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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:  WHS Officer/Operations

Travel Required?:  No Travel
Date:  29 May 2024

No Relocation Assistance Offered
# 160652 - 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 (Purpose):


The WHS Officer/Operations is responsible for coordinating and supporting key site operational activities, including continuous improvement and Factory Performance and Reliability (FP&R), as well as supporting all site work health and safety matters.

This role is responsible for championing employee awareness of safety matters in order to improve overall plant safety performance and maintain site safety records to provide accurate data. Through collaboration with stakeholders, this role involves organising and implementing all safety protocols and guidelines within the facility, as well as aiding the operations team with daily administrative duties. This role entails a close partnership with the operations team to advance continuous improvement initiatives and meet operational demands.


Main responsibilities: 


  • Coordinating key site based ongoing operational improvement initiatives and compliance programs.
  • Drives and supports continuous improvement philosophy onsite, engages cross functionally to support Factory Performance & Reliability (FP&R) program
  • Engaging in regular safety inspections and proactive tours of the Villawood manufacturing site; management of follow-up actions, issuing reminders, and ensuring the completion of vital actions.
  • Maintaining site Environmental, Health, and Safety (EHS) documentation, as well as fulfilling all vital reporting obligations at the divisional and local levels within the designated systems. 
  • Assisting with the management of injuries; support and coordination of related processes.
  • Works closely with team leaders supporting daily operational requirements  
  • Liaising with external suppliers to handle key safety and operational resources, from first aid supplies to ensuring adherence to regulations of safety apparatus on the premises (spill containment kits, Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs), and more).
  • Supporting the management of site administrative inventory, site Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and completing associated invoicing. 
  • Supporting the administration of Operational projects
  • Coordinating and leading safety compliance training, including responsibility for 100% training completion and scheduling.
  • Coordination of site safety permits and records, ensuring attainment of required certifications such as forklift licences, Lockout/Tagout (LOTO) procedures, Extreme Work Platforms (EWP), and others.


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


  • Bachelor's degree in Work Health and Safety, Supply Chain, Business or related field.
  • Minimum 1-2 years’ experience required in a safety or operations role.


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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