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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 Day Shift Finishing

Travel Required?:  No Travel
Date:  Jan 17, 2023

No Relocation Assistance Offered
# 150659 - Villawood, New South Wales, Australia


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 Team Leader to join our team! The Team Leader is responsible for forming, developing, and coaching the operating team in a values driven, performance-based environment.
The Team Leader also leads the team to achieving key performance indicators and daily performance goals, coordinates activity between shifts and departments and keeps the plant informed about operations performance on a regular basis. The Team Leader coordinates the activity of a team of operations and maintenance team members, gathers data & identifies a daily strategy which improves product quality & productivity and facilitates troubleshooting of production problems on a timely basis. 


What you will do:


Coordinates team training and activities regarding Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP's), quality, sanitation, maintenance and productivity.


•    Accountable for meeting or exceeding work safety standards according to published Hill's and Colgate Safety Policy
•    Helps teams translate business needs into daily operations.
•    Utilizes continuous improvement methodology to drive performance goals
•    Support implementation of Quality Assurance and Food Safety goals.
•    Ensure personnel adhere to Hill's policies, safety standards, GMP's, including Quality Assurance and Food Safety.
•    Facilitates a problem-solving environment that values and rewards team member involvement.
•    Coaches team to handle daily activities such as timekeeping, vacation, overtime and attendance.
•    Work with teams to increase innovation, technical expertise, analysis and problem solving skills.
•    Participates in equipment commissioning to ensure effective operationalization and transfer of technology
•    Leads by exhibiting Company values and the principles of Managing with Respect.
•    Benchmarks best practices from existing Supply Chain facilities.
•    Mentors, champions and delivers key training initiatives to build team social, business and technical skills.
•    Performs other duties as assigned
•    Complies with all policies and standards


Required Qualifications:


•    A Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or Science
•    Minimum 5 years Manufacturing experience within FMCG
•    Minimum 2 years Supervisory experience
•    Must be proficient with Google Suite: Docs, Slide and Sheets


Preferred Qualifications:


•    Previous SAP experience


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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