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A part of Colgate-Palmolive since 1976, Hill's Pet Nutrition offers the highest-quality pet nutrition available through product lines Prescription Diet® and Science Diet®. Veterinarians worldwide recommend and feed their own pets Hill's products more than any other brand of pet food.

Available in approximately 80 countries around the world, our extensive line of products includes more than 60 Prescription Diet brand pet foods and more than 50 Science Diet brand pet foods.

We believe all animals should be loved and cared for during their lifetimes. That is why we are proud our pet foods can make a difference in your pet's life.

A career at Hill’s Pet Nutrition or 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:  Quality Systems Specialist

Travel Required?:  No Travel
Date:  Jul 23, 2024
On-site

No Relocation Assistance Offered
# 161132 - Tonganoxie, Kansas, United States

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!

 

Join an exciting opportunity to be part of a brand new, highly automated facility for Hill's Pet Nutrition! We invite you to apply for our  position at our Tonganoxie, Kansas manufacturing facility. 

 

What we offer:

  • $28-32 /hr starting rate.
  • Merit increase every year based on performance
  • Advancement Opportunities 
  • Shift schedules with overtime available
  • $1 shift differential for off shifts
  • Great Culture & work environment at a climate controlled facility
  • Medical, Dental & Vision Coverage for employee & eligible dependents - Start on Day 1
  • Basic Life Insurance for you and eligible dependents at NO Cost
  • 15 Days of Paid Vacation
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Paid Holidays
  • Saving & Investment Plan with Company Match
  • Tuition Assistance - up to $10,000 per year
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Access to discounted Company products
  • Non-smoking facility

 

The role of Quality Systems Specialist is to execute strategies and objectives to ensure the achievement of the Quality Department’s goals. Specifically, the role will assist in coordinating daily operational functions in the areas of food safety and quality by focusing on follow through action closures. This role will require a focus on continuous improvement processes and implementation of best practices to ensure that the needs of the customer and the consumer are achieved on an ongoing basis.

 

Principal Duties and Responsibilities
•    Coordinate SAP Nonconformance monitoring system (SAP notification creation, assignment, and forward actions plans). •    Assist in identifying quality gaps which need correction or improvement for key Quality systems including Product Conformance, Raw Material & Product Traceability, Receiving, Storage, & Handling, Non-Conformance SAP system, and Internal / External Audits.
•    Conducts daily disposition and product release against the quality standards. The role also tracks and monitors the product hold process.
•    Performs daily, weekly, and monthly reconciliation of site quarantine area for all quality / food safety holds of finished product / raw material. Includes on-site inspection of storage trailers, maintaining reconciliation documentation and files, and possible inspection and verification of destruction of material at Hill’s site or when performed at 3rd party location.
•    Generate as directed metrics for Quality KPIs for site to track plant performance such as: product holds, customer complaints, non-conformances, analytical conformance raw material / finished product.
•    Maintains proficiency in SAP for consumption transaction maintaining traceability of raw material, and packaging material at the facility and to distribution system as allowed.
•    Perform tasks required during a real or simulated (mock recall) product recall. This includes but not limited to SAP functions, paperwork retrieval, communication with corporate, and the distribution centers. 
•    Establishes a cross-functional partnership with other departments and functional areas to provide support 
•    Understands and is accountable for full compliance with safety and other EOHS requirements
 

Education/ Experience Requirements

 

Basic qualifications include:
•    Bachelor’s degree 

•    Knowledge of GMP’s

•    Technical writing proficiency, excellent written and oral communication skills
•    Working knowledge of business process systems such as: Microsoft or Google
•    Ability to support on all shifts, including nights and weekends as needed
 

Preferred qualifications include:
•    Bachelor’s degree in Technical areas of: Food Science,, Engineering, Chemistry, Biology or Microbiology •    1+ years of quality department work experience in a food manufacturing environment.
•    Previous auditing experience working with American Institute of Baking (AIB), Food and Drug Administration (FDA), United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), & Safe Quality Food (SQF)
•    FSPCA Preventative Controls for Animal Food Certification (PCQI), knowledge of HACCP & SPC
•     Previous SAP experience
 

Encouraged Areas of Skills
•    Sophisticated computer application experience in SAP, OPERA, Microsoft Word / Excel / PowerPoint, & MES, Google business processes •    In-depth knowledge of cGMPs, Quality Standards, FSMA Preventative Controls, HACCP, & SQF
•    Strong interpersonal and communication skills; ability to develop and express ideas
•    Documentation skills

 

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


Compensation and Benefits
Salary Range $49,600 - $68,000 USD

Pay is based on multiple non-discriminatory, individualized factors including but not limited to experience, job-related knowledge and education, skills and office/market location. In addition to base salary, salaried employees are eligible for annual discretionary bonuses, profit-sharing and, for Executive-level (salary grade 16 and above) roles only, long-term incentives in the form of Restricted Stock Units and/or Stock Options.

Subject to the terms and conditions of the applicable benefits plans then in effect, all salaried employees are also eligible for a competitive benefits package which includes:

  • Insurance: Employees (and their eligible dependents) are eligible to participate in Company-sponsored Medical, Dental, Vision, Basic Life Insurance, Accidental Death & Dismemberment and Disability insurance plans.
  • Retirement Plans: Employees are eligible to enroll in Colgate's 401(k) plan, which provides for company matching contributions subject to eligibility requirements
  • Vacation/PTO: Employees receive a minimum of 15 days of vacation/PTO leave annually
  • Paid Holidays: Employees receive a minimum of 13 paid/floating holidays annually
  • Paid Sick Leave: Based on location and consistent with applicable state and local law, employees receive a minimum of 40 hours of paid sick leave on January 1st of each year
  • Paid Parental Leave: Eligible employees may take up to eight weeks of paid parental leave and 12 weeks of unpaid leave (varies for employees with fewer than 12 months of service and is subject to hours worked requirements)


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 Application_Accommodation@colpal.com with the subject "Accommodation Request" should you require accommodation.

For additional Colgate terms and conditions, please click here.

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