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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:  Maintenance Head

Travel Required?:  No Travel
Date:  Jan 13, 2022
No remote working option

No Relocation Assistance Offered
# 121682 - Sao Bernardo do Campo, Sao Paulo, Brazil

Do you want to come to work with a smile and leave with one as well? In between those smiles, your day consists of working in a global organization, continually learning and collaborating, having stimulating discussions, and making impactful contributions!

If this is how you see your career, Colgate is the place to be!

Our dependable household brands, dedicated employees, and sustainability commitments make us a company passionate about building a future to smile about for our employees, consumers, and surrounding communities. The pride in our brand fuels a workplace that encourages creative thinking, champions experimentation, and promotes authenticity which has contributed to our enduring success.

If you want to work for a company that lives by their values, then give your career a reason to smile...every single day.

We are looking for a highly motivated Maintenance Leader to join our team! This role effectively leads preventive maintenance, repair, continuous improvement and predictive maintenance. Also, it contributes to business and plant results while assuring an efficient maintenance cost and positive employee relations. The Leader Maintenance works within a structure that requires continuous learning, considerable interaction with other team members as well as production units and support functions, also guides and empowers teams in the implementation of the plant strategy.

What you will do

  • Accountable for the quality and efficiency of the Maintenance department, and its ability to deliver high levels of service to the plant
  • Management of personnel strategies, in relation to Electrical Mechanics, obtaining better results from AU, UPDT, MTBF and MTTR, and reduction of machine failures, according to AE Model indicators.
  • Ensure compliance with policies/procedures for staffing, shift schedule, vacation scheduling, and training to meet business needs
  • Manage the development and implementation of the daily maintenance schedule in a way that ensures high equipment availability and service
  • Manage the budget of the maintenance accounts for spare parts and operating supplies of the plant, controlling that the total expenses are meeting the objective of variable cost per ton.Accountable for developing and managing the maintenance budget
  • Identify, recommend and implement both maintenance and manufacturing cost reduction programs
  • Support the implementation of projects assigned to the area on Funding the Growth (FTG), Reimagined Strategy Projects, Capital Equipment Budget (CEB), continuous improvement.Make recommendations on capital budgets
  • Communicate and implement the local Supply Chain vision, mission, strategy and objectives within the plant
  • Ensure effective communication within the teams
  • Empower team members by way of training, information sharing, coaching, feedback, appraisals and delegation, to ensure the development of people, teams and capabilities
  • Accountable for adhering to CP, local and governmental guidelines related to EHS, Quality and Regulatory
  • Be a facilitator / sponsor of the line or of autonomous groups of the plant.
  • Implementation Additive Manufacturing (3D Printing)
  • Performs other duties as assigned
  • Complies with all policies and standards
  • Identify and implement new technologies that can drive productivity or cost improvement (3D Printing, Predictive Maintenance, AI, IoT etc)


Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree Bachelor's degree in Industrial Mechanical Engineering, Mechanics, Mechatronics, Electrical, Electronics, Electrical Mechanics
  • Solid experience within a Maintenance Department in a highly automated Production Environment
  • Solid experience in similar business field}
  • Experience with TPM or similar
  • Proficient in English.
  • Understanding of financial measures
  • Presentation skills
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Power Point) or Google Suite (docs, slides, sheets).
  • SAP system
  • Experience with WCM is preferred

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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