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Corporate Veterinary Affairs Manager

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Date: Jun 13, 2018

Location: Kansas City, PA, US

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: Kansas City, Kansas, United States
Relocation Assistance Offered Within Country
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As a Corporate Veterinary Affairs Manager you will be part of the United States Professional Consulting Veterinarian (PCV) group that is responsible for relationship building and influence with veterinary customers that results in endorsement for and active recommendation of our Hill’s products.

You will primary focus on corporate/clinic groups in veterinary specialty medicine at the national level, developing and leading the execution of strategies that position Hill’s as the most valuable partner providing scientific evidence-based advancements in the field of nutrition, engaging to support veterinary specialists in practice, and demonstrating dedication to transforming the lives of people and their pets.


Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Understands the competitive landscape of Corporate Veterinary Specialty Hospitals.
  • Analyzes the business and develops, executes and monitors promotional plans with assigned customers.
  • Develops and maintain business toolkit with special focus on digital assets.
  • Executes strategy to strengthen partnerships (Develops and maintains a network of believing relationships with influential Key Thought Leaders (KTLs) in corporate practice.
  • Establishes relationships with influences medical leadership with corporate customers at the national and regional level, supporting the execution of the broader corporate customer strategy.
  • Maintains working relationships with internal commercial teams: finance, marketing, insights, customer development to provide customer insights and technical support for our products and programs.
  • Attends selected conferences and customer meetings; engages key contacts, delivers presentations and works the Hill’s exhibit booth, establishing relationships.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Professional degree in veterinary medicine (DVM, VMD or equivalent)
  • 6+ years experience in corporate (animal health industry), academic or clinical practice
  • Current, active license to practice veterinary medicine in at least one state.
  • Digital proficiency
  • Proficient in Word, Excel and PowerPoint


Preferred Qualifications:

  • DMBA/degree in business related field
  • Customer development/sales experience


Expected Skills:

  • Excellent skills in influence and negotiation
  • Commercial interest/acumen
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Excellent social skills, team player
  • Ability to make sound decisions under conditions of uncertainty or complexity
  • Excellent business presentation skills, strong in verbal and written communication skills


Hill’s offers:

  • Highly competitive pay
  • Opportunity to work with in a highly-committed and professional sales team
  • Great employee, domestic partner, and family benefits that start the first day of employment
  • Retirement Savings & Investment Plan with company contributions and matching
  • Annual education/tuition reimbursement up to $10,000
  • 14 paid holidays and annual vacation
  • Elite training and development opportunities
  • Highly professional, ethical, and caring environment


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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