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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 a Retail Manager Agency you will be responsible of handling all facets of agency retail execution in the assigned geography. This role is responsible for executing distribution, pricing, placement, promotional, and POP messaging objectives at store through agency partners. As such, you will collaborate with customer operations both at headquarter location and in field as well as align internally across multiple functions. The role will be responsible for directing, managing, and developing direct reports


Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide total leadership to direct reports and Agency Retail Partners by directing and translating brand strategies and customer priorities into optimal retail store conditions for maximum sales results and share growth.
  • Develop the communication process between Agency partners, Customer Development Teams, and direct reports.
  • Formulate specific action plans to address issues and improve opportunities for elite in-store communication.
  • Achieve strong results on all Speed-to-Shelf objectives, Share of Shelf / brand placement execution and Plan-o-Gram compliance.
  • Obtain maximum distribution in all authorized stores, reduce out-of-stocks, and build business through leading store compliance.
  • Develop Retail Agency relationships with all levels of management to gain alignment and maximum performance.
  • Develop account operational relationships to improve support of in-store execution including coordination of retail meetings conducted in conjunction with internal partners.
  • Handle and execute all exception reporting and analytics for available shipment and POS data.
  • Develop, train and work with direct reports in the field to achieve results and teach company/customer execution needs.


Experience Requirements:

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 8+ years CPG experience required
  • 4 years Agency management experience and/or leadership role in consumer manufacturing/trade industry;
  • 5 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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