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Colgate-Palmolive Biological Sciences & Microbiology Job Opening, Apply Online

Colgate-Palmolive Biological Sciences & Microbiology Job Opening, Apply Online. Interested and eligible applicants can check out all of the details on the same below:

Team Leader – Microbiology

Date: Apr 4, 2024

Travel Required?: Travel – up to 10% of time


No Relocation Assistance Offered

# 159376 – Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India

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!

About Us
Would you like to be part of a team that is building a future to smile about? What about having the opportunity to collaborate with teams 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 passionate about building a future to smile about for our employees, consumers, and surrounding communities. We, at Colgate, take immense pride in our brand which fuels our workplace to encourage innovative thinking, champion experimentation, promote authenticity and thus contribute 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 Microbiologist reports to the Micro Lab Supervisor. He/ She is responsible for implementing Micro Control programs that ensure all production meets the requirements of the Microbiological Control. Specifically, the Micro Lab Coordinator is responsible for Micro laboratory operations, assuring that the testing is done in conformance to Colgate Palmolive standards and guidelines.

Core Responsibilities:

  • Performs microbiological testing in accordance with standard procedures
  • Collect and analyze data to draw conclusions and recommend actions
  • Apply appropriate methodologies and data interpretation techniques to assist in overcoming technical difficulties and promote continuous improvement.
  • Maintains the laboratory quality assurance systems to assure validity of data
  • Perform or assist vendor in the installation qualification (IQ), operational qualification (OQ) and performance qualification (PQ) of laboratory instruments and equipment.
  • Maintain accurate, up to date and concise laboratory records
  • Supports a microbiological sampling and testing program for water, raw materials, work-in-process (WIP), environmental samples & finished products at the facility. This plan must be based on QS 023.
  • Understand and use basic laboratory safety equipment and instructions, precautions in handling and disposing of biological materials, in accordance with local environmental regulations.
  • Troubleshoot basic instrument or methodology problems.
  • Drive business issue resolution and continuous improvement. Capture key learning, best practices, potential issues / trends and opportunities for improvement and communicate globally, divisionally and locally on a regular basis.

What you will do

  • Performs other duties as assigned such as Micro testing , data analysis , RCA and improvement actions at site to ensure compliance to Micro Control Program
  • Exploits data and information to identify and measure potential improvements
  • Understands the linkages among supply / demand KPIs and the impact of CI tools on those KPIs
  • Facilitates sharing of ideas, knowledge and best practices to improve processes and solve problems.
  • Works to standardize best practices.
  • Complies with all policies and standards

Required Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in Microbiology or related biological science.
  • At least 5 years of industrial experience (Personal Care, Pharmaceutical, Food, and Environmental). This experience should include working in a manufacturing lab with exposure to plant floor micro control programs.
  • Good verbal communication and scientific writing skills.
  • Good understanding of GMP/GLP & documentation practices

Preferred Qualifications

  • Leadership experience in teamwork experience

EOHS and Quality Leadership:

Demonstrating the leadership values inherent in our EOHS and Quality principles and systems.

  • Leads by example and demands safe behaviors and awareness, sound environmental practices and commitment to Quality
  • Understands own role and responsibility as well as that of others in implementing EOHS and Quality standards and guidelines
  • Communicates the need for and impact of Quality and EOHS standards
  • Recognizes and acknowledges EOHS and Quality performance in sites and individuals
  • Takes corrective actions in a timely manner to mitigate potential Quality or EOHS incidents
  • Abides by facility safety and GMP requirements and sets the example
  • Proactive in self assessing against corporate EOHS and Quality standards and governmental regulations



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