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Digital Education Specialist - Pet

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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
No Relocation Assistance Offered
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The role focuses on the development of multiple platform educational content that promotes Hill’s nutritional philosophies internally and externally.   Education that is delivered will position Hill’s as a valuable partner providing scientific evidence-based advancements in the field of nutrition and demonstrating commitment to transforming the lives of people and their pets.


Key Responsibilities:


  • Develops internal training materials, including technical documents, quizzes, training videos and podcasts to equip customer facing teams with the scientific knowledge necessary for success. 
  • Develops customer facing educational materials that clearly communicate key messages for vet channel business and wellness / therapeutic pet foods.  In collaboration with stakeholders, aligns messaging across various platforms, materials and target audiences.
  • Recommends prioritization of activities to align timing of content/asset development with the broader commercial/education grids.
  • Partners with internal experts for inclusion of accurate technical material and messaging.
  • Manages the Veterinary Nutritional Advocate program -- develops content and / or oversees execution in the US Market.  Develops strategies to expand the reach and impact of the program. 
  • Manages / curates social, digital, and webinar platforms (and/or vendor relationships for these platforms) used to engage store associates / students / vet healthcare team members.  
  • Partners with peers to coordinate activities and fully leverage tools/assets.


This is not an exhaustive list of duties or functions.


Basic requirements:


  • 3+ years of experience in the animal health industry
  • Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent work experience)
  • Experience with the following: blog writing, podcasts, social/digital marketing OR use of social/digital platforms 


Preferred qualifications:


  • Master’s degree
  • Degree in an education or nutrition related field
  • Previous experience in the pet food industry and/or working in pet retail


Expected areas of skills:


  • Ability to understand and apply principles of adult learning
  • Digital proficiency
  • Knowledge of various methods of engagement, including gamification
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Teammate
  • Commercial interest / acumen
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Proficient in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Keynote and Google’s G Suite


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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