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Veterinary Affairs Coordinator

Date: Jun 6, 2019

Location: Del.Miguel Hidalgo, DIF, MX

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.

Location: Del.Miguel Hidalgo, Mexico City, Mexico
No Relocation Assistance Offered
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Position Purpose:


The Professional Veterinary Affairs (PVA) Specialist will serve as an essential role in liaising with marketing and customer development to define local strategy and plan to drive veterinary channel Brand recommendation ( Brand Recommend Most Often -  BRMO ) and share, with focus on:
- enhancing Hill’s image with key veterinary and thru congresses
- leveraging 3rd party endorsement with specific Key Thought Leader’s ( KTL) plan and creating future endorsers thru schools programs
- championing continuing professional development to ensure that proper training programs are executed
The role receives strategy and direction for implementation from the LatAm PVA. 
Annual budget should reflect strategy, plans should be developed and investment prioritized  in order to maximize impact on short / long term BRMO.

Let’s talk about responsibilities:


- Leading to veterinary endorsement, recommendation and use of Hill’s products in Mexican veterinary clinics. The role works closely with the Latam Manager of Professional Veterinary Affairs to implement strategy-driven plans for key target audiences including:  Key Thought Leaders (academic and non-academic); practicing veterinarians; non-veterinarian health care team members in practices; students and faculty at veterinary and technician schools; and, Hill’s Mexico Veterinary Territory Representatives.

- positioning Hill’s in the profession as an important scientific, innovative and credible partner who is engaged in improving the health of dogs and cats and in supporting the profession as the key instrument in delivering the Hill’s mission to help enrich and lengthen the special relationships between people and their pets.

- strengthening veterinarians’ understanding and knowledge of our products and to making nutrition a more integral part of veterinary medicine by educating veterinarians to implement  a nutritional assessment and specific dietary recommendation.


• Builds and grows positive relationships with cross-functional peers
• Connect and collaborates with PVA leader in LatAm to execute and localize strategies, provide insights
• Own functional budget that should reflects appropriate and sound investment in alignment with Brazil plans
• Ensures that all Hill’s contacts and communications to consistently meet the professional, ethical and regulatory standards demanded by the veterinary community and the corporation (incl. CP Code of Conduct, FCPA, anti-bribery and pet food regulations, etc)

• Ensure integration of PVA strategies connecting with local commercial team working closely
with Customer development and, Marketing to ensure close alignment and consistency
• Assist customer development team in Joint Business Plan (JBP)  with selected top Key Accounts (KA )
• Provide technical training of field & office commercial team
• Provide technical coach to selected TMs as from planning with Customer development leadership
• Consulted by marketing for scientific content of communication materials to ensure compliance to latest tech / vet local knowledge

Professional Affairs:

  • Engage with key tought leaders that will result in increased endorsement and sales of the company products
  • Identifies, builds and sustains critical relationships and networks with current and future experts, thought leaders, academic institutions, veterinary and technician associations and internal peers in various departments.
  • Defines strategies and tactics for building partnerships based on knowledge of Hill’s Professional Strategy and awareness of what the competition is doing.
  • In collaboration with the Latam Vet Affais Manager and the VTRs  , leads the identification of joint projects to work on with experts, including private practice specialists, academia including house officers, and other thought leaders
  • Supports VTRs  in their development of KTL relationships.
  • Ensure flawless planning and execution of veterinarians events to support to the commercial grid

Academic Affairs:
Oversees the implementation of  a plan that:
o Identifies key contacts at academic institutions
o Provides a primary contact point for communication with administration (Deans and Associate Deans)
o Works through VTRs  to identify and develop opportunities for educating next generation of veterinary professionals
o Defines, plans together with Latam Vet Affairs Manager, and implements a mechanism for veterinary students and selected technician schools to gain experience with Hill’s products in a cost-effective way.
o Works  to continually assess needs and opportunities to create a working partnership that results in sound nutritional training for veterinary students
o Coordinates provision of Hill’s products to vet schools and select technician schools

What you need for this position:


  • Bachelor's Degree in Veterinary Medicine

  • 2+ years of experience in the veterinary field within pet food or pharmaceutical industry/companies (Preferred Veterinary Supervisor or Coordinator)

  • Intermediate English

  • Teamwork and relationship building

  • Planning and organizing

Are you interested in working for Hill's Pet Nutrition? 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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