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Scientist Implementation and Support Wet products

Date: Jul 30, 2019

Location: Topeka, KS, US

No Relocation Assistance Offered
# 74331 - Topeka, Kansas, United States

The Scientist I&S wet plays a key role in the wet Implementation and Support team. This position will have primary responsibility for formulation of pet food products, engage in cost savings initiatives, engage in ingredient reliability discussions internal and external, and lead trouble-shooting initiatives with manufacturing plants. In addition, this position will provide primary support for the wet product support team, engage in cross functional interactions with procurement, quality, Co-manufacturing group and network operations.


Main responsibilities:


  •  Partner with Net-Ops and Quality, to complete root-cause analysis of operational and/or product issues and implement optimal solutions, including alternate supplier qualifications
  • Lead in technical and cross functional project teams.
  • Fundamental food science and processing knowledge shall be applied for optimum product functionality.
  • Transform nutrient standards of ingredients and formulations to meet finished product functional, regulatory and cost standards.
  • Coordinate all documents that support the final formulation of products developed
  • Establish routine stability studies and make recommendations for finished product shelf life.
  • Conduct biological and feeding tests to ensure product acceptability with the pet.
  • Partner with process engineers for synergy in product and process development.
  • Develop ingredient and finished product specifications.


Basic qualifications include: 


  • BS or BA degree in Food Science, Food Engineering, or a related technical or scientific field
  • At least 4 years of work experience in product design and development in the food industry.
  • Working knowledge of nutritional science.
  • Excellent interpersonal and team skills; ability to communicate and influence and thrive in a cross-functional environment. Strong analytical, problem-solving and conceptual skills
  •  Excellent communication skills (written and oral)


Preferred qualifications include:


  • MS or PhD in Biological Sciences, Food Science, Nutrition, or related technical or scientific field
  • Relevant experience scaling products from pilot to plant scale.
  • Experience with thermal processing on food processing lines
  • Relevant work experience in project management and / or project engineering
  • Experience in developing sole source nutritional products in petfood, infant nutrition or adult medical nutrition.

Equal Opportunity Employer
Colgate is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, marital status, veteran status (United States positions), or any other characteristic protected by law.

Are you interested in working for Hill's Pet Nutrition? You can apply online and 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.

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.

Reasonable accommodation during the application process is available for persons with disabilities. Please contact with the subject "Accommodation Request" should you require accommodation.

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