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A part of Colgate-Palmolive since 1976, Hill's Pet Nutrition offers the highest-quality pet nutrition available through product lines Prescription Diet® and Science Diet®. Veterinarians worldwide recommend and feed their own pets Hill's products more than any other brand of pet food.

Available in approximately 80 countries around the world, our extensive line of products includes more than 60 Prescription Diet brand pet foods and more than 50 Science Diet brand pet foods.

We believe all animals should be loved and cared for during their lifetimes. That is why we are proud our pet foods can make a difference in your pet's life.

A career at Hill’s Pet Nutrition or 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 Planning Coordinator

Travel Required?:  No Travel
Date:  Jul 6, 2024

No Relocation Assistance Offered
# 160707 - Orangeburg, South Carolina, 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!


Operations Planning Coordinator

The Operations Planning Coordinator develops daily production schedules; keeps Plant advised of schedules, and scheduling changes  as needed; collaborate with corporate offices, warehouse personnel, and plant operations teams to meet customer and plant needs. 

In addition this position coordinates purchases of raw materials, packaging materials and indirect packaging materials to meet production requirements.



  • Coordinates purchases of Raw Materials and Packaging Materials
  • Develops daily production schedules while collaborating with Corporate IPD, warehouse personnel and plant team to ensure that schedules meet both customer and plant needs.
  • Makes arrangements to maintain inventory levels while facing logistical issues; develops contingency plans and strategies for any business interruption.
  • Facilitates troubleshooting of production scheduling problems, inventory variances, and yield variances in a timely manner.
  • Verifies accuracy of daily transactions in SAP and yield reporting; performs monthly and quarterly inventories - physical and system
  • Participates as a resource for inventories of raw materials and packaging materials, develops count sheets, reconciles count sheets, enters counts/recounts and post inventories and makes adjustments as needed.
  • Interfaces with SAP data/system to set production plans, schedule requirements, Inventory management, and schedule adherence
  • Communicates all ingredients, packaging material, and indirect packaging material issues to the facility and acts as the liaison between the vendor and Corporate
  • Resource for SAP training, troubleshooting SAP issues, and liaison for Corporate regarding the SAP system – issues, system availability, upgrades, users’ access.


Basic qualifications: 

  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • 3+ years of manufacturing experience
  • 2+ years of scheduling experience 


Preferred qualifications:

  • Demonstrated progress towards APICS certification (CPIM/CSCP certifications)
  • Experience with Google Suites (e.g: Google Docs, Sheets, Forms, Slides)
  • Bachelor´s degree

Compensation and Benefits
Salary Range $49 600,00 - $68 000,00 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.

For additional Colgate terms and conditions, please click here.


Nearest Major Market: Columbia
Nearest Secondary Market: South Carolina

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