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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:  Food Safety Technician

Travel Required?:  No Travel
Date:  May 18, 2024

No Relocation Assistance Offered
# 159874 - Castiglione delle Stiviere, Lombardia, Italy

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!



Job Summary

The Food Safety Technician is responsible for the coordination & execution of the key food safety prerequisite programs including, but not limited to, pest control, food safety inspection, critical utilities, chemical control, environmental monitoring, quality & food safety training, equipment/calibration and facilities programs in addition to general site production support. The Food Safety Technician must work closely with members of other functional teams to achieve defined objectives, sustain compliance with internal & regulatory standards, and ensure a food safe environment.


Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Coordinates, maintains and executes the defined prerequisite programs (e.g. - pest control, food safety / cGMP inspection program, critical utilities, chemical control, environmental monitoring, equipment/calibration and facilities programs) and site food safety plan
  • Supervises and coordinates tasks of external companies and vendors (e.g. - external cleaning company, pest control provider, calibration certification body, auditors)
  • Supports the site quality team in the assessment of compliance against internal Global Quality & Food Safety Standards. Assists in the development and execution of processes / programs / documentation to close identified gaps
  • Responsible for developing, maintaining and evaluating cleaning and sanitation procedures
  • Helps develop food safety corrective and preventive action plans and assists in task closures
  • Assists in maintenance of food safety Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and improvement plans
  • Supports management of customer complaint issues and helps to drive continuous improvement
  • Supports product release activities
  • Facilitates site quality and food safety training


Education/ Experience Requirements

Basic qualifications include:

  • 1-3 years of experience working in a manufacturing environment
  • Italian speaking proficiency

Preferred qualifications include:

  • Vocational or Bachelor degree in a science related field of study
  • Knowledge of HACCP & associated prerequisite food safety programs
  • > 1 year of experience working in a food safety capacity in a manufacturing site
  • English speaking proficiency

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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