and deliver all analytical aspects of quality training including new hire, new process, new equipment and new policy training.
Participate in internal audits. Conduct formal Quality Standards and internal/external systems audits on the analytical lab and implement changes to close any gaps, and keep the quality team informed about progress and potential risks.
Function as part of the Plant’s GMP and Quality Teams.
Liaison with the Global Analytical Group and Tech Transfer role for the commissioning of new formulas and formula changes to prepare for manufacture within the plant.
Ensure that analytical methods for key release specifications (KRS) of finished products have gone through appropriate validations and the local laboratory is qualified to perform the analysis prior to manufacturing the product.
Serve as an in-plant resource during external audits by regulatory agencies or other third parties.
Lead Analytical Lab operational budget.
This is not an exhaustive list of duties or functions

Basic requirements:


  • Bachelor’s degree in Microbiology, Biology, Chemistry, or related sciences major is required
  • 3+years of experience in an analytical laboratory
  • Experience with one or more of the follow: HPLC, GC-MS, FTIR, NIR
  • Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office, Google Suite (docs, sheets, slides, etc.)
  • Demonstrated supervisory skills
  • This position supports a 24/7 manufacturing site; availability at off shift hours and occasional support on weekends is expected.


Expected areas of skills:


Excellent analytical and problem solving skills
Good team player with good relationship building skills and leading/developing a team
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
Strong multitasking skills and project management

Preferred Qualifications:

Strong ability & knowledge of chemistry and analytical instruments with the ability to troubleshoot equipment and develop methods
Experience with implementation of a lab Laboratory Infomation Management System (LIMS).
Experience in a manufacturing environment
Troubleshooting and manufacturing process experience
Experience in driving cGMP improvements and knowledge of 21 CFR Part 210 & 211 regulations


We are a results oriented company with a caring culture.

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 recognised 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 programme, 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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