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Date: Oct 10, 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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Position Purpose:

The Product Development group is responsible for bringing new product innovation to market across our premium wellness and therapeutic product portfolios that help transform the lives of pets.  This scientist position will be responsible for leading the formula development and production scale-up phases of wellness & therapeutic foods for dogs and cats.  This will involve working closely with quality, regulatory, supply chain, and ingredient procurement colleagues to ensure successful project development and scale-up is achieved.  Collaboration on product design with our claims and clinical studies group will help ensure final formulas are aligned with required efficacy and claims.


Let's talk about responsibilities:

• Lead the development of sole-source extruded nutritional solutions that deliver against specified nutrient, ingredient, quality & cost requirements
• Validation of product performance through coordination & interpretation of product analytical, biological, palatability, sensory, and stability testing
• Partner with process engineers to optimize product and process development
• Development of ingredient and finished product specifications
• Creation of final formula documentation and supporting information
• Ongoing quality, safety, and related training


Basic qualifications:

• Minimum years of relevant work experience required*: 3 Years of Animal or Food Industry Experience
• BS in Food Science, Nutrition, Food Engineering or related field


Other required experience or qualifications:
• Demonstrated understanding of formula development process and basic food science principles
• Possesses basic understanding in regulatory, product safety and quality requirements relevant to functional responsibilities
• Demonstrated ability to design and run scientific experiments
• Excellent communication skills (written and oral)
• Excellent interpersonal and team skills; ability to communicate and lead in a cross-functional environment. Strong analytical, problem-solving and conceptual skills.


Preferred qualifications: 
• MS in Food Science, Nutrition, Food Engineering or related field
• Experience in product design and development (Preferably sole source nutritional products in animal/human food 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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