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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:  Factory Performance & Reliability Regional Manager

Travel Required?:  Travel - 50% of time
Date:  Jul 26, 2022
Partial remote working option

Relocation Assistance Offered Globally
# 137924 - Piscataway, New Jersey, United States

The FP&R Regional Manager is responsible for enabling strong program execution and driving cross-category sharing at all sites in the assigned region. He/she will lead regional networks, cross auditing, and benchmarking; communicate and drive key initiatives and results; provide guidance on standards, tools & systems; and ensure FP&R governance integrity.

The role requires broad technical knowledge of categories and sites and the ability to understand standards implementation challenges. In addition, excellent communication and teamwork skills across categories, regions and sites with Directors of Manufacturing, Technical Directors and senior SC management are required. Further, strong leadership skills are required to support site DoMs and FP&R teams.


The candidate can be located in New Jersey, Tennessee or South Carolina.


Specific Responsibilities:

The FP&R Regional Manager will

● Provide regional leadership through serving as a link to the center and provide regional FP&R Updates to the center

● Serve as subject matter expert in standards and provide guidance on standards, tools & systems

● Lead and facilitate knowledge transfer through teaching and coaching for CI Initiatives (Material Loss Reduction, Unplanned Downtime Reduction, Lean Six Sigma Implementation) and key standard progression.

● Lead and facilitate regular network meetings to understand and provide support to close gaps. Ensure benchmarking and PTS.

● Provide feedback to global category and CMS leadership

● Conduct hands-on site support visits to assist in FP&R implementation; organize workshops and COPs for immediate return on investment.

● Participate in global assessments - site self-assessment SME coordination. Lead the development of next generation global initiatives, updating standards and rolling out communication

● Mentor sites/FP&R coordinators

● Develop regional FP&R training calendar 


Basic Qualifications (Required education, experience, skills etc to qualify candidate):

● Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or Science

● Minimum of 8 years of Experience in a Factory Operations, FP&R, Engineering or Supply Chain role Solid understanding of the following standards and plant operations:

● Management Systems

● 5S & Visual Workplace

● Planned Maintenance

● Autonomous Maintenance

● Productivity & Continuous Improvement

● Production Planning

● People Capability

● Engineering documentation


Preferred Qualifications (Additional education, experience, skills etc as assets):

● Lean Six Sigma Certified


● Experience as Operations Manager

● Experience as FP&R Leader at strategic site

● Smart Factory Colgate Functional & Leadership Competencies

● Communicates Effectively – required to support global program development & implementation

● Results Oriented – executes with speed and quality; simplifies processes to eliminate unnecessary work

● Innovation – gains buy in and implements new ideas effectively; champions new initiatives within scope of own job

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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