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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:  Analytical Lab Supervisor

Travel Required?:  Travel - up to 10% of time
Date:  May 28, 2023

Relocation Assistance Offered Within Country
# 152271 - Hodges, South Carolina, United States

Job Summary

The Analytical Lab Supervisor is primarily responsible for the continuous improvement of the Quality System at the site, lead the implementation of the LabVantage LIMS system, ensure continued compliance with Colgate Quality Standards and assure systems and quality KPIs are in place to further improve the level of regulatory compliance as well as drive a site-wide Quality culture as well as focus on people development and process improvement In addition, the Analytical Lab Supervisor is responsible for building relationship and maintain regular contact with Colgate plant quality groups and Global Analytical.


Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Responsible for managing raw material, in-process and finished product analytical testing program in compliance to Colgate Standard 024 – Lab Testing and supporting SOP’s
  • Ensures all testing is performed according to corporate methods, laboratory requirements, applicable regulatory requirements, and policy.  This includes administration of a laboratory quality assurance system that covers analyst qualification as well as equipment IQ/OQ/PQ, calibration, maintenance and use of analytical reference standards.
  • Responsible for interpretation, validation and documentation of results and ensuring timely & proper communication to management.
  • Ensure that a systematic investigation of laboratory out-of-specification (OOS) results is conducted by adhering to global SOPs .  This includes proper documentation of non-conformances including LIR and adhering to CAPA standard. 
  • Ensure LabVantage LIMS system program for raw materials, work-in progress and  finished goods are managed and maintained
  • Pro-actively conduct trending on finished product & raw material results and provides recommendations, if needed. Identifies and initiates quality improvements. Advises improvements to process, product, quality systems and working instructions.  Measures and report plant Quality KPI’s
  • Conduct formal Quality Standards and internal/external systems audits on the analytical lab and implement changes to close any gaps, and keep quality team informed about progress and potential risks.
  • Understand and use laboratory safety equipment and instructions, precautions in handling, storage and disposing of reagents and chemical waste in accordance with local environmental regulations.
  • Develop, design and deliver all analytical aspects of quality training including new hire, new process, new equipment and new policy training.
  • Liaisons with the Global Analytical Group  and Tech Transfer role for the commissioning of new formulas and formula changes to prepare for manufacture within the plant
  • Manage Quality / Lab operational budget
  • Supports Quality System Programs at site in driving Quality culture



Education/ Experience Requirements 

Basic qualifications include:

  • BS degree in Chemistry or related scientific field such as Biochemistry and Biology
  • 3+ years of experience in analytical lab, pharmaceutical and environmental industry
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills
  • Require 2+ years of demonstrated laboratory supervision skills


Preferred qualifications include:

  • 5+ years of demonstrated laboratory supervision skills
  • Demonstrated performance of project management and time management skills
  • Knowledge of statistical process control tools
  • SAP Experience







Salary Range $79,200 - $116,550 USD


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

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