Continuous Improvement Manager at Colgate Palmolive

Posted in Other 8 days ago.

Location: Topeka, Kansas

Job Description:

Relocation Assistance Offered Within Country

# 101621 - Topeka, Kansas, United States

Do you want to be part of a team that is building a future to smile about? What about having the opportunity to connect with others across the world, full of stimulating discussions, and making impactful contributions?

If this is how you see your career, Colgate is the place to be!

Our dependable household brands, dedicated employees, and sustainability commitments make us a company passionate about building a future to smile about for our employees, consumers, and surrounding communities. The pride in our brand fuels a workplace that encourages creative thinking, champions experimentation, and promotes authenticity which has contributed to our enduring success.

If you want to work for a company that lives by their values, then give your career a reason to smile...every single day.

The Experience

The Continuous Improvement Manager is responsible for effectively coordinating with key members of the Operations, Engineering, Maintenance and Factory Performance & Reliability (FP&R) teams to identify continuous improvement opportunities designed to improve Asset Utilization (AU), reduce Unplanned Downtime (UPDT), reduce Absolute Material Losses (AML). The CI Manager will also work closely with EHS, Quality, Finance and Planning to assess and understand potential project initiatives to improve shop floor quality/reduce non-conformances (NC's), EHS improvement opportunities, material loss initiatives, and schedule enhancements to optimize production efficiencies.

Main Responsibilities

  • Functions as a member of the Strategic Leadership Team which provides resources to achieve plant strategy and ensures decision making processes are consistent with guiding principles.

  • Drive Factory Performance and Reliability implementation for the facility

  • Collaborate with the Strategic Leadership Team to identify, design, and implement continuous improvement projects

  • Own and coordinate the rollout and implementation of the CI & Productivity standard expectations across all Operational Areas.

  • Ensure standardization of approach for conducting CI projects not limited to but including, downtime, throughput, batch cycle time, CO time and scrap reduction

  • Partnership with Science and Technology (S&T) on projects which will increase throughput through batch cycle time reductions

  • Partnership with Operations Team to ensure new hire training is effective

  • Lead the efforts of digital transformation including but not limited to automate processes and reporting

  • Lead and participate in multi-functional project teams

  • Be Champion for the New Ways of Working

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Food Science or related technical field

  • 6+ years of functional experience of dynamic supply chain management experience in production/operation

  • 3+ years of project management /engineering from project concept through implementation

  • A working knowledge of production process and control systems

  • Working knowledge of Quality Standards requirements

  • Teamwork orientation and excellent interpersonal and team skills

Preferred qualifications

  • Lean Six Sigma experience or certification

  • Supervisory experience

  • Experience in SAP (Systems Applications and Products)

  • Prior experience with food safety requirements and standards

  • Advanced degree in Engineering or related field

  • Working knowledge of Tableau

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.

Are you interested in working for Hill's Pet Nutrition? You can apply online and 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.

Work that matters, fueled by passion for pets! At Hill's 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. 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.

HILL'S® Prescription Diet® therapeutic pet foods, HILL'S® Science Diet® and HILL'S® Ideal Balance™ wellness pet foods are sold worldwide. Hill's is a division of Colgate-Palmolive, a leading global consumer products company, tightly focused on Oral Care, Personal Care, Home Care and Pet Nutrition, with sales of products in more than 200 countries. To learn more about Hill's and Colgate, please visit and, or find us on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

Reasonable accommodation during the application process is available for persons with disabilities. Please contact with the subject "Accommodation Request" should you require accommodation.