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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 Associate - Warehouse

Travel Required?:  No Travel
Date:  Jul 5, 2024

No Relocation Assistance Offered
# 160831 - 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!



This is a night shift position. Shift hours are 6:00 p.m. to 6:30 a.m. 12 hour shifts (2.2.3. work schedule)


The Operations Associate is responsible for material handling, warehousing, quality checks and assisting Operations Technicians with the preparation and execution of startup, changeovers, operations, and line clearance.  The key role of position is to ensure all material is supplied and taken to and from production areas. 


This position will have primary responsibility for executing the coordination of production materials, safety compliance, data collection, quality samples, maintaining 5S Visual Workplace, inventory (raw materials, packaging materials and finished goods), cycle counts and overall production support. The Operations Associate works within a structure that requires considerable interaction with others in the same production unit as well as other production units and support function.




Responsibilities include:


  • Understands and is accountable for full compliance of all Quality, EOHS and FP&R guidelines; as well as external regulatory requirements

  • Unload and inspects, samples and test inbound trailers according to SOPs

  • Transfer materials and supplies to storage, processing and finishing areas as needed using required equipment

  • Confirm in-house availability of raw and packing materials for current and next runs understanding schedule and demand plans

  • Coordinate with upstream and downstream processes by working with others in planning, warehouse, receiving and vendor representatives to ensure availability of materials

  • Prepares and loads finished product for shipping using SAP and working with internal stakeholders and external suppliers 

  • Complete all appropriate SAP, Warehouse Management System (WMS) and Forklift Terminals/RF transactions for receiving, transferring and shipping of materials and finished product

  • Performs cycle counts and inventories

  • Completes daily check sheet for forklift safety and maintenance

  • Changes out forklift batteries daily for recharging using overhead crane

  • Performs safety check of pallet stacking at end of shift and reports and resolves any issues

  • Assists with startup, line clearance, and operations of automated and manual equipment throughout the production facility

  • Complete daily housekeeping activities and perform assessments as required to meet all GMP’s and FDA requirements

  • Removes and disposes of production line waste according to Standard Operating Procedures

  • Assist with loading scrap trailers for disposal or recycle

  • Other job functions that may be assigned









  • Minimum of 1 year experience in a manufacturing / warehousing environment

  • Proficient with computers, software, and data processing

  • Must be able to work any shift, weekends and mandatory overtime as needed

  • Ability to lift 50 pounds repeatedly for extended periods of time

  • Ability to climb stairs and ladders, bend to 90 degrees repeatedly

  • Demonstrated competency of Attention to Detail, Work Standards, Initiative and Managing Work






  • Demonstrated ability and experience operating forklifts and other powered industrial vehicles

  • GMP and/or consumer goods manufacturing experience a plus

  • Demonstrated competency in problem solving/decision making, effective communication, results oriented, and job fit

  • WMS/SAP experience




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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