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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 - Quality

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

Relocation Assistance Offered Within Country
# 145983 - Sricity, Andhra Pradesh, India


Position Responsibility: Primary responsibilities include compliance to testing procedure and release of product after KRS testing .This includes delivery of training and execution of methodologies to enable the manufacturing site to deliver consistent, safe and effective products. The individual will also participate in Divisional and Corporate Quality Audits. He/she will assist in developing and mentoring the site’s Quality competency and capability. The individual will leverage audit results and other data based KPI's to identify and drive continuous improvement opportunities and reduce variation and waste in process.



  • Ensure minimum safe behavior in the factory premises
  • Report near miss and MSB violation 
  • Ensure self-adherence as well as ensuring that the Team Members are wearing the appropriate PPE’s during operation & handling of molds/working.
  • Issue work permit for non-routine activities.
  • Should conduct workplace inspections and identify the Gaps
  • Checking as well as filling the checklists applicable as per the EOHS standards applicable for the side (e.g LOTO; Portable Ladders etc) 
  • Review, Approve & Develop recordkeeping as per SOP
  • Follow employee safety standard such as machine guarding, LOTO, electrical safety(specifically the electrical technicians) and other safety standards
  • Adhere to industrial hygiene standards like proper communication of hazards, usage of personal protective and respiratory protective equipment, practice of ergonomics when working and careful handling of hazardous chemicals



  • Standard owner for laboratory testing, package testing and cleaning standards.
  • Implement Product quality plan & quality control flow
  • Monitor shop floor quality KPIs & ensure all products should meet all KRS before release to market
  • Monitoring process capability of entire process & use CAPA as a part of continuous improvement plan
  • Ensure labeling, recording & quarantine non-conformance in process & assist
  • QA supervisor to evaluate & execute SOP for non-conformance
  • Ensure products are commercialized in accordance with quality, EOHS, Product safety and regulatory standards
  • Ensure Product Recovery & Recall Procedure
  • Ensuring handling and storage requirements of raw materials and finished product
  • Conduct Continuous Improvement Reviews to identify best practices and opportunities for improvement
  • Facilitates sharing of ideas, knowledge, and best practices to improve processes and solve problems
  • To ensure documented validation process for entire operational equipment &processes in plant
  • Identifies and implements technical innovation in new TB products
  • Understand & Maintain FIFO
  • Responsible for Employee training on quality modules
  • Ensure Qualification (IQ, OQ, PQ) of equipment/machines
  • Ensure that change control documentation is initiated prior to the execution of the changes that affect the quality of the products
  • Ensure that finished products conform to release specification.
  • Ensure that the non-conformances that pertain to manufacturing are documented, investigated & corrective/preventive actions are implemented in a timely manner
  • Ensure that corrective & preventive action are captured & are effective
  • Lead implementation of all Quality Standards Plant wide
  • Conduct periodic Quality review meetings
  • Follow up on action plan & publish status updates
  • Monitor progress of implementation
  • Support Technology transfer process to ensure new or changed product or processes are well transferred between technology and manufacturing
  • Ensure all deviations are reviewed, approved and documented for non-conforming raw and packing materials, WIP and finished goods in SAP NCR.
  • Participate to integrate between quality system and EOHS and FP&R
  • Ensure that a Change Control is raised for all changes that affect Quality
  • Ensure that the changes are understood, evaluated and approved before being implemented
  • Ensure adequate QA support during EMO trials.
  • Facilitate Technical Services/IGTC interaction with the plant personnel prior to commercial production.
  • Ensure the performance qualification is done.
  • Assist Manufacturing in addressing the issues relating to commercialization of new formula / package or a change in formula/package or manufacturing SPI.
  • Ensure all documents required for EMO to commercial startup are documented like EMO requisition, EMO report, EMO readiness checklist, Pre-launch readiness checklist, PQ report,
  • Responsible for managing documentation system
  • Ensure smooth operation of CAP SAP QM Module. Responsible for troubleshooting of any SAP QM related issues. Responsible to create/modify Material Master & Inspection Plan for new products/changes in Packing Material Responsible for blocking/unblocking of Finished Goods/RM/PM/WIP in SAP based on the requirement
  • Lead self-owned Quality standards for plant wide implementation.
  • Develop & document site Quality manual.
  • To incorporate best practices in quality systems, benchmarking international subsidiaries.
  • Documentation of Global Quality standards & conduct internal audit program to assess effectiveness of Quality standards at site.
  • Document CAPA for all NCRs at site & close the same in coordination with site leadership team.
  • Ensure compliance to Quality plan of the site & communicate effectively to leadership team.
  • Prioritize and coordinate analytical and physical testing activities to meet timeline and budgetary commitments
  • Testing includes incoming raw materials, in-process samples, finished product samples and stability samples.
  • Full understanding of QC to encompasses raw materials, bulk and finished good and stability testing and planning
  • Ensure testing is performed accurately and in compliance with GLP, GMP, SOP and other approved test methods
  • Review data and reports ensuring precise and accurate testing is performed.
  • Manage the development, implementation and training of new validated quantitative methods for the laboratory
  • Train laboratory personnel in the use of equipment and analytical techniques



  • Conduct & participate in SGM and contribute to CI Activities
  • Identify and eliminate sources of contamination from the machine
  • Implementation of 5S and visual workplace principles 
  • Ensure timely upkeep of your work area and follow the housekeeping schedule


Leadership & MWR

  • Leading team of Quality team members & technicians & train them on CP leadership principles.  
  • Managing leaves for Quality Team Member’s and Technician’s
  • Adhere and refer to the guidelines mentioned in the employee handbook (policies & systems of leave, attendance etc.)
  • Maintain a Punctual and Disciplined conduct on the site premises
  • Active participation in training & related assessment



Essential: Minimum 2 years of experience in FMCG industry with Quality & production management experience

Desirable: Experience in manufacturing and management of materials, safety, Quality and hands-on people management in a facility. Exposed to working in shift with large manpower (around 80-100)



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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