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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:  Factory Performance & Reliability Leader

Travel Required?:  Travel - 25% of time
Date:  Nov 23, 2021
No remote working option

Relocation Assistance Offered Within Country
# 115121 - Hodges, South Carolina, United States

Factory Performance & Reliability Leader - Greenwood, SC

Colgate-Palmolive invites applications to the Factory Performance & Reliability (FP&R) Leader position located at our manufacturing plant in Greenwood, SC.

The FP&R Leader is responsible for leading site-wide implementation of FP&R Standards. This includes developing and managing continuous improvement initiatives as established by the FP&R guidelines for all systems to improve the plant's quality, productivity, and reliability. The FP&R works within a structure that requires interface with all levels and functions of the organization, and as such has to be able to build and nurture relationships with a wide variety of organizational partners. 

 

Responsibilities of this position include the following:

  • Participate in development of the site Strategic Plan. 
  • Partner with plant management to ensure that FP&R activities are aligned with the site’s Capacity Growth Plan – Equipment Master Plan, Operational Strategy, Labor and People Strategy and Communication Strategies. 
  • Coordinate development of a factory responsibility matrix to identify key roles and responsibilities related to FP&R Standards implementation.
  • Develop and lead the continuous improvement systems as established by FP&R guidelines and standards by conducting regular data driven CI reviews, coordinating cross-functional evaluations of CI projects through return on investment (ROI), Continuous Improvement Plans (CIP) and Failure Mode and Effect Analysis (FMEA) and ensure CI project timelines to achieve optimization initiatives.
  • Partner with site leadership to implement a system to ensure that KPI performance is monitored and communicated.
  • Support development of budget and mid-year debriefs on FP&R, as needed.
  • Ensure that a governance process is in place to review data in the Shop Floor Reporting database to ensure that it is reflective of actual operations.
  • Partner with the site Operations Manager and develop a site-wide approach to ensure that current standard procedures are available for line operations, changeovers, and inspections within the factory.
  • Ensure that annual FP&R self-assessments are conducted and the site action plan is updated.
  • Partner with focus factory management and team leaders to coordinate 5S implementation across all individual equipment, lines, tools and production/general areas.
  • Ensure that systems are in place to display visual elements using consistent color and symbol standards in accordance with industry standards and regulatory requirements.
  • Partner with the site EOHS Leader and Quality Manager to ensure that the Site Visual Workplace Plan should include all EOHS Standard and Quality Facility Standard performance expectations.
  • Ensure that Visual Workplace self-assessments are conducted quarterly in each work area.
  • Partner with operations to ensure that Visual Workplace Work Area Information Centers are placed in appropriate locations and are kept up to date.
  • Ensure that plans are in place so that Visual Displays communicate all static information requirements as outlined in the 5S & Visual Workplace Standard.
  • Support the Category Focus Factory Manager/Area Leader to implement the Standard Daily Meeting as outlined in the Standard.
  • Establish a system to review Standard Daily Meeting Metrics periodically to ensure continuous improvement.
  • Partner with Plant Management to develop and implement a step-wise plan to progress autonomous maintenance through the following major steps: Establish Basic Equipment. Condition, Perform Daily Inspection and Basic Maintenance, Drive Continuous Improvement and Quality (additional details on these steps can be found in the FP&R Autonomous Maintenance Standard).
  • Ensure that line sponsors and natural work teams are identified.
  • Ensure that roles and responsibilities of Operators, Mechanics, Team Leaders, Focus Factory Management and Engineering are identified. 
  • Partner with Human Resources to ensure that operators are trained on Basic Equipment Condition, Initial and Ongoing Cleaning and Basic Problem Solving.
  • Partner with the Maintenance Engineer to ensure the following:
  • Roles and responsibilities for the Planned Maintenance Program are assigned to specific resources. 
  • A system is established to review Planned Maintenance Metrics periodically to ensure continuous improvement.
  • All equipment and infrastructure has a Maintenance Plan that meets performance expectations as outlined in the FP&R Planned Maintenance Standard.
  • Spare parts management system is established and implemented as outlined in the FP&R Planned Maintenance Standard.
  • Periodically review Maintenance Plans to confirm optimization (condition based maintenance) for preventive and predictive maintenance based on historical equipment performance.
  • Support standardization of maintenance procedures.
  • Fully understand and support implementation of SAP PM.
  • Partner with the Production Planner to ensure:
  • Production schedules are derived from the demand plans as provided by demand planning, cross-border sourcing and/or specialty packaging. 
  • Production planning is completed using SAP PP/DS with all MRP runs in SAP to ensure accuracy of raw/ingredient and packing material inventory and reorder points. 
  • Exceptions to the production plan are communicated to demand planning/materials management, production/line scheduling and customer/consumer marketing (MFSTs) on a weekly basis.
  • Monthly meetings are conducted with demand planning/materials management, production/line scheduling and customer/consumer marketing to ensure that future changes in demand and production capacity are communicated and resolved in a timely manner. 
  • Improvements in FP&R and cycle time should be reflected in reduced target inventory levels for finished goods, as appropriate.
  • Master data should be kept up to date (e.g., BOM, Rate Routings, Work Centers).
  • Factory capacity utilization is updated once the monthly forecast has been released
  • Partner with factory management and Human Resources to ensure:
  • Designated operational positions are identified and filled by fully competent or certified people.
  • The requirements of the FP&R People Capability Standard are effectively implemented. This includes, but is not limited to: job descriptions for all operating and coordinating level positions, training and development plans and tracking
  • Periodic skill gap analyses are conducted and with appropriate results.
  • Systems are in place to transfer and share knowledge from problem resolution, design and operational enhancements throughout the facility.
  • Formal opportunities are provided for employees to develop multiple skills that are consistent with site labor strategy and work environment.

 

Required Qualifications:

  • BS in Engineering (Chemical, Mechanical, Industrial), Food Science or a related engineering, scientific or leadership field
  • Minimum of 5 years work experience in a production manufacturing environment

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 2 years supervisory experience
  • Experience leveraging FP&R principles and Lean Six Sigma processes
  • Technical proficiency including:
  • Experience using ROI, Continuous Improvement Tools or FMEA tools
  • Training others conflict resolution
  • Presentation skills
  • Understanding of financial measures
  • SAP knowlage 
  • Standards, weights and measure requirements
  • AIB, FDA, USDA and other regulatory agency design requirements
  • Proficient in Statistical Process Control, CPk and Continuous Improvement Methodologies
     

 

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 http://www.colgatepalmolive.com. To learn more about Colgate Bright Smiles, Bright Futures® oral health education program, please visit http://www.colgatebsbf.com. To learn more about Hill's and the Hill’s Food, Shelter & Love program please visit http://www.hillspet.com. To learn more about Tom’s of Maine  please visit  http://www.tomsofmaine.com.

Reasonable accommodation during the application process is available for persons with disabilities. Please contact Application_Accommodation@colpal.com with the subject "Accommodation Request" should you require accommodation.


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