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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:  Operations Area Leader

Travel Required?:  Travel - up to 10% of time
Date:  Jan 1, 2022
No remote working option

Relocation Assistance Offered Within Country
# 110503 - Sanford, Maine, United States

Tom’s of Maine invites applications for the position of Area Leader Operations.


The position will report to the Plant Manager and will be responsible for:


Effectively managing the lines production activities developing collaborative partnerships with other functions and colleagues
Delivering business results in: Environmental Health & Safety, Quality, Daily Production Schedule Adherence, Labor Relations and Financial Performance
Encouraging a Continuous Improvement attitude through the implementation of FP&R (Factory Performance and Reliability) standard, small group teams
Forming, developing and coaching the team in a value-driven, performance based environment
Leading the team in completing key performance indicators (KPIs) and keeping the plant advised about operations performance on a regular basis
Reviewing team analytics to improve product quality and efficiency
Developing teams through Coaching and Feedback addressing individual performance
Managing administrative daily duties such as timekeeping, vacation, overtime and attendance
Other job functions as assigned


Required Qualifications:

  • BA / BS Degree 
  • Minimum of 2-3 years Supply Chain Manufacturing work experience 
  • 2 years supervisory experience
  • Ability to work irregular shifts, including nights, weekends or holidays
  • Previous experience and proficiency with the following: SAP, Excel, Google Apps


Expected Areas of Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:


- AP, Google Apps, Excel
- Ability to build and lead effective teams to solve problems, make decisions, and take action within the organization.
- Systems and conceptual thinking, with emphasis on SAP and APO experience/skills
- Good technical, communications and interpersonal skills
- Broad supply chain perspective


Perferred Qualifications: 

  • BA / BS Degree in Engineering degree 
  • Experience with OPERA and Tableau
  • Understanding of FP&R standards


We are a results oriented company with a caring culture and work life balance. Apply with us! Come and join our outstanding team!



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 Tom's of Maine? 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.

Empowering a naturally healthy life – for our family and yours – for over 45 years.  When Tom and Kate Chappell moved to Maine and started making natural personal care products, they were guided by two simple philosophies.  
• First, that it was possible to make effective personal care products that were free from artificial flavors, fragrances, sweeteners, colors and preservatives.
• And second, that businesses should be good corporate citizens working to care for the planet and communities.  These same philosophies guide us to this day.  Tom’s of Maine products – including toothpaste, deodorant, mouthwash, bar soap, body wash, lotions and lip balms – are sold across the United States and Canada.  And because we are so committed to giving back, we donate 10% of our profits to charitable organizations, and our employees can use 5% of their paid time volunteering for causes they are passionate about.  

Tom’s of Maine is a division of Colgate-Palmolive, a leading global consumer products company, tightly focused on Oral Care, Personal Care, Home Care and Pet Nutrition, with sales of products in more than 200 countries.  To learn more about Tom’s of Maine and Colgate, please visit and, or find us on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube. 

Reasonable accommodation during the application process is available for persons with disabilities. Please contact with the subject "Accommodation Request" should you require accommodation.

Nearest Major Market: Portland Maine

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