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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:  Manager, Environmental, Health & Safety

Travel Required?:  Travel - up to 10% of time
Date:  Apr 18, 2024

Relocation Assistance Offered Within Country
# 158361 - Cambridge, Ohio, United States

Who We Are
Colgate-Palmolive Company is a caring, innovative growth company that is reimagining a healthier future for all people, their pets and our planet. Focused on Oral Care, Personal Care, Home Care and Pet Nutrition, we sell our products in more than 200 countries and territories under brands such as Colgate, Palmolive, elmex, hello, meridol, Sorriso, Tom’s of Maine, EltaMD, Filorga, Irish Spring, PCA SKIN, Protex, Sanex, Softsoap, Speed Stick, Ajax, Axion, Fabuloso, Soupline and Suavitel, as well as Hill’s Pet Nutrition.

We are recognized for our leadership and innovation in promoting sustainability and community wellbeing, including our achievements in decreasing plastic waste and promoting recyclability, saving water, conserving natural resources and improving children’s oral health.

If you want to work for a company that lives by their values, then give your career a reason to smile and join our global team!


As the Manager of Environmental, Health & Safety, you will play a pivotal role in championing the welfare of our plant employees, the community, and the environment. Your responsibilities will encompass a wide range of safety, health, and environmental aspects, ensuring strict adherence to federal, state, and local regulations.


This role is a great opportunity to lead at our thriving Cambridge, Ohio plant, a strategic site within the company, renowned for its impressive volume and strategic significance in Colgate-Palmolive's global portfolio of innovative manufacturing and sustainability initiatives. Join us in shaping the future of responsible production and fostering positive change on a worldwide scale.


The Cambridge plant is a cutting-edge site, where vertical integration is the cornerstone of our operations. We take pride in crafting excellence from the ground up – beginning with raw materials that flow into two state-of-the-art sulphonation plants, and seamlessly transitioning to an automated injection molding process that transforms resin into premium-quality bottles. This dynamic process lays the foundation for our high-speed bottle manufacturing and filling production lines downstream. Join us in this journey of innovation and efficiency, where your contributions will shape the future of our industry.

You will be part of the plant leadership team reporting directly to the Plant Director and indirectly to the Colgate - Palmolive Regional EHS and Sustainability Manager. You will also be a people manager, directly managing 3 direct reports (a coordinator, a specialist and a technician). 


Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead Comprehensive EHS Programs: Oversee all safety and environmental initiatives within the plant, aligning them with government regulations and company standards. Develop and implement strategies to enhance EHS performance.

  • Compliance Assurance: Ensure rigorous compliance with federal, state, and local regulations, as well as corporate EHS practices. Act as a liaison between the plant and regulatory agencies to maintain a transparent and cooperative relationship.

  • Project Management: Identify, design, and execute EHS-related projects to address safety and environmental challenges. Take charge of corrective actions for any EHS concerns that arise.

  • Sustainability Initiatives: Spearhead efforts to enhance energy efficiency and reduce the plant's carbon footprint. Collaborate with cross-functional teams to drive sustainable practices and innovations.

  • Training and Education: Conduct EHS training sessions to raise awareness among employees about safety protocols, environmental responsibilities, and regulatory compliance.

  • Emergency Preparedness: Lead the development and maintenance of the Emergency Preparedness Program, ensuring its effectiveness and alignment with industry best practices.

  • Inspections and Audits: Coordinate and lead both internal and external inspections and audits. Address findings promptly and develop strategies to continuously improve EHS performance.

  • Knowledge Transfer: Facilitate knowledge sharing across teams by leveraging your expertise gained from formal and informal training. Empower employees with EHS insights and best practices.

  • Workers Comp: Spearhead the comprehensive oversight of workers' compensation administration, playing a vital role in safeguarding the welfare of our workforce. 

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Chemistry, Industrial Hygiene, Environmental Science, or a related technical field.

  • Minimum of 8 years of progressive experience in EHS management, with a strong grasp of regulations and reporting obligations.

  • A minimum of 3 years of experience in a supervisory role within a manufacturing setting.

  • Extensive understanding of EPA and OSHA regulations.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Certification as a safety professional (e.g., CSP) or industrial hygiene professional (e.g., CIH).

  • Over 2 years of experience in the food manufacturing industry, demonstrating a deep understanding of its unique EHS challenges.

  • Experience managing process safety management (PSM) covered processes/programs, and implementing PSM requirements

  • Experience leading root cause analysis investigations, and ensuring appropriate corrective and preventive actions are developed


Key Competencies:


  • Strong leadership and communication skills to effectively engage with cross-functional teams and regulatory agencies.

  • Problem-solving prowess to identify EHS concerns, develop strategies, and drive continuous improvement.

  • Strategic thinking to align EHS initiatives with organizational goals and industry trends.

  • Collaborative mindset to foster a culture of safety, environmental responsibility, and compliance.

  • Result-oriented approach to meet or exceed regulatory EHS standards while enhancing operational efficiency.


Compensation and Benefits
Salary Range $115,200.00 - $150,000.00 USD

Pay is based on multiple non-discriminatory, individualized factors including but not limited to experience, job-related knowledge and education, skills and office/market location. In addition to base salary, salaried employees are eligible for annual discretionary bonuses, profit-sharing and, for Executive-level (salary grade 16 and above) roles only, long-term incentives in the form of Restricted Stock Units and/or Stock Options.

Subject to the terms and conditions of the applicable benefits plans then in effect, all salaried employees are also eligible for a competitive benefits package which includes:

  • Insurance: Employees (and their eligible dependents) are eligible to participate in Company-sponsored Medical, Dental, Vision, Basic Life Insurance, Accidental Death & Dismemberment and Disability insurance plans.
  • Retirement Plans: Employees are eligible to enroll in Colgate's 401(k) plan, which provides for company matching contributions subject to eligibility requirements
  • Vacation/PTO: Employees receive a minimum of 15 days of vacation/PTO leave annually
  • Paid Holidays: Employees receive a minimum of 13 paid/floating holidays annually
  • Paid Sick Leave: Based on location and consistent with applicable state and local law, employees receive a minimum of 40 hours of paid sick leave on January 1st of each year
  • Paid Parental Leave: Eligible employees may take up to eight weeks of paid parental leave and 12 weeks of unpaid leave (varies for employees with fewer than 12 months of service and is subject to hours worked requirements)

Our Commitment to Sustainability
With the Colgate brand in more homes than any other, we are presented with great opportunities and new challenges as we work to integrate sustainability into all aspects of our business and create positive social impact. We are determined to position ourselves for further growth as we act on our 2025 Sustainability & Social Impact Strategy.

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Achieving our purpose starts with our people — ensuring our workforce represents the people and communities we serve —and creating an environment where our people feel they belong; where we can be our authentic selves, feel treated with respect and have the support of leadership to impact the business in a meaningful way.

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.

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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