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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:  Senior Health and Safety Advisor

Travel Required?:  Travel - up to 10% of time
Date:  May 18, 2024

No Relocation Assistance Offered
# 159214 - Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Who We Are
Colgate-Palmolive Company is a caring, innovative growth company that is reimagining a healthier future for all people, their pets and our planet. Focused on Oral Care, Personal Care, Home Care and Pet Nutrition, we sell our products in more than 200 countries and territories under brands such as Colgate, Palmolive, elmex, hello, meridol, Sorriso, Tom’s of Maine, EltaMD, Filorga, Irish Spring, PCA SKIN, Protex, Sanex, Softsoap, Speed Stick, Ajax, Axion, Fabuloso, Soupline and Suavitel, as well as Hill’s Pet Nutrition.

We are recognized for our leadership and innovation in promoting sustainability and community wellbeing, including our achievements in decreasing plastic waste and promoting recyclability, saving water, conserving natural resources and improving children’s oral health.

If you want to work for a company that lives by their values, then give your career a reason to smile and join our global team!


Note : This is a 12 month fixed term contract position




We are looking for an experienced Senior Health and Safety Advisor to join our Sydney and Villawood teams! The Senior Health and Safety Advisor will be responsible for overseeing and promoting the safety management systems and processes across Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, and Papua New Guinea, with a particular focus on Commercial and Office based teams across ANZ.

This role involves ensuring compliance with safety standards, providing guidance on safety matters to local teams, and coaching and developing our existing EHS teams. The successful candidate will stay informed on safety legislation, conduct safety audits, develop training programs, and foster a culture of safety within commercial, office, and field sales teams, whilst offering guidance and oversight of the Manufacturing facilities. They will also handle incident investigations, oversee Workers Compensation and return to work, liaise with regulatory bodies, monitor safety performance, and participate in emergency planning. The role requires effective resource management and a collaborative approach to sharing best practices across the region.

Main Responsibilities: 


  • Develop and implement comprehensive safety management systems across the South Pacific region, including Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, and Papua New Guinea (PNG), to ensure compliance with local and international safety standards.
  • Oversee the safety of commercial operations, office environments, and field sales teams, ensuring that all activities are conducted in a safe and responsible manner.
  • Develop and deliver safety training programs tailored to the needs of commercial, office, and field sales teams, ensuring all employees are aware of their safety responsibilities.
  • Provide expert guidance and support to local safety resources in the South Pacific, including Australia and PNG, ensuring they are equipped to manage safety effectively within their respective areas.
  • Liaise with regulatory authorities and external stakeholders on safety-related matters, representing the company's interests and ensuring transparent communication.
  • Oversee workers compensation and return to work across the region, with responsibility for our Field Sales and office based teams.
  • Act as a coach and mentor to the Villawood and Lae EHS teams, fostering their professional development and enhancing their ability to manage site-specific safety challenges.
  • Stay abreast of relevant safety legislation, regulations, and best practices within the South Pacific region, and advise the organisation on necessary actions to maintain compliance and mitigate risks.
  • Conduct regular safety audits, risk assessments, and inspections to identify potential hazards and implement corrective measures in a timely manner.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to integrate safety into all aspects of business operations, promoting a culture of safety and proactive risk management.
  • Manage and investigate safety incidents, compiling reports and corrective action to prevent future occurrences.
  • Monitor and report on safety performance metrics, setting targets for continuous improvement and driving initiatives to achieve these goals.
  • Manage and allocate safety resources effectively, ensuring that all regions within the South Pacific have adequate support to maintain high safety standards.
  • Facilitate the sharing of best practices and lessons learned across different sites and regions to foster a collaborative approach to safety management.


Required (Education, Knowledge required, Language skills, etc) :


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Work Health and Safety or a related field
  • 5-10 years’ experience required in a safety role
  • Experience in manufacturing 


Preferred Requirements:


  • Workers compensation and return to work experience
  • Google suite experience



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Our Commitment to Sustainability
With the Colgate brand in more homes than any other, we are presented with great opportunities and new challenges as we work to integrate sustainability into all aspects of our business and create positive social impact. We are determined to position ourselves for further growth as we act on our 2025 Sustainability & Social Impact Strategy.

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Achieving our purpose starts with our people — ensuring our workforce represents the people and communities we serve —and creating an environment where our people feel they belong; where we can be our authentic selves, feel treated with respect and have the support of leadership to impact the business in a meaningful way.

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.

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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