Share this Job

Sourcing Specialist/Associate Sourcing Manager, Media/Agency

Apply now »
Apply now

Apply for Job

Date: Mar 16, 2017

Location: Topeka, KS, US



Hill’s Pet Nutrition is a $2.3 Billion, global division of Colgate-Palmolive Company and the maker of Prescription Diet, Science Diet, Ideal Balance and Healthy Advantage brand pet food. Our mission is to help enrich and lengthen the special relationship between people and their pets by providing the best, leading-edge pet nutrition technology, products and expertise to pet owners, veterinary professionals and other key pet professionals worldwide. Our company is a globally recognized Best Place to Work.


Location: Topeka, Kansas, United States

Relocation Assistance Offered Within Country



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. If you’re interested in work that matters, fueled by passion for pets, we invite you to apply to our Sourcing Specialist/Associate Sourcing Manager, Media/Agency position.


The Sourcing Specialist/Associate Sourcing Manager, Media/Agency is responsible for assisting with sourcing activities which support internal and external stakeholder while delivering efficiencies and optimization in the Media/Agency Category. The position is responsible for promoting the utilization of procurement methodology through brand, category management and strategic sourcing activities. Primary responsibilities include: supporting stakeholders in Marketing in the areas of Working Media, Non-Working Media, Advertising Production, and the Agency fee management for traditional and digital media for Hill’s Pet Nutrition. Additionally, this position would serve as a liaison with the North America Colgate Media IP leads. The Associate Sourcing Manager will ensure that a sound sourcing process is implemented in compliance with the Global Procurement guidelines.


Core responsibilities of this position include:

  • Leads the engagement of the internal stakeholders i.e. divisional Marketing leads for Hill’s, to understand local Media business context and needs to build the pipeline of projects that have that highest savings potential
  • Leads and oversees a roll-out of the divisional IP Media strategies for Working Media, Advertising Production, and Agency Fee Management within Hill’s
  • Collaborates with internal stakeholders and agency partners to develop the local media value tracking mechanism in order to report Funding the Growth savings/added value
  • Accountable for developing pipeline and delivering Funding the Growth goals
  • Partners with IMC/Marketing leads on establishes agencies’ evaluation process to set up benchmarks for scope of work (SOW) development and tracking, feedback mechanism for continuous improvement, as well as monthly fee management process
  • Assists Hill’s Marketing stakeholders and Colgate-Palmolive Media Lead in the monthly and quarterly agency fee management process
  • Manages and is accountable for the out-of scope agency fees for Hill’s
  • Accountable to develop simplification strategy for Agency spend
  • Assists in the development and roll-out of the IP strategy to oversee Advertising Production in the region
  • Executes pre-sourcing, sourcing, and post- sourcing management of media spends
  • Leads all request for information (RFI) and request for proposal (RFP) for the Media and Agency categories, and other procurement e-tools and process such as eSourcing, eBUY, and PSA
  • Participates in and partners with the lead of the global media circles initiative


Basic qualifications include:

  • A Bachelor's degree or higher in Marketing, Business or a related field.
  • A minimum of 5 years of Marketing, Procurement, Supply Chain, CS&L or Financial experience
  • 2 or more years of Media environment experience


Preferred qualifications include:

  • An advanced degree (MBA) is desirable.
  • Experience using SAP
  • In-depth knowledge of planning and buying of traditional and digital Media
  • Familiarity with advertising production , marketing and advertising operations for above and below the line activities
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Experience in vendor evaluations
  • Understanding of Advertising & Marketing agency operations
  • Proven success as a collaborative team leader
  • Self-starter, team player, effective leader and keen on working in cross-cultural working environment.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills


Hill’s offers:

·    Highly competitive pay

·    Great employee, domestic partner, and family benefits that start the first day of employment

·    Retirement Savings & Investment Plan with company contributions and matching

·    Annual education/tuition reimbursement up to $10,000

·    14 paid holidays and annual vacation

·    World-class training and development opportunities

·    Highly professional, ethical, and caring environment

Employees at our global headquarters also enjoy:

·    Bring your dog to work day, every day!

·    Summer hours (off early on Fridays)

·    Work-Smart Program with options to flex your hours or work from home




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.


Nearest Major Market: Topeka

Job Segment: Media, Supply Chain Manager, Marketing Manager, Procurement, Supply, Marketing, Operations

Apply now »
Apply now

Apply for Job