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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 recognised 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 programmes 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:  Quality Assurance Technology Transfer Leader

Travel Required?:  No Travel
Date:  22 May 2024

No Relocation Assistance Offered
# 160467 - Villawood, 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 recognised 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!


Job Summary:

The Technology Transfer Lead - Quality is a pivotal role responsible for overseeing the successful transfer of new technologies, formulations, and processes from development to production, ensuring they meet the highest standards of quality, cost-effectiveness, performance, safety, and environmental responsibility. This role requires a strategic problem solver with a strong background in project management, quality assurance, and continuous improvement. The Technology Transfer Lead will collaborate with cross-functional teams, including research and development (R&D), manufacturing, supply chain, and regulatory affairs, to ensure seamless integration of new products and processes into the company's portfolio.


This roles reports to Qualtiy and Technical Services Manager


Main Responsibilities:

  • Lead the technology transfer process, ensuring that all quality aspects are considered and integrated into the project plan.
  • Develop and validate new formulations, processes, and systems in collaboration with R&D and manufacturing teams.
  • Implement robust project management practices to oversee projects from initiation to closure, ensuring alignment with stakeholder requirements and timelines.
  • Drive continuous improvement initiatives to enhance product quality, reduce costs, and improve manufacturing efficiency.
  • Ensure compliance with all regulatory, safety, and environmental requirements throughout the product life cycle.
  • Collaborate with marketing and consumer insights teams to translate technical achievements into consumer-relevant claims and benefits.
  • Build and maintain strong external partnerships with suppliers, consultants, and industry experts to foster innovation and expedite product development.
  • Define and supervise key performance indicators to measure the success of technology transfer projects.
  • Inspection of incoming imported products.
  • Facilitate cross-functional post launch technical review.
  • Product launch readiness assessment.
  • Update Safety Data Sheet for products.

Required Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Pharmaceutical Sciences, or a related field.
  • Minimum of 5-10 years of experience in product development and/or quality assurance.
  • Proficiency in project management methodologies and tools.
  • Demonstrated experience in the development, implementation, and validation of new formulations and processes.
  • Knowledge of safety, sustainability, and environmental regulations applicable to the industry.
  • Knowledge of Quality Management System.

Preferred Requirements:

  • SAP experience.
  • Knowledge of data analytics.
  • Quality Assurance auditing experience.
  • Strong understanding of quality management systems and regulatory requirements.
  • Proven track record of successful technology transfer and project management.
  • Experience with statistical tools and experimental design for product and process optimisation.


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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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