Microbiology Supervisor
Colgate Palmolive

Hodges, South Carolina

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# 115380 - Hodges, South Carolina, 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 diligent 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 supplied to our enduring success.

Job Summary & Responsibilities

The Plant Microbiology Supervisor is in charge of implementing Micro Control programs that ensure all production meets the requirements/specifications.

Develops and implements the site Micro Control Program in partnership with other functions (Operations & Engineering) in conformance to CP Standards and Guidelines. This position is ultimately responsible for Micro laboratory operations and testing.

Leads cross-functional continuous improvement efforts to enhance the site's micro performance. The ideal candidate is also responsible for the supervision and performance management of the microbiology laboratory staff. Responsibilities include:

  • Supervise the daily operations of the plant microbiology laboratory operations and staff.
  • Develop and implement a Manufacturing Micro Control plan that includes all areas of the Manufacturing Supply Chain such as raw materials, work in process (WIP), finished products, water systems, environmental monitoring, cleaning and sanitization (C&S) and control point monitoring (CPM) at the Facility.
  • Ensure all testing is performed according to corporate methods and policy and adheres to good microbiological practices. This includes the set up and administration of a laboratory quality assurance system that covers method and material qualification as well as equipment IQ/OQ/PQ, calibration & maintenance.
  • Understand and use basic laboratory safety equipment and instructions, precautions in handling and disposing of biological materials, in accordance with local environmental regulations.
  • Ensure that the reporting of data and maintenance of records is documented. Also, that the interpretation of the data is correct and that the results are effectively communicated to appropriate individuals, including management.
  • In partnership with Operations and Engineering, continuously improve the Micro Control systems based on the Cleaning and Sanitization standard and guidelines, using data from Micro Susceptibility Index and other analysis methods (Continuous Improvement Reviews, Micro Incident Reports, Root Cause Analysis) to identify new areas of concern and develop plans to address these areas.
  • Train & develop the laboratory staff using the principles of Coaching & Feedback as well as the Competency Development Map for Microbiology.
  • Develop & implement microbiology training for plant floor management and operators (i.e. Cleaning & Sanitization)
  • Participate in internal audits and external audits (contract manufacturers & labs, suppliers, etc.) Function as part of the Plant cGMP and Quality Team.
  • Supervises the validation program, conducts risk analysis, maintains and updates validation master plan, develops validation protocols for PQ, supports IQ/OQ in conjunction with the engineering/Operations team. Supervise Calibration program to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements.
  • Collaborate with Global & Divisional Quality/Microbiology teams to provide input on programs, procedures and methods, and receive guidance and support on implementation of programs.
  • This position reports to the Quality Manager.

Qualifications Required:

  • BS degree in Microbiology, Biology, Chemistry or other related technical field
  • At least three years manufacturing experience (Oral Care, Personal Care, Pharmaceutical, Food, and Environmental). This experience should include working in a cGMP manufacturing environment both in a lab and with exposure to plant floor Micro Control programs
  • Proficiency using Lotus Notes, Microsoft PowerPoint, Word and Excel
  • Ability to work flexible hours, including weekend coverage as needed Preferred:
  • Experience managing a team
  • Experience in driving cGMP improvements to stay in sync with 21CFR Part 210 & 211 regulations. Key Competencies:
  • Engages Site, Division and Manufacturing and Technology Management as vital to provide appropriate leadership and resources to ensure full conformance to the Quality and Micro Control Standards.
  • Creates and furthers practical networks (with Supply Chain, Technology, Legal & Regulatory departments) that develop partnership and empowerment to strategically lead micro requirements
  • Provides direction for improving microbiological control in the entire site facility
  • Communicates information clearly, simply and in a timely manner.
  • Demonstrates the ability to apply continuous improvement tools to affect positive change (MSI, CPM, C&S, etc.)
  • Understands the linkages and interdependencies between and among supply chain and demand chain important metrics.

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, veteran status, marital status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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 Colgate-Palmolive? 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.

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, elmex, Tom's of Maine, Sorriso, Speed Stick, Lady Speed Stick, Softsoap, Irish Spring, Protex, Sanex, Elta MD, PCA Skin, Ajax, Axion, Fabuloso, Soupline and Suavitel, as well as Hill's Science Diet and Hill's Prescription Diet.

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 http://www.hillspet.com. To learn more about Tom's of Maine please visit http://www.tomsofmaine.com.

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.


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