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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:  Operations Team Leader

Travel Required?:  No Travel
Date:  Jan 18, 2023

Relocation Assistance Offered Within Country
# 150765 - Hodges, South Carolina, United States

Operations Team Leader - Greenwood, SC  



The Operations Team Leader is responsible for effectively managing production activities for the making areas and developing collaborative partnerships with CP colleagues. He or she must be able to deliver the agreed to business results while maintaining positive employee relations. The primary accountabilities of the role include daily production schedule adherence, customer service, area financial performance, Quality, Microbiology, Environmental Health & Safety, Labor Relations, people and team development.  The Team Leader has to be an effective and valuable member of the Factory management team, to ensure delivery of subsidiary business results in his or her area. The Team Leader works within a structure that requires considerable interface with Planning and Warehousing. The Team Leader guides and empowers teams in the implementation of Category Supply Chain strategy.


Responsibilities include:

Forms, develops and coaches an operations team in a values-driven, performance based environment 
Leads the team in completing key performance indicators (KPIs) and keeps the plant informed about operations performance on a regular basis 
Manages daily people issues, such as timekeeping, vacation, overtime and attendance 
Gathers data and identifies a daily strategy which maximizes product quality and productivity 
Coordinates the activity of operations and maintenance team members 
Other job functions as assigned 






Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Industrial Technology or Business related field 
Working knowledge of  Google, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, email 


Working knowledge of production and process equipment, preferably in a processing industry such as food, chemicals or pharmaceuticals 
Ability to establish a specific course of action to accomplish goals through appropriate allocation of time and resources 
Ability to clearly express ideas both orally and in writing 
Project Management Skills

Salary Range $68,880 - $108,000 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

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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