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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:  Factory Performance & Reliability (FP&R) Manager

Travel Required?:  Travel - up to 10% of time
Date:  Feb 16, 2021
No remote working option

Relocation Assistance Offered Within Country
# 87104 - Cambridge, Ohio, United States

The FP&R Manager is responsible for leading site-wide implementation of Global FP&R Standards to drive continuous improvement. The FP&R manager will be a member of the site Leadership Team under the direction of the Director of Manufacturing. The FP&R works within a structure that requires interface with all levels and functions of the organization, and as such has to be able to build and nurture relationships with a wide variety of organizational partners.



  • Develop and drive creative and agile strategies across all FP&R Standards (Management Systems, 5S & Visual Workplace, Autonomous Maintenance, Preventative Maintenance, Productivity & CI, Production Planning, People Capability, and Engineering Documentation).
  • Partner with the Leadership Team in the development of the site Strategic Plan and to ensure KPI performance is monitored and communicated.
  • Lead and mentor the FP&R team which includes the FP&R Coordinator and the Continuous Improvement Engineer.
  • Ensure FP&R activities are aligned with the site’s Capacity Growth Plan, Equipment Master Plan, Operational Strategy, Labor and People Strategy and Communication Strategies.
  • Coordinate development of a factory responsibility matrix to identify key roles and responsibilities related to FP&R Standards implementation.
  • Develop and manage budgets as needed.
  • Ensure that a governance process is in place to review data in the operating databases (OPERA, Tableau, etc.) to ensure that it is reflective of actual operations.
  • Partner with the site Quality Manager and develop a site-wide approach to ensure that current standard procedures are available for line operations, changeovers, and inspections within the factory.
  • Ensure that annual FP&R self-assessments are conducted and the site action plan is updated.
  • Partner with focus factory management and team leaders to coordinate 5S implementation across all individual equipment, lines, tools and production/general areas.
  • Ensure that systems are in place to display visual elements using consistent color and symbol standards in accordance with industry standards and regulatory requirements.
  • Partner with the site EOHS Manager and Quality Manager to ensure that Site Visual Workplace Plan should include all EOHS and Quality Facility Standard Performance expectations.
  • Partner with the Operations Manager to drive operational performance through the FP&R program.
  • Ensure that plans are in place so that Visual Displays communicate all static information requirements as outlined in the 5S & Visual Workplace Standard.
  • Establish a system to review Standard Daily Meeting Metrics periodically to ensure continuous improvement.
  • Develop and implement a strategy to progress autonomous maintenance.
  • Partner with the Maintenance to further develop the Planned Maintenance program. Such as:
  • A system is established to review Planned Maintenance Metrics periodically to ensure continuous improvement o All equipment and infrastructure has a Maintenance Plan that meets performance expectations.
  • Ensure Maintenance Plans are optimized (condition based maintenance) for preventive and predictive maintenance based on historical equipment performance.
  • Partner with the Production Planner to ensure further development of the Production Planning Program.
  • Partner with Human Resources to further develop people capability and periodic skill gap analyses are conducted.
  • The FP&R Manager should complete a PSM 100 workshop within one calendar year from hire date.


Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree. 
  • At least 8 years of manufacturing experience.
  • At least 2 years of experience leveraging Lean Manufacturing Principles (FP&R, Lean Six Sigma).
  • Strong communication skills.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Six Sigma Green Belt.
  • Experience with OPERA, Tableau, Other CI Tools, and FP&R strategy development and Implementation.

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.

Nearest Major Market: Columbus

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