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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:  Quality Control Supervisor

Travel Required?:  Travel - up to 10% of time
Date:  Mar 22, 2024

No Relocation Assistance Offered
# 157986 - Canelands Verulam, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

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!




The incumbent is responsible for managing and providing leadership to the QC analytical Laboratory, which provides testing support in the area of packaging material, raw material, finished bulk and product release testing. The incumbent will also be responsible for online quality/ on-shelf quality programs.




  • Ensuring that all laboratory personnel use the proper specifications or an associated compendial monograph.
  • Ensure that all quality standards are fully implemented in the labs. Conduct regular assessment against the standard requirements.
  • Distribute work assignments and ensure on time completion and release of raw materials, bulk and third party products.
  • Ensure packaging, raw material, in-process, bulk product, and finished product testing is scheduled efficiently and in support of production scheduling.
  • Ensure that the online quality ratings and assessments are accurately completed and results are shared with the team.
  • Work with operations to close recurring online quality related issues.
  • Ensure that products are released or rejected as appropriate.
  • Anticipate problem areas and resolve issues before they impact compliance, product quality, and availability.
  • Work with management to streamline operations to ensure that the department operates efficiently.
  • Work with the staff for investigating all Out of Specification (OOS) results and properly documenting them.
  • Provide technical support for Manufacturing, Quality Assurance and R&D (as applicable) on questionable batches and results.
  • Provide regular reports to management regarding products presently in the laboratory along with their testing status and planned completion date.
  • Work with peers in developing and implementing laboratory documents (SOPs, Specifications, Protocols, Reports, etc.).
  • Performs other duties as assigned
  • Complies with all policies and standards


  • A bachelor's degree preferably in Chemistry / Microbiology / related fields



  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in a high volume production work or FMCG environment, including 2 - 4 years of First Line Management experience



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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