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Vet Territory Manager - Schaumburg, IL

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Date: Feb 12, 2018

Location: Schaumburg, IL, 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: Schaumburg, Illinois, United States
No Relocation Assistance Offered
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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. If you are interested in work that matters, fueled by passion for pets, we invite you to apply to our Veterinary Territory Manager  for our Vet Channel, based out of your home office in Schaumburg, IL . The territory covers South of Lincolnshire (route 22), North of Downers Grove (I-88), West of Des Plaines (I-294), East of South Elgin (Randall Road). Managing approximately 100 clinics. 


As a Veterinary Territory Manager for Hill's Pet Nutrition, you will be responsible for managing an account base of veterinary clinics, and building net sales, product mix, share of market and BRMO (brand recommended most often) within those clinics, while also staying abreast of the competitive climate in the assigned territory to ensure the appropriate actions take place to drive the business.  You will be part of a premier global company with cutting edge products substantiated by the best Research and Development. You will be supported by the best training in the industry and world-class marketing programs.


Responsibilities for this position include:

  • Manage an account base of veterinary clinics, building net sales, volume, market share and BRMO while improving product mix
  • Promote and merchandise Hill's products and services. Implement the Perfect Clinic program where applicable.
  • Educate customers through detailing and in-clinic seminars on the superior economic and nutritional value of Hill's pet diets and products
  • Contribute to pets' well-being by driving endorsement of our products in veterinary clinics.
  • Develop creative account specific strategies and joint plans to drive results
  • Leverage Hill’s commercial and professional programs to drive product experience, awareness of superior formulation and taste to generate professional endorsement, and improve sales and market share in the clinic.
  • Rollout new product launches and detail products to clinic staff leading to increased in-store presence and market leadership for all products


    Basic Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 2 year Associates degree with Registered Vet Tech credentials  (DVM highly preferred)


  • Bachelor’s degree and 2 or more years prior field sales experience in a science/health related field

  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds
  • Valid driver's license
  • Strong computer skills ( Excel, Word, Powerpoint)


    Preferred Qualifications:

  • DVM degree (Doctor of Veterinary Medicine)
  • Field sales experience in Animal Health
  • Ability to relocate for future opportunities
  • Excellent communication, relationship building, and presentation skills, highly competitive, tenacious, and self-motivated
  • Strong selling skills. Ability to persuade, negotiate and close
  • Excellent skills in time management, planning and managing budgets
  • Drive to grow and build a territory and a passion for pets
  • Good analytical skills and basic understanding of business and business terminology
  • Good work ethic, professional appearance and approach, high integrity


    Hill’s offers:

  • Highly competitive pay
  • Opportunity to work with 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
  • World-class training and development opportunities
  • Highly professional, ethical, and caring environment

    Hill’s Territory Managers also enjoy:

  • Fully paid company vehicle
  • 26% target bonus
  • Company provided home office equipment, laptop, iPad and connectivity


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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