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Associate Professional Veterinary Affairs Manager CZ/SK

Date: Jun 8, 2019

Location: Prague, PR, CZ

No Relocation Assistance Offered
# 73499 - Prague, Prague, Czech Republic

Job Title: Associate Professional Veterinary Affairs Manager CZ/SK

Czech/Slovak language required!



Job Summary

Translates the company’s and PVA vision and mission by executing the strategy provided by the regional PVA and PVA director to deliver Hill’s programs focused on all parts of the veterinary profession (schools, students, KTL, practicing veterinarians - general and specialist, trade & professional associations, nurses, as well as internal audiences), integrates these programs into each country’s commercial organization, and accomplishes the yearly KPI/goals set by division and the country’s GM, leading to:

  • Strong positive impression of the Hill’s company, its products, and its services
  • Continued scientific leadership of Hill’s
  • Leadership in active veterinary team endorsement by world-class KTL and relationship management
  • Continued market share and top and bottom line growth


 Principal Duties and Responsibilities




  • Academic & Professional Affairs: delivers speaker tours and seminars at the (veterinary and nurse) schools, organizes feeding programs, engages with country professional associations, Key Though Leaders (KTL), specialists in private practice and student representatives.


  • Technical & Scientific Affairs: is responsible for keeping the country technical product data and the technical competencies of the sales force updated, technical (internal and external) training, education (both technical and practice/business development and communication), seminars, and Congresses and approval of all technical marketing and sales materials. He/she is the liaison with the country pet food association. Is responsible for the country technical helpline and veterinary trade PR.


  • Continuing Professional Development: is responsible for roll out and execution of all available (on-line and off-line) educational materials and programs provided by division.


  • Closely monitors the country PVA budget and contributes to the broader PVA team (sharing best practices, timely KPI reporting, etc.). Ensures close cooperation with and integration of PVA activities into the commercial (marketing, customer development) organization.
  • Adapts and executes the European professional digital initiatives, leading to full implementation of all professional digital initiatives and increased engagement with new-to-market technology customers.
  • Maintains high ethical standard in all Hill’s contacts and communications to customers and consumers,  consistently meets the professional, ethical and regulatory standards demanded by the veterinary community and the corporation (incl. CP Code of Conduct, FCPA, anti-bribery, pet food regulations, etc)


Total Percent (not to exceed 100%)

This is not an exhaustive list of duties or functions.



Education/ Experience Requirements

  • Basic qualifications include:  university degree in veterinary (or equivalent country qualification)



Expected Areas of Skills

  • At least 3-5  years’ experience in a veterinary practice (or a similar job)
  • Has built a reasonable network in the veterinary community, including the local Small Animal Veterinary Association, and country specialist societies
  • Knowledge of the pet food business
  • Business and practice management experience
  • Fluent in home country language and English, additional language(s) a plus



Working Relationships (Key partnerships and reporting relationships)

  • Reporting manager: Commercial Manager  strong dotted line functional manager: PVA, CEEME
  • Internal customers: retail environment marketing, customer development (incl. field team), consumer helpline. The position is responsible for ensuring
    • integratin of the PVA strategic activities int the broader commercial organization
    • technical & regulatry accuracy of all marketing materials
    • verall oversight and technical expertise for the helpline and complaints
    • manages the student representatives
  • External customers: the role is the company’s interface with veterinarians, nurses, vet and trade associations, academia, veterinary researchers


Travel Requirements

Expected percentage of travel:  Up to 50%  


What We Offer

  • competitive salary with annual bonus
  • wide range of benefits: meal vouchers, leisure time contribution, service of private medical clinic, pension plan contribution, life insurance, Multisport card, company products, morning pilates
  • modern and dog friendly office close to Krizikova metro station








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.

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