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Senior Engagement Marketing Specialist

Date: Aug 6, 2019

Location: Topeka, KS, US

Relocation Assistance Offered Within Country
# 74585 - Topeka, Kansas, United States



Job Summary:


The Engagement Program Manager manages the day-to-day operations and relationships for the Food, Shelter & Love program, Disaster Relief network, New Pet Parent Program, Kansas Specialty Dog Services and VCA Pet Food Pantries.  The individual in this position is a primary point of contact for customers, corporate partners and field sales employees interacting with any/all of these programs.  The Engagement Program Manager manages the Food, Shelter & Love shelter sponsorship budget and all logistics pertaining to events and meetings related to the programs.  In addition to operations, the individual in this position will be share responsibility for all marketing and communications materials related to these programs.  The Engagement Program Manager must have strong influence and negotiation skills, as well as planning and organizational skills.



Principal duties and responsibilities:


  • Lead for communication with Food, Shelter & Love shelter partners
  • Manages all Food, Shelter & Love contract renewals, negotiations and communication
  • Manages logistics, coordination and marketing of Hill’s participation at animal welfare conferences, meetings and events
  • Manages the Food, Shelter & Love shelter sponsorship budget for shelter partner events
  • Owns the marketing & coordination of Hill’s presence at US shelter partner events
  • Marketing lead for shelter activation during national shelter sponsorships ie: Clear The Shelters
  • Drives development of all marketing materials related to Food, Shelter & Love, as well as the logistics of printing, kitting and shipping those materials to shelter partners
  • Manages all requests and shipments through the Disaster Relief Network from internal and external stakeholders on a 24/7 basis, including coordination with CSC and CS&L
  • Leads the cross-functional team for NPPP and is responsible for monitoring inventory levels, managing coupon replenishment, marketing materials and all product/packaging changes
  • Manages all executional aspects of the VCA Pet Food Pantry Program, including monitoring inventory levels, creating orders and acting as the primary point of contact for VCA Charities, pantry locations and CS&L.
  • Owns the relationship with Kansas Specialty Dog Services as it relates to product, POP materials and partner inquiries



Basic requirements:


  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 3 – 5 years’ experience in marketing and/or sales, or the animal welfare industry.
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds
  • Valid driver's license
  • Proficient computer skills ( Excel, Word, Powerpoint, and Google Platform Tools)



Expected areas of Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:


  • Strong computer skills (Excel, Word, Powerpoint and Google Platform Tools)
  • Excellent business presentation ability and a skilled communicator
  • Strong influence and negotiations skills for win-win solutions with persistence, compromise and respect
  • Excellent relationship building skills, conscientious and self-motivated
  • Work effectively across functions, channels, and categories to align priorities, solve problems, optimize resources and drive effective execution
  • Proficient in planning, setting priorities and follow through





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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