Operations Team Leader / Production Supervisor

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, Speed Stick, Lady Speed Stick, Softsoap, Irish Spring, Protex, Sorriso, Kolynos, elmex, Tom’s of Maine, Sanex, Ajax, Axion, Fabuloso, Soupline and Suavitel, as well as Hill’s Science Diet, Hill’s Prescription Diet and Hill’s Ideal Balance.

For more information about Colgate’s global business, visit the Company’s web site at http://www.colgatepalmolive.com. To learn more about Colgate Bright Smiles, Bright Futures® oral health education program, please visit http://www.colgatebsbf.com. To learn more about Hill's and the Hill’s Food, Shelter & Love program please visit hillspet.com. To learn more about Tom’s of Maine  please visit  http://www.tomsofmaine.com.

Location: Morristown, Tennessee, United States
Relocation Assistance Offered Within Country
# 60161


Colgate-Palmolive invites applications to the Operations Team Leader position in Morristown, Tennessee. The Operations Team Leader is responsible for effectively managing production activities for a specific area of focus of the Focus Factory and developing collaborative partnerships with Colgate colleagues. He or she must be able to deliver agreed business results while maintaining positive employee relations. The primary accountabilities of the role include department start up, daily production schedule adherence, customer service, area financial performance, and quality, microbiology, Environmental Health & Safety, labor relations, people and team development. The Operations Team Leader is an effective and valuable member of the team ensuring delivery of subsidiary business results in his or her area. The Operations Team Leader works within a structure that requires considerable interface with Planning, Production and Warehousing. The Team Leader guides and empowers teams in the implementation of Category Supply Chain strategy.


Additional responsibilities include:

  • Forms, develops and coaches an operations team in a values-driven, performance-based environment
  • Manage and develop the production team to increase capabilities ensuring all employees are suitably trained to ensure production performance targets are achieved;
  • Ensures the development of people, teams, and organizational capabilities by way of training, information sharing, coaching, feedback, delegation, and performance management
  • Leads the team in completing Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and keeps the plant informed about operations performance on a regular basis
  • Effectively addresses labor relations issues in the area, as appropriate, according to CP Managing with Respect principles
  • Manages daily people administration activities including timekeeping, vacation, overtime and attendance
  • Ensures compliance with facility policies and procedures, e.g., timekeeping, crewing, vacation scheduling, overtime, attendance etc., to meet business needs
  • Gathers data and identifies a daily strategy which maximizes product quality and productivity
  • Coordinates the activity of operations and maintenance team members
  • Ensure all company procedures are adhered to, taking appropriate further action as necessary
  • Other job functions as assigned


Required Qualifications:

  • BS Degree
  • 2+ years industrial manufacturing supervisory experience
  • Ability to work irregular shifts, including nights, weekends or holidays
  • Previous experience and proficiency with the following: MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint


Preferred Qualifications:

  • BS Degree in Engineering Discipline
  • 5+ years manufacturing operations process and/or packaging equipment experience
  • Working knowledge of Good Manufacturing Practices, Batch Recordkeeping, and Quality Food & Drug
  • Administration requirements
  • Previous experience and proficiency with SAP and Shop Floor Reporting
  • Working knowledge of Factory Performance and Reliability applications, with specific capability on Autonomous Maintenance, Preventative Maintenance, Visual Workplace, and Continuous Improvement / Productivity standards
  • Proven knowledge of Environmental Health & Safety requirements, as well as an understanding of EPA and OSHA requirements
  • Proven ability to manage multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong interpersonal and training skills

Are you interested in working for Colgate-Palmolive? You can apply to work with us using this online application. 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.

Equal Opportunity Employer
Colgate is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, marital status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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