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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:  Food Safety Team Leader

Travel Required?:  Travel - up to 10% of time
Date:  Nov 18, 2023

Relocation Assistance Offered Within Country
# 155606 - Washington Court House, Ohio, 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!



The Quality Food Safety Team Leader leads the Food Safety team to ensure Company quality standards are met in the following areas:

Food Safety Compliance: Understands and implements all plant, company and government standards for Food Safety, Environmental monitoring, HACCP, GMP’s and FSMA initiatives.
Documentation / Communication: Ensures that the reporting of data and maintenance of records is documented.  Additionally, interprets data and effectively communicates results to appropriate individuals, including management. 
Training and standardization:  Develop, designs and delivers quality training, including new hire, new process, new equipment and new policy training. 
Continuous Improvement: Understands and drives the Continuous Improvement of plant food safety processes and environmental monitoring performance issues.
Cleaning / Sanitation: Understands, implements and maintains all plant equipment cleaning and sanitizing in an efficient and timely manner to ensure the plant is in compliance with all food safety requirements.  Includes overseeing the monitoring of the sanitation program. 


Principal Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Responsible for execution and documentation of the Plant Food Safety Program.  Includes documentation of all CCP, HACCP, FDA and Product Release requirements and leading and coordinating Pest Control program.
  • Responsible for conducting investigations of all Food Safety / Environmental / Micro non-conformance issues through utilization of CAPA process.
  • Manages microbial sampling plan.  Ensures environmental swabbing and testing program is adhered to and in compliance of Corporate Quality SOP’s.
  • Leads internal GMP, quality standards and system audits for the facility.
  • Identifies and initiates quality improvements. Advises improvements to process, product, quality systems and working instructions.  Measures and report plant Quality KPI’s.
  • Supervises compliance of Corporate & Plant quality SOPs and conducts internal auditing program to ensure adherence.
  • Assist with execution and follow up of regulatory, internal and external audits (i.e. FDA, USDA,  AIB, State, etc.)
  • Provides Food Safety Training to the Plant Operations team based on compliance needs. 
  • Works with Plant Engineers to ensure proper Sanitary Equipment Food Design of new capital projects.



asic qualifications include: 

  • BS / BA degree in Engineering, Biology, Food Science or other related field
  • 3+ years of experience 
  • Experience in Cleaning and Sanitation programs


Preferred qualifications include: 

  • 1+ years food safety experience
  • Manufacturing experience
  • Certification in PCQI, HACCP or GMP
  • Supervisory experience
  • Intermediate application of SAP experience
  • Auditing and compliance experience


Compensation and Benefits
Salary Range $79,200.00 - $111,000.00 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 with the subject "Accommodation Request" should you require accommodation.

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