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Team Leader - Operations

Sanand, Gujarat
Posted: 12 February, 2019

Job Descriptoin

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: Sanand, Gujarat, India
Relocation Assistance Offered Within Country
# 71884


Supply Chain




AL- Operations


Operations Manager

Job Purpose

To effectively manage production activities and resources, for a specified manufacturing area (Making or Finishing) at the upcoming OC Plant at Sanand. To deliver the agreed to business results and drive continuous improvement while maintaining positive employee relations.

Job Dimensions (Impact of the job measured in quantitative terms)


Manpower / Subordinates



S & C




Smaller initial number that will increase as we expand

Job Context & Challenges

The Operations Team Leader [OTL] is responsible for effectively managing production activities and resources, for a specified manufacturing area, to deliver the agreed to business results and drive continuous improvement while maintaining positive employee relations. The OTL achieves this through collaborative partnerships with Supply Chain colleagues and cross-functional partners. The primary accountabilities of the role include daily production schedule adherence, customer service, area financial performance, implementation of Operational Excellence initiatives (EOHS, Quality, FP&R), Microbiology, Labor Relations, people and team development.

Functional linkages

Internal: Planning & Materials, HR, Quality/Technical Services, Engineering & Utilities, Plant Finance, EOHS, F P & R

External: Engineering Contractors, Housekeeping Contractor, OEM Service Providers

Key Accountabilities


Related Activities

Managing Production

Managing resources (Man, Machine, Materials) efficiently, guiding the line teams in minimising downtime through direct personal involvement & active presence on the shopfloor

High level of service to Internal & External customers

Operational Excellence initiatives (EOHS, Quality, FP&R) activities of the production area

Labour Relations

Communication, Coaching & Feedback, Active presence on the shopfloor, Small Group meetings

Conversion cost

Track and analyse financial variances associated with materials and other elements of conversion cost

Adherence to Regulatory compliances and CP Standard expectations related to area of responsibility

Developing an understanding of the requirements, cross functional collaboration and maintaining vigil

Ensuring compliance to Facility policies & procedures

viz. crewing norms, shift rotation, leave planning etc.

Development of People , Teams and developing Organisational capabilities

Training, information sharing, coaching, feedback, delegation, and performance management


Essential: Managing Production and/or Maintenance in FMCG Industry in a GMP Environment

Desirable: Exposure to High speed Packaging lines

No. of yrs of Exp reqd.: 2 to 4

Professional Qualifications & Training

Essential: Degree in Engineering (Electrical/Instrumentation)

Desirable: Exposure to High Speed lines/Work experience of an MNC

Generic Competencies

Essential: Communication, Team work, Self-awareness, Planning & Priority setting, Effective Execution.

Desirable: Analytical & Decision Making.

Functional Competencies

Essential: Manufacturing Management, Technical Expertise, Partnership & Collaboration.

Desirable: Innovation, Project Management, Leveraging Systems & Information, Business and Financial Perspective.

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.

Colgate-Palmolive - 30+ days ago

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