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Date: Feb 1, 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

Responsible for providing technologies and implementation support for development of new products, new ingredients, and improvements to existing ingredients and products.  


Principal Duties and Responsibilities


  • Designs & develops new and improved products from bench top to commercialization while following Hill’s best practice processes
  • Maintains and updates ingredient nutrient trends in S&T formula development systems, confirms ingredients meet product performance requirements, and modifies ingredient specifications to reflect capability and performance needs
  • Team member on multiple projects, setting individual priorities to meet project objectives
  • Raises critical project issues, identifies root causes, and proposes potential solutions
  • Executes and solves food science issues associated with ingredients and finished products
  • Coordinates all documentation required to substantiate development of ingredients and finished products
  • Challenges established ways of doing things and recommends improvements

This is not an exhaustive list of duties or functions.


Education/ Experience Requirements


Basic qualifications include:  


  • PhD in Food Science (or related field)


  • MS in Food Science (or related field) and 3+ years relevant work experience in bench top to commercialization or research in the food industry


  • BS in Food Science (or related field) and 4+ years relevant work experience in bench top to commercialization or research in the food industry



Preferred qualifications include:

  • Working knowledge of sole source nutritional products

  • Relevant application work with food ingredients or product development in the pet food industry


Expected Areas of Skills

  • Excellent Decision Making


Leadership Competencies

  • Teamwork & collaboration

  • Analysis/decision making

  • Effective execution


Functional Competencies

  • Technology Fundamentals

  • Consumer, Professional and Competitive Insight

  • Product Design


Working Relationships

  • Does this position supervise:  No


Travel Requirements

Expected percentage of travel:  Up to 20%




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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