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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 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, Hill's Prescription Diet and Hill's Ideal Balance.

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:  Productivity Engineer

Travel Required?:  Travel - up to 10% of time
Date:  Jan 13, 2021
Remote working option during the current situation

No Relocation Assistance Offered
# 96551 - Gebze - Kocaeli, Turkey, Turkey



  • Takes direct leadership of the bar soap and liquids making processes to improve the efficiency and sustainability of the operation.

  • Leads Corrective and Preventive Actions processes and data analytics efforts to improve EOHS, Quality and Efficiency for all production areas (finishing and making).

  • Analyzes performance indicators for all production areas, identifies and implements opportunities to improve asset utilization, and operation efficiency

  • Leads initiatives within the Gebze 2025 strategic framework to enhance plant people, equipment and organizational capabilities.

  • Utilizes existing plant technology (i.e. Wonderware, SAP, OPERA, etc.) and identifies and implements new smart technologies and data analytics tools to support digital and automation transformation of the plant.

  • Takes an active role in developing a learning culture within the production team, by developing and conducting training, enhancing the coaching and feedback system.

  • Implements the standards of Factory Performance & Reliability (FP&R) within the production teams, with focused emphasis in regards to People Capability, Visual Workplace, Autonomous Maintenance, Planned Maintenance, Continuous Improvement, Production Planning, and Smart Factory.

  • Takes leadership position in implementing the plant ambition for excellence with passion for growth.



Preferred Qualifications:

  • 2+ years’ experience in leading teams.

  • Solid understanding of production and process equipment, preferably in a processing industry such as food, chemicals or pharmaceuticals.

  • Mentor and feedback skills required in a high performance work systems environment.

  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize multiple initiatives and manage in ambiguous situations.

  • Demonstrated ability for passion for learning and growth.




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 Colgate-Palmolive? 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.

Colgate-Palmolive is a leading global consumer products company, tightly focused on Oral Care, Personal Care, Home Care and Pet Nutrition. Colgate sells its products in over 200 countries and territories around the world under such internationally recognized brand names as Colgate, Palmolive, elmex, Tom’s of Maine, Sorriso, Speed Stick, Lady Speed Stick, Softsoap, Irish Spring, Protex, Sanex, Elta MD, PCA Skin, Ajax, Axion, Fabuloso, Soupline and Suavitel, as well as Hill’s Science Diet and Hill’s Prescription Diet. 

For more information about Colgate’s global business, visit the Company’s web site at To learn more about Colgate Bright Smiles, Bright Futures® oral health education program, please visit To learn more about Hill's and the Hill’s Food, Shelter & Love program please visit To learn more about Tom’s of Maine  please visit

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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