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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:  Area Operations Leader

Travel Required?:  Travel - up to 10% of time
Date:  Jul 10, 2024

No Relocation Assistance Offered
# 161459 - Morristown, Tennessee, United States

Who We Are
Colgate-Palmolive Company is a caring, innovative growth company that is reimagining a healthier future for all people, their pets and our planet. Focused on Oral Care, Personal Care, Home Care and Pet Nutrition, we sell our products in more than 200 countries and territories under brands such as Colgate, Palmolive, elmex, hello, meridol, Sorriso, Tom’s of Maine, EltaMD, Filorga, Irish Spring, PCA SKIN, Protex, Sanex, Softsoap, Speed Stick, Ajax, Axion, Fabuloso, Soupline and Suavitel, as well as Hill’s Pet Nutrition.

We are recognized for our leadership and innovation in promoting sustainability and community wellbeing, including our achievements in decreasing plastic waste and promoting recyclability, saving water, conserving natural resources and improving children’s oral health.

If you want to work for a company that lives by their values, then give your career a reason to smile and join our global team!



Area Operations Leader
The Area Operations Leader is responsible for effectively managing production activities for a specific area of the Plant, and developing collaborative partnerships with CP colleagues. This position must deliver the agreed to business results while maintaining positive employee relations.

The primary accountabilities of the role include production schedule adherence, customer service, area financial performance, Quality, Microbiology, EOHS, Labor Relations, people and team development.

-  Builds and maintains positive relationships and trust within the manufacturing facility.

-  Manages people, materials and equipment to deliver area performance objectives, as measured by Plant metrics.

-  Accountable for the quality, and productivity of the production area, and its ability to deliver high levels of service.

-  Tracks and analyzes variances associated with materials, labor cost or finished products. Has overall financial responsibility and is capable of articulating financial implications of suggested changes.

-  Ensures compliance with policies/procedures for crewing, shift rotation, vacation scheduling, temporary usage and training to meet business needs.

-  Is responsible for the development and implementation of the daily production schedule. Works closely with the production planners to improve the plant’s overall service and cost.

-  Identifies, recommends, and implements continuous improvement initiatives and manufacturing cost reduction programs. Manages according to TPM Principles.

-  Develops strategies and development plans so that teams can advance in the process of meeting business results as needed in the category.

-  Implements new technology within the production area.

-  Makes recommendations on both capital and operating budgets.

-  Accountable for adhering to Colgate-Palmolive, state, local, and federal guidelines related to EOHS, Quality, and Regulatory within area of responsibility.

-  Communicates and implements the local Supply Chain vision, mission, strategy, and objectives within the Plant.

-  Ensures effective communication, and resolves labor relations issues within the area.

-  Empowers team members by way of training, information sharing, coaching, feedback, appraisals, and delegation, to ensure the development of people, teams, and interpersonal capabilities.

Required Qualifications:
-  B.A./B.S. Degree required

-  At least 4 years manufacturing experience

-  At least 3 years of supervisory experience

-  Ability to work flexible hours to meet the business needs

-  Demonstrate relationship building, promote teamwork, managing production, managing materials and services, continuous improvement, and managing people/mentor

Preferred Qualifications:
-  Degree in a technical field such as Industrial, Mechanical, or Electrical Engineering or related field

-  Previous experience and proficiency with SAP

Compensation and Benefits
Salary Range $91 200,00 - $128 000,00 USD

Pay is based on multiple non-discriminatory, individualized factors including but not limited to experience, job-related knowledge and education, skills and office/market location. In addition to base salary, salaried employees are eligible for annual discretionary bonuses, profit-sharing and, for Executive-level (salary grade 16 and above) roles only, long-term incentives in the form of Restricted Stock Units and/or Stock Options.

Subject to the terms and conditions of the applicable benefits plans then in effect, all salaried employees are also eligible for a competitive benefits package which includes:

  • Insurance: Employees (and their eligible dependents) are eligible to participate in Company-sponsored Medical, Dental, Vision, Basic Life Insurance, Accidental Death & Dismemberment and Disability insurance plans.
  • Retirement Plans: Employees are eligible to enroll in Colgate's 401(k) plan, which provides for company matching contributions subject to eligibility requirements
  • Vacation/PTO: Employees receive a minimum of 15 days of vacation/PTO leave annually
  • Paid Holidays: Employees receive a minimum of 13 paid/floating holidays annually
  • Paid Sick Leave: Based on location and consistent with applicable state and local law, employees receive a minimum of 40 hours of paid sick leave on January 1st of each year
  • Paid Parental Leave: Eligible employees may take up to eight weeks of paid parental leave and 12 weeks of unpaid leave (varies for employees with fewer than 12 months of service and is subject to hours worked requirements)

Our Commitment to Sustainability
With the Colgate brand in more homes than any other, we are presented with great opportunities and new challenges as we work to integrate sustainability into all aspects of our business and create positive social impact. We are determined to position ourselves for further growth as we act on our 2025 Sustainability & Social Impact Strategy.

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Achieving our purpose starts with our people — ensuring our workforce represents the people and communities we serve —and creating an environment where our people feel they belong; where we can be our authentic selves, feel treated with respect and have the support of leadership to impact the business in a meaningful way.

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.

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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