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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:  Compliance Team Leader

Travel Required?:  Travel - up to 10% of time
Date:  Dec 28, 2021
No remote working option

Relocation Assistance Offered Within Country
# 118420 - Hodges, South Carolina, United States

Do you want to be part of a team that is building a future to smile about? What about having the opportunity to connect with others across the world, full of stimulating discussions, and making impactful contributions?

If this is how you see your career, Colgate is the place to be!

Our diligent household brands, dedicated employees, and sustainability commitments make us a company passionate about building a future to smile about for our employees, consumers, and surrounding communities. The pride in our brand fuels a workplace that encourages creative thinking, champions experimentation, and promotes authenticity which has contributed to our enduring success.

Job Summary

In today's multifaceted, it is an exciting time to be in the quality team. What role will you play as a member of the quality team? The Compliance Specialist is responsible for the development and implementation of the focused site validation master plan, leading our site's consumer complaint program, investigating consumer complaints, ensuring needed change controls are detailed and approved prior to execution of changes, supporting internal audit program and ensuring all products are accurately registered and listed with FDA.

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

Regulatory Compliance: Understands and influences the implementation of all plant, company and government standards for Colgate Palmolive, GMP’s, Regulatory and FDA requirements as well as Label Registration process.

Documentation / Communication: Lead, implement, monitor and control the Document Control programs that assure all documents related to the product quality meet the requirements of the 26 Global Quality Standards, Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP), Critical Controls Program, US and foreign countries Regulatory requirements.

Standardization and Training: Delivers Colgate’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. Supervise and report Customer Complaint trends and history. Ensures all complaints are fully investigated and detailed.

Continuous Improvement: Lead the continuous improvement of the site in crafting and maintaining an Internal Audit Program, Management of Change, Corrective & Preventive Action, and Non-conformance program to improve Quality 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.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Ensure site adheres to Colgate Quality Standards. Includes implementing and maintaining a documentation system with metrics in compliance with cGMP’s and Regulatory requirements.
  • Ensure proper execution of 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.
  • Ensure OTC products sold within US including Contract manufacturing meet registration as part of FDA requirement
  • Supervise Annual Quality Training for the Site
  • 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 ensure calibration program is completed 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 Colgate’s products and processes.
  • Direct & schedule work, conduct performance appraisals, conduct training and manage work performance of non-exempt / non-supervisory Quality personnel.

This is not an extensive list of duties or functions.

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
  • 2+ years supervisory experience
  • Knowledge of FDA regulations
  • Experience in managing regulatory inspections

Preferred qualifications include:

  • Knowledge of Statistical Process Controls
  • Extensive knowledge of Colgate Quality standards and Systems
  • Certified Auditor
  • SAP experience

Expected Areas of Skills

  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills
  • Clear and effective communication
  • Knowledge of Auditing
  • Ability to quickly learn and apply computer applications, i.e. windows, SAP, Google and Tableau Dashboards
  • Demonstrates the ability to influence change within organization

Equal Opportunity Employer

Colgate is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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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Nearest Secondary Market: South Carolina

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