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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 Team Leader

Travel Required?:  No Travel
Date:  Jan 5, 2023

No Relocation Assistance Offered
# 150539 - San Jose Iturbide, Guanajuato, Mexico

Job Purpose: 

Primary responsibilities of the position include meeting the daily production schedule, customer service, area financial performance, implementation of operational excellence initiatives (EOHS, quality, FP&R), employee relations, and driving development and team performance.
OTL achieves success through collaborative partnerships with Supply Chain and leveraging the company's renewed focus on agility, FEED Supply Chain.


Main Reposanbilities: 


  • EOHS
  • Demonstrates understanding of, ensures compliance with, and enforces relevant corporate and site EOHS policies and procedures, including but not limited to Minimum Security Requirements (MSB), Lockout/Tagout (LOTO), Hazardous Communications (HazCom) requirements
  • Participates in the implementation of EOHS principles and corrective actions through walk-throughs and effective follow-up.
  • Accurately completes workplace observations per standards
  • Participates in incident reports and incident investigations
  • Knows the emergency response plan and implements it when necessary
  • Quality
  • Demonstrates understanding of, ensures compliance with, and applies relevant corporate and site quality policies and procedures.
  • Know the basics of cGMP requirements and ensure compliance
  • Performs and ensures good documentation practices.
  • Actively participates in walks to identify problems and follow up on corrective actions.
  • Knows proper storage and handling and ensures compliance
  • Ensures line validation is completed – knows basic cleaning and sanitizing steps and ensures they are completed correctly
  • Make reports and follow-up of non-conformities
  • Understands quality procedures and documentation requirements and ensures compliance.
  • Ensures technicians and operators follow standard operating procedures (SOP's)
  • Understands the Management of Change (MOC) process
  • Effectively completes CAPA (Corrective and Preventive Actions) for any IF (Failure Investigations) FP&R
  • Leverages FP&R program, standards and guidelines to drive performance
  • Management systems
  • Facilitates shift change meetings to facilitate uninterrupted operations Understands and participates in the Standard Daily Meeting
  • Use data analytics (OPERA, Tableau, etc.) to identify opportunities to drive performance through immediate fixes and long-term improvements.
  • Analyzes and understands the origin of material losses and implements actions to reduce them.
  • Understands the AEM model to drive plant performance and operational KPIs.
  • Knows the 5S and VW principles and makes sure they are consistently upheld
  • Understand and participate in 5S inspections for your area.
  • Planned maintenance
  • Understands the planned maintenance process and how it affects production operations.
  • Ensures the execution of planned maintenance plans
  • Supports activities to address equipment issues

Being these descriptive activities but not limiting, all those that the same production demands will be covered.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Understands the manufacturing process, from raw materials to finished product, with a particular emphasis on EOHS, Quality, FP&R, documentation, and troubleshooting.
  • Understand the structure of the bill of materials [BOM] and the use of the bill of materials on the shop floor
  • Able to complete and teach basic SAP transactions related to production operations management.
  • Understand the overall planning process and how it translates into plant production plans.
  • Understands production schedules and is able to communicate effectively
  • Applies root cause analysis methods for troubleshooting
  • English 60%+


Experience: 3+ years of experience in related positions

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 recognised 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 programme, 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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