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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:  Warehouse Leader

Travel Required?:  No Travel
Date:  Nov 24, 2021
No remote working option

No Relocation Assistance Offered
# 118484 - Hodges, South Carolina, United States

Scope of Responsibility

The Warehouse Area Leader is responsible for overall management of inventory, warehouse, receiving, and palletizing operations at the Greenwood facility. Successful management will be accomplished
through active involvement and development of work teams, appropriate coaching and feedback, effective resource utilization and visible team leadership.

Primary Responsibilities
● Lead continuous improvement efforts in regards to processes that drive business performance in key performance indicators for the Greenwood facility (e.g. AML reduction, non-conformances)
while meeting quality, GMP, FDA and safety performance expectations
● Lead Inventory Team responsible to control and reconcile all items in the inventory / warehouse management system
● Oversee 3PL staffing partnership assigned to support warehousing, inbound and outbound logistics
● Lead team of Operation Team Leaders and Technicians to drive improvement of the palletizer and receiving team, driving performance and behaviors in line with the advanced team development model, including effective team communications, personal and team accountability, and other competencies within Colgate’s “managing with Respect” expectations
● Actively interfaces with vendors, suppliers, Colgate Marketing, Sales, Engineering and R&D work teams to drive and enhance equipment performance and/or quality of operating supplies/services
● Effectively manage employee relations and performance management issues in coordination with Human Resources
● Support EOHS initiatives which will drive the TRR and LWD rates
● Support the Quality initiatives that will support effective implementation of new product start up on time completions of SOP review with teams and Quality audit preparation initiatives
● Implement the standards of Factory, Performance & Reliability (F,P&R) within the palletizer, receiving, and material handling teams, with focused emphasis in regards to People Capability, Visual Workplace, Autonomous Maintenance and Continuous Improvement
● Assist the plant to achieve Fund-the-Growth Savings by decreasing total labor costs and active participation in the plant FTG ideation session,. Track and analyze variances associated with
material, labor cost and/or finished products. Has overall financial responsibility of the production area and to articulate financial implications
● Product Traceability: Responsible for ensuring production personnel are trained and fully understand lot tracking, code dating and production records SOPs
● Technology Transfer: Responsible for ensuring appropriate technology transfer has occurred for transfer of new formulas, processes, packages and equipment; acceptance criteria has been
defined and met for all technology transfers, and production capability has been proven
● Corrective & Preventive Action: Responsible for ensuring changes to process, formula, packaging, specifications, equipment, on-line procedures, etc. are documented; production

personnel are trained and fully understand deviation and out-of specification SOPs. Determine and document causes of non-conformances. Review site KPIs monthly to drive improvement. Establish site KPI goals yearly, and develop improvement plans to achieve. Monitor results of corrective/preventive action implementation plans at least monthly. Facilities: Follow EOHS Standards and Guidelines for storage and use of materials.
● Process Capability: Define and implement a process capability improvement plan. Identify all critical process parameters and finished product variables. Establish yearly site process
capability goals and review results on a monthly basis. Utilize process capability measures as criteria for success for technology transfers
● Process Control: Responsible for ensuring specifications for process control variables have been set including tolerances; calibration program has been established, all equipment requiringm calibration have been identified, and calibration schedules adhered; manufacturing SOPs are readily available and reflect current practice; action is taken on out-of control points and documented; operations personnel are trained, fully understand and adhere, change over procedures
● Documentation: Responsible for ensuring production personnel are trained and fully understand documentation requirements and SOPs for production records
● Equipment: Responsible for ensuring emergency shutoffs are accessible and clearly designated; personnel are trained and fully understand cleaning, sanitization and batch-on-batch procedures;
SOPs are defined for equipment operation, set-up and change overs; cleaning and sanitization logs are maintained; provide resources for preventative maintenance programs, and ensureschedules are being followed

Basic Requiered Qualifications:
● Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Supply Chain/Logistics Management
● 5+ years functional manufacturing experience
● 5+ years working with ERP system, preferably SAP, WMS, and plant floor systems
● Managerial experience with leadership ability to build effective teams and coach employees
● Strong internal and external customer focus
● Ability to motivate others to a high level of performance, along with strong interpersonal communication skills
● Ability to prioritize multiple initiatives and operate creatively in ambiguous situations to meet business objectives
● Ability to be self-motivated and work independently at times
● Advance competency across digital and analytical tools, Google Suite , Data Studio etc.

Preferred Qualifications:
● Master’s Degree with 5 years functional manufacturing experience
● 7+ years of experience in large, high volume, highly automated facility
● Leadership experience in managing salaried and hourly employees
● 3PL knowledge / experience

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.

Nearest Major Market: Greenville
Nearest Secondary Market: South Carolina

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