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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:  Plant Administrator

Travel Required?:  No Travel
Date:  Jun 9, 2022
No remote working option

No Relocation Assistance Offered
# 132889 - Morristown, Tennessee, United States


Do you want to come to work with a smile and leave with one as well? In between those smiles, your day consists of working in a global organization, continually learning and collaborating, having stimulating discussions, and making impactful contributions!

If this is how you see your career, Colgate is the place to be!


Our dependable household brands, dedicated employees, and sustainability commitments make us a company passionate about building a future to smile about for our employees, consumers, and surrounding communities. The pride in our brand fuels a workplace that encourages creative thinking, champions experimentation, and promotes authenticity which has contributed to our enduring success.

If you want to work for a company that lives by their values, then give your career a reason to smile...every single day.


What you will do

  • Provides varied administrative support to manager or team under general direction and with minimum instruction. Plans own workload.
  • Screens and prioritizes mail and forwards informative materials to appropriate contacts.
  • Coordinates domestic and occasional international travel and transportation arrangements; completes travel authorization process and accesses emergency contact information for team.
  • Tracks and coordinates Google calendar for team members, schedules meetings and sets up video/audio/net conferences; demonstrates basic understanding of equipment in conference rooms and knows who to contact for technical assistance.
  • Provides administrative assistance for onsite meetings with people from multiple locations.
  • Prepares processes and follows up on expense reports, invoices, and requests for payment.
  • Orders supplies and demonstrates a basic knowledge of departmental budget when incurring expenses.
  • Applies intermediate knowledge of Company software packages, Google Suite. May enter and retrieve data from existing database systems. Utilizes Company intranet as well as internet for business relevant reasons.
  • Troubleshoots computer problems for self and/or contacts appropriate service personnel.
  • Composes routine correspondence; responds to and follows-up on requests for information based upon acquired knowledge of department/area; shares information and keeps others informed within department.
  • Creates formats, layouts, etc. for presentations.
  • Increasingly shares acquired skills and knowledge with team members; gives informal feedback.
  • Challenges status quo and champions new initiatives within scope of own job.
  • Demonstrates assertiveness (i.e. prioritizes workload to support multiple individuals).
  • Under general supervision, often participates in demanding, more complicated projects using basic project management skills. May be responsible for small parts of a large project, but is usually still part of a larger team effort.
  • Vendor management – manages all aspects of Uniform ordering, Vending machine contract, Office Depot, etc. – including vendor relationships, eBuy invoice processing, service, and cost management.
  • Plant Wide communication - responsible for daily updating of TV monitors & communication boards with KPIs and other critical plant wide information
  • Production Recordkeeping – manages daily production tracker, develops graphs & identifies production records for celebrations
  • Back-up support for Monthly Payroll process


Required Qualifications

  • High School Diploma/GED required (B.A./B.S. in HR, Education, Psychology, Business or related discipline preferred)
  • A minimum of 3 years of administrative experience required. Prior experience working in an HR environment preferred
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Proficient in Google Suite
  • Data mining and report generation ability
  • Maintains a high level of confidentiality
  • Knowledge of HR regulatory policies (i.e HIPPAA, EEOC, FMLA, ADA) required
  • Highly organized and detail oriented.
  • Self-directed with strong results-oriented attitude
  • Ability to initiate and develop long-term working relationships and networks.
  • Ability to adhere to all safety requirements and wear the proper PPE
  • Ability to multi-task several projects and responsibilities simultaneously


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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