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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?:  Travel - up to 10% of time
Date:  Jun 3, 2023

Relocation Assistance Offered Within Country
# 152895 - Clinton, Oklahoma, United States


The Compliance Team Leader is responsible for developing, implementing and monitoring the manufacturing site’s quality systems and regulatory compliance: 

  • Regulatory Compliance: Understands and influences the implementation of all plant, company and government standards for Food Safety, HACCP, GMP’s and FSMA initiatives.

  • Documentation / Communication: Lead, implement, monitor and control the Document Control programs that assure all documents related to the product quality meet the requirement of the 26 Global Quality Standards, Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP), Food Safety / Preventative Controls Program,  Pre-requisite Programs and FSMA requirements.

  • Standardization and Training:  Delivers Hill’s quality training of SOP’s and Quality Standards to the site and ensures proper implementation to the plant personnel. Ensure the Validation Program, Calibration Program and associated protocols are in compliance with regulatory requirements and are followed. Monitor and report Customer Complaint trends and history.  Ensures all complaints are fully investigated and documented.

  • Continuous Improvement: Lead the continuous improvement of the site in creating and maintaining an Internal Audit Program, Management of Change, Corrective & Preventive Action, and Non-conformance program to improve Food Safety and cGMP compliance at the site.

  • Product Release:  Supervise 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.

Principal Responsibilities: 

  • Ensure site adheres to Hill’s / Colgate Quality Standards and Hill’s Food Safety Program.  Includes implementing and maintaining a documentation system with metrics in compliance with cGMP’s / FSMA requirements. 

  • Ensure proper execution of the Product Release program to meet Standards.

  • Investigates and manages customer complaint issues and drives continuous improvement at site level.

  • Responsible for creation and management of plant quality Internal Audit programs which also consists of KPI communication & Forward Action Plan tracking.  

  • Facilitates follow up and closing verification in compliance with Quality Standards and applicable regulations of all Internal and external audit findings and CAPA program. 

  • Responsible for managing the execution of the CAPA / Non-conformances programs to meet the expectations of the standards.

  • Responsible for internal MOC processes and ensuring calibration programs are executed in a timely manner.

  • Updates Regulatory documentation to support compliance for site portfolio.

  • Ensure site conducts proper validation testing and documentation to any process changes impacting Hill’s products and processes.

  • Direct & schedule work, conduct performance appraisals, conduct training and manage work performance of non-exempt / non-supervisory Quality personnel.


Education / Experience Requirements: 

Basic requirements include:

  • BS degree in Chemistry, Engineering, Biology, Food Science or other related technical field

  • 5+ years manufacturing experience in a Food or Drug / GMP environment

  • 3+ years in Quality related field

  • 3+ years supervisory experience

  • Knowledge of FDA regulations

  • Experience  in managing regulatory inspections

Preferred qualifications include:

  • Knowledge of HACCP, Food Safety, FSMA, Statistical Process Controls

  • Extensive knowledge of Colgate Quality standards and Systems

  • Certification in HACCP or Food Defense

  • Certified Auditor

  • SAP experience

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Salary Range $88,800 - $125,000 USD
Pay is based on several non discriminatory factors including but not limited to experience, education, skills and office location. In addition to your salary, Colgate-Palmolive
offers a performance based bonus and competitive benefits package.

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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