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Colgate-Palmolive Operations Team Leader in Topeka, Kansas

No Relocation Assistance Offered

# 159322 - Topeka, 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!

Operations Team Leader

At Hill’s Pet Nutrition we have a purpose. Every day around the world, we transform the lives of millions of pet families through pioneering innovation, amazing nutrition, and the best and brightest people. If you’re interested in work that matters, fueled by passion for pets, we invite you to apply.

Founded more than 75 years ago with an unwavering commitment to pet nutrition, Hills’ mission is to help enrich and lengthen the special relationships between people and their pets. Our decades of science and research guide us in creating nutrition that’s a step ahead so pets and pet parents can enjoy every day together. As the US #1 Veterinarian Recommended pet food brand, knowledge is our first ingredient with 220+ veterinarians, PhD nutritionists and food scientists working to develop breakthrough innovations in pet health.

We are looking for a highly motivated Operations Team Leader to join our team! The Operations Team Leader (OTL) is responsible for forming, developing, and mentoring the operating team in a value driven, performance-based environment. The OTL 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 OTL coordinates the activity of up to 35 operations and maintenance team members, captures 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.

  • Applies continuous improvement methodology to drive performance goals

  • Support implementation of Quality Assurance and Food Safety goals.

  • Ensure personnel enforce 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 establish team social, business and technical skills.

  • Performs other duties as assigned

  • Complies with all policies and standards

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree

  • Availability to work any shift, weekends, holidays and be on call

Preferred Qualifications

  • Previous SAP experience

  • Must be proficient with Google Suite: Docs, Slide and Sheets

  • 2+ years Supervisory experience

  • 2+ years Manufacturing experience

Compensation and Benefits

Salary Range $64,000 - $88,000 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 (https://www.colgatepalmolive.com/content/dam/cp-sites/corporate/corporate/en_us/corp/locale-assets/pdf/colgate-terms-and-conditions-2023.pdf) .