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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:  North America Regional Engineer

Travel Required?:  Travel - 25% of time
Date:  Nov 23, 2022
Partial remote working option

Relocation Assistance Offered Within Country
# 146585 - Piscataway, New Jersey, United States


Regional CMS Engineering is responsible for providing the process, equipment, and engineering technology and expertise required to achieve the strategic business imperatives for the region.  
This role assists in the delivery of the Global Supply Chain strategy and Capital Expenditure programs for the Region, interfacing with other functions and departments both internally and externally, to ensure the implementation of that strategy and CEB program. A specific area of focus for this individual can be related to development of technical and process innovation (process design and development, automated machinery, or process control).

This position will build relationships and common programs with R&D, Global Business Development, Division and Subsidiary business and Supply Chain Management, facility Engineering teams,  Global Packaging, Quality, and EHS Departments, as well as outside consultants and suppliers. 



Core Responsibilities


●    Partner closely with Plants and E2E partners (Network Operations, Procurement, Technology, Quality, Packaging, EHS) teams to ensure the effective development and implementation of Capital and Technology strategy and programs for the region to deliver Plant and overall business goals

●    Partner with Plants on coordination and management of the Regional CEB program.  This includes engaging in annual and mid-year CEB reviews with Plants and adherence to planned cash spending.

●    Partner with the local team in the development and implementation of the technology roadmap for the region. Maintain an external focus regarding innovation and leading edge technologies. 

●    Participate in the implementation of  strategic business initiatives, such as e-commerce, through the identification and implementation of technical and process innovation  

●    Build competitive advantage by identifying, evaluating, and championing technical advancements and innovations.  Stay abreast of supplier and competitor new developments, as well as nurture relationships and participate in the negotiation of business agreements with external parties to acquire technology as needed.

●    Conduct Equipment and process benchmarking to identify and cooperate with implementation of engineering and equipment best practices within the region

●    Develop and share standards, design specifications and best practices

●    Develop OEM relationships for effective Plant support,  project implementation and technology strategy implementation. Coordinate technical SME support where required.

●    Cooperate with contract manufacturing and co-packing supplier technical evaluation and assessment     

●    Onset project evaluation with other CMS functions (Net Op’s etc) in collaboration with Plants (including specification, initial budget estimation) to support effective utilization of Plant resources and project implementation

●    Provide the organizational linkage between the Category PD&I engineers and the Operational team in the facilities.  This is an essential element of the Technology Transfer process.  This includes the management of timelines, resources and overall project deliverables to ensure an effective Technical Transfer process for flawless project implementation.

●    Manage technical and manufacturing aspects for the commercialization of new products.

●    Provide technical guidance and direction to Regional Operational facilities.  This could be in regards to: EHS and Quality, equipment and facility improvements, AU improvement plans, material losses, productivity improvements, Continuous Improvement activities, and technical innovations.

●    Ensure effective utilization of Center SME’s to promote innovation, the effective design, installation, validation, and implementation of new process technologies in our factories 

●    Ensure that design standards are properly applied to capital projects.  This would include compliance to internal CP programs (EOHS, Quality, C&S ) as well as external requirements ( building codes, Regional Regulatory requirements etc… )

●    Ensure that internal CP design specifications are provided for all major capital purchases.  This also includes Factory acceptance protocols.  These specifications should be consistent across the region where ever possible.

●    Ensure project management tools are effectively used on all significant capital projects.




Required Qualifications


  • BS or MS in an Engineering field


  • 5+ years of combined plant Operational and Plant Engineering experience


  • 1+ years of Capital or Project Management experience




Preferred Qualifications


  • MBA in an Engineering field


  • Experience with packaging equipment, automation controls, robotics, vision systems, implementation of new technologies


  • Experience in the Supply Chain, R&D, other GSC, or GBD


  • Experience in identifying and / or implementing  innovation / new technology 


  • Project management skills or formal qualifications







Salary Range $86,400- $126,840 USD

Pay is based on several non discriminatory factors including but not limited to experience, education, skills and office location. In addition to your salary, Colgate-Palmolive offers a performance based bonus and competitive benefits package.


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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