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Date: Mar 7, 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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Job Summary                                               


Partner with US Commercial Business Leaders together with the Director, Business HR on strategic and local business and human resource (HR) priorities including talent management, employee engagement and organization effectiveness (performance, organization design & capabilities and change management).  Keep a finger on the pulse of the organization and external market and human resource trends.


Principal Duties & Responsibilities


  • Partner/collaborate to lead the US Commercial Team
  • Collaborate as a member of the Business HR Team including Business HR Leader, and Business HR Associate(s), Workforce Planning and Analytics and People Relations
  • Partner with HR in the COHREs and CBS to influence and execute HR strategy, policies and programs
  • Promote adoption and continuous improvement of the HR Partnership Model in the business and facilitate collaboration among Business HR, CBS HR, CoHREs.
  • Collaborate with Business Leaders on key business decisions
  • Use Workforce Planning and Analytics to inform solutions development (e.g. career planning, targeted compensation, incentives, retention, etc.) through anticipation and understanding of issues and trends and future labor, organization & business needs.
  • Align the US Commercial Team with enterprise HR  principles, policies and standards
  • Identify and implement forward-thinking HR solutions based on understanding of relevant business operations and strategies aligned with the HR Strategy
  • Provide insights to the CoHREs for the design, execution and continuous improvement of HR programs to ensure relevancy to current and future business needs


Talent Management

  • Advise and coach business leaders on topics impacting leadership effectiveness and business results
  • Understand and apply, as appropriate, the company’s philosophy, principles and programs (including, e.g., total rewards, learning, people development and mobility)
  • Co-own all talent management programs together with business leaders
  • Partner with Business leaders to identify learning needs and assist with local training execution
  • Partner with the Talent Acquisition CoHRE and CBS and hiring managers to support the recruitment, hiring and onboarding of staff
  • Collaborate with the People Development CoHRE and Global Functions and Business Units on leadership succession plans
  • Manage campus recruiting programs, including orientation and rotational programs 
  • Partner with Finance on headcount management


Organization Effectiveness (Organization Performance, Design, Capabilities and Change Management)

  • Collaborate with HR and business leaders on organization design, including structure, processes, capabilities, and resource requirements, and identify gaps and opportunities
  • Collaborate with business leaders on action planning to support implementation of organization design


Positive Employee Relations

  • Serve as an employee advocate by establishing workforce relationships
  • Coach and support leaders’ capabilities to create and maintain a positive employee relations work environment
  • Champion the company’s Ethical Leadership standards, behaviors and compliance
  • Monitor HR compliance on-site, including 3rd party contractors


Education/ Experience Requirements


  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Business or related discipline; Master's degree is preferred
  • 8 - 10 years of progressive HR experience; Experience in manufacturing and/or consumer products industry preferred
  • Experience in providing HR strategic advice to HR partners and senior business leaders
  • Experience in development and implementation of HR initiatives
  • Experience in coaching and guiding members of the HR and the business colleagues
  • Experience in one or more HR Specialty Area  (Recruitment, Compensation, Benefits, People Relations, People Development, Diversity & Inclusion, Analytics, Organization Development/Design)


Areas of Skills


  • Change Management.
  • Ability to collaborate and partner effectively with business and HR colleagues.
  • Ability to build and maintain strong relationships with key internal  partners and key external constituents, including vendors.
  • Deep understanding of the external global and local business environment.
  • Deep understanding of internal business environment including global and local business strategy and strategy execution.
  • Ability to coach, mentor, and develop people.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong planning and priority setting skills

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.

Nearest Major Market: Topeka

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