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Associate Retail Manager- Agency

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Date: Jun 13, 2018

Location: Topeka, KS, 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: Topeka, Kansas, United States
Relocation Assistance Offered Within Country
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As an Associate Retail Manager for Agency will be in charge of executing nutritional education, distribution, pricing, placement, promotional and POP Messaging objectives at store through agency partners. As such, the role works with and trains our Agency partners to meet all retail objectives in assigned stores as well as act as liaison between internal partners and Agency retail execution teams. You will be responsible for retail execution in all customers serviced by Agency partners within their dedicated retail environment(s) and serves as key contact for all retail support of assigned customers. 


Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide retail in-store execution expertise to the Agency customer development team for specific customers in a defined geography.
  • Direct and implement in store selling programs to gain incremental display execution
  • Formulate specific action plans to address issues and improve opportunities at assigned accounts.
  • Achieve strong results by directing agency partner on all Speed-to-Shelf objectives, Share of Shelf / brand placement execution, and Plan-o-gram compliance.
  • Lead account operational relationships to improve support of in-store execution including retail meetings coordinated by department and conducted in conjunction with internal partners.
  • Own of the Retail Agency by directing and translating brand strategies and customer priorities into optimal retail store conditions for maximum sales results and share growth within the assigned retail environments/customers.
  • Lead the communication process between agency partners and customer teams.
  • Ensure elite in-store communication.
  • Obtain maximum distribution in all authorized stores, reduce out-of-stocks, and build business through leading store compliance.
  • Train and work with 3rd party team members in the field to achieve results.
  • Conduct retail management and focus meetings


Education/ Experience Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 5+ years Consumer Packaging Good experience
  • 2 years Agency management experience and/or leadership role in consumer manufacturer/trade OR 2 years Key Account experience with syndicated service (Nielsen,IRI) or similar CPG sales industry.


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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