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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:  Quality Compliance Team Leader

Travel Required?:  No Travel
Date:  Nov 20, 2023

No Relocation Assistance Offered
# 153946 - Castiglione delle Stiviere, Lombardia, Italy

Job Summary
The Compliance Team Leader is responsible for developing, implementing and monitoring the manufacturing site’s quality systems and regulatory compliance. This role is expected to understand and influence the implementation of all plant, company and government standards for Food Safety, HACCP, GMPs and regulatory initiatives. This position will lead the continuous quality improvement in the site by creating and maintaining an internal audit, management of change, corrective & preventive action, customer complaint reporting, validation and calibration programs to improve food safety, regulatory & cGMP compliance at the site. This position will lead, implement, monitor and manage the document control programs which ensure all documents related to the product quality meet the requirement of the Global Quality Standards and will deliver Hill’s quality training of SOPs and Quality Standards to the site and ensure proper communication to the site personnel

Principal Duties and Responsibilities


  • Ensure the site adheres to the Hill’s Quality Standards and Hill’s Food Safety Program.  Includes implementing and maintaining relevant systems and processes to ensure continuous compliance and improvement
  • Responsible for management of the site documentation management systems and ensuring compliance to applicable regulations and internal requirements
  • Supports product release process to ensure all documents related to production are reviewed for all finished product release criteria, HACCP and cGMP compliance prior to release
  • Ensure the site conducts proper validation testing and documentation to any process changes impacting Hill’s products and processes
  • Responsible for managing the execution of the Corrective and Preventive Action (CAPA) programs to meet the expectations of the quality standards
  • Responsible for creation and management of plant quality Internal Audit programs which also consists of KPI communication & Forward Action Plan tracking
  • Supervises and manages customer complaint issues and drives continuous improvement at site level
  • Facilitates follow up and closing verification in compliance with Quality Standards and applicable regulations of all Internal and external audit findings and CAPA program

Education/Experience/Skills  Requirements

  • B.A./B.S. degree in Food Science, Chemistry, Engineering, Microbiology, Biochemistry or related field
  • Experience with working in a manufacturing environment
  • Italian and English language  proficiency
  • Project management skills
  • Proficient Knowledge of HACCP, cGMPs, and SPC
  • Excellent critical thinking skills used to evaluate relevant information and make determinations about compliance to laws, regulations, policies, or standards
  • Proficient at collaborating with EU Regulatory agencies, Customers, or other agency’s during an audit


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 Hill's Pet Nutrition? 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.

Work that matters, fueled by passion for pets!  At Hill’s we have a purpose.  Every day around the world, we transform the lives of millions of pet families through pioneering innovation, amazing nutrition, and the best and brightest people. Founded more than 75 years ago with an unwavering commitment to pet nutrition, Hills' mission is to help enrich and lengthen the special relationships between people and their pets. 

HILL'S® Prescription Diet® therapeutic pet foods, HILL'S® Science Diet® and HILL'S® Ideal Balance™ wellness pet foods are sold worldwide. Hill’s is a division of Colgate-Palmolive, a leading global consumer products company, tightly focused on Oral Care, Personal Care, Home Care and Pet Nutrition, with sales of products in more than 200 countries.  To learn more about Hill's and Colgate, please visit and, or find us on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

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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