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A part of Colgate-Palmolive since 2006, we made our mark making natural products like toothpaste and deodorant. But what is most important to us? We work to make positive change by doing good and you’ll see that focus in our products, our partnerships, and our people.

We strive to make products that are good for us and good for the planet. We are experts at combining scientific know-how with naturally derived and sourced ingredients to make products that really work.

We donate 10% of our profits to nonprofits addressing issues facing our health, our environment and our kids. Our employees are encouraged to use 5% of their paid time volunteering in their local community. And as a Certified B corporation we are held to the highest social and environmental standards. So you know if we say something is important, we're doing something about it.

A career at Tom’s is one that encourages teamwork, flexibility, and big ideas that help us do better. As a part of the Colgate-Palmolive family, we offer great opportunities for people looking for global experience through work that is challenging and always rewarding.

Job Title:  Compliance Supervisor

Travel Required?:  Travel - up to 10% of time
Date:  Aug 31, 2021
No remote working option

No Relocation Assistance Offered
# 109343 - Sanford, Maine, United States


Tom's of Maine invites applications for the position of Compliance Supervisor.


The Compliance Supervisor is responsible for developing, implementing and monitoring the Tom’s of Maine manufacturing site's quality systems and regulatory compliance. This responsibility directs conformance to the GMP/Quality standards and establishes a culture to enable the site to deliver consistent, safe and effective products. Positive Release of Finished product is at the core of this position's daily responsibility. A key role is to maintain a comprehensive site documentation system. The Compliance Supervisor coaches and mentors site personnel in regards to Compliance issues. This position will lead/participate in consumer/customer satisfaction improvement initiatives. Building and supporting strategic relationships and common programs with Product Development, Regulatory Affairs, Supply Chain Management, EOHS,and Tom’s of Maine Stewardship Council, as well as material/component suppliers is also an expectation of this position.



Responsibilities include:


  • Support the development, implementation and monitoring of the site’s Quality Plan to ensure compliance with both cGMP's and CP Global Quality Standards.
  • Responsible for daily documentation authorizing product release and the execution of release procedure.
  • Interpret and communicate regulatory policies and requirements to personnel (local resident expert and leader for compliance and related cGMP concerns). Provide input for regulatory compliance requirements to the site team as needed.
  • Supervision and management of plant documentation system (This includes all documents vital to an FDA inspection-SOP's, Management of Change, Notices of Deviation, Batch Records, Nonconformance, and Validations).
  • Monitor Consumer Complaint trends and history. Ensures that all returned samples and adverse event complaints are fully investigated and documented.
  • Manage & coordinate the site Annual Product Review and provide necessary compliance documentation and corrective action strategies for continuous improvement.
  • Ensure that the designs, specifications, implementation and maintenance of a cGMP system follows current industry practices and procedures.
  • Manage Internal Audit program and follow up items to closure.
  • Lead failure investigations and manage the CAPA program; to include documentation of closure and CAPA effectiveness evaluation.
  • Responsible for Management of Change Program and Change Control Database.
  • Responsible for product registrations for Regulatory Agencies.



Basic Qualifications:




  • Bachelor's degree in Chemistry, Microbiology, Engineering, Biology or Business.
  • 5 years minimum work experience in a Food or Drug / cGMP environment.
  • Must be familiar with and able to execute GMP compliant Failure Investigations, Corrective and Preventive Action ,Notices of Deviation, and Management of Change documentation
  • First hand experience managing FDA regulatory inspections.
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills.
  • Extreme attention to detail and accuracy.
  • The ability to set priorities and perform several tasks within a prescribed time frame. Time management and ability to work under pressure.
  • Ability to work independently with initiative.




  • Experience in a manufacturing plant environment
  • Experience preparing documentation for Product Registration in country of sale
  • Experience managing Consumer Complaints
  • Supervision experience
  • Experience completing Product Release documentation and final approval



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

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