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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:  Team Leader - Operations

Travel Required?:  No Travel
Date:  Jan 27, 2023
Temporarily Remote

No Relocation Assistance Offered
# 150166 - Selangor, Selangor, Malaysia



About Colgate Palmolive


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.


Job Summary


We are looking for a highly motivated Operations Team Leader to join our team! This role efficiently leads Operators Processing and Operators Packaging, production activities and developing collaborative partnerships with colleagues. Delivering the agreed to business and plant results while maintaining positive employee relations. The primary accountabilities of the role include daily production schedule adherence, quality, EHS, logistics, production financial performance, labor relations, people and team development.


What you will do:


  • Finishing line Operations
  1. Ensure compliance to changeover procedures and storage of end run materials
  2. Attend to breakdown maintenance of finishing equipment’s
  3. Ensure compliance to Autonomous maintenance schedules
  4. Ensure compliance to verification process for critical controls on finishing lines as per the defined frequency
  5. Report any discrepancies observed


  • Support making operation as per Quality & Global  standards
  1. Verify batches are manufactured as per log-sheet
  2. Verify compliance to changeover procedures
  3. Ensure key release specification  check per batch by operators


  • Shared responsibility with Plant Microbiologist in Cleaning & Sanitization 
  1. Understand Cleaning & Sanitization procedure & ensure that the Cleaning & Sanitization frequencies are followed 
  2. Review Cleaning & Sanitization  process & ensure Cleaning & Sanitization  documentation
  3. Cleaning & Sanitization  status labeling on equipment’s


  • Calibration
  1. Ensure critical measuring equipment in Finishing are calibrated/verified as per the defined frequency
  2. Ensure to document calibration/verification records


  • Critical control point monitoring
  1. Ensure  that critical controls are monitored as per the Critical Control points
  2. Report any discrepancy observed


  • On-Line Quality 
  1. Understand On-line Quality protocols
  2. Ensure the product quality evaluation as per the protocol
  3. Ensure defective stocks are segregated to avoid accidental mix-up
  4. Ensure  defective stocks are re-worked for observed defects
  5. Verify quantification of line rejections & their disposal
  6. Ensures that the finishing line technicians undertake Online Quality  & weight control


  • Ensure production reported SAP
  • Investigate & implement Corrective & Preventive Action for observed discrepancies in product quality
  • Ensure basic Good Manufacturing Practice  norms are followed in the operations area
  • Support employee training & development
  • Notifies the defect observed & the quantum of the defective stocks produced. 
  • Ensures the segregation, labeling, rework of the defective stocks.
  • Undertake Investigation & root cause analysis for the rejection
  • Notify finished goods rejection, if any & ensure that nonconformance notification is raised in SAP
  • Manages rework operation, palletizing & central stacking
  • Ensure safety of people and equipment in day to day operations
  • Reports any Environmental Health & Safety incident from shift on timely basis
  • Implements Factory Performance & Reliability and Environmental Health & Safety standards in day to day operations
  • Review production line report for downtime analysis & updates downtime reporting  system 
  • Raise eMOC as and when required. 
  • Overall responsible for shift operations in the Finishing and Making Area


Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or related fields.
  • Minimum 5 years of experience and above in the Manufacturing environment will be advantaged.
  • Can work in shift
  • Good command of English Communication (both writing and speaking).
  • Growth Mindset
  • Ability to prioritize critical responsibilities and multi-task to meet various deadlines.
  • Drive cost reduction and waste elimination initiatives at the plant to support Funding the Growth initiative.
  • Participate in driving the employee engagement strategy to maintain positive employee relations


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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